The objective of this live site project is to demonstrate advanced methods for the detection and discrimination of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in a production setting. Specific objectives are to:
- Further develop and test a suite of discrimination strategies at increasingly complex and cluttered sites for a wide range of electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors (production and next generation).
- Develop work flows and processing tools for the robust implementation of advanced discrimination and classification methodologies in the production environment.
- Transition data processing expertise and technology to the UXO industry through training and work sessions with Sky Research Inc. (SKY) algorithm and software developers.
Through SERDP and ESTCP sponsorship, SKY and the University of British Columbia Geophysical Inversion Facility have developed and tested numerous discrimination methodologies using both production-type data (e.g. Geonics EM-61, total-field magnetics) and next-generation sensor data (e.g. BUD, TEMTADS, MPV, MetalMapper). These signal processing algorithms and strategies have been tested using full coverage, dynamically acquired data and cued interrogation, statically acquired data sets collected during previous ESTCP live site classification demonstrations (former Camp Sibert, AL; former Camp San Luis Obispo, CA; and former Camp Butner, NC). These methods will be adapted and extended to support the ongoing series of ESTCP's live site classification demonstrations.