Accession Number:

ADA303367

Title:

Remote Sensing of Surface Unexploded Ordnance at Black Hills Army Depot, Edgemont, South Dakota.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

158.0

Abstract:

There is increasing need for dual-use or multiuse technology because of current and anticipated Department of Defense budget reductions. This report describes the use of a helicopter-mounted sensing and processing system, originally designed for remote minefield detection, as a tool for detecting unexploded ordnance at the terrain surface. Detection is based on the remote identification of surface anomalies and materials that may indicate the presence of explosive ordnance contamination. The use of airborne remote detection minimizes the risk to personnel during the environmental assessment and analysis of the site. The U.S. Army Engineer Division, Huntsville, requested the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station WES to use the airborne scanner system to detect surface unexploded ordnance UXO at the Black Hills Army Depot. The airborne scanner system used is based on the REmote Minefield Detection System REMIDS. Huntsville Division personnel selected areas of interest based on suspected contamination at the depot, and the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center AATTC, Fort Rucker, provided aircraft support. WES personnel operated the airborne scanner and processed the data collected from the test flights to generate contamination maps of the areas of interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE