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IJCEE 2011 Vol.3(4): 489-492 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEE.2011.V3.366

Simulation to Establish Correlation between PCA and Reactor Power Using Neutron Detector Signals

M. Sivaramakrishna

Abstract—the classical nuclear instrumentation in fast reactors monitors the core neutron flux from shut down to full power over ~10 decades. This wide range necessitates combination of various detectors and electronic systems, with interlocks and overlapping. Also there is a tradeoff between the accuracy and response times. To overcome this problem, a special technique, viz. principal component analysis in frequency domain is proposed. This paper discusses the detailing of the technique, results obtained, future scope.

Index Terms—Neutron, pulse, counting, pica, correlation, vector

M. Sivaramakrishna, Power plant controls division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India

Cite: M. Sivaramakrishna, "Simulation to Establish Correlation between PCA and Reactor Power Using Neutron Detector Signals," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 489-492, 2011.

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ISSN: 1793-8163
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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