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NEA-1825 RIMACS.

RIMACS, Reactor Inspection Main Control System

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  RIMACS.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
RIMACS NEA-1825/01 Arrived 10-JUL-2008

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-1825/01 PC Windows
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

RIMACS prepares for automatic inspection files on each inspection item for the reactor. These automatic inspection files provide the data to move RIROB(Reactor Inspection ROBot) with laser by interpreting the coordinates of LASPO(LASer Positioner) and the laser detecting device of RIROB in three dimensional space. In addition, when RIROB arrives at the inspecting location, the files provide all values of the manipulator's motions to acquisite the ultrasonic data.
  
RIMACS provides various modules in order to perform these complex functions, and the functions are programmed on graphic user interface for the convenience of the user. RIMACS provides various functions, such as insertion of reactor production data, selection of the reactor for inspection, the creation of automatic inspection file, the selection of the inspection item, inspection simulation, and automatic inspection procedures. It also provides all other functions, which are necessary for the inspection, such as operating program download and manual control of LASPO and RIROB, the inspection simulation and the inspection status display by means of the graphic screen, and SODAS(ultra-Sonic Data Acquisition System) drive verification.
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4. METHODS

Moving path and operation procedures for inspection robot are generated automatically with Kinematics algorithm.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:  A graphics display with MS-Window capability is required.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Automatic inspection path generation time : about 15 second
Inspection simulation time : about 10 second
Inspection running time : It takes from 20 minutes to 1 hour
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-1825/01 10-JUL-2008 Masterfiled Arrived
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10. REFERENCES

- Y.R. Choi:
Development of a reactor UT inspection main control system (May, 2000)
- Y.R. Choi:
Development of a reactor UT inspection system (October, 2001)
- Y.R. Choi:
Development of an automatic reactor inspection system, KAERI/RR-2239/01 (March, 2002)
- Y.R. Choi:
Development of a remote inspection system for NSSS components, KAERI/TR-2711/2004 ( March. 2004)
NEA-1825/01, included references:
- Y.R. Choi:
RIMACS User's Guide (April, 2008)
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11. HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Runs on IBM PC. It must have 3 serial communication ports (two 232 ports, one 422 port).
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-1825/01 C++, VISUAL BASIC
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13. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:  MS-Windows 98, 2000, XP.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

AINA Lab.
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
KAERI Computer Technical Dpt.
P.O. Box 105 Yusong-gu
Daeduk-Danji - DAEJON 305-600
Rep. of Korea
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-1825/01
Source files
LASPO code
Sample input and output files
Electroni documentation
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis
  • N. Subsidiary Calculations

Keywords: control systems, inspection, lasers, reactor safety, ultrasound.