Mobile munitions assessment system design, testing, operational experience

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The remnants of America`s chemical weapons program exist at more than 200 sites in the United States. The U.S. Army`s Project Manager for Non-stockpile Chemical Material (PMNSCM) has the responsibility for the remediation of non-stockpile chemical warfare material (CWM). PMNSCM must respond to a variety of situations involving discovered, recovered or buried material. This response requires unique hardware capabilities to characterize, assess, and provide information to develop plans for disposing of the material. PMNSCM sponsored the development of a Mobile Munitions Assessment System (MMAS) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to meet the need to characterize and ... continued below

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Watts, K.D.; Snyder, A.M. & Rowe, L.C. August 1, 1997.

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  • Watts, K.D.
  • Snyder, A.M. Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  • Rowe, L.C. Army PM CML DEMIL, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (United States)

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The remnants of America`s chemical weapons program exist at more than 200 sites in the United States. The U.S. Army`s Project Manager for Non-stockpile Chemical Material (PMNSCM) has the responsibility for the remediation of non-stockpile chemical warfare material (CWM). PMNSCM must respond to a variety of situations involving discovered, recovered or buried material. This response requires unique hardware capabilities to characterize, assess, and provide information to develop plans for disposing of the material. PMNSCM sponsored the development of a Mobile Munitions Assessment System (MMAS) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to meet the need to characterize and assess non-stockpile chemical warfare material. The MMAS equipment is capable of distinguishing CWM from conventional munitions, identifying the agent fill and level, and assessing the status of the firing train. The MMAS has a data processing, collection, and storage subsystem and a communications link to a Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) database. A typical data package includes X-rays, elemental spectra, weather data, physical descriptions, photographs, video, etc. The MMAS data will be used by the Army`s Munition Assessment and Review Board (MARB) to help determine the appropriate methods and safeguards necessary to store, transport, and dispose of non-stockpile CWM.

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  • UXO forum `97, Nashville, TN (United States), 28-30 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97053247
  • Report No.: INEL/CON--97-00091
  • Report No.: CONF-9705185--
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 542025
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689611

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Watts, K.D.; Snyder, A.M. & Rowe, L.C. Mobile munitions assessment system design, testing, operational experience, article, August 1, 1997; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc689611/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.