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.
Debris Activity Measurement for Submerged Environments and Locations
[DAMSEL - 100]
Dec 2015 – Jun 2018
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
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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