The aim of the project is to optimise the remote cutting rigs used for the decommissioning of nuclear waste in several ways. The first optimisation is through measurement of laser cut depth online and in real time. Currently, research on this is centered on reflected energy from an active cut of a 1KW CO2 cutting laser, and pico second timing though capacitor charging and or the constant propagation delay of silicon semiconductors.
Optimisation of remote cutting platforms for nuclear decommissioning
Jan 2015 – Jan 2019
BENJAMIN BIRD MPhil
Doctoral Research Student
Computer vision, LiDAR, mobile robotics, industrial robotics and laser interferometry distance measurement.
Sackville Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissioning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other universities around the UK and EU to reduce risk, accelerate productivity and reduce long term costs.
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