The Goal Oriented Training program for Remote Handling, as a part of the European Fusion Development Agreement (the present EUROfusion), or in short called the EFDA GOT RH Programme, was established to train engineers for activities supporting the ITER project and the long-term fusion programme in European Associations, associates, Fusion for Energy and the ITER organization, and Industry. This will be achieved by implementing a structured remote handling system design and developing training oriented tasks that are carried out in a multidisciplinary Systems Engineering (SE) framework by using ITER/F4E tasks and QA processes and available documents, document templates and ITER-relevant software products.
Topics of research in the EFDA GOT RH program supported by HIT include:
- Simulation, optimization and validation of RH maintenance procedures for components subjected to structural (elastic) deformation
- Optimisation of tele-manipulation task performance
Heemskerk Innovative Technology supports and supervising two PhD students (from TU Delft and TU Eindhoven) in the development of new tools and techniques in the field of human perception and control and mechanical design of remote handling systems for Haptic Shared Control. On their turn students contribute to the further development and validation of the environment for Interactive Task Simulation (ITS).