The use and development of teleoperators for hostile environment applications at Savannah River Site

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The Robotics Development Group (RDG) of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) has used a variety of teleoperated vehicles, arms, and support equipment in hostile environment applications at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). WSRC primarily uses teleoperated hardware to eliminate or significantly reduce personnel exposure in radioactive activities or other hazardous tasks. Teleoperators at SRS handle radioactive material, decontaminate areas contaminated with radioactive isotopes, perform radiological surveys, and provide video surveillance in radiologically controlled areas (RCAs). Proposed future applications of teleoperators include decontamination, filter inspection, contaminated soil removal and dropped reactor target assembly retrieval. This ... continued below

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Fogle, R.F. January 1, 1991.

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The Robotics Development Group (RDG) of the Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC) has used a variety of teleoperated vehicles, arms, and support equipment in hostile environment applications at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). WSRC primarily uses teleoperated hardware to eliminate or significantly reduce personnel exposure in radioactive activities or other hazardous tasks. Teleoperators at SRS handle radioactive material, decontaminate areas contaminated with radioactive isotopes, perform radiological surveys, and provide video surveillance in radiologically controlled areas (RCAs). Proposed future applications of teleoperators include decontamination, filter inspection, contaminated soil removal and dropped reactor target assembly retrieval. This paper discusses past, present, and future applications and current development work on several mobile teleoperators and remote-controlled devices at SRS. 11 refs.

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  • 1992 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) international conference on robotics and automation, Nice (France), 10-15 May 1992

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  • Other: DE92015890
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-91-365
  • Report No.: CONF-920540--17
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5155047
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1060160

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Fogle, R.F. The use and development of teleoperators for hostile environment applications at Savannah River Site, article, January 1, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1060160/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.