Predicting the Mobility and Burial of Underwater Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Using the UXO Mobility Model Interim Field Test Report (FRF Duck, NC)
Interim rept. Jun-Oct 2005
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER
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The UXO Mobility Model which predicts the movement and burial of UXO in the marine environment is being demonstrated at two sites. The first demonstration is being conducted at the Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility in North Carolina. Demonstration design, field deployment, and preliminary results are discussed in this report. Although the FRF Duck Field Demonstration data have not yet been used to quantitatively calibrate and validate the UXO Mobility Model, the test to date has been successful. The following conclusions are based upon the data obtained to date all surrogates were installed as planned and have been tracked for approximately 4 months, measurable movement occurred, generally within the range of initial predictions, test methods were refined and will be used for the remainder of the test period.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Ammunition and Explosives