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Title: Operator-in-the-Loop Study for a Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) – Cross-System and System-Independent Evaluations

Abstract

The Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) is an operator assistive technology funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy and developed at Idaho National Laboratory. The project works in collaboration with an advanced prognostics system called PRO-AID developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The COSS provides a human-machine interface to help operators maintain situation awareness and detect faults earlier than would be possible using conventional control room technologies at nuclear power plants. This report represents a status report outlining third-year efforts to develop and validate the COSS. The COSS has now been implemented as a prototype system, with multiple interaction design concepts on multiple plant systems in the simulator from a commercial nuclear power plant. Two studies involving three licensed reactor crews were conducted to evaluate the COSS. This report captures insights into the development of COSS as well as operator feedback and future development guidance derived from the operator-in-the-loop simulator studies.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  2. Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1468578
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-17-43390-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; COSS; Computerized Operator Support System; Nuclear Process Control; Nuclear Power Plants; Plant Protection System; Prognostic System; Fault Detection; Human Factors; Operator-in-the-Loop Study; Usability

Citation Formats

Ulrich, Thomas A., Lew, Roger, Poresky, Christopher M., Rice, Brandon C., Thomas, Kenneth D., and Boring, Ronald L. Operator-in-the-Loop Study for a Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) – Cross-System and System-Independent Evaluations. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1468578.
Ulrich, Thomas A., Lew, Roger, Poresky, Christopher M., Rice, Brandon C., Thomas, Kenneth D., & Boring, Ronald L. Operator-in-the-Loop Study for a Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) – Cross-System and System-Independent Evaluations. United States. doi:10.2172/1468578.
Ulrich, Thomas A., Lew, Roger, Poresky, Christopher M., Rice, Brandon C., Thomas, Kenneth D., and Boring, Ronald L. Fri . "Operator-in-the-Loop Study for a Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) – Cross-System and System-Independent Evaluations". United States. doi:10.2172/1468578. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468578.
@article{osti_1468578,
title = {Operator-in-the-Loop Study for a Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) – Cross-System and System-Independent Evaluations},
author = {Ulrich, Thomas A. and Lew, Roger and Poresky, Christopher M. and Rice, Brandon C. and Thomas, Kenneth D. and Boring, Ronald L.},
abstractNote = {The Computerized Operator Support System (COSS) is an operator assistive technology funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy and developed at Idaho National Laboratory. The project works in collaboration with an advanced prognostics system called PRO-AID developed at Argonne National Laboratory. The COSS provides a human-machine interface to help operators maintain situation awareness and detect faults earlier than would be possible using conventional control room technologies at nuclear power plants. This report represents a status report outlining third-year efforts to develop and validate the COSS. The COSS has now been implemented as a prototype system, with multiple interaction design concepts on multiple plant systems in the simulator from a commercial nuclear power plant. Two studies involving three licensed reactor crews were conducted to evaluate the COSS. This report captures insights into the development of COSS as well as operator feedback and future development guidance derived from the operator-in-the-loop simulator studies.},
doi = {10.2172/1468578},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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