AVEXIS - DAMSEL

DAMSEL - 100

Design of a ROV able to fit through a 100 mm access port to deploy neutron and gamma detectors in to the flooded reactors at the Fukushima site to locate and analyse the melted fuel.

KEY FEATURES

TITLE

Debris Activity Measurement for Submerged Environments and Locations

[DAMSEL - 100]

PROJECT TYPE

PDRA

FUNDER

EPSRC

DATE

Dec 2015 – Feb 2018

MATTHEW NANCEKIEVILL BEng

Doctoral Research Student

Developing a miniature underwater ROV for deployment within a Primary Containment Vessel at the Fukishima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The intent is to utilise a fast-neutron and gamma ray detector, alongside SLAM derived from mono-visual imaging, to evaluate the dose rate distribution and build up a map of submerged fuel debris. Radiation damage, hardening and survivability; Optics, SLAM and imaging

 

OFFICE

EMAIL

Sackville, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

matthew.nancekievill@manchester.ac.uk

 

DALE POTTS PhD - Previous DAMSEL Postdoc Researcher

 

OFFICE

EMAIL

INNOVUS AREA, NNL Workington, Workington, UK

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SUPPORTED BY

Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissionning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other unverisities around the UK and EU to reduce risk, accelerate productivity an reduce long term costs .

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