Accession Number:

ADA495571

Title:

Demonstration of Helicopter Multi-Towed Array Detection System (MTADS) Magnetometry Technology at Pueblo Precision Bombing Range #2, Colorado

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2005-Aug 2008

Corporate Author:

SKY RESEARCH ASHLAND OR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The Pueblo Precision Bombing Range is located in Otero County, Colorado. This site is classified by the United States Government as a Formerly Used Defense Site FUDS and was a World War II-era military training facility. This demonstration utilized Helicopter Multi-Sensor Towed Array Detection System MTADS Magnetometry HeliMag technology, a wide area assessment technology. A data collection survey was conducted in September of 2005 and resulted in the survey of over 5,000 acres. Targets were selected using automatic picking procedures and 12,735 anomalies were selected from the data to assess the distribution of metal objects across the study area. A subset of anomalies in each of the areas of interest were analyzed using dipole fit analysis, the results of which were used to down-select candidate targets for intrusive investigation. These intrusive investigation results were used for verification of HeliMag results.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE