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​​​​​​​Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Technology


To provide a technical assessment of how LiDAR data may be collected and transformed into models that nuclear power plant owner-operators could use to support various hazard analyses.  (in a few words explain what LiDAR what does)


Researchers will demonstrate how LiDAR technology can be used to support hazard analyses. Using an existing Plant Data Model System or FRANX database for internal fire or internal flood, this project will show how to simplify the process of linking the data to spatial locations or items in the three-dimensional (3D) model developed using LiDAR. The pilot project will demonstrate the process of how a LiDAR-developed 3D model can be used to support fire probabilistic risk assessment, as an example, to simplify the modeling process and reduce manual efforts.

Planned Major Accomplishment

​​2022—complete development of LiDAR technology and demonstrate the enhanced capability of an application (using Fire Risk in 3D) from the incorporation of LiDAR into the application process.

Related Reports​



Investigating Application of LiDAR for Nuclear Power Plants, INL/EXT-21-64452234760Investigating Application of LiDAR for Nuclear Power Plants, INL/EXT-21-64452Investigating Application of LiDAR for Nuclear Power Plants, INL/EXT-21-644529/29/2021 5:37:07 PMINL/EXT-21-64452 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program INVESTIGATING APPLICATION OF LiDAR FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS September 2021 DOE Office of Nuclear EnergyDISCLAIMER This 161 Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf

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Light detection and ranging imagery of a plant area.​

This graphic presents 3D visualization of a plant area and housed equipment. Such detailed presentation of the plant equipment is very useful for multiple plant activities such as plant walk downs, training, and in support of applications such as fire modeling or internal flooding modeling.