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Advances in airborne geophysical systems for ordnance mapping and detection

William E. Doll, T. Jeffrey Gamey, Les P. Beard, Jacob R. Sheehan and Jeannemarie Norton
Advances in airborne geophysical systems for ordnance mapping and detection (in Near-surface geophysics, Rick Miller (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (November 2008) 27 (11): 1463-1469

Abstract

Over the past 10 years, several advances have been made in helicopter geophysical systems for mapping and detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Earlier total-field magnetometer systems for this application invoked a novel boom-mounted sensor design, which en-abled safe operation at altitudes of a few meters above ground level and permitted detection of individual small ferrous objects. The first such system, the Aerodat HM-3, had three cesium vapor magnetometers at 6-m spacing, mounted at the tips of one forward and two lateral booms (Gamey and Mahler, 1999). Subsequent improvements incorporated as many as eight magnetometers at 1.7-m spacing (Doll et al., 2003), as in the ORAGS-Hammerhead and ORAGS-Arrowhead systems. Since that time, improved magnetometer systems have been developed, and a production time-domain electromagnetic system has been introduced.


ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 27
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Advances in airborne geophysical systems for ordnance mapping and detection
Title: Near-surface geophysics
Affiliation: Battelle, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Affiliation: Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, United States
Pages: 1463-1469
Published: 200811
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 13
Accession Number: 2009-014927
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch map
N31°30'00" - N37°00'00", W109°04'60" - W103°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200909
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