Discrimination Report: ESTCP UXO Discrimination Study, ESTCPProject #MM-0437

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The FY06 Defense Appropriation contains funding for the 'Development of Advanced, Sophisticated, Discrimination Technologies for UXO Cleanup' in the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program. In 2003, the Defense Science Board observed: 'The problem is that instruments that can detect the buried UXOs also detect numerous scrap metal objects and other artifacts, which leads to an enormous amount of expensive digging. Typically 100 holes may be dug before a real UXO is unearthed! The Task Force assessment is that much of this wasteful digging can be eliminated by the use of more advanced technology instruments that exploit modern digital processing and ... continued below

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Gasperikova, Erika; Smith, J. Torquil; Morrison, H. Frank & Becker, Alex December 21, 2007.

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The FY06 Defense Appropriation contains funding for the 'Development of Advanced, Sophisticated, Discrimination Technologies for UXO Cleanup' in the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program. In 2003, the Defense Science Board observed: 'The problem is that instruments that can detect the buried UXOs also detect numerous scrap metal objects and other artifacts, which leads to an enormous amount of expensive digging. Typically 100 holes may be dug before a real UXO is unearthed! The Task Force assessment is that much of this wasteful digging can be eliminated by the use of more advanced technology instruments that exploit modern digital processing and advanced multi-mode sensors to achieve an improved level of discrimination of scrap from UXOs.' Significant progress has been made in discrimination technology. To date, testing of these approaches has been primarily limited to test sites with only limited application at live sites. Acceptance of discrimination technologies requires demonstration of system capabilities at real UXO sites under real world conditions. Any attempt to declare detected anomalies to be harmless and requiring no further investigation require demonstration to regulators of not only individual technologies, but of an entire decision making process. This discrimination study was be the first phase in what is expected to be a continuing effort that will span several years.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--63715
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/926907 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 926907
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc893866

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Gasperikova, Erika; Smith, J. Torquil; Morrison, H. Frank & Becker, Alex. Discrimination Report: ESTCP UXO Discrimination Study, ESTCPProject #MM-0437, report, December 21, 2007; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893866/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.