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Inspecting nuclear facilities with unmanned aerial systems
Over the past decade, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), more commonly referred to as drones, have played an increasing role in the day-to-day activities of the energy sector. Applications range from visually inspecting wind turbines, flare stacks, pipelines, and facilities to evaluating vegetation encroachment near power lines. Although the benefits of UASs have been reported in these industries, their use in the nuclear community has only recently been explored. For instance, a drone was sent into a waterbox at a Duke Energy facility to inspect for leaks.1 And at Fukushima Daiichi, a drone was used to conduct a post-accident radiation survey inside Unit 3, and drones are being investigated for use inside the damaged containments.2
Sung-Ryul Huh, Nam-Kyun Kim, Hyun-Joon Roh, Gon-Ho Kim
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 171-177
Technical Note | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-887
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A novel laser-assisted Hα spectroscopy is proposed to measure negative ion density in a hydrogen plasma. The laser-induced photodetachment of negative ions leads to a decrease in Hα intensity due to blocking of the mutual neutralization channel associated with generation of H (n=3) atoms. The relationship between the reduced Hα intensity and the negative ion density is investigated experimentally and analytically. It is observed that the reduced Hα intensity follows the trend in the negative ion density as a function of pressure, indicating that this spectroscopy holds promise for determining the negative ion density. In addition, a departure from linearity between the reduced Hα intensity and the negative ion density is also analyzed because it can affect the quantitative determination of the negative ion density in the laser-assisted Hα spectroscopy. The departure is found to be attributed to the change in the mutual neutralization reaction rates depending on plasma conditions.