Signal validation for nuclear power plants

J. C. Deckert, J. L. Fisher, D. 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)
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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