Conference Papers

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)03
UK-RAS Network Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems: robots working for and among us, Bristol, UK, 12 December 2018

The European Spallation Source (ESS) is a multi-disciplinary research facility which will be the world’s most powerful pulsed neutron source. A critical component of ESS will be a facility for handling radioactive waste and preparing it for safe disposal. Safe disposal of ESS waste requires the dexterous tele-manipulation of large, highly activat…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)02
Waste Management Symposia (WMS), Phoenix, USA, 18-22 March 2018

Nuclear decommissioning environments are challenging and hazardous, typically involving high temperatures, pressures and extreme radiation. Robotic devices are commonly used to complete tasks within challenging environments, which would otherwise pose a risk to human health, however remotely operating robots without full three-dimensional vision is…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)01
Waste Management Symposia (WMS), Phoenix, USA, 18-22 March 2018

The maintenance, replacement and decommissioning of future nuclear fusion reactors will require quick and reliable cutting and joining of in-vessel pipework. Initial design studies for nuclear fusion reactors for power generation have estimated cutting and welding could account for up to 60% of the maintenance duration using conventional in-situ pr…

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)10
2017 ANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 11-15 June 2017

As radiation transport models for ITER become increasingly complex, the use of traditional constructive solid geometry (CSG) modelling approaches such as MCNP presents significant disadvantages during model creation and integration. Studies were performed to assess the capabilities of alternative mesh-based neutronics workflows offered by the MCNP …

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