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Results and Perspectives from Testing at Portsmouth: Robotic Measurement of U235 in Pipe Holdup Deposits

Heather Jones, William Whittaker and Taylor Wilson
Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-18-52, March, 2018

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Abstract

A team from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Nevada, Reno developed two robots for evaluation of holdup deposits in deactivated gaseous diffusion piping. The effort was supported by DOE EM. Facility expertise throughout development, as well as robot operation at the DOE Portsmouth site, was provided by Fluor-BWXT. The RadPiper robot conducts radiation-based assay. The PipeDream robot conducts volumetric deposit characterization. Both robots were demonstrated in tests conducted at the DOE Portsmouth site on 19 and 20 September 2017. An additional test of the RadPiper robot was conducted on 17 October 2017. Results from these tests are presented below, with RadPiper discussed first, followed by PipeDream.

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Jones-2018-107258,
author = {Heather Jones and William Whittaker and Taylor Wilson},
title = {Results and Perspectives from Testing at Portsmouth: Robotic Measurement of U235 in Pipe Holdup Deposits},
year = {2018},
month = {March},
institution = {Carnegie Mellon University},
address = {Pittsburgh, PA},
number = {CMU-RI-TR-18-52},
keywords = {Radiation, Uranium, U235, RadPiper, PCAMS, NDA, PipeDream},
}
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