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Title: Remote sensing data exploiration for geologic characterization of difficult targets : Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 38703 final report.

Abstract

Characterizing the geology, geotechnical aspects, and rock properties of deep underground facility sites can enhance targeting strategies for both nuclear and conventional weapons. This report describes the results of a study to investigate the utility of remote spectral sensing for augmenting the geological and geotechnical information provided by traditional methods. The project primarily considered novel exploitation methods for space-based sensors, which allow clandestine collection of data from denied sites. The investigation focused on developing and applying novel data analysis methods to estimate geologic and geotechnical characteristics in the vicinity of deep underground facilities. Two such methods, one for measuring thermal rock properties and one for classifying rock types, were explored in detail. Several other data exploitation techniques, developed under other projects, were also examined for their potential utility in geologic characterization.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2]; ;  [3];  [4];
  1. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
  2. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
  3. (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ)
  4. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
917481
Report Number(s):
SAND2003-3453
TRN: US200817%%609
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; DATA ANALYSIS; GEOLOGY; ROCK MECHANICS; REMOTE SENSING; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; Underground facilities-Testing.; Geology-Remote sensing.; Remote spectral sensing; Site characterization-Geology.; Targeting strategy

Citation Formats

Costin, Laurence S., Walker, Charles A., Lappin, Allen R., Hayat, Majeed M., Ford, Bridget K., Paskaleva, Biliana, Moya, Mary M., Mercier, Jeffrey Alan, Stormont, John C., and Smith, Jody Lynn. Remote sensing data exploiration for geologic characterization of difficult targets : Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 38703 final report.. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/917481.
Costin, Laurence S., Walker, Charles A., Lappin, Allen R., Hayat, Majeed M., Ford, Bridget K., Paskaleva, Biliana, Moya, Mary M., Mercier, Jeffrey Alan, Stormont, John C., & Smith, Jody Lynn. Remote sensing data exploiration for geologic characterization of difficult targets : Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 38703 final report.. United States. doi:10.2172/917481.
Costin, Laurence S., Walker, Charles A., Lappin, Allen R., Hayat, Majeed M., Ford, Bridget K., Paskaleva, Biliana, Moya, Mary M., Mercier, Jeffrey Alan, Stormont, John C., and Smith, Jody Lynn. 2003. "Remote sensing data exploiration for geologic characterization of difficult targets : Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 38703 final report.". United States. doi:10.2172/917481. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/917481.
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title = {Remote sensing data exploiration for geologic characterization of difficult targets : Laboratory Directed Research and Development project 38703 final report.},
author = {Costin, Laurence S. and Walker, Charles A. and Lappin, Allen R. and Hayat, Majeed M. and Ford, Bridget K. and Paskaleva, Biliana and Moya, Mary M. and Mercier, Jeffrey Alan and Stormont, John C. and Smith, Jody Lynn},
abstractNote = {Characterizing the geology, geotechnical aspects, and rock properties of deep underground facility sites can enhance targeting strategies for both nuclear and conventional weapons. This report describes the results of a study to investigate the utility of remote spectral sensing for augmenting the geological and geotechnical information provided by traditional methods. The project primarily considered novel exploitation methods for space-based sensors, which allow clandestine collection of data from denied sites. The investigation focused on developing and applying novel data analysis methods to estimate geologic and geotechnical characteristics in the vicinity of deep underground facilities. Two such methods, one for measuring thermal rock properties and one for classifying rock types, were explored in detail. Several other data exploitation techniques, developed under other projects, were also examined for their potential utility in geologic characterization.},
doi = {10.2172/917481},
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