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Detecting UXO: putting it all into perspective
Author(s): C. Malcolm Mackenzie; Christine M. Jordan; Regina E. Dugan; Michael A. Kolodny
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Paper Abstract

This paper details the background and status of the unexploded ordance (UXO) problem. Included are a brief history of the problem; a discussion of government initiatives; and a description of UXO detection technologies, their effectiveness, and potential future uses. This paper focuses on domestic UXO contamination primarily resulting from training and testing exercises; nevertheless, the discussion pertains to UXO contamination that has resulted from wartime activities throughout the world. Currently, there is no safe, technically feasible method to accurately detect, locate, and identify surface and subsurface UXO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2496, Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211305
Show Author Affiliations
C. Malcolm Mackenzie, U.S. Army Advanced Technology Office/Yuma Proving Ground (United States)
Christine M. Jordan, Institute for Defense Analyses (United States)
Regina E. Dugan, Institute for Defense Analyses (United States)
Michael A. Kolodny, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2496:
Detection Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Ivan Cindrich; James M. Ralston; Kelly A. Rigano, Editor(s)

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