The R&D of FPGA-Based FitRel Platform in Nuclear Power Plant Diversity Actuation System

  • Yong-Bin Sun
  • Chun-Lei Zhang
  • Yin-Jie ChenEmail author
  • Tao Bai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 455)


FitRel platform is developed based on FPGA technology, which is similar to relay technology has intrinsic diversity compared to the micro-processor technology, and also has the advantage of lower complexity, simpler verification and validation processes, etc. This paper presents the architecture, mechanical, function safety and HPD (hardware description language programmed device) design of FitRel platform, and also presents the difficulties and challenges faced during its application. FitRel platform is successfully applied in diversity actuation system (DAS) of ACPR1000 project to handle the common cause failure (CCF) problems of RPS based on micro-processor technology.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Bin Sun
    • 1
  • Chun-Lei Zhang
    • 1
  • Yin-Jie Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tao Bai
    • 1
  1. 1.China Techenergy Co., Ltd.BeijingChina

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