Accession Number : ADA303367

Title :   Remote Sensing of Surface Unexploded Ordnance at Black Hills Army Depot, Edgemont, South Dakota.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bennett, Hollis H., Jr

PDF Url : ADA303367

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : There is increasing need for dual-use or multiuse technology because of current and anticipated Department of Defense budget reductions. This report describes the use of a helicopter-mounted sensing and processing system, originally designed for remote minefield detection, as a tool for detecting unexploded ordnance at the terrain surface. Detection is based on the remote identification of surface anomalies and materials that may indicate the presence of explosive ordnance contamination. The use of airborne remote detection minimizes the risk to personnel during the environmental assessment and analysis of the site. The U.S. Army Engineer Division, Huntsville, requested the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) to use the airborne scanner system to detect surface unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Black Hills Army Depot. The airborne scanner system used is based on the REmote Minefield Detection System (REMIDS). Huntsville Division personnel selected areas of interest based on suspected contamination at the depot, and the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center (AATTC), Fort Rucker, provided aircraft support. WES personnel operated the airborne scanner and processed the data collected from the test flights to generate contamination maps of the areas of interest.

Descriptors :   *MINEFIELDS, *REMOTE DETECTORS, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, SCANNING, ANOMALIES, FLIGHT TESTING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETECTION, DETECTORS, AIRCRAFT, RISK, PROCESSING, AIRBORNE, MINE DETECTION, TERRAIN, EXPLOSIVES, REDUCTION, SURFACES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, HELICOPTERS, MAPS, PERSONNEL, ORDNANCE, CONTAMINATION, MENTAL ABILITY, MILITARY BUDGETS, MULTIPURPOSE, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE