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Virtual Control Desks for Nuclear Power Plant Simulation: Improving Operator Training
July/August 2008 (vol. 28 no. 4)
pp. 6-9
Maurício Alves C. Aghina, Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Brazil
Antônio Carlos A. Mól, Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Brazil
Carlos Alexandre F. Jorge, Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Brazil
Cláudio M.N.A. Pereira, Comissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear, Brazil
Thiago F.B. Varela, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Gerson G. Cunha, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Luiz Landau, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Current nuclear power plant simulators employ interfaces that use multiple computer displays to represent a simplified control desk. To make the simulation more realistic and effective, a proposed approach replaces the displays with a virtual control desk that precisely mimics the original.

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Index Terms:
virtual control desks, virtual prototyping, nuclear power plant operation, operator training
Citation:
Maurício Alves C. Aghina, Antônio Carlos A. Mól, Carlos Alexandre F. Jorge, Cláudio M.N.A. Pereira, Thiago F.B. Varela, Gerson G. Cunha, Luiz Landau, "Virtual Control Desks for Nuclear Power Plant Simulation: Improving Operator Training," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 6-9, July-Aug. 2008, doi:10.1109/MCG.2008.86
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