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VIZRAD - Evolving Simulaton in Radiation Training

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This presentation addresses innovative simulation technology used to increase effectiveness of radiation training in the nuclear power industry. For more, go to www.gses.com and follow GSE on Twitter @GSESystemsInc.

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VIZRAD - Evolving Simulaton in Radiation Training

  1. 1. VIZRADTM – Evolving Simulation in Radiation Training info@gses.com
  2. 2. 2 Introduction • Enhancement of the practical experience for trainees and instructors • Optimizing results-based training • Simulation presented in various forms for decades • Hands-on training raises preparedness and the manner in which performance and safety are measured.
  3. 3. 3 Background In the nuclear power industry: • Use of simulation in training began in earnest following the accident at Three Mile Island. • Started with initial licensing and continuing training for licensed control room staffs • Then moved into the realm of radiation protection training using live sources with actual meters (still used today) • Use of emulators - modified radiation detection equipment sensitive to very small levels of radiation but represented as larger levels • Then…use of chemicals, ultra sound magnetics and radio frequency (RF)
  4. 4. 4 Approval Several roadblocks: • Capital • Change • Physical concerns in implementation • Being “first on the block.” • “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
  5. 5. 5 Acceptance Regulatory acceptance • Expectations • High level of hands-on activities • Support job task analysis Workforce acceptance • These aren’t real meters • How much more hands on training? • Evaluation method
  6. 6. 6 Acceptance Through peer review, formal and informal meetings and sheer bravery, we learned that training departments desire: • An un-coached learning environment • High levels of hands-on training • No prompting through visual or written cues • Provide positive feedback on results and techniques
  7. 7. 7 Area Survey Detection • Simulate area surveys using microwave, ultra sound and RF • Indoor positioning systems in a pre-established location • Remote control allows for indoor and outdoor capabilities Dose Simulation • Estimated based on scenario • Remote control provides for realistic results • Includes dose and dose rate alarms
  8. 8. 8 Contamination Detection Early training used: • Chemical sprays • Fluorescent materials • Powders and black lights • Remote control – Indoors/outdoors – Personnel – Equipment – Vehicles
  9. 9. 9 What Is VIZRADTM? VIZRADTM is a combination of: • Interactive 3D visualization and simulation • Hardware simulation • Location sensing (to the centimeter level)
  10. 10. 10 What Does VIZRADTM Do? VIZRADTM permits:  Virtual radiation situations with responsive meters  An interactive radiation detection training experience  Real-time corrective guidance to trainee actions  Hands-free, scenario based instructor operation  Training and evaluation modes with historical playback
  11. 11. 11 Benefits of VIZRADTM • Capture and safeguard “best practice” knowledge • Boost efficiency by improving time to training competency, retention and performance levels • Immerse trainees in interactive training simulations • Permits trainees to drill and practice routine functions • Train and perform job tasks, infrequently performed tasks • Job performance evaluations, dynamic learning activities • Provides training with positive feedback • Provide the trainee with immediate, objective and quantifiable feedback
  12. 12. 12 Conclusion With an aging workforce in the nuclear industry being replaced by a younger population, it is imperative to provide simulation in a manner in which trainees are comfortable and knowledgeable. This will allow for the capture of tribal knowledge and a workforce ready to assume their positions.
  13. 13. For more information: Go to: www.GSES.com Call: +1 800.638.7912 Email: info@gses.com Follow us on: Twitter @GSESystems Facebook.com/GSESystems

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