Demonstration of MPV Sensor at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
Final technical rept. Sep 2010-June 2011
SKY RESEARCH INC ASHLAND OR
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The Man-Portable Vector electromagnetic induction sensor is a new-generation instrument designed to extend classification of unexploded ordnance UXO to sites where vegetation or terrain limit access to vehicle-based advanced geophysical platforms. The MPV was tested at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona UXO Standardized Test Site in October 2010. Most demonstration objectives were attained. Detection objectives were exceeded with 100 target detection within 0.3-meter depth and 90 within 1 meter, zero false alarms from non-metallic objects and no detectable targets missed during field survey. Discrimination goals were met with over 90 correct classification in top 1 meter and recover of location and depth within 0.1 m. False alarm rate for discrimination reached 60 in top 0.3 meter and 75 at 1 meter. The system was remarkably resilient for a second-generation research prototype. Its electromagnetic-beacon positioning system was tested against a Real-Time Kinematic GPS and yielded satisfactory accuracy. The MPV is scheduled to be deployed in June 2011 at next ESTCP demonstration at former Camp Beale, California.
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