Accession Number:

ADA495543

Title:

Wide Area UXO Screening with the Multi-Sensor Fixed-Wing Airborne System MARS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SKY RESEARCH ASHLAND OR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This project is being conducted to demonstrate and certify a fixed-wing platform for deploying low altitude remote sensing technologies that can be used to help meet the increasing demand on the Department of Defense DoD for low-cost, high-resolution wide area assessment WAA of former and active military facilities contaminated with unexploded ordnance UXO. The Minimum Altitude Remote Sensing MARS system can provide DoD the ability to characterize large sites cost efficiently, reliably, and safely. The MARS airborne UXO mapping system has been developed, successfully tested, and deployed in Europe by SeaTerra GmbH in Germany. Sky Research, Inc. SKY is demonstrating and certifying this system Figure 1 for application in the United States US in partnership with SeaTerra. The integration of proven geophysical sensor technologies, deployed at low altitudes using sophisticated, commercially available, off-the-shelf light sport aircraft LSA technology, represents a novel and innovative solution for DoD to successfully execute geophysical mapping and UXO characterization at large sites. This demonstration plan addresses the first phase of the technology demonstration, deployment of the LSA with magnetic MAG sensors a separate demonstration plan will be submitted for the second phase of the project, which, if funded, will integrate electromagnetic EM sensors with magnetic sensors for concurrent data collection.

Subject Categories:

  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE