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Tammie T Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:02:12 +0000
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                 The GSU chapter of the ACM presents	

     Safety Digital I&C Systems and V&V in Nuclear Power Plants

                            Dr. Steve Yang
                          NUV Technology LLC

Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems are the nervous system of a nuclear power plant; they monitor all aspects of the plant's health and respond with the care and adjustments needed. Modern nuclear I&C systems are mostly digitized, using computers and microprocessors.
The design of safety digital I&C systems-those used for the reactor trip system and engineered safety feature actuation systems-must follow fundamental design principles such as redundancy, independence, determinism, diversity and defense-in-depth, and fault tolerance. Additionally, to reach high confidence and reliability in software, rigorous verification & validation (V&V) is necessary. In this presentation, digital reactor protection systems are introduced.
The life-cycle V&V process is illustrated. Lessons learned in digital I&C projects in modern nuclear power plants are presented.

About the Speaker: Steve Yang is president of NUV Technology LLC, a Georgia company that provides mission-critical digital I&C licensing, design, and V&V services. Steve is also Senor Consultant with Altran North America, Chief Consultant with Doosan HF Controls, and Consultant with TerraPower and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Space Physics from Rice University.
                      Win a valuable door prize!
            One lucky attendee will win a valuable prize.

                     Thursday, September 19, 2013
                          5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
                             Capital Suite
                       Room 220, Student Center

                           Everyone welcome!
                          Free refreshments!	

           For more information about the GSU ACM chapter,
              please visit our website: