UXO Characterization with a Fast 4-D TEM System: Blossom Point Tests, Rev
ZONGE ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATION INC TUCSON AZ
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In accordance with our project plans, we conducted a demonstration of the Zonge 4-D NanoTEM system at the NRL Baseline Ordnance Classification Test Site located at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory s ARL Blossom Point facility1. Work was conducted at the facility during the period December 9-14, 2001 and generally followed the demonstration plan submitted to the ESTCP office in August, 2001 and approved with minor revisions in September, 20012. The primary objective of the test was to demonstrate the added value of a multi-component TEM system with early time capability. This progress report presents results from the demonstration and serves as a vehicle for the submission of a documented data set, an important deliverable that is part of our project plan. We submit herewith as Attachment A, a CD containing a large part of the data collected during the demonstration. Three data files in comma-separated-value CSV format include a a data grid of the BP test area with north-south lines spaced at 0.5m, b a similar grid with lines in the east-west direction at 1-m intervals, and c a file containing all calibration repeat data. A PDF document describes the Dynamic NanoTEM DNT system used to acquire the data and serves as the data documentation. The report also addresses an important Action Item communicated to us by ESTCP management and technical advisors. We have been asked to address the issue of comparative sensitivity between the Zonge NanoTEM system and the Geonics EM-61 and EM-63 instruments. Using data acquired at the Blossom Point UXO site and supplied to us by NRL, we present here a comparison of the sensitivity of the three systems.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Ammunition and Explosives