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Use of Virtual Reality technology for radiation visualisation and real-time dose calculation during the remediation at Andreeva Bay in Russia

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Mark, N.-K. , Szöke, I. , Gustavsen, M. , Nystad, E. , Bratteli, J. , Bryntesen, T.-R. , Edvardsen, S.T. , Kryuchkov, V. , Chizhov, K. , Tesnov, I. , Sneve, M.K.
Enlarged Halden Programme Group Meeting, Sandefjord, 2011-10-02--10-07
Publ. year
2011
Publ. type
paper
Abstract
As part of the Norwegian government’s plan for increasing safety at nuclear facilities in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA) decided in December 2010 to fund a new assistance project for the 2011-2013 timeframe at the Andreeva Bay area in Northern Russia. The tittle of the project is “Dynamic RadIation Visualisation Engine” (DRIVE). The participants are Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway and Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Centre (FMBC) in Russia. The DRIVE project aims to utilize results and experiences from the existing DOSEMAP and DATAMAP projects done by FMBC by using Virtual Reality (VR) technology developed at IFE to enhance regulatory supervision and safety planning in the Andreeva Bay area. This is planned to be achieved by extending and combining VR based software developed for planning, training and visualisation as part of the OECD Halden Reactor project and in combination with software developed in previous Norwegian assistance projects at Leningrad NPP (LNPP) and Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP). Thereby, the regulator and the operator in the Andreeva Bay premises will get access to powerful tools for use in the optimization of the waste management strategy and for improving radiation safety through better worker radiation awareness. This paper explains the background and the plans for DRIVE in addition to describing the technologies to be developed as part of the project and the expected results.
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