Accession Number:

ADA495569

Title:

Demonstration of Helicopter Multi-sensor Towed Array Detection System (MTADS) Magnetometry at Former Camp Beale, California

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2005-Oct 2008

Corporate Author:

SKY RESEARCH ASHLAND OR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

Helicopter Multisensor Towed Array Detection System MTADS Magnetometry HeliMag technology was demonstrated as part of the ESTCP Wide Area Assessment Pilot Program. This report documents the acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation of Helicopter Multisensor Towed Array Detection System Magnetometry data for unexploded ordnance related sites at nearly 5,000 acres at former Camp Beale, California. The performance criteria for positioning accuracy, system noise, data density, MEC parameter estimates, and operating parameters altitude, speed, overlap, production levels were met except for the production levels which averaged 259 acres per day compared to the objective of 300 acres per day. Results were inconclusive for many of the areas of interest due to the presence of challenging geology at the site. Because of the geologic masking effects on the results, targets were picked manually.

Subject Categories:

  • Geomagnetism
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE