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- Using Plants to Sustain Military Ranges
- Sonar Key to Detecting Underwater UXO
- Monitoring and Mapping Coral Reefs
- EPA-Approved Protocol for Range Characterization
- Robotic Laser Coating Removal System
- Understanding cis-DCE and VC Biodegradation
- Eliminating Cr from Medium Caliber Gun Barrels
- Predicting Responses to Landscape Changes
- Applying Statistics and Modeling to UXO Discrimination
- Composites with Low HAP Compounds
- Perchlorate-Free Flares Undergo Qualification Testing
- Recovering Energy from Landfill Gas
- Modeling Underwater UXO Mobility in Reef Environments
- Understanding the Behavioral Ecology of Cetaceans
- Forecasting the Effects of Stressors on At-Risk Species
- Advanced Signal Processing for UXO Discrimination
- Reducing Emissions for Jet Engines of the Future
- Assessing Vapor Intrusion at Chlorinated Solvent Sites
- Passive Sampling of Contaminated Sediments
- Leveraging Advanced Sensor Data to Clean Up UXO
- Source Zone Architecture Key to DNAPL Remediation
- Biopolymers Maintain Training Berms, Prevent Contamination
- Rare-Earth Corrosion Protection Mechanisms
- Cold Spray Technology for Aircraft Component Repair
- Ecological Research Supports Training at Camp Lejeune
- Loss of Permafrost – Impact on DoD Lands in Alaska
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- ASETSDefense Workshop on Sustainable Surface Engineering
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- Evaluating Matrix Diffusion Effects on Groundwater
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- Erosion Resistant Coating Improves Engine Efficiency
- Optimizing Boiler Efficiency Through Combustion Control
- Climate Change Adaptation: Enhanced Decision Making
- Adapting Energy-Efficient Heat Pumps for Cold Climates
- Workshop on Sustainable Surface Engineering Advances
- Ecological Forestry & DoD’s Carbon Footprint
- Munitions Classification in the Hands of Production Firms
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- ESTCP Partners with EPA on Watershed Management
- White House Energy Security Blueprint References ESTCP
- Success Classifying Munitions in Wooded Areas
- Evaluating Technology Performance at DNAPL Sites
- ‘Flyer’ Improves OB/OD Air Emissions Measurement
- Identifying Research Needs for Underwater Munitions
- Success Classifying Small Munitions at Camp Butner
- Managing Military Lands in the Southwest
- Partnering to Advance Munitions Classification
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- Sonar Identifies Underwater Munitions in Gulf Study
- Protective Coating Improves Jet Engine Fuel Efficiency
- Assessing Pacific Island Watershed Health
- New Insights Into Tracking Contaminants in Bedrock
- ClimaStat Technology Improves HVAC Efficiency
- Innovative Plating Process for Beryllium Alternatives
Identifying Research Needs for Underwater Munitions
SERDP, in partnership with the Office of Naval Research, sponsored the latest in a series of workshops to evaluate progress in developing acoustic techniques to detect and classify unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the underwater environment and to identify outstanding research and technology development needs. Held July 16 and 17, 2013, at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, the workshop drew 38 attendees representing 20 organizations from six countries including Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, and the United States.
Technologies evaluated included high- and low-frequency systems, imaging techniques and structural acoustic approaches, and applications for proud, partly buried, and fully buried UXO. Through formal briefings and small group discussions, the attendees sought to answer the following questions:
- What is the best level of performance currently available in different underwater environments and for different types of munitions?
- What is the theoretical best performance that can be expected?
- What are the science and engineering barriers to achieving this performance and, more specifically, how much will clutter or noise degrade sensor performance?
- Are robust target discriminators possible for all types of UXO and in all environments?
- How do underwater environments affect sonar performance, and what environmental factors are the most critical to understand and predict performance?
- Can the acoustic systems be used for real-time environmental characterization?
- What are the optimal configurations for sonar hardware, platforms, and signal processing, and are these systems available commercially or can they be adapted from evolving mine countermeasures (MCM) systems?
- How can performance of these acoustic systems maximized?
For more information, visit SERDP and ESTCP’s featured initiative on Munitions in the Underwater Environment.
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