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BARC


Mandate

Design and development of:
• Automation systems for nuclear fuel fabrication facilities.
• Automation systems for radioisotope production facilities.
• Tele-manipulators and associated servo-drives and controls.
• Autonomous Guided Vehicle for material movement.
• Automation and remote handling systems for nuclear power plants.
• Customised robotic automation systems.
• Robotic machines for radiation surveillance and plant monitoring.
• Intelligent machines for precision applications.
• Robotic automation and imaging technologies for medical applications.
• Low cost medical devices as import substitute.
• Robot assisted neurosurgical suite.


Highlights


11/2020

Serial Co-ordinate Measuring Mechanism (SCMM) is an electromechanical device for measuring positional (X-Y-Z) co-ordinates of points with respect to the device frame. This device consists of 5 rotational joints or Degrees of freedom. The device is portable and can be used for patient registration in Neuro-Surgical procedures and FNAC procedures. It can also be used for reverse engineering applications such as surface generation of a given object.



10/2020

Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) devices are used by patients suffering from sleep apnoea. The PAP devices work on the principle of delivering a prescribed air pressure into a patient’s airways that acts as a splint by keeping the airways from collapsing. The air delivered is just enough to push past any potential obstructions while maintaining a level of air flow that feels as close to natural breathing as possible. Device to Ease Apnoea problem (DEAP) is a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) developed by DRHR, BARC. It provides CPAP, CPAP-R and BiPAP(S/T) modes of treatment.



3/2020

System consists of indigenously developed FRET microscope with suitable light source and collimating optics for excitation of genetically encoded fluorescent labels. Image acquisition module with pre-processing algorithms has been developed for visualization and quantification of captured FRET signal for studies of protein functions.



2/2020

Protein crystallography crystal imager is an automated imaging system for monitoring the crystal growth and characterization of different conditions for formation of crystals of 96 wells by using advanced computation methods and AI based powerful image processing algorithms.



2/2020

DRHR has developed a teleoperated mobile wheeled robot for 3D mapping of radiation levels in the VECC Cyclotron vault and cave area. The teleoperated system comprises of a mobile robot, wireless network and the control/ operator station. The mobile robot is a Ackerman steered wheeled robot with a mission time of 10 hours on single charge.



12/2019

A 6 Degree of Freedom Hexapod mounted on a telescopic X-X’ table for alignment of mirror is developed and installed at beamline BL-8, RRCAT, Indore. The X-X’ table is used to position the mirror chamber along with the beamline. The Hexapod can provide controlled motion for highly fine alignments both in position and orientation. The fine tuning to focus the beam on sample is carried out with the help of 6 DOF hexapod system.



12/2019

Robust automatic identification of the pin number is one of the challenging requirement for tracking of fuel pins in the life cycle. DRHR has developed a deep-learning based algorithm for identifying presence of individual characters and for joining entire text sequence.



12/2019

A drone based thermal imaging system has been developed to automate imaging of farm plants for research activities in Nuclear Agriculture area. The system captures thermal and colour images of crop with high-resolution thermal and visible-light imager. Drone navigates along pre defined path and capture thermal images autonomously.



12/2019

A drone based thermal imaging system has been developed to automate imaging of farm plants for research activities in Nuclear Agriculture area. The system captures thermal and colour images of crop with high-resolution thermal and visible-light imager. Drone navigates along pre defined path and capture thermal images autonomously.



12/2019

Nuclear fuel pins for PFBR are transferred from fuel fabrication facility to reactor site in transport magazines. An autonomous robotic solution has been developed by DRHR for the loading of fuel pins into transport magazines. The system consists of a highly accurate position control system for the pins and an articulated robotic arm with a specially designed gripper. The robotic loading system provides active aid to human operators and hence protects them from radioactive hazards.



12/2019

Nuclear fuel pins for PFBR are transferred from fuel fabrication facility to reactor site in transport magazines. An autonomous robotic solution has been developed by DRHR for the loading of fuel pins into transport magazines. The system consists of a highly accurate position control system for the pins and an articulated robotic arm with a specially designed gripper. The robotic loading system provides active aid to human operators and hence protects them from radioactive hazards.



11/2019

DRHR has developed an Automated Material Transfer System based on Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV) for Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad. This system is general enough to deploy in any area requiring material transfer. Indigenously developed AGV is a battery powered mobile platform having two steer-and-drive wheels mounted on its central axis and four support castors on corners. This has an onboard mechanism of powered conveyors to load and unload materials. The system conducts material transportation on the basis of real time requirements of material at drop-off points and availability of the same at pick-up points.



10/2019

X-ray camera is a compact device to capture digital X-ray image of experimental objects and calibration of accelerator beam. It is also used for automation of experimental set up for X-ray diffraction. It consists of scintillator crystal, CCD chip, suitable optics, shielding for synchrotron radiation, data acquisition module and driver software for display digital images.



9/2019

An initiative is undertaken by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to extend affordable high quality neurosurgical practice in India. This automates the frameless Stereotaxy using a high precision 6 DOF Parallel Kinematic Mechanism (6D PKM) based Robot and a Surgical Coordinate Measuring Mechanism (SCMM). The system provides high accuracy as well as high patient comfort level as compared to conventional existing practices in neurosurgery.



9/2019

An initiative is undertaken by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to extend affordable high quality neurosurgical practice in India. This automates the frameless Stereotaxy using a high precision 6 DOF Parallel Kinematic Mechanism (6D PKM) based Robot and a Surgical Coordinate Measuring Mechanism (SCMM). The system provides high accuracy as well as high patient comfort level as compared to conventional existing practices in neurosurgery.



7/2019

It is a device used to detect a very low light hybridized fluorescence signal of tagged patient test sample from bio-chips (microarrays) for early diagnosis of diseases. Bio-chips contain several immobilized reference antibodies/proteins/DNA microarrays that provides qualitative or quantitative information about several proteins/DNA for more sensitive and specific diagnosis of diseases like cancer, TB, endocrine disorders etc.



3/2019

This cordless servo manipulator is a specially designed manipulator for deployment with an under-slung overhead travelling crane to perform remote handling operations at inaccessible and restricted locations. It consists of a manipulator arm which can be transported to the work location by an overhead crane to perform the desired task. A small master arm is wirelessly connected to the follower manipulator arm for controlling it from a remote control station. Camera on the follower arm will provide visual feedback to the operator.



10/2018

The Spot Picker Robot can be seen as an essential tool in proteomics. It accurately locates and identifies the protein spots from 2D gels and picks and transfers the proteins for further analysis, thus enhancing data quality and reliability in the field of proteomics.



10/2018

The Hot-cell operations at Waste Immobilization Plant, BARC are carried out largely on the basis of video feedback from CCTV cameras installed inside the Hot-cell. These cameras require frequent replacement due to radiation damage, which leads to plant downtime and radiation dose to the operator who is carrying out the replacement. The Camera Shielding Systemdeveloped and installed at WIP provides arrangement for shielding to the electronic parts of the camera to enhance the life of the camera in the radiation field. The system provides Scan, Rotation, Zoom and Image Correction Facilities for proper coverage of area under observation.



9/2018

The Microarrayer is a very precise computer controlled 3-axes robotics system to deposit high-density, gridded arrays of genomic DNA or similar biological materials at discrete locations in microscopic quantities. Such a capability permits for all possible genes that can be expressed in a given organism in a two-dimensional array at a high-density on a solid surface for high throughput analysis. These targets are then hybridized with fluorescence labeled complimentary sequences in a test sample (DNA or RNA). It is the first indigenously developed system in BARC and promises to make mutation detection, gene expression analysis and disease diagnosis in less time and is more efficient, thus revolutionizing in area of biotechnology and medicine.



9/2017

An indigenously developed Advanced Servo Manipulator (ASM) represents a new generation of servo manipulators with advanced features like force reflection, indexing and load control etc available to the human operator to make remote operations faster, safer and accurate. ASM control is based on distributed digital controls, consisting of keypad operator interface, servo drives and a coordinating computer. Electronic components are not used in follower arm for hot cell application. ASM joints are actuated by brushless AC servomotors with inbuilt resolver and fail-safe brake. Shielded leads are used to reduce noise pickup from motor drives. The ASM mounted on a carriage has been deployed in the Vitrification bay of WIP.



5/2017

A compact parallel mechanism based system with six degrees of freedom and 800 N of payload has been designed, developed and implemented at RRCAT, Indore for aligning the mirror with the incident beam.



5/2017

A compact parallel mechanism based system with six degrees of freedom and 800 N of payload has been designed, developed and implemented at RRCAT, Indore for aligning the mirror with the incident beam.



10/2010

Cancer is a major health problem in our country and Radiotherapy is one of the established methods for the treatment of localized cancers. In India, it is estimated that, there are more than two million cancer cases at any point of time, and more than one million new cancer cases are detected every year. Incidences of cancer are expected to rise significantly due to aging population, environmental degradation, changing lifestyle etc. However, due to the high costs of imported machines, there is an acute shortage of such treatment facilities in our country.
\r\nTo meet this shortfall, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has developed a new generation TelecCobalt unit named Bhabhatron.




Facilities


Technologies Developed

09-11-2020

Serial Co-ordinate Measuring Mechanism (SCMM) is an electromechanical device for measuring positional (X-Y-Z) co-ordinates of points with respect to the device frame. This device consists of 5 rotational joints or Degrees of freedom. The device is portable and can be used for patient registration in Neuro-Surgical procedures and FNAC procedures. It can also be used for reverse engineering applications such as surface generation of a given object.


01-09-2020

The PAP devices work on the principle of delivering a prescribed air pressure into a patient’s airways that acts as a splint by keeping the airways from collapsing. Device to Ease Apnoea problem (DEAP) is a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) developed by DRHR, BARC. It provides CPAP, CPAP-R and BiPAP(S/T) modes of treatment.


23-12-2019

A 6 Degree of Freedom Hexapod mounted on a telescopic X-X’ table for alignment of mirror is developed and installed at beamline BL-8, RRCAT, Indore. The X-X’ table is used to position the mirror chamber along with the beamline. The Hexapod can provide controlled motion for highly fine alignments both in position and orientation. The fine tuning to focus the beam on sample is carried out with the help of 6 DOF hexapod system.


19-09-2018

The Microarrayer is a very precise computer controlled 3-axes robotics system to deposit high-density, gridded arrays of genomic DNA or similar biological materials at discrete locations in microscopic quantities. These targets are then hybridized with fluorescence labeled complimentary sequences in a test sample (DNA or RNA).


03-Mar-2021