INL Unmanned Vehicle Systems assets
The robot's operator issues commands via a virtual reality interface
Blast effects testing taking place on the INL desert site
A complex facility's individual monitoring and control systems, including equipment, infrastructure, and human systems can be integrated for resiliency.
System uses neutron and gamma measurements to quantify the plutonium in mixed oxide powder product cans.
Specialized thermocouples developed at High Temperature Test Laboratory monitor high temperature gas reactor fuel irradiations in INL's Advanced Test Reactor.
ICIS hosts a multidisciplinary team of more than 50 scientists and engineers who specialize in five technology areas, including resilient control systems, sensors, intelligent automation, robotics and intelligent systems, and human-system integration. Basic and applied research is performed in support of the three research mission areas, and practical design performed in support of the operating facilities. Each activity is important to the overall ICIS capability, and provides not only an individual programmatic capability, but also a diverse INL capability to meet the research focus grand challenge in resilient control systems.
Safeguards and Control System Security Autonomous and advanced safeguards and control system security architecture, allowing greater stability and reliability in the face of abnormal conditions, whether process or cyber security related.
Sensors Specialized sensors and sensing systems for explosives, chemical and radiological protection, industrial automation, and in-pile reactor applications.
Intelligent Automation On-line condition monitoring and prognostics, observational platform design, and advanced supervisory and predictive controls for reliable, efficient and safe operation of industrial and nuclear facilities.
Human Systems Integration Research to advance human-centered design and operation of complex systems, considering the human interaction with the process in its various forms, including visual, audible and touch.
Robotics and Intelligent Systems Integrating sensor technology, resilient control systems, intelligent automation and human-systems design for advanced robotic applications.
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