Accession Number:

ADA592225

Title:

Man-Portable Vector (MPV) EMI Sensor for UXO Contamination Assessment at Former Spencer Artillery Range, Tennessee

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 2012-Apr 2013

Corporate Author:

BLACK TUSK GEOPHYSICS INC VANCOUVER (CANADA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

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 participated in the June 2012 ESTCP live-site demonstration at Spencer Range, Tennessee, where detection and classification were tested. The detection survey covered 1.3 acre in open field, where all targets were detected and 300 anomalies were investigated in cued mode. All targets were correctly classified with 90 clutter rejection. Portable systems were also tested in a forested area where cued interrogation data were collected over 700 flags using the beacon positioning technology. Classification correctly identified 99 of the munitions while rejecting 85 of the clutter. The survey was completed in 12 days with an average production rate of 0.5 acre per day in detection mode and 125 anomalies per day in cued mode. All demonstration objectives were met. The MPV technology will be involved in further ESTCP demonstrations in 2013.

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE