Training realistically to respond to the threat of radiological terrorism is a real problem. Using actual radiological materials to train federal, state, and local agencies who detect and respond to these threats is extremely expensive, adds risk, and can’t replicate many of the scenarios of concern. LLNL’s Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS) is a programmable device that injects realistic radiation source signals into suitably adapted operational radiation detection and identification devices (spectrometers). RaFTS enables highly realistic scenarios to simulate truly hazardous situations but without the need, expense or risks of using actual radiological material. In 2020, RaFTS was licensed by Argon Electronics Ltd (UK) to add significant capability to their line of CBRN hazard simulators.
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RaFTS: Radiation Field Training Simulator
Preparing for a Rad/Nuke Terrorist Event Realistic Radiation Detection Training Without Radiation Sources by Steven Kreek
You will hear about the LLNL developed Radiation Field Training Simulator (RaFTS). The prototyped systems enable first responders to be trained for radiological and nuclear incidents using real instrumentation in realistic scenarios.