Tracerco PED+ Simulator

Thanks to a combination of Argon’s wealth of simulation experience and our relationship with Tracerco, the look, feel and response of the Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED+) Simulator is extremely close to that of actual detector.

PED+SIM responds to Radsim electromagnetic sources that safely simulate ionizing radiation eliminating regulatory, environmental, and health and safety concerns for you and your students. You can use the simulation sources in the open or within buildings.


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High impact radiation training

To ensure the ultimate training experience, all user interface components (display, indicators, switch panel, sounder and vibrator) are exactly the same as the real detector.

Response speed and characteristics when approaching and withdrawing from the simulation source are just like the real detector enabling you to deliver highly realistic source search / find training.

Simulated sensitivity enables the Tracerco PED+SIM to detect the Radsim GS4 simulation Gamma source at a free space distance of typically 200 feet (60 metres) distance line of sight.

Consistent, repeatable performance

Powerful proprietary signal processing ensures simulated readings are repeatable each time students revisit the same scenario location while also ensuring the readings observed on different simulators are within the accepted tolerances of actual detectors; all contributing to the provision of high quality, realistic training.

Even the effect of user body shielding to determine source position is realistically simulated so you can be certain your survey teams understand how to use and interpret their detector readings and alarms effectively.

Key features:

  • Inverse square law (1/r2) response within real detector tolerance.
  • Simulation of user body shielding for source location.
  • Realistic representation of different shielding effects. 
  • Selectable units of measurement (Sv/hr, Rem, CPS).
  • Same human interface as real Tracerco PED+.
  • Configurable menu settings.
  • Dose and dose rate alarm settings.
  • Language selection.
  • Same battery as real detector (approximately 36 hours standard operation, 150 hours operation in screen saver mode).
  • No regular calibration.
  • No preventative maintenance.

Time distance shielding

The PED+ training simulator enables the importance of time/distance shielding to be taught and demonstrated with ease; the activity of the simulated source realistically reduced depending upon the material between the simulation source and the simulated detector. 

Extremely realistic inverse square law response allows the powerful protective combination of distance and shielding to be demonstrated enabling students to practice communication of recommendations and safety procedures without the regulatory, safety, environmental and cost restrictions associated with real sources. 

Cost effective realistic training

No preventative maintenance, calibration or consumables (except batteries) are required ensuring whole life cost of ownership is minimal, expensive damage to real detectors is avoided and operational readiness is maintained.

PlumeSIM compatible

PED+SIM is compatible with PlumeSIM, Argon’s proven Live Field and Tabletop CBRN exercise system. In use by many of the world’s leading training facilities, PlumeSIM enables real time instrumented wide area tactical field and nuclear / HazMat / Chemical Warfare emergency response exercises to be conducted using single or multiple simulation device types that respond in the real time to simulated hazards. 

PED is a trade mark of Tracerco.  Tracerco is a trade mark of Johnson Matthey.


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