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Title: A Human Factors Evaluation of an Advanced Human System Interface for the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor Simulator

Abstract

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), funded by the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, conducted a human factors evaluation of an Advanced Human System Interface (HSI) that colleagues at the Institute for Energy Technology developed for the generic Pressurized Water Reactor (gPWR) simulator. The gPWR simulator is based on an existing, currently operating, U.S. commercial nuclear power plant (NPP). Furthermore, INL has a relationship with this NPP that allows them to recruit operators to participate in their studies. INL also has a full-scope, full-scale simulator facility, called the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory, that hosts the gPWR simulator and allowed these researchers to compare human-system performance when operators used the existing/current gPWR HSI and the new Advanced HSI. As such, one goal of this work was to collect a baseline measure of human-system performance for the Advanced HSI and to identify areas to further improve the design of the Advanced HSI to optimize overall system usability. This paper summarizes the methodology used to perform this evaluation, which emphasized measuring key aspects of human-system performance and getting operator feedback on the design, aesthetics, and functionality of the Advanced HSI, and presents the key findings andmore » insights gained.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1524050
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-19-53618-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting 2019 (EHPG 2019), Sandefjord, Norway, 05/19/2019 - 05/24/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Human Factors; Human Factors Engineering; Control Room Modernization; Light Water Reactor Sustainability; Advanced Human System Interface

Citation Formats

Joe, Jeffrey C, and Kovesdi, Casey R. A Human Factors Evaluation of an Advanced Human System Interface for the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor Simulator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Joe, Jeffrey C, & Kovesdi, Casey R. A Human Factors Evaluation of an Advanced Human System Interface for the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor Simulator. United States.
Joe, Jeffrey C, and Kovesdi, Casey R. Tue . "A Human Factors Evaluation of an Advanced Human System Interface for the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor Simulator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1524050.
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abstractNote = {Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL), funded by the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, conducted a human factors evaluation of an Advanced Human System Interface (HSI) that colleagues at the Institute for Energy Technology developed for the generic Pressurized Water Reactor (gPWR) simulator. The gPWR simulator is based on an existing, currently operating, U.S. commercial nuclear power plant (NPP). Furthermore, INL has a relationship with this NPP that allows them to recruit operators to participate in their studies. INL also has a full-scope, full-scale simulator facility, called the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory, that hosts the gPWR simulator and allowed these researchers to compare human-system performance when operators used the existing/current gPWR HSI and the new Advanced HSI. As such, one goal of this work was to collect a baseline measure of human-system performance for the Advanced HSI and to identify areas to further improve the design of the Advanced HSI to optimize overall system usability. This paper summarizes the methodology used to perform this evaluation, which emphasized measuring key aspects of human-system performance and getting operator feedback on the design, aesthetics, and functionality of the Advanced HSI, and presents the key findings and insights gained.},
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