Accession Number : ADA295232

Title :   Surface Towed Ordnance Locator System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. for Apr 93-Mar 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

PDF Url : ADA295232

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : This report presents the results of an evaluation of the capabilities and performance of the prototype Surface Towed Ordnance Locator System. The system includes a cesium vapor magnetometer array towed by a man-operated, all-terrain vehicle. Data processing and navigation subsystems are utilized to recognize targets and chart their locations. The evaluation was based on surveys for unexploded ordnance at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, CA and Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison. IN. The results showed that the Surface Towed Ordnance Locator System is capable of detecting and accurately charting the locations of ferrous targets, but that self-magnetic noise limited the detection capability. Additional efforts are necessary to give the system an ordnance/non-ordnance discrimination capability.

Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION, *MAGNETOMETERS, DATA PROCESSING, POSITION(LOCATION), MAGNETIC FIELDS, DETECTION, TARGETS, SURVEYS, IRON ALLOYS, NOISE, ORDNANCE, UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE