DT616-SIM Radiation Training Simulator

The DT616-SIM is a Beta / Gamma radiation hazard training simulator probe for use with the Mirion / Canberra AN/VDR-2, AN/PDR-77 and RDS100 radiation survey meters.

The very clever design enables you to use the radiation simulator probe with your operational detectors without the need to change the calibration of the actual instrument.


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DT616-SIM radiation hazard detection simulator
AN / VDR-2 / PDR77 Sim Instructor Controller

The DT616-SIM simulator probe set provides you with a training system that enables your students to experience the operational features of equivalent Mirion / Canberra DT616/ VDR-2 probe without the need to utilize real radiation sources or radioactive materials.

DT616-SIM responds to safe electronic and magnetic sources that simulate beta and gamma radiation, removing regulatory, environmental, and health and safety concerns for you and your students. You can use the simulation sources anywhere, including within public buildings.

Features of the DT616-SIM

  • For use with Mirion / Canberra AN/VDR-2, PDR-77 and RDS100
  • Simulation of Gamma and Beta radiation response
  • Responds to safe Beta simulation radiation sources that can be hidden on a person
  • Simulation of partial and full decontamination
  • For training in the use of the M-243/VDR-2 radiac meter with the DT616/VDR-2 probe
  • Responds to standard Argon simulation Gamma sources
  • No need to recalibrate your real instrument before or after use
  • Instructor remote control (pictured) is provided
  • PlumeSIM compatible.
Canberra - Mirion AN- PDR 77 - RDS100 Radiation safety training simulator

Training with DT616-SIM simulation probe

DT616-SIM permits radiological incident instructors to safely teach critical search, reconnaissance, survey/ location and decontamination skills as well as a practical understanding of inverse square law, isodoserate mapping, shielding and safe demarcation.

Whilst the DT616-SIM receives an encoded signal representing specific gamma emitting radionuclides from deployed electronic simulation sources, it also responds to magnetic simulation sources that simulate beta sources for training in contamination, cross-contamination and decontamination.

An instructor remote controller (IRC) is provided in order to simulate the effects of partial or complete decontamination when using magnetic simulation sources, or to simulate probe failure.

Training in the use of complementary equipment types with common simulation sources

The DT616-SIM system is compatible with other dosimeter, survey/radiac meter, and spectrometer simulators manufactured by Argon Electronics, permitting multi-detector, multi-isotope training to take place within the same scenario. You can even optionally include hazardous substance releases including chemical warfare agents to drive HazMat / CW simulation detectors.

PlumeSIM – Simulation of wide area tactical and emergency response field exercises

The DT616-SIM system is compatible with Argon’s PlumeSIM system. PlumeSIM enables real time instrumented wide area operational training exercises to be conducted using single or multiple simulation device types that respond in the real world to multiple virtual radiation or chemical hazard release events.

Cost effective realistic training for your teams

DT616-SIM probes are powered by the same battery supply as the M-243/VDR-2 radiac meters to which they are connected. The simulators require no preventative maintenance or recalibration, reducing the cost of ownership. Expensive damage to real detectors is avoided which means operational readiness is maintained.


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