GICHD Mine Dog Testing Project - Soil Sample Results No.3 [report]

JAMES M PHELAN, JAMES L BARNETT, SUSAN FAE ANN BENDER, LUISA M ARCHULETA
2003 unpublished
Telephone: (865)576-8401 Facsimile: (865)576-5728 E-Mail: reports@,adonis.osti.gov 5285 Port Royal Rd Springfield, VA 22 16 1 Telephone: (800)553-6847 Facsimile: (703)605-6900 E-Mail: orders@,ntis.fedworld.p;ov Online order: http:/ /www. ntis.gov/ordering.htm Abstract A mine dog evaluation project initiated by the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining is evaluating the capability and reliability of mine detection dogs. The performance of field-operational mine detection dogs
more » ... detection dogs will be measured in test minefields in Afghanistan and Bosnia containing actual, but unfused landmines. Repeated performance testing over two years through various seasonal weather conditions will provide data simulating near real world conditions. Soil samples will be obtained adjacent to the buried targets repeatedly over the course of the test. Chemical analysis results from these soil samples will be used to evaluate correlations between mine dog detection performance and seasonal weather conditions. This report documents the analytical chemical methods and results from the second batch of soils received. This batch contained samples from Kharga, Afghanistan, and Mostar and Sarajevo, Bosnia for samples collected in March 2002.
doi:10.2172/809629 fatcat:xyduk72bdbadvecbgqmozg663y