Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage

Steven Doettl, Patti Johnstone, Meredith McGhee, Franklin H. DuBose, Jacqueline M. France, Jamie B. Coble, Graham V. Walford, Laurence F. Miller

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Abstract

There are multiple situations where portable detection systems are used to quantify distributed radionuclides. Such applications include holdup measurements in decommissioning activities, other routine usage and safeguards applications. Human factors dominate equipment deployment and operation and have significant impact upon the resulting data collection and its quality. Equipment use includes simultaneous positioning and targeting the object/region being quantified, observation and reporting of incoming data, often in difficult conditions and often while dressed in protective equipment. We examine the human interface with the equipment and other human factors where balance, perception, situational awareness and personnel health level influence the physical control and positioning of the detector. All these aspects impact both the measurement outcome and the Total Measurement Uncertainty (TMU). In this work, we are developing approaches and solutions to: 1. Initiate an inclusive program to assess and evolve human factors aspects of the interface to provide real time feedback tailored to a specific field operator profile. 2. Develop a measurement system human interface on a "bench top" detection system to allow for both audio and visual I/O for auditory attention and situational (objective and subjective) awareness across varied enduser characteristics. 3. Assess and develop an enhanced health assessment plan to identify and monitor pertinent auditory and balance characteristics for operator(s) interface and physical control of the gamma detector. Use the plan to verify personnel ability for effective deployment. We take a multidisciplinary approach to maximize accuracy, efficiency, and safety for the end-user to optimize project and measurement performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017
PublisherAmerican Nuclear Society
Pages150-159
Number of pages10
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781510851160
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2017Jun 15 2017

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Other10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period6/11/176/15/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Doettl, S., Johnstone, P., McGhee, M., DuBose, F. H., France, J. M., Coble, J. B., ... Miller, L. F. (2017). Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage. In 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017 (Vol. 1, pp. 150-159). American Nuclear Society.

Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage. / Doettl, Steven; Johnstone, Patti; McGhee, Meredith; DuBose, Franklin H.; France, Jacqueline M.; Coble, Jamie B.; Walford, Graham V.; Miller, Laurence F.

10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017. Vol. 1 American Nuclear Society, 2017. p. 150-159.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Doettl, S, Johnstone, P, McGhee, M, DuBose, FH, France, JM, Coble, JB, Walford, GV & Miller, LF 2017, Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage. in 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017. vol. 1, American Nuclear Society, pp. 150-159, 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017, San Francisco, United States, 6/11/17.
Doettl S, Johnstone P, McGhee M, DuBose FH, France JM, Coble JB et al. Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage. In 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017. Vol. 1. American Nuclear Society. 2017. p. 150-159
Doettl, Steven ; Johnstone, Patti ; McGhee, Meredith ; DuBose, Franklin H. ; France, Jacqueline M. ; Coble, Jamie B. ; Walford, Graham V. ; Miller, Laurence F. / Integrating human factors issues into critical portable detection usage. 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, NPIC and HMIT 2017. Vol. 1 American Nuclear Society, 2017. pp. 150-159
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