United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Emerging Technologies in Instrumentation and Controls (NUREG/CR-6812)

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Manuscript Completed: January 2003
Date Published: March 2003

Prepared by:
R. T. Wood, C.E. Antonescu (NRC), S. A. Arndt (NRC),
C. L. Britton, S. A. Brown-VanHoozer, J. A. Calvert (NRC),
B. Damiano, J. R. Easter (PLS), E. B. Freer, J. E. Hardy,
L. M. Hively, D. E. Holcomb, J. M. Jansen, R. A. Kisner,
K. Korsah, D. W. Miller (OSU), M. R Moore, J. A. Mullens,
J. S. Neal, V. A. Protopopescu, R. A. Shaffer (NRC),
J. C. Schryver, C. M. Smith, R. W. Tucker, R. E. Uhrig,
B. R. Upadhyaya (UTK), G. R. Wetherington,
T. L. Wilson (Georgia Tech), J. D. White, B. R. Whitus

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Abstract

This report presents the findings from a survey of emerging technologies in the field of instrumentation and controls (I&C). The report (1) gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in selected technology focus areas for industrial, research, or scientific applications that are relevant to nuclear power plant I&C systems, (2) identifies significant technological advances or projected developments that could impact safety-related applications for upgrades at existing reactors and for near-term or long-term deployment at future nuclear power plants, and (3) suggests potential research needs for consideration and technology trends for monitoring.

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