Experimental work in support of reactor related I&C R&D is performed in both the Sensor Development Lab (SDL) and the newly established Sensors and Measurement Systems Lab (SaMS). In the SDL, new measurement and detection techniques are developed and tested. Novel detector materials for measuring temperature, level, and radiation are developed. The SDL is designed to support testing and experiments that involve high temperatures, high voltages, use of lasers, use of sealed radiation sources, and fabrication of detector materials. SaMS provides the capability, equipment, and infrastructure to support demonstration of prototype and COTS sensors in realistic environments, as well as verify and validate the modeling and simulations of these sensor systems. It offers a wide range of signal generation, data acquisition, and control actuation capabilities on multiple platforms for both stationary and mobile applications.
ORNL staff members are internationally recognized I&C experts who consult with a number of foreign entities, support International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consultancies and activities, and participate the activities of relevant standards’ bodies developing consensus standards.
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