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Innovative Seismic System for Buried Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Classification
Annual rept. for FY98
GTE-BBN TECHNOLOGIES CAMBRIDGE MA
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Unexploded ordnance UXO presents a lethal hazard to individuals worldwide in previous war zones and at military training facilities. At Department of Defense installations in this country, it is estimated that over 10,000 sites and 11,000,000 acres are contaminated with hazardous materials. Many areas are now scheduled to be returned to civilian use or require environmental cleanup, which necessitates a thorough and efficient site characterization and remediation process. Current UXO sensing technologies, including magnetometers and EM sensors, have been used for a long time for reconnaissance mapping and are becoming highly efficient for mapping large areas. These sensors detect the ferrous metal content or electrical conductivity properties of buried materials. Detection rates for these sensors can be as high as 95, depending on the soil and UXO characteristics.
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