Accession Number : ADA306439

Title :   Sensor Technology Assessment for Ordnance and Explosive Waste Detection and Location. Revision B.

Corporate Author : JET PROPULSION LAB PASADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Peterson, John C. ; Arredondo, Ruby ; Chao, Tien-Hsin ; Friedman, Gary L. ; LaBaw, Clayton

PDF Url : ADA306439

Report Date : 01 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 313

Abstract : The prospect of using sensor technology for the detection and location of surface and subsurface Ordnance and Explosive Waste (OEW) is assessed to determine its suitability for operations on formerly used defense sites (FUDS). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Division, has identified over 900 potential OEW sites, of which as many as 300 may be classified as an imminent hazard. Cleanup of the OEW sites is estimated to cost several billion dollars. However, this cost will increase since the Army is still in the process of identifying contaminated OEW sites. In addition, Department of Defense (DoD) ordnance test ranges, such as the Yuma Proving Ground, contain many types of unexploded ordnance, making the cleanup task more complex. Today, several types of electromagnetic sensors have successfully been used for site characterization. In this report, we have assessed over 30 state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for their applicability to site characterization. This assessment will enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others to better address the ever-increasing site cleanup problem. Information required to select the appropriate sensors is provided within this document. Over one-hundred sensor technology products and services are surveyed, providing an in-depth summary of technology that can be brought to bear on the OEW problem. In the future, sensor suites and data processing utilizing data fusion should be utilized in less labor-intensive approaches to enhance productivity and increase quality of OEW detection and location.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES DETECTION, *MAGNETOMETERS, DATA PROCESSING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETECTION, DETECTORS, RISK, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HAZARDS, STATE OF THE ART, SITES, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), COST ESTIMATES, EXPLOSIVES, COSTS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PRODUCTIVITY, DATA FUSION, WASTES, ORDNANCE, CLEANING, ADAPTATION, RANGES(FACILITIES), TEST FACILITIES, SUBSURFACE, UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE