This paper presents an aerial work robot for a nuclear power plant (NPP) with a pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The aerial work robot provides measurements by teleoperating a fuel handling machine placed at a high location in front of the PHWR. The robot can detect a leak from pipes such as delayed neutron (DN) monitoring tubes, which are also placed at a high place. The robot is equipped with radiation-hardened controllers, radiation-hardened cameras, and a noise robust communication system.
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This work was supported by the Nuclear Research and Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science , ICT & Future Planning .
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering