ExploSim shows the effects of an explosion without damaging buildings or killing people.
How it does it
ExploSim provides a safe emulation of blast effects using radio frequency energy. The result is an indication of probable blast and fragmentation injuries at various distances.The distance / injury calculations are drawn from a range of open-source references.
The selected frequency offers similarities to blast in that it penetrates thin materials and is reflected from hard surfaces. The system can be used to simulate multiple IEDs and boobytraps.
Who uses it:
- Bomb technicians
- EOD operators
- Search teams
- Safety, Security and Emergency Managers
- Blast and Explosives Engineers
- Structural and Facade Engineers
- Architects and building designers
- Special Forces assault teams
- Incident Commanders
- Exercise planners and coordinators/Task Managers
How it's used
Using the transmitter unit's screen and keyboard, users select an amount of explosive between 1 and 20,000 kg (~ 2 to 44,000 pounds), an explosive from a list of commercial, military and home-made explosives, and a triggering system using an external switch or the in-built timer.
Receiver units are issued to people or placed around the site. When the transmitter sends the signal representing the explosion each receiver unit determines if it is in the range that equates to: blast injury, lethality or fragment injury.
The results are indicated by LEDs on the receiving unit. The information and results for each scenario are stored in the transmitter for downloading by the exercise controller.
The injury readings can be converted to expected structural damage.
- ExploSim transmits at low power (~40 milliwatts) on the globally available WiFi frequency of 2.4 GHz.
- The ExploSim system cannot be used as a firing system.
- The Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) and Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries are approved for carriage on aircraft.
- The system can be used wherever WiFi devices are permitted.
- The following standards apply: Intrusion Protection (IP) 65, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Conformité Européenne (CE). Shock and vibration protection to 'ruggedized commercial'.
ExploSim is an emulation system that safely provides an indication of effects of an explosion, it is not presented as a prescriptive analysis tool.