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.
Room 220, Student Center
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