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Project Semis

The SEMIS (Scanning Electromagnetic Mine Inspection System) project led by Professor Anthony Peyton, aims to help tackle the problem of metallic clutter during de-mining operations.

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Project Semis

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.

We’re making great progress

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Your donations have contributed toward multiple breakthroughs in technology-led landmine solutions. Thank you for helping to save the lives of millions of people living with the threat of landmines around the world.

Professor Anthony Peyton, University of Manchester

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