Commonly Used Abbreviations

The following list of abbreviations is an on-going project of the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management. It will be updated periodically.

Updated July 10, 2014

Abbreviation Definition
ABACC Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials
AECL Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
AP Additional Protocol
BWR boiling water reactor
C/S containment and surveillance
CCA canonical correlation analysis
CE combustion engineering
CNSC Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
CoC certification of compliance
COK continuity of knowledge
CSA comprehensive safeguards agreement
CTBT Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
D&D decommissioning and dismantling
DBE design basis event
DBT design basis threat
DIV design information verification
ECS extended containment and surveillance
ESARDA European Safeguards Research and Development Association
EURATOM European Atomic Energy Community
FA factor analysis
FLDA Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis
FMCT Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty
GCR gas-cooled reactor
HEU highly enriched uranium
HLW high-level waste
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IC isotopic characterization
INFCIRC information circular (Note: Do not spell out)
ITC Isotopic correlation technique
JRC Joint Research Centre
KMP key measurement points
LC loading coefficient
LDA linear discriminant analysis
LE Laplacian Eigenmaps
LEU low-enriched uranium
LWR Light Water Reactor
MOX mixed oxide
MSA multivariate statistical analysis
MUF material unaccounted for
MVA multivariate analysis
NEA Nuclear Energy Agency
NF nuclear forensics
NNFL national nuclear forensics library
NNSA U.S. National Nuclear Security Adminstration
NPP nuclear power plant
NPT Nonproliferation Treaty
NRC-EME National Research Council – Energy, Mines and Environment Portfolio
NSD Nuclear Science Division
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
PC principal component
PCA principal component analysis
PIE post-irradiation examination or post-irradiation experiment
PLS Partial Least Squares
PLS-DA Partial Least Squares – Discriminant Analysis
PRA probabalistic risk analysis
PWR pressurized water reactor
SBD safeguards-by-design
SFCOMPO Spent Fuel Isotopic Composition Database
SIMCA Soft Independent Modelling of Class Analogy
SME subject matter expert
SME Subject Matter Expert(ise)
SNF spent nuclear fuel
SQ significant quantity
TTX tabletop exercise