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MTAD Demonstration Data Report Former Camp San Luis Obispo Magnetometer and EM61 MkII Surveys

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Test rept. 2008-2008

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In 2003, the Defense Science Board observed The problem is that instruments that can detect the buried UXOs also detect numerous scrap metal objects and other artifacts, which leads to an enormous amount of expensive digging. Significant progress has been made in classification technology over the past several years. To date however, testing of these approaches has been primarily limited to test sites with only limited application at live sites. Acceptance of these classification technologies requires demonstration of system capabilities at real UXO sites under real world conditions. Any attempt to declare detected anomalies to be harmless and requiring no further investigation will require demonstration to regulators of not only individual technologies, but an entire decision making process. There are two primary objectives of this study 1. Test and validate detection and discrimination capabilities of currently available and emerging technologies on real sites under operational conditions. 2. Investigate in cooperation with regulators and program managers how discrimination technologies can be implemented in cleanup operations. As part of the ESTCP UXO Classification Study, Nova Research, Inc. conducted two total coverage surveys of the 11.8 acre final demonstration site at the Former Camp SLO, CA Formerly-Used Defense Site FUDS. These surveys were conducted using the Naval Research Laboratory NRL Multi-sensor Towed Array Detection System MTADS magnetometer and EM61 MkII arrays. This document details the demonstration as executed at the former Camp SLO demonstration site, the data analyses conducted, and the generated data products.

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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors
  • Ammunition and Explosives

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