AVEXIS - DAMSEL

DAMSEL - 100

KEY FEATURES

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.

TITLE

Debris Activity Measurement for Submerged Environments and Locations

[DAMSEL - 100]

PROJECT TYPE

PDRA

FUNDER

EPSRC

DATE

Dec 2015 – Jun 2018

AVEXIS 150 - 2016 Mockup
AVEXIS 150 - 2017 - Testing with NMRI sonar mockup
AVEXIS 100 - Integrated with Lancaster Neutron Detector - Mockup
AVEXIS 150 - 2017 version testing in Lancaster pond
AVEXIS 150 - 2017 - Tested in NMRI pond Tokyo, Japan
AVEXIS 150 - 2017 - with NMRI sonar in Tokyo, Japan
AVEXIS 150 - 2017 - Tested with NMRI sonar in their pond in Tokyo, Japan

MATTHEW NANCEKIEVILL  MEng

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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 Street Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

SUPPORTED BY

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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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Building, Manchester, M13 9PL