Training and using sensors or instruments can increase the cost of consumables such as batteries and filters. Simulation can keep these costs to a minimum while giving operators valuable training in the necessary procedures. CBRN Sim is a software product that delivers the full realism of sensor data, including errors and malfunctions, and gives instructors essential feedback on practical performance.


CBRN-Sim adds real-time simulation of CBRN Ground contamination and Airborne hazards to SCIM® and CBRNE-Frontline for Operator Sensor Integration Training. CBRN-Sim is a planning tool that allows an instructor to plan a scenario with chemical hazards including ground contamination and vapour, radiological hazards and nuclear fallout. CBRN-Sim provides the ability to add materials that generate false positive results for some of the sensor types.

Enhanced Training Capability • One of the key assets of the software is its ability to allow any form of training to be carried out, in the classroom or static on a platform without that platform moving into a training area. Full realism can be achieved by moving the platform in the training area and getting relevant sensor results based on crew actions. By not moving the platform this will be more of an environmental benefit and save on any platform running costs. CBRN-Sim can also work without the actual sensors being switched on; this saves on valuable instrument consumables. Seamless Integration into SCIM® and CBRNE-Frontline • All chemical and radiological sensors supported by SCIM® can also be used during CBRN-Sim simulations. SCIM® and CBRNE-Frontline with CBRN-Sim included will give visual and audible alarms, when entering a simulated hazard environment or will alarm at the correct distances for stand-off detection as during operational use. • The system can also be configured to ensure that when the system alarms, it sends automated messages to Bruhn NewTech’s CBRN-Analysis software application. Realistic simulation • The simulation takes into account which commands the operator has sent to the sensor, for example to change detection libraries to make the simulation as realistic as possible. Actual or Simulated data • CBRN-Sim allows the instructor to mix actual and simulated data, for example the instructor can choose to use actual data from a meteorological sensor, while simulating other sensors. Likewise, the software can use actual GPS time and locations if required or use a simulated route that has to be checked during the training or exercise. GIS-based planning • The planning tool contains a GIS system, which allows the instructor to get an overview of the planned chemical hazards including ground contamination and vapour, radiological hazards and nuclear fallout. • The GIS system is compatible with a wide range of mapping and satellite imagery formats. Exercise Management • Each exercise that is conducted is stored in a scenario library which can be reused or modified by the instructor. The simulation scenario is invisible to the personnel being trained. When the task or exercise is complete the instructor can use the logged information to evaluate the simulated contamination that was encountered on route and which commands the operator issued to the sensors as a result.