|Funding Reference||Contract n degree ERB 5004 CT 97 0088 between the European Atomic Energy Community and the EURATOM/IST Association|
The European Home Team of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) concluded that an air cushion vehicle system is an appropriate method for transporting components from the Tokamak Building to the Hot-Cell Building within ITER. It remains, however, to demonstrate that the operational safety of such systems is acceptable by the ITER. This project has a two-fold objective: study of the geometric feasibility of the flexible cask transportation system, taking into account the vehicles kinematics and the selection of a navigation strategy for a flexible vehicle, able to act as an Automated Guided Vehicle and as a Free Roaming Vehicle.
Intelligent Robots and Systems Group (IRSg)
Guidance and Navigation Systems for ITER RH Air Cushion Transport Casks