Uxo discrimination at camp san luis obispo with the metalmapper

Donald D. Snyder, Mark Prouty, David C. George, Tom King, Mary Poulton, Anna Szidarovszky

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Abstract

The MetalMapper is an electromagnetic metal detector that is being commercialized by Geometrics, Inc with support from the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). Together with several other systems, the MetalMapper participated in an ESTCP-sponsored classification study at the former Camp San Luis Obispo (SLO) located a few miles northwest of San Luis Obispo, CA. Operating independently, the MetalMapper conducted two surveys: a dynamic mapping survey for target detection; a precision (Cued ID) static measurement over detected targets for use in discrimination. The SLO study involved a number of different organizations deploying both commercially available EM and magnetic sensors and advanced EM systems such as the MetalMapper. Following the completion of the field work by these organizations, nearly 2000 targets identified from the detection surveys were then dug. Using a common set of targets, demonstrators prepared a dig list prioritized according to the probability that a particular target was a target of interest (TOI). The dig lists were scored by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). The primary objective of this paper is to describe MetalMapper system, the data processing, and the methodology employed for assembling the prioritized dig list. We also present the scoring results for the MetalMapper as provided to us by the IDA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication23rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2010, SAGEEP 2010
PublisherJ and N Group, Ltd.
Pages1054-1064
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781617384172
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event23rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2010, SAGEEP 2010 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophyics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, SAGEEP
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1554-8015

Other

Other23rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2010, SAGEEP 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period4/11/104/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Snyder, D. D., Prouty, M., George, D. C., King, T., Poulton, M., & Szidarovszky, A. (2010). Uxo discrimination at camp san luis obispo with the metalmapper. In 23rd Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2010, SAGEEP 2010 (pp. 1054-1064). (Proceedings of the Symposium on the Application of Geophyics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, SAGEEP; Vol. 2). J and N Group, Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4133/1.3445421