GSE Systems, INL awarded DOE grant to develop solutions for advanced reactors
GSE Systems announced that the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, has awarded GSE and Idaho National Laboratory, or INL, a grant to develop dynamic procedures and decision-support solutions for advanced reactors. The grant is aimed towards developing and commercializing a system with the functionality to revolutionize operator and system efficiency, as compared to existing paper-based processes. The new technology aims to address a variety of industry challenges, including barriers to adoption, and the large number of procedures and data architecture required to address advanced reactors that feature increased levels of automation, sensors and instrumentation. By leveraging GSE's highly specialized expertise and technology in control room and plant simulators, software development, and nuclear operations procedures and INL's expertise in human factors, computer-based procedures, and operator decision support, power plant operators will be able to greatly reduce time spent on administrative tasks and increase efficiencies. The system will utilize dynamic procedure decision support for control room operations, emphasizing data analytics and monitoring of plant data, as well as intuitive user interfaces and functionality.