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Human Performance Simulator Upgrade

Company: Constellation Energy Generation LLC

Primary: CMPEN
Secondary: ME
Optional: CMPSC, IE

Non-Disclosure Agreement: NO

Intellectual Property: YES

Overview: The Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station uses equipment to train technicians and operators that simulate plant conditions and scenarios. This subject project focusses on a hardware and software system that trains a specific human performance task, STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Review) that is critical for safe nuclear power operations. The existing equipment consists of a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and a "Logic Controller". The Logic Controller is a 20+ year old PC which cannot be operated or updated any longer. Penn State Learning Factory is requested to develop a new Logic Controller that can interface with the current HMI. Deliverables: A new software/ firmware system to execute the Logic as described in the technical manual.



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The Pennsylvania State University

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