Accession Number : ADA302912

Title :   Evaluation of the Ordnance Detection Expert Support Application (ODESA)

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 1994-Feb 1995

Corporate Author : NAVAL EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TECHNOLOGY DIV INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s) : Scroggins, Debra M

PDF Url : ADA302912

Report Date : Oct 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The ordnance detection expert support applicagion (ODESA) is a project under the unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance technology program sponsored by the U.S. Army Environment Center and managed by the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. ODESA was developed to address the government's need for reliable and cost-effective UXO clearance technology. This need has become a priority within the Department of Defense because of military downsizing, reductions and base consolidations, and the need to close, clean-up and return to the public military bases and ranges. ODESA is a prototype data fusion system that utilizes genetic algorithms and a heuristic rule base to provide a more accurate and reliable accounting of the location and identification of buried UXO. ODESA has been demonstrated to reduce the amount of false alarms experienced due to single sensor systems by fusing together data from multiple sensors. Several projects under the UXO clearance technology program focus on the demonstration of ordnance detection technology. The output data provided by these sensor demonstration projects, in combination with site-specific information are fused together by ODESA to provide better understanding of the location and identification of buried UXO.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, *EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *ORDNANCE LOCATORS, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, ALGORITHMS, BASE CLOSURES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DATA FUSION, DETECTION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, EXPERT SYSTEMS, FALSE ALARMS, HEURISTIC METHODS, MILITARY FACILITIES, MULTISENSORS, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NEURAL NETS, ORDNANCE, UNDERGROUND

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE