Radiation dose modeling using IGRIP and Deneb/ERGO

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The Radiological Environment Modeling System (REMS) quantifies dose to humans in radiation environments using the IGRIP (Interactive Graphical Robot Instruction Program) and Deneb/ERGO (Ergonomics) simulation software products. These commercially available products are augmented with custom C code to provide the radiation exposure information to and collect the radiation dose information from the workcell simulations. The emphasis of this paper is on the IGRIP and Deneb/ERGO parts of REMS, since that represents the extension to existing capabilities developed by the authors. Through the use of any radiation transport code or measured data, a radiation exposure input database may be formulated. User-specified ... continued below

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Vickers, D.S.; Davis, K.R.; Breazeal, N.L.; Watson, R.A. & Ford, M.S. December 31, 1995.

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The Radiological Environment Modeling System (REMS) quantifies dose to humans in radiation environments using the IGRIP (Interactive Graphical Robot Instruction Program) and Deneb/ERGO (Ergonomics) simulation software products. These commercially available products are augmented with custom C code to provide the radiation exposure information to and collect the radiation dose information from the workcell simulations. The emphasis of this paper is on the IGRIP and Deneb/ERGO parts of REMS, since that represents the extension to existing capabilities developed by the authors. Through the use of any radiation transport code or measured data, a radiation exposure input database may be formulated. User-specified IGRIP simulations utilize these database files to compute and accumulate dose to human devices (Deneb`s ERGO human) during simulated operations around radiation sources. Timing, distances, shielding, and human activity may be modeled accurately in the simulations. The accumulated dose is recorded in output files, and the user is able to process and view this output. REMS was developed because the proposed reduction in the yearly radiation exposure limit will preclude or require changes in many of the manual operations currently being utilized in the Weapons Complex. This is particularly relevant in the area of dismantlement activities at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX. Therefore, a capability was needed to be able to quantify the dose associated with certain manual processes so that the benefits of automation could be identified and understood.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96003698

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  • Deneb Robotics` user group conference and exhibition, Ypsilanti, MI (United States), 9-13 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96003698
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2869C
  • Report No.: CONF-9510206--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 168372
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621000

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Vickers, D.S.; Davis, K.R.; Breazeal, N.L.; Watson, R.A. & Ford, M.S. Radiation dose modeling using IGRIP and Deneb/ERGO, article, December 31, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621000/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.