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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
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|Panel|Sponsored by Instrumentation and Controls
Tuesday, June 15, 2021|11:00AM–12:45PM (12:00–1:45PM EDT)|Room 1
Chad J. Kiger
James B. McConkey
Ashley Jiminian (ANS)
Wireless technologies have found their way into the existing fleet of nuclear reactors for equipment condition assessment, voice and data communication, and process monitoring. Power plants throughout the world are in various stages of this implementation. The goal of this panel is to provide a status of wireless technology deployment within the nuclear industry, discuss the existing and potential future applications for the technology, outline the obstacles to its implementation including methods for addressing these barriers, and provide insight into future research needs to expand the use of wireless technologies. Panelists from around the globe will provide a short presentation on their activities within this area followed by a moderated Q&A session.
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