Dirty bomb simulator prepares responders

If a radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” ever explodes in the United States, emergency crews may be better prepared because of a simulator developed by an Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) visualization technologist.

Called the RDD Studio, the model was developed by the Lab’s Ryan Chen to provide a detailed simulation of what an optimal response to an RDD would look like.

The simulator grew out of an effort to give “life” to a 2017 Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) report, “RDD Response Guidance: Planning for the First 100 Minutes,” and has helped produce 14 videos that illustrate the hazards, tactics and procedures for an RDD response.

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Source: Tech Xplore