Analysis and validation center for ITER RH maintenance scenarios in a virtual environment

TitleAnalysis and validation center for ITER RH maintenance scenarios in a virtual environment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsB.SQ Elzendoorn, MR de Baar, D. Hamilton, C.JM Heemskerk, J.F Koning, D.MS Ronden
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume87
Issue3
Pagination263-266
Date PublishedMar
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0920-3796
KeywordsRemote maintenance, RH system, Virtual reality, Work cell
Abstract

A facility for detailed simulation of maintenance processes in the ITER Hot Cell Facility (HCF) has been taken into operation. The facility mimics the Remote Handling (RH) work-cells as are presently foreseen. Novel virtual reality (VR) technology, extended with a physics engine is used to create a realistic setting in which a team of Remote Handling (RH) operators can interact with a virtual Hot Cell environment. The physics engine is used to emulate the Hot Cell behavior and to provide tactile feed-back of the (virtual) slave. Multi-operator maintenance scenarios can be developed and tested in virtual reality. Complex interactions between the RH operators and the HCF control system software will be tested. Task performance will be quantified and operational resource consumption will be estimated. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.fusengdes.2012.01.015
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Alternate TitleFusion Eng. Des.

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