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Title: Emerging Sensor and I&C Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants

Abstract

This paper presents the findings from a survey of emerging technologies in the field of instrumentation and controls (I&C). The survey findings give an overview of the state-of-the-art in selected technology focus areas for industrial, research, or scientific applications that are relevant to nuclear power plant I&C systems, and discuss potential regulatory impact for safety-related applications. Four technology focus areas are selected for review: Sensors and Measurement Systems; Radiation Hardness of Microprocessors and other Integrated Circuits; Diagnostics and Prognostics Systems; and High-Integrity Software. It is concluded that, while there have been considerable advances in digital I&C hardware, advances in software engineering have not kept pace with hardware. The authors anticipate advances in hardweare (e.g., more accurate sensors, sophisticated on-line diagnostics, advances in rad-hard electronics) to influence some regulatory revisions (e.g., surveillance requirements, margins, calibration intervals). However, the state-of-the-art in software engineering has not advanced enough to warrant significant changes in the current position in software review requirements.

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Work for Others (WFO)
OSTI Identifier:
1324035
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5th International Topical Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 20061112, 20061116
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
sensors; emerging technologies; instrumentation; nuclear power; software

Citation Formats

Korsah, Kofi, Wood, Richard Thomas, Freer, Eva B, and Antonescu, Christina E. Emerging Sensor and I&C Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Korsah, Kofi, Wood, Richard Thomas, Freer, Eva B, & Antonescu, Christina E. Emerging Sensor and I&C Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants. United States.
Korsah, Kofi, Wood, Richard Thomas, Freer, Eva B, and Antonescu, Christina E. Sun . "Emerging Sensor and I&C Technologies for Nuclear Power Plants". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {This paper presents the findings from a survey of emerging technologies in the field of instrumentation and controls (I&C). The survey findings give an overview of the state-of-the-art in selected technology focus areas for industrial, research, or scientific applications that are relevant to nuclear power plant I&C systems, and discuss potential regulatory impact for safety-related applications. Four technology focus areas are selected for review: Sensors and Measurement Systems; Radiation Hardness of Microprocessors and other Integrated Circuits; Diagnostics and Prognostics Systems; and High-Integrity Software. It is concluded that, while there have been considerable advances in digital I&C hardware, advances in software engineering have not kept pace with hardware. The authors anticipate advances in hardweare (e.g., more accurate sensors, sophisticated on-line diagnostics, advances in rad-hard electronics) to influence some regulatory revisions (e.g., surveillance requirements, margins, calibration intervals). However, the state-of-the-art in software engineering has not advanced enough to warrant significant changes in the current position in software review requirements.},
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