DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- Generating data that will develop algorithms to detect multiple vehicles, of varying sizes, at a distance after they have passed, was one component of a recent test at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
Three years ago, when a system to detect ground disturbances from afar required testing, Radiant Solutions began looking for the perfect site. It found that site in Dugway Proving Ground, deep in the west Utah desert, but only 85 miles from Salt Lake City and its international airport.
Much of the system is sensitive and cannot be specified, but its developers use the data generated from Dugway testing to develop algorithms for detecting people, vehicles and pack animals after they have passed over the ground, or the burying of munitions and improvised explosive devices.
Since its inception in 1942, Dugway Proving Ground has had a reputation for keeping its testing and activities close-hold, and for good reason: its testing protects U.S. military, civilian and allied lives around the world.
As testing sites go, Dugway is a rarity if not unique. Its 800,000 acres is remote and free of encroachment providing quiet acoustics and electronics, and paved and unpaved roads that may be untraveled for hours or days.
U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is the nation's designated Major Range and Test Facility Base for Chemical and Biological Defense (C/B) Testing and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Support, conducting efficient testing and support to enable our nation's defenders to counter chemical, biological, radiological, and explosives (CBRE) hazards. Dugway Proving Ground provides unparalleled testing, evaluation, training, and technical support to the Department of Defense, inter-agency partners, and our Allies. For more information, visit our website at www.dugway.army.mil and join us on Facebook (official) at www.facebook.com/USArmyDPG.