About the project
Standard metal detectors are widely used in humanitarian mine clearance operations. But these produce many false positive signals from innocuous metal fragments in the ground.
Much time is lost as each object has to be excavated from the ground. SEMIS is aimed at providing de-miners with the best available electromagnetic information to assist in their decision making and provide de-mining technology optimised for humanitarian operations.
The research integrates metal characterisation, GPR, and position sensing of the detector head above the ground. A new technique, tensor spectroscopy, is being pioneered by the SEMIS team with help from colleagues in the School of Mathematics.