Innovative Instrumentation and Intelligent Diagnostic System for Reactor Safety

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83647
Agency Tracking Number: 72201S03-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1291-A Cumberland Avenue, Business and Technology Center, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ye Mi
 (765) 497-3269
Business Contact
 Deepa Divakaran
Phone: (765) 497-3269
Research Institution
72201S03-I In future nuclear reactor systems, there must be assurance that passive safety systems (which depend only on natural forces such as the gravitational force), including the diagnostics, work properly under all emergency or accident conditions. To support this requirement, this project will develop advanced, two-phase flow instrumentation and intelligent diagnostics for monitoring two phase flow in nuclear reactor systems. Phase I will: (1) design and develop a multi-electrode capacitance void sensor, (2) experimentally evaluate the sensor, and (3) improve existing flow regime identification methodologies using the capacitance sensors. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The diagnostic system should be applicable to existing and future nuclear systems requiring higher degrees of operational autonomy, passive safety, and remote monitoring. Additional applications include two-phase flow monitoring in the petroleum and chemical industries.

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