Accession Number:

ADA371273

Title:

An Overview of Jefferson Proving Ground UXO Technology Demonstration (Phase III) Contractor Performance Self-Assessments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

The self-evaluations of four participants in the Jefferson Proving Ground, IN, UXO unexploded ordnance Technology Demonstrations, Phase III 1996, were reviewed to better understand the factors that control detection andor discrimination of buried UXO by surface instruments. Among the conclusions drawn was the fact that each participant relied more heavily on human experience than model-driven data analysis to distinguish UXO from other objects. Furthermore, the simple magnetic dipole models that were used by some participants were shown to be inadequate for accurately predicting depth of burial and UXO orientation in most cases. Data analysis techniques and model predictions are not yet sophisticated enough to allow UXO discrimination using total field magnetometry.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE