|Argonne National Laboratory Case Study|
US Department of Energy
Challenge: Argonne National Laboratory was asked to assist the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in modernizing its management of the life cycle of nuclear materials throughout the DOE Complex while enhancing long-term safety, safeguards, and security, through the development of an integrated RFID system.
Benefits: The solution was ARG-US, an RFID technology that features long-life, customizable sensor tags with an integrated communication platform for real-time tracking and monitoring of nuclear and other hazardous materials during storage, processing, transportation, and disposal. Patented in September 2011, ARG-US also offers benefits that enhance the environmental health, safety, and protection of materials and personnel in operations involving sensitive nuclear and other radioactive materials, streamlining information management and inventory control, and extending the lifetime maintenance cycles of storage drums.