Accession Number : ADA562060


Title :   Man-Portable Vector EMI Sensor for Full UXO Characterization


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. May 2011-Mar 2012


Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFICE (DOD) ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Lhomme, Nicolas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a562060.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 79


Abstract : This is the fifth study in the series of Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) demonstrations of classification technologies for Munitions Response (MR). This demonstration is designed to investigate the evolving classification methodology at a site that is partially wooded with a mix of munitions types. The primary objective of this project is to demonstrate field use of a man portable discrimination system, the Man Portable Vector (MPV) sensor. The MPV electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensor was designed to extend advanced discrimination capabilities to sites with challenging surveying conditions and, thus allow for advanced discrimination to be applied at most human trafficable land locations at moderate cost. The system is deployed in conjunction with a portable local positioning system free from line-of-sight requirements to facilitate survey in treed areas, where traditional location systems like global positioning system (GPS) and laser (e.g., dense forests and steep terrain) can fail.


Descriptors :   *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION , DETECTORS , DISCRIMINATION , ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION , MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT , POSITION(LOCATION)


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE