-3 MAPPS, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, has delivered a research simulator to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) in the New London Business and Technology Center in Virginia, US.
The advanced configurable main control room simulator (ACMCRS) will be used for human-machine interface (HMI) and human factors studies, investigation of digital instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants, and cybersecurity issues.
The Center for Safe and Secure Nuclear Energy, one of the four research areas at the CAER, features the fully configurable ACMCRS, which will provide invaluable technical input for regulatory guidance in a range of applications, including control room design, digital technologies and human performance measures.
L-3 MAPPS said that the ACMCRS is a high-fidelity simulation of Areva's EPR plant running on the company's Orchid simulation environment.
The simulator includes four operator stations, each able to accommodate up to ten monitors.
CAER will be able to configure the number of monitors and HMI displays on each monitor for various HF experiments, and the four operator stations can be used as part of an integrated control room environment or separately for individual studies.