FY 2016 Environmental Management Awards
The Energy Department is awarding over $5.7 million for 2 Integrated Research Projects (IRPs) that will deliver solutions to high priority environmental management research challenges and robotics.
IRP award recipients are listed below.
Funding Amount* ||
Project Description |
NEUP Project 16-10915: Development of Mobile Manipulation and Survey System for H-Canyon and other Applications across the DOE Complex|
University of Texas at Austin
| Researchers will develop and deliver a mobile manipulation and survey system capable of meeting the requirements necessary to properly inspect and survey the H-Canyon air ventilation tunnels at Savannah River Site.|
NEUP Project 16-11000: Localized Imaging, Surveying and Mapping for Nuclearized Underwater Robots
Carnegie Mellon University
|This initiative develops, demonstrates and infuses a leap of sensing, robotics, spatial positioning and visualization capability into underwater nuclear operations. The project will develop and demonstrate a prototype robotic system to maneuver in a basin, obtain hi-resolution color video, perform SLAM, map radiation, deploy NDE sensing, and integrate/correlate data for analysis, visualization and simulation.|
The Energy Department is also awarding a collaborative project between U.S. and Japanese institutions to address issues surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The Japenese will be awarding up to $525,000 to the collaborating Japenese contingent.