A Signal Validation Methodology for Nuclear Power Plants

James C. Deckert, Jay L. Fisher, David B. Laning, Asok Ray

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A signal validation methodology to improve the reliability of the information displayed to the operator of a nuclear power plant is presented. The general design methodology is developed and then applied to the steam generator and feedwater subsystem of a typical pressurized water reactor. Using steady-state and transient simulations of this subsystem, including realistic additive sensor noise, the developed algorithm successfully isolates a variety of injected sensor faults and demonstrates its inherent capability to isolate common-mode sensor failures and plant component failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4787816
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 1982
Event1st American Control Conference, ACC 1982 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Jun 14 1982Jun 16 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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