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1 Page 1 Integrated mobile inspection systems Swiss consortium for ITER Competences for ITER Innovative Mobile Robotics for confined spaces Innovative NDT radiation hard Sensors integrated mobile inspection robotics / manipulators Innovative radiation hard Micro-Cameras & Electronics

2 Page 2 Competences / offering for ITER —Field proven integrated robotics for operation in confined spaces  non destructive testing  visual inspection  simple handling tasks —Intelligent navigation  Autonomous / sensor based navigation (weld following, contour following)  Vision based control —High level development & engineering services  Electronics  Mechanics  Sensor technology Competences for ITER

3 Page 3 Projects of interest in ITER Competences for ITER 1.Inspection of Divertor cooling pipes (pipe bore tools) Divertor Remote Handling System Procurement Package Piping tools for neutral beams remote handling Neutral Beam Cell Remote Handling System

4 Page 4 Drivers / Technology / Core Competences Competences for ITER access to human inaccessible areas Data Acquisition /Data Management /Data Analysis Efficiency / Reliability Mobility  Free Movement  Obstacle Handling  Compactness / Agility Robustness  Temperature  Immersion (HydroCarbons, Water etc.) Autonomy / Automation  Positioning / Navigation  Adaptive Movement  Offline / Online Teaching System Integration  Integration of Navigation and Data Acquisition / Data Management / Data Analysis Robust Mechanical Design  Drives / Steering  Miniaturization  Manufacturing  Protection (immersion etc.) High Tech Mechatronic / Electronic Design  On board computing (controller, programming)  navigation (sensor + logic)  Integration navigation – data acquisition Application Integration  System integration ( watch, clean, measure, grab / repair) NDT tool integration  Integrated probe and control electronics  Integration of Data Acquisition / Data Management - Navigation  Robustness (wear, pressure, radiation hard)

5 Page 5 Core Competences Technology Competences for ITER  Miniaturisation of NDT eddy current electronics IC design, Magnetic cameras  Integration in inspection systems & robotics  Harsh environment including radiation hard  Improved probability of detection for surface breaking cracks & near surface defects (fatigue, welds)  + Magnetic field sensors & position sensors (APS, proximity)

6 Page 6 Innovation in Robotics Highly compact versatile inspection robot Navigation  3D camera -navigation support -position estimation -measure -object recognition  Autonomy: line following -following a drawn line -following an edge -following a weld seem Mobility  free movement on complex shaped surfaces  right a away turn  obstacle handling  climbing over steps / edges

7 Page 7 Innovation in Robotics In Situ Generator Inspection AirGapCrawler is moving in between the air gap of rotor and stator The rotor can remain in stator! Inspection: Watch, Short-Circuit

8 Page 8 Scanner for deep penetration NDT in tubine blades Competences for ITER 8 2.5mm 0.5mm Depth between probe and notch bottom (mm) Ribs

9 Page 9 Example: Generator and Turbine Bore Scanner Alstom Inspection Robotics - Company / Products / Technology Rotor Counter-bore shoulder System with ultrasonic module System in deployment housing Highly compact on-site non-destructive assessment (ultrasonic, eddy current, video) of bores with / without tapers

10 Page 10 Core Competences and Technology Competences for ITER  Design of systems (electronics, mechanics, optics) for harsh environments (temperature, vacuum, vibrations, radiations)  Miniaturization  End-to-end development with system approach  Operation in harsh environment  Experience of space programs (demanding and challenging, tight on schedules, product assurance / quality assurance, etc.)  Specific process technology (highly integrated electronics)

11 Page 11 Background Competences for ITER  Assessment and test of new technologies for space exploration  Development of imaging systems for planetary missions  Control and processing units  Development of electronics for space missions  R&D activities on micro-cameras based systems  Space missions:  Mars: ExoMars (ESA), Mars Science Laboratory – MSL (NASA), MarsExpress/Beagle2 (ESA)  Moon: SMART-1 (ESA)  Earth Observation: TARANIS (CNES), PROBA-2 (ESA), PROBA (ESA)  Mercury: BepiColombo (ESA)  Comet: Rosetta (ESA)  Astrophysics: ASTRO-H (JAXA)  International Space station: Andromede (CNES)

12 Page 12 New generation micro-camera Competences for ITER  Highly miniaturized  Low power (< 1W)  Low mass (< 120g)  Proven and mastered technology  Specific sensor hardening technique for enhanced radiation tolerance  Generic and modular  Potential application for ITER for inspection, monitoring, etc.

13 Page 13 Photogrammetry System Competences for ITER  "Canister-free" Photogrammetry used in the LSS of ESA to perform measurements of mechanical deformations of test articles due to temperature in combination with vacuum conditions  Based on micro-cameras working in harsh environment  Potential application for deformation measurements for ITER

14 Page 14 Contact Competences for ITER ALSTOM Inspection Robotics Ltd Technoparkstrasse Zurich, Switzerland Phone Sensima Inspection 31 ave du Mont Blanc CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland Phone Micro-Cameras & Space Exploration SA Puits-Godet 10a CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland Phone:


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