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Title: Dynamic Operations Wayfinding System (DOWS) for Nuclear Power Plants

A novel software tool is proposed to aid reactor operators in respond- ing to upset plant conditions. The purpose of the Dynamic Operations Wayfind- ing System (DOWS) is to diagnose faults, prioritize those faults, identify paths to resolve those faults, and deconflict the optimal path for the operator to fol- low. The objective of DOWS is to take the guesswork out of the best way to combine procedures to resolve compound faults, mitigate low threshold events, or respond to severe accidents. DOWS represents a uniquely flexible and dy- namic computer-based procedure system for operators.
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  1. Idaho National Laboratory
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Journal ID: ISSN 1865--0929
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Journal Volume: 529; Conference: Human Computer Interaction international, Los Angeles, CA, 8/3/2015 - 8/7/2015
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Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
computer-based procedure; nuclear power plant; severe accident; wayfinding