The ITER project - the next major step in realization of a large-scale fusion reactor - is now imminent. Amongst the many complex problems to be addressed is maintenance of the machine, much of which will need to be carried out remotely due to the high activation levels involved. Replacement of the divertor cassettes, located at the bottom of the ITER vessel, has already been the subject of considerable research and development, in particular at the ENEA Brasimone Research Centre in Italy, as part of the original "seven large ITER R & D projects". One of the two major remote maintenance facilities at Brasimone, the Divertor Refurbishment Platform (DRP) has already provided valuable feedback to the ITER designers, and this paper outlines a series of major enhancements to the DRP to further improve its contribution to ITER.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||10th International Conference on Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments - , United States|
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
|Conference||10th International Conference on Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments|
|Period||1/1/04 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Irvine, M., Baldi, L., Benamati, G., Bettocchi, G., Lorenzelli, L., Miccichè, G., ... Palmer, J. (2004). Enhancement of the DRP hotcell mockup to reflect the latest ITER divertor cassette developments. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, United States.