Accession Number:

ADA571810

Title:

USACE Participation in the Pole Mountain Advanced Classification Demonstration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 2011-Oct 2012

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS OMAHA NE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This report describes in detail the procedures, methods, and resources used to complete the demonstration project at the former Pole Mountain Target and Maneuver Area. The objective of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE participation was to learn to use advanced classification processes and apply them to making digno-dig decisions on munitions response sites. A total of 2,370 data files were inverted and analyzed using the UX-Analyze add-on to Geosofts Oasis Montaj software package. Once analysis was complete, theoretical ranked dig lists were submitted for scoring by the Institute for Defense Analyses. Dig list scoring was based on the number of targets of interest TOIs correctly identified as items that should be dug and the number of non-TOI or clutter items that were correctly classified as items that did not need to be intrusively investigated. The dig list submitted by USACE Omaha District correctly identified all of the TOI on site as TOI and the number of false positives was reduced by approximately 59. A retrospective analysis was performed to examine ways of improving the results of the advanced classification. Results indicate that more aggressive use of a size parameter leads to a reduction of false positives by up to 77.

Subject Categories:

  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE