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Multisensor towed array detection system for UXO detection

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2 Author(s)
Nelson, H.H. ; Div. of Chem., Naval Res. Lab., Washington, DC, USA ; McDonald, J.R.

The multisensor towed array detection system (MTADS) was designed to be an efficient, sensitive tool for the detection and characterization of buried unexploded ordnance. It comprises arrays of total-field magnetometers and time-domain electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors, associated navigation and data acquisition hardware, and a custom data analysis system. The MTADS has conducted eleven demonstrations and surveys. The system has shown the ability to detect ordnance at its likely self-penetration depths with a probability of detection of 0.95 or better The model-derived positions and depths of the detected ordnance items are generally well within the physical size of the targets, making remediation much quicker and less costly than with standard techniques. Data sets corresponding to many of the MTADS surveys are available to others in the field

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 6 )