Final Report on 2002 Airborne Geophysical Survey at Badlands Bombing Range, South Dakota
Final rept. Sep 2002-Sep 2005
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIV
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This report describes the results of a low altitude helicopter geophysical survey performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL and the U.S. Army Engineering Support Center, Huntsville USAESCH over areas contaminated by unexploded ordnance at the Badlands Bombing Range on tribal lands of the Oglala Sioux Nation in SeptemberOctober, 2002. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate improvements to a multi-sensor magnetometry system for ordnance detection. Surveys were carried out at at five sites designated Test Grid 2 ha, Parsons A 25 ha, Parsons B 23 ha, Bombing Target 1 22 ha, and Bouquet Table 40 ha. The latter four sites were areas where the Department of Defense was suspected or known to previously have conducted weapons tests or bombing exercises. The average rate of coverage for the three suspected target sites ranged between 13 hahr to 25 hahr. The average along line survey speed was between 6 ms and 13 ms. The average distance between the actual locations of the excavated items and the predicted locations from helicopter anomalies was about 1 m.
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Ammunition and Explosives