Accession Number:

ADA422639

Title:

UXO Technology Demonstration Program at Jefferson Proving Ground, Phase IV

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Aug-Nov 1998

Corporate Author:

NAVAL EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TECHNOLOGY DIV INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

299.0

Abstract:

The fourth in a series of Unexploded Ordnance UXO Technology demonstrations at Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison IN, was conducted April through November 1998. An existing controlled site was modified to incorporate a self test area where selected demonstrators could collect data on buried ordnance and non-ordnance targets. Target position, depth, type, and orientation was provided as government furnished information. Afterwards, a blind test site was established to evaluate demonstrator capabilities to discriminate ordnance from non-ordnance. The performance of 10 discrimination companies and 1 remediation company is documented in this report. In general, a better than expected performance of discrimination was observed but not to the degree required to make a significant impact on range cleanup. Technology initiatives should continue in the future to fund detection and discrimination schemes and to periodically conduct blind testing as a confirmation of demonstrator capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE