Munitions Response

SERDP and ESTCP’s Munitions Response program area supports the development and demonstration of innovative technologies that can characterize, remediate, and scientifically manage sites affected by military munitions.

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Demonstrating Calibrated Phase-Measuring Sidescan Sonar for Rapid Wide-Area and Detailed Mapping of UXO Shallower than 5 m

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Project ID: MR19-5079
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Foote, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
ESTCP Sep 2019

Demonstration of UAV Magnetometer System for Wide Area UXO Site Assessment

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Project ID: MR19-5212
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gregory Schultz, White River Technologies
ESTCP Sep 2019

Bistatic Acoustic Scattering from Munitions: Interactions with Nearby Clutter and the Water-Sediment Interface

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Project ID: MR19-1234
Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Kargl, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
SERDP Sep 2019

Advanced Marine EMI Processing Techniques for Munitions Detection and Classification

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Project ID: MR19-1261
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Billings, Black Tusk Geophysics
SERDP Sep 2019

Robotically Emplaced and Recovered Underwater Test Bed

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Project ID: MR19-5318
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Farinella, C-2 Innovations, Inc
ESTCP Sep 2019

UltraTEM Marine Towed System for Detection and Characterization of Buried Ordnance

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Project ID: MR19-5073
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Billings, Black Tusk Geophysics
ESTCP Aug 2019

Coupled Ensemble Sea-floor Environment and 6-DOF (CESE6D) Model for Assessing Characteristics of Munitions Underwater and Their Environment

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Project ID: MR19-1073
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Chu, Naval Postgraduate School
SERDP Jun 2019

Towards Developing Demonstrations for Munitions Mobility and Burial in the Underwater Environment

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Project ID: MR19-1317
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Calantoni, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP May 2019

Advanced Capabilities in the Underwater Munitions Expert System

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Project ID: MR19-1126
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Rennie, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2019

Crab-like legged robot for accessing and classifying munitions in surf zones

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Project ID: MR19-1369
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kathryn Daltorio, Case Western Reserve University
SERDP Jan 2019

Intrinsic Scalar Magnetic Gradiometer for Accurate Localization of Magnetic Anomalies

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Project ID: MR19-1379
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rui Zhang, Geometrics, Inc.
SERDP Jan 2019

Robust Prediction of Ordnance Depth of Burial in Soils Using Field Calibrated Phenomenological Model & Probabilistic Simulations

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Project ID: MR19-1277
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephan Bless, New York University
SERDP Jan 2019

Multi-Sensor Towbody (MuST) for Detection, Classification, and Geolocation of Underwater Munitions

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Project ID: MR18-5004
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin Williams, University of Washington
ESTCP Jan 2019

Improved Penetrometer Performance in Stratified Sediment for Cost-Effective Characterization, Monitoring and Management of Submerged Munitions Sites

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Project ID: MR18-1233
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nina Stark, Virginia Tech
SERDP Jul 2018

Using Laboratory Techniques in the Field to Measure Munitions Mobility in the Underwater Environment

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Project ID: MR18-1180
Principal Investigator: Blake Landry, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2018

Bistatic Target Classification using Low-Cost Unmanned Marine Vehicles in Shallow Water

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Project ID: MR18-1443
Principal Investigator: Erin Fischell, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution
SERDP Jan 2018

Wide Area Mapping of Munitions Distribution at Underwater Sites

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Project ID: MR18-1453
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Calantoni, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2018

Shallow Water Lidar for Target Morphology: Impacts of Surface Roughness and Turbidity

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Project ID: MR18-1459
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Thayer, Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, LLC
SERDP Jan 2018

Demonstration of Physics-based Inversions of Multibeam Echosounder for Sediment Properties

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Project ID: MR18-1406
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Hefner, University of Washington
SERDP Jan 2018

Meshfree Modeling of Munitions Penetration in Soils

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Project ID: MR-2628
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sheng-Wei Chi, University of Illinois at Chicago
SERDP Jan 2018

FY 2019 New Start Project Selections

FY 2019 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation – SERDP; ESTCP

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Munitions Response Site Inventory
 

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