The RadICS Platform is a modular platform and includes standardized modules such as logic module, digital and analog input/ output (I/O) modules, each based on the use of FPGA chips as computational engines. Globally, Radiy digital I&C equipment has been installed in over 70 major safety and control systems applications in operating nuclear power plants (NPPs).
The RadICS Platform is a new generation product, designed in 2011, that has achieved IEC 61508:2010 SIL 3 certification in a single channel configuration. In 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the RadICS I&C Platform for use in safetyrelated systems in nuclear power plants. The FPGA technology provides for faster response times than microprocessor technology, with response time as fast as 5 milliseconds. The RadICS Platform consists of general-purpose building blocks that can be configured and used to implement project-specific functions and systems. The system size and architecture are scalable and flexible to fit the typical systems arrangements used in operating and new NPP systems.
The fundamental architecture of the RadICS Platform consists of a single instrument chassis containing a logic module, as well as, up to 14 other I/O and fiber-optic communication modules. This single channel configuration is an IEC 61508 SIL 3 capable digital I&C platform configuration intended for nuclear safety applications. In various configurations, a RadICS Platform-based system can be designed and manufactured to meet U.S. Class 1E requirements and support plant and system specific requirements and functions.
The RadICS Platform provides interfaces with field input and output devices (e.g., sensors, transmitters, and actuators) and display interfaces (e.g., indicators, display panels, alarm systems, etc.). Fiber-optic communication modules can be used to expand the I&C system to multiple chassis and/or communicate with external systems and plant computers. Setpoints can be adjusted using the special tuning interface. Plant and diagnostic data collected is transferred to monitoring station using redundant one-way optical communication interface.
Discrete Inputs Module (DIM)
The Discrete Inputs Module (DIM) serves as a high-density discrete dry contact module providing for 32 independent…
Logic Module (LM)
The Logic Module serves as the brain for the entire platform. In addition to executing the application logics, the Logic Module..
Analog Input for Neutron Flux Measurement Module (AIFM)
The Analog Inputs for (Neutron) Flux Measurement Module is designed to receive and process pulse and ultra-low current signals…
Analog Inputs Module (AIM)
The Analog Inputs Module (AIM) serves as a high-density analog field sensor acquisition module. It provides for 32..
Analog Outputs Module (AOM)
The Analog Outputs Module (AOM) serves as a high-density output conditioning module providing for 32 independent…
The RadICS Chassis consists of 16 physical module slots, module communication and power supply backplane, and two fans…
Discrete Outputs Module (DOM)
The Discrete Outputs Module (DOM) serves as a high-density module providing for 32 independent, highly reliable…
Interface Protection Module (IOPM)
The Interface Protection Modules (IOPM) are used to provide electromagnetic compatibility and other electrical hazards…
Optical Communication Module (OCM)
Optical Communication Module (OCM) receives and transmits data via up to five independent safety qualified point to point fiber…
Resistance Temperature Detector Inputs Module (RIM)
The RTD Inputs Module (RIM) will serve as a high-density analog RTD sensor acquisition module. It will provide 8 independent..
Thermocouple Inputs Module (TIM)
The Thermocouple Inputs Module (TIM) will serve as a high-density analog thermocouple sensor acquisition module.
Wide Range Analog Inputs Module (WAIM)
The Wide Range Analog Inputs Module (WAIM) will serve as a high-density analog field sensor acquisition module.