Java-Based Distributed Intelligent Agent Architecture for Building Safety-Critical Tele-Inspection Systems on the Internet

  • Jae-Chul Moon
  • Soon-Ju Kang
  • Nam-Seog Park
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)


The inspection of SG(Steam-Generator) tubes in a NPP(Nuclear Power Plant) is a time-consuming, laborious, and safety-critical task because of several serious constraints including a highly radiated working environment, tight task schedule, and the need for many highly qualified human inspectors. In order to realize this kind of safety-critical and complex inspection using the Internet, intelligent agents based on Java distributed technologies were designed. The proposed agent architecture, which is a declarative commanding concept based on a layered architecture, was introduced to minimize the affect of Internet latency and maximize the reliability of an inspection system using teleoperation via the Internet.


Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generator Device Driver Human Inspector Subsumption Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae-Chul Moon
    • 1
  • Soon-Ju Kang
    • 1
  • Nam-Seog Park
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering Kyungpook National UniversityKorea
  2. 2.Information Technology Lab.GE Corporate R & DKorea

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