Accession Number : ADA331044

Title :   UXO Detection Using Optical Sensors,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Robinson, Dale E. ; Ruff, William C.

PDF Url : ADA331044

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Owing to cuts in the Defense Department budget, many military bases have been forced to close. Before these bases can be converted from military to civilian use, the unexploded ordnance (UXO) must be located and completely removed. The ordnance to be cleaned ranges from large-caliber rounds to small submunitions, which can be as small as 2 cm in diameter. In this report, we derive the basic theory necessary for the design of a UXO sensor operating in the visible to far-infrared wavelength regions. We then analyze several commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) sensors that could be used for UXO detection and present a few general conclusions on work required before a UXO sensor is fabricated.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *DETECTION, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, FREQUENCY, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, REGIONS, FAR INFRARED RADIATION, ORDNANCE, MILITARY BUDGETS, SUBMUNITIONS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE