CS INNOVATIONS - WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC
NUCLEAR SAFETY SYSTEMS


Summary


ALS Boards as a System

After a short sabbatical after working at Vertical Power, I joined on with CS Innovations not long after Westinghouse Electric bought the company in 2009. I believed my background with Medical Devices and MIL Spec development would lend itself nicely with the highly regulated nuclear industry. Within a year, the subsidiary went from 20 people to over 60; most of those resources were applied to their flagship product: the Advanced Logic System (ALS).

The ALS consists of a suite of electronic boards that provide high-reliability analog and digital controls for safety systems within a nuclear power plant. All boards have an FPGA-based control system to handle analog conversion, digital controls and inputs, communication links, and built-in-test capabilities. A set of boards would be plugged onto a single backplane to perform the functionality of a system. One of the boards was developed to allow system-specific logic to reside on the FPGA to coordinate the activities of the other boards in the system.

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