EXPERT SYSTEM FOR REACTOR PLANT SAFETY AND CONTROL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$374,799.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
3478
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Odetics Inc.
1515 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim, CA, 92802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 George Westrom
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 758-0300
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH WILL APPLY NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY TO THE CONTROL, MAINTENANCE, AND SAFETY OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE EXPERT SYSTEM WILL BE TO DETERMINE OFF-NORMAL PLANT CONDITIONS AND TO GUIDE OPERATIONS PERSONNEL THROUGH A COURSE OF ACTION WHICH WOULD LEAD TO A STABLE PLANT. SOME OF THE INNOVATIVE FEATURES ARE A COMBINATION OF SPEECH AND VISION TO CAPTURE OPERATOR'S ATTENTION AND AN ADAPTIVE LEARNING CAPABILITY WHICH WILL IMPROVE THE SYSTEMS CAPABILITY WITH USE. THE PHASE I ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE EVALUATION OF VARIOUS EXPERT SEQUENCES, DEVELOPING A RULE BASE, TESTING A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM, AND COMPLETING A PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING DESING. UPON COMPLETION OF PHASE I, ODETICS WILL RECOMMEND A PHASE II DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES PARTICIPATION AND EVALUATION BY A PLANT SITE.

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