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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Technical Session|Sponsored by Instrumentation and Controls
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)|Room 3
Brenden Heidrich (INL)
Troy Unruh (INL)
Jamie B. Coble (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Jay Bogardus (ANS)
The behavior of fuels and materials in the high radiation environment of a nuclear reactor is extremely complex and represents the limiting factor in plant safety, performance, longevity, and ultimately economics. Several U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy programs have important research and development activities focusing on the in-pile behavior of nuclear fuels and materials extending from advanced fuels development, advanced modeling and simulation, and advanced reactor development.
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Radiation-Hard Electronics for Nuclear Instrumentation in Terrestrial Reactors
N. Dianne Bull Ezell (ORNL), F. Kyle Reed (ORNL), M. Nance Ericson (ORNL)
In-Core Neutron Flux, Temperature, and Pressure Instrumentation for the WIRE-21 Experiment in the High Flux Isotope Reactor
Padhraic L. Mulligan (ORNL), N. Dianne B. Ezell (ORNL), Kurt Smith (ORNL), Kara Godsey (ORNL), Daniel C. Sweeney (ORNL), Christian M. Petrie (ORNL), Jorge Carvajal (Westinghouse Electric Co.), Shawn Stafford (Westinghouse Electric Co.), Jeff Arndt (Westinghouse Electric Co.)
Magnetostrictive Ultrasonic Waveguide Transducer for In-Pile Thermometry
Shane Palmer (Boise State Univ.), Alex Draper (Boise State Univ.), Zhangxian Deng (Boise State Univ.)
A First Principle Look at the Electromotive Force Generation from Molybdenum and Niobium Alloys
Richard Skifton (INL)
Irradiation Characterization of Pressure Transducers
Dan C. Floyd (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville), Richard T. Wood (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville), N. Dianne B. Ezell (ORNL)
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