UXO detection - Phase 2

UXO detection is carried out if the preliminary UXO investigation (phase 1) gives reason to do so. During the detection survey, T&A determines the location of suspicious objects (possible UXO) using geophysical detection techniques. We advise the client which technique or combination of techniques can best be used to achieve the research goal.

How does UXO detection work?

With the selected techniques, T&A maps the detection area. For depth detection, usually deeper than four meters minus ground level, T&A uses boreholes or integrates the measurement techniques in a probe. In this phase no radical earthmoving works are performed.

Suspect objects

After the detection survey, the location of suspicious objects (possible UXO) in the ground is mapped. Sometimes an indication of the dimensions of the objects can be given as well. The (combined) detection survey also provides insight into the presence of disturbing factors such as rubble layers, cables and pipes. Based on the research data, we provide substantiated advice on which follow-up measures are necessary. A thorough detection survey can limit unnecessary costs in subsequent work.