Ultra-Realistic Simulation for First Responders

Ultra-Realistic Simulation for First Responders

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A new technology provides first responders with an advanced training solution for the protection against radiological or nuclear terrorism and the capability to deal with their subsequent aftermath. 

The Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology was developed by a collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, California) and Argon Electronics (UK).  

In contrast to other existing simulator training methods, the RaFTS technology produces a response within an actual radiation detector that exactly replicates all the physics of real-world usage.

The technology will facilitate the development of an ultra-realistic radiation simulator tool. The project will combine LLNL’s innovative Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) technology with Argon’s simulation software and hardware capabilities.

According to homelandsecuritynewswire.com, the hardware has been designed as an externally mounted device that interfaces directly with the circuitry of operational radiation detection systems.

The data that is collected offers a sufficient degree of realism to enable the energy-spectra-based identification, measurement and location of a radioactive source.