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Title: The Initial Development of a Computerized Operator Support System

Abstract

A computerized operator support system (COSS) is a collection of resilient software technologies to assist operators in monitoring overall nuclear power plant performance and making timely, informed decisions on appropriate control actions for the projected plant condition. The COSS provides rapid assessments, computations, and recommendations to reduce workload and augment operator judgment and decision-making during fast- moving, complex events. A prototype COSS for a chemical volume control system at a nuclear power plant has been developed in order to demonstrate the concept and provide a test bed for further research. The development process identified four underlying elements necessary for the prototype, which consist of a digital alarm system, computer-based procedures, piping and instrumentation diagram system representations, and a recommender module for mitigation actions. An operational prototype resides at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) using the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL). Several human-machine interface (HMI) considerations are identified and incorporated in the prototype during this initial round of development.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
1166039
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-14-32560
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ResilienceWeek 2014,Denver,08/19/2014,08/21/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; chemical volume control system; computerized operator support system; human-machine interface; nuclear power plant

Citation Formats

Roger Lew, Ronald L Boring, Thomas A Ulrich, and Ken Thomas. The Initial Development of a Computerized Operator Support System. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Roger Lew, Ronald L Boring, Thomas A Ulrich, & Ken Thomas. The Initial Development of a Computerized Operator Support System. United States.
Roger Lew, Ronald L Boring, Thomas A Ulrich, and Ken Thomas. Fri . "The Initial Development of a Computerized Operator Support System". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1166039.
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