Training for special conditions: CBRN and EOD team missions

According to the CBRN Defence Standards for Education, Training and Evaluation, ATP-3.8.1,  CBRN devices, CBRN training for special conditions, apart from climatic conditions, involves operations led by EOD (explosive ordnance devices) team missions. It was stressed that improvised explosive devices, regardless of their manufactured or improved nature, constitute a realistic and permanent threat to NATO-led … Read moreTraining for special conditions: CBRN and EOD team missions

EU-SENSE Chemical Exposure Experiments in a “Breeze Tunnel”

The TNO CBRN Protection conducted a series of experiments in which EU-SENSE sensor nodes were exposed to a variety of concentrations of a phosphorus-containing CWA simulant under ambient conditions. TNO used their so-called “Breeze Tunnel” facility for these experiments. It consists of a large warehouse-type hall, open to the environment at both ends and with … Read moreEU-SENSE Chemical Exposure Experiments in a “Breeze Tunnel”

CBRN training and weather conditions: extreme cold

According to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III[i], real conditions training is required to understand the effects of pick-up and carry-through of chemical agents from colder into warmer areas. Moreover, when operating in stressful conditions, insulation must be adjusted to avoid saturating inner clothing with sweat. Individuals and units whose role may require working in extreme cold must … Read moreCBRN training and weather conditions: extreme cold

Chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial materials detected with the EU-SENSE AI-based recon device

The EU-SENSE chemical reconnaissance device, which is based on AI, has to identify and detect selected chemical substances from the group of chemical warfare agents (CWA) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). CWAs include: Tabun (GA), Sarin (GB), Soman (GD), Cyclosarin (GF), VX, Sulphur mustard (HD) and Lewisite 1 (L). Regarding ITCs, these are:  ammonia (NH3), … Read moreChemical warfare agents and toxic industrial materials detected with the EU-SENSE AI-based recon device

DHSS 2021 -International Defence and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop

The 2021 International Defence and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop, as a part of the International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference (I3M 2021), will be held in Krakow, Poland (15-17 September, 2021). This annual event brings experts together for the purpose of presenting and discussing all type of innovation related to modeling & simulation. The EU-SENSE consortium members … Read moreDHSS 2021 -International Defence and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop

The design phase of CBRN training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

The purpose of the design phase is to both develop a training strategy and detail the learning activities and environment necessary to ensure that the learning objectives defined are achieved efficiently and effectively. The current epidemic situation forces the use of new training solutions, especially those ensuring safety. Remote learning is a natural choice, ensuring … Read moreThe design phase of CBRN training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

Training scenario design to employ the Proteus effect

The EU-SENSE project assumes conducting training sessions on the use of a novel device for detection and identification of chemical hazards. In the time of COVID-19, such a training can be digitally enhanced, or can even replace exercises in the real field, depending on a situation. In such circumstances, the design of the training scenario … Read moreTraining scenario design to employ the Proteus effect