A virtual control room with an embedded, interactive nuclear reactor simulator

Stefano Markidis, Rizwan-uddin

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Abstract

The use of virtual nuclear control room can be an effective and powerful tool for training personnel working in the nuclear power plants. Operators could experience and simulate the functioning of the plant, even in critical situations, without being in a real power plant or running any risk. 3D models can be exported to Virtual Reality formats and then displayed in the Virtual Reality environment providing an immersive 3D experience. However, two major limitations of this approach are that 3D models exhibit static textures, and they are not fully interactive and therefore cannot be used effectively in training personnel. In this paper we first describe a possible solution for embedding the output of a computer application in a 3D virtual scene, coupling real-world applications and VR systems. The VR system reported here grabs the output of an application running on an X server; creates a texture with the output and then displays it on a screen or a wall in the virtual reality environment. We then propose a simple model for providing interaction between the user in the VR system and the running simulator. This approach is based on the use of internet-based application that can be commanded by a laptop or tablet-pc added to the virtual environment.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006)
Pages675-679
Number of pages5
Volume2006
StatePublished - 2006
Event5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006) - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 16 2006

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Other5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006)
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period11/12/0611/16/06

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Nuclear reactor simulators
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Markidis, S., & Rizwan-uddin (2006). A virtual control room with an embedded, interactive nuclear reactor simulator. In 5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006) (Vol. 2006, pp. 675-679)

A virtual control room with an embedded, interactive nuclear reactor simulator. / Markidis, Stefano; Rizwan-uddin.

5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006). Vol. 2006 2006. p. 675-679.

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Markidis, S & Rizwan-uddin 2006, A virtual control room with an embedded, interactive nuclear reactor simulator. in 5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006). vol. 2006, pp. 675-679, 5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006), Albuquerque, NM, United States, 11/12/06.
Markidis S, Rizwan-uddin. A virtual control room with an embedded, interactive nuclear reactor simulator. In 5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006). Vol. 2006. 2006. p. 675-679.
Markidis, Stefano ; Rizwan-uddin. / A virtual control room with an embedded, interactive nuclear reactor simulator. 5th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology (NPIC and HMIT 2006). Vol. 2006 2006. pp. 675-679
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