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Fort Belvoir Indoor Mine Lanes


Address: Ft. Belvoir Indoor Mine Lanes, Virginia
Country: USA
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Point of contact

Name: Bert Garcia
Organization: Department of Defense
Function: Senior Project Engineer
Phone / Fax: +1 703 693 5223 / +1 703 693 3039
Email:

General information

Indoor test area : six 2.45m x 33m lanes
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Particular constraints

Working hours: Normal
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Logistics

Mechanical workshop: No
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Explosive allowed: Yes Fragmentation: No
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Services supplied:

Electricity

Fuel

Water

Compressed air

 

Yes

 

Yes

 
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Canteen: No
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List of testing facilities available

  •  Six 2.45m x 33m lanes containing five different soil types

Completed, ongoing and planned test & evaluation projects

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Capabilities

  • The test facility is comprised of six 8 foot x 108 foot lanes containing five different soil types (loam, clay, sand, stream-run gravel, iron-rich soil). All lanes are 1.5m deep.
  • The facility has recently been upgraded to eliminate electrical interference caused by the prime movers    for the overhead trolleys (to which the detectors are mounted). In addition, soil lanes were reinstalled
    to insure uniform content of intended soils and to eliminate any unintended clutter. Expansion of the    facilities, to include outdoor, 18.3m extensions, of the indoor lanes, is now under way. During this    expansion phase, state-of-the-art test recording instrumentation will be installed. This will allow the    developer to design tests that separately challenge the sensor, algorithm, and system performance.    This will ensure that algorithms are not built around dysfunctional sensors and also provides the means    through which the developer can fully understand the detector’s phenomenology.

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