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About The Company

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. The UN remains the one place on Earth where all nations can gather together, discuss common problems, and find shared solutions that benefit humanity.

About The Company

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945.
The UN remains the one place on Earth where all nations can gather together, discuss common problems, and find shared solutions that benefit humanity.
The users are part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) which bans the use of nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere. The treaty curbs the development of new nuclear weapons and helps prevent human/animal suffering and environmental damages that are caused by nuclear testing. Based in Vienna, Austria the CTBTO was founded in 1996 and has over 260 members from over 70 countries.
About The Users

About The Users

The users are part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) which bans the use of nuclear explosions by everyone, everywhere. The treaty curbs the development of new nuclear weapons and helps prevent human/animal suffering and environmental damages that are caused by nuclear testing. Based in Vienna, Austria the CTBTO was founded in 1996 and has over 260 members from over 70 countries.

The Treaty has a unique and comprehensive verification regime to ensure that no nuclear explosion goes undetected. One of the pillars of this regime is the International Monitoring System (IMS).

IMS consists of 337 facilities worldwide to monitor the planet for signs of nuclear explosions, including seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound, and radionuclide stations.
The Challenges

The Challenges

The Treaty has a unique and comprehensive verification regime to ensure that no nuclear explosion goes undetected. One of the pillars of this regime is the International Monitoring System (IMS).

IMS consists of 337 facilities worldwide to monitor the planet for signs of nuclear explosions, including seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound, and radionuclide stations.
The Cinderella G2 is a robotized equipment that transfers the sample through different stages without human intervention in a 24h – 24h – 24h cycle. It has its internal operating software and produces a data string streamed via Ethernet. It contains all the relevant system information, including ancillary data like meteorological, state of health, and status data, including the process step status.

The Cinderella G2 is a robotized equipment that transfers the sample through different stages without human intervention in a 24h – 24h – 24h cycle. It has its internal operating software and produces a data string streamed via Ethernet. It contains all the relevant system information, including ancillary data like meteorological, state of health, and status data, including the process step status.
Five Cinderella systems deployed within the IMS radionuclide stations faced obsolescence challenges:
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A large amount of complex documentation was used for industrial robotic systems.
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There were strict regulations for the amount of data transfer between the robot and the information collection center (via satellite).
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Remote locations often did not have internet access, so software installation needed to me seamless and easy to use for unskilled operators.
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ITU had to pass a tender to participate in the project as the customer gave a preference to teams with expertise in radiochemistry.
Five Cinderella systems deployed within the IMS radionuclide stations faced obsolescence challenges:
-1-
A large amount of complex documentation was used for industrial robotic systems.
-2-
There were strict regulations for the amount of data transfer between the robot and the information collection center (via satellite).
-3-
Remote locations often did not have internet access, so software installation needed to me seamless and easy to use for unskilled operators.
-4-
ITU had to pass a tender to participate in the project as the customer gave a preference to teams with expertise in radiochemistry.
The Solutions
We developed a sample handling operator software that allows automated data collection from the equipment to further data delivery in a secure way to CTBTO headquarters in Vienna.

To achieve the the goals of this project, our team completed the following tasks:
Developed a software data emulator of the Cinderella G2 system
Adapted to the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) software from manual stations to Cinderella G2
Provided a user-friendly interface
Built up and maintained the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network to be reliable and in turn with latest technological and scientific advances
The Solutions
We developed a sample handling operator software that allows automated data collection from the equipment to further data delivery in a secure way to CTBTO headquarters in Vienna.

To achieve the the goals of this project, our team completed the following tasks:
1
Developed a software data emulator of the Cinderella G2 system
2
Adapted to the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) software from manual stations to Cinderella G2
3
Provided a user-friendly interface
4
Built up and maintained the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network to be reliable and in turn with latest technological and scientific advances
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Django
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.NET HTML
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MYSQL
PostgreSQL
Project Technologies

Project Technologies

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Django
PYTHON
.NET HTML
JS
MYSQL
PostgreSQL

The Results
The product has been successfully launched into commercial operation. In the process of implementing this project, our team developed:
Prototype
User interface
Robot diagnostic modules
Data analyzation module for spectrometers and filters
Diagnostics analyzation module 
Test packages
Functions that support the operations of the robot

The Results

The product has been successfully launched into commercial operation. In the process of implementing this project, our team developed:
Prototype
User interface
Robot diagnostic modules
Data analyzation module for spectrometers and filters
Diagnostics analyzation module
Test packages
Functions that support the operations of the robot
"The task was challenging. The equipment for testing was available at a limited scale and only via remote access; the technical documentation was partially incomplete. ITUniversum addressed all the challenges in a very organized and consistent way: collecting user requirements, writing use cases, testing each feature, and verifying the compliance of the technical instructions with the real hardware. The agile approach was very efficient and allowed first versions of the software to be delivered within a couple of months."
Vlad Gelashvili
Project manager, UN
"The task was challenging. The equipment for testing was available at a limited scale and only via remote access; the technical documentation was partially incomplete. ITUniversum addressed all the challenges in a very organized and consistent way: collecting user requirements, writing use cases, testing each feature, and verifying the compliance of the technical instructions with the real hardware. The agile approach was very efficient and allowed first versions of the software to be delivered within a couple of months."
Vlad Gelashvili
Project manager, UN
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