International Safeguards and Satellite Imagery

Key Features of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Computer-Based Analysis

  • Gotthard Stein
  • Bernd Richter
  • Sven Nussbaum
  • Irmgard Niemeyer
  • Bhupendra Jasani
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. A Key for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 46-46
    2. Bhupendra jasani, Gotthard Stein, Bernd Richter
      Pages 1-18
    3. Bhupendra jasani
      Pages 19-33
    4. Bhupendra jasani
      Pages 47-58
    5. Bhupendra jasani
      Pages 59-69
    6. Bhupendra jasani
      Pages 81-103
  3. Computer-based Image Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 106-106
    2. Sven Nussbaum
      Pages 107-111
    3. Sven Nussbaum
      Pages 113-131
    4. Sven Nussbaum
      Pages 133-143
  4. Image Data and Safeguards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 146-146
    2. Sven Nussbaum, Irmgard Niemeyer
      Pages 147-167
    3. Irmgard Niemeyer
      Pages 169-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1-4

About these proceedings


With the considerable advances made in the quality of sensors on board commercial observation satellites, information gained from them not only became widely available, but very useful for the verification of a number of arms control treaties including the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (the NPT). Satellites have begun to play an important role in the safeguards procedures under the NPT. For example, from satellites, nuclear facilities and activities such as the construction and shapes of buildings (including underground activities), plant expansion, and changes in operational status can be monitored.

For an effective use of satellite imagery, it is important to determine identifiable signatures related to nuclear facilities that could be used in the interpretation and verification of activities. The book presents studies on visual and computer-based interpretation of remote sensing data for international safeguards purposes.


International nuclear safeguards Nuclear fuel cycle Object-based image analysis Orbit Satellite imagery analysis Treaty Verification remote sensing satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Gotthard Stein
  • Bernd Richter
  • Sven Nussbaum
  • Irmgard Niemeyer
  • Bhupendra Jasani

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