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Dr. Yann YVINEC

Researcher

yann.yvinec@rma.ac.be     +32-2-44-14042     Academic details

Research projects

MRN10

This study aims at evaluating the added-value of a magnetic sensor to detect buried sea mines or other buried objects in a marine environment. Detection is based on the fact that the ambient magnetic field is slightly modified in the vicinity of a ferromagnetic object.

CEN

To agree on which physical properties of the soil must be taken into account when studying and predicting the performance of metal detectors and ground penetrating radars;If possible a classification of soils with respect to their influence on detection could be agreed upon;Finally protocols for measuring these properties could be proposed.The output of this activity will be a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA).

In a first phase RMA will write a draft Business Plan (BP) explaining the detailed goals and the way to achieve them.Then CEN workshop meetings will be organised where participants will approve a final Business Plan and find an agreement on the topics defined in it. RMA will chair this CEN workshop.

SMART

The goal of the SMART project is to provide a GIS-based system - the SMART system - augmented with dedicated tools and methods designed to use multispectral and radar data in order to assist the human analyst in the interpretation of the mined scene. The use of SMART includes a short field survey to collect knowledge about the site, a flight campaign to record the data, and the use of the SMART system by an operator to detect indicators of presence or absence of minefields. The operator will prepare thematic maps that will synthesise all the knowledge gathered with these indicators. These maps of indicators can be transformed into ‘danger maps’ showing how dangerous an area may be according to the location of known indicators. These maps are designed to help the area reduction process.
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Publications

  1. Y. Yvinec. A survey of new tools to help clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Lecture at Royal Higher Institute for Defence, 2016.
  2. Yann Yvinec and Pascal Druyts. Modelling of a command wire detector. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium Mine Action 2016, Biograd, Croatia, 2016.
  3. Yann Yvinec, Vinciane Lacroix, and Yvan Baudoin. TIRAMISU Final Technology Demonstration at SEDEE-DOVO. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 20 : Iss. 1 , Article 14, 2016.
  4. Y. Yvinec. TIRAMISU: progress in Developing New Tools for Mine Action. In The 12th International Symposium Mine Action 2015, Biograd, Croatia, 2015.
  5. Eric Mersch, Yann Yvinec, Yves Dupont, Xavier Neyt, and Pascal Druyts. Underwater magnetic target localization and characterization using a three-axis gradiometer. In OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2014.
  6. Y. Yvinec. TIRAMISU: A Review of Mid-Term Progress in Developing New Tools for Mine Action. In Mine Action 2014, Eleventh International Symposium and Equipment Exhibition, Book of Papers, Zadar, Croatia, 2014.
  7. Eric Mersch, Yann Yvinec, Pascal Druyts, Xavier Neyt, and Yves Dupont. Marine buried mines detection using magnetic gradiometry. In Proceedings of the 8th International Marine Electromagnetics Conference (MARELEC 2013), Hamburg, Germany, July 2013.
  8. Lino Marques, Giovanni Muscato, Yann Yvinec, Markus Peichl, Giovanni Alli, Graham Turnbull, Salvo Baglio, and Anibal de Almeida. Sensors for close-in detection of explosive devices --- Current status and future prospects. In Proceedings of 10th IARP Workshop --- Robotics and Mechanical assistance in Humanitarian De-Mining and Similar risky interventions, Sibenik, Croatia, 2012.
  9. Y. Yvinec. On the Importance of Using Appropriate Test Protocols. In EOD Future in the Light of NATO EOD - Demonstration and Trials 2012: A Book of Papers, Tren v c in, Slovakia, 2012.
  10. Yann Yvinec. Comparing different gradiometer configurations for underwater survey and demining. In Proceedings of Symposium Humanitarian Demining 2012, Sibenik, Croatia, 2012.
  11. Yann Yvinec, Pascal Druyts, and Yves Dupont. Detection and Classification of Underwater Targets by Magnetic Gradiometry. In Proceedings of International Conference on Underwater Remote Sensing 2012, Brest, France, 2012.
  12. Yann Yvinec. Gradiométrie magnétique. Technical report, Royal Military Academy, 2011.
  13. Yann Yvinec. Que perd-on à n’avoir que deux magnétometres au lieu de trois ? Technical report, Royal Military Academy, 2011.
  14. Yann Yvinec, Pascal Druyts, and Yves Dupont. Simulator Of Magnetometer And Gradiometer To Evaluate Detection And Classification Algorithms. In Poster for the 7th International Marine Electromagnetics Conference (MARELEC 2011), San Diego, USA, June 2011.
  15. Pascal Druyts, Yann Yvinec, and Marc Acheroy. A framework to relate soil properties to soil classes based on performance of metal detectors and dual sensors. In Y. Baudoin and Maki K. Habib, editors, Using Robots in Hazardous Environments, chapter 8, pages 189-218. Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010.
  16. Yann Yvinec and Pascal Druyts. A Simple Protocol For A Double-Blind Test On An Explosives/Drugs Long-Range Detector. In International conference dedicated to: Hazardous Materials: Issues Of Detection And Disposal, Koscierzyna, Poland, May 2010.
  17. Yann Yvinec. SMART Methodology. In Workshop Introduction And Training In Decision Support System For Mine Action Managers, Bjelolasica, Croatia, January 2009.
  18. Yann Yvinec. Soil Properties And Performance Of Metal Detectors And Ground Penetrating Radars. In ASEM Seminar On New Technology For Demining And Human Security, Taranto, Italy, March 2009.
  19. Yann Yvinec, Pascal Druyts, and Marc Acheroy. A Simple Metal Detector Model to Predict the Probability of Detection in Landmine Detection. In Proc. of The UXO/Countermine/Range Forum 2009, Orlando, USA, August 2009.
  20. Marc Acheroy and Yann Yvinec. Mine-Suspected Area Reduction Using Aerial And Satellite Images, chapter 3, pages 69-94. I-Tech Education And Publishing, February 2008.
  21. Yann Yvinec. An International Agreement On The Characterization Of The Effects Of Soils On Ground Penetrating Radars And Metal Detectors. In Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2008), Hangzhou, China, March 2008.
  22. Yann Yvinec. Assessing Effects Of Soils On Metal Detectors And Ground Penetrating Radars. In Workshop On Soil Magnetism, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, August 2008.
  23. D Borghys, Y Yvinec, C Perneel, A Pizurica, and W Philips. Supervised Feature-Based Classification of Multi-Channel SAR Images. Pattern Recognition Letters: Special Issue on Pattern Recognition for Remote Sensing, 27(4):252-258, 2006.
  24. S. Delhay, V. Lacroix, and Y. Yvinec. Examples of the use of remote sensing and GIS for humanitarian demining. In 6th International Conference on Earth Observation and Geoinformation Sciences in Support of Africa’s Development, Cairo, Egypt, October 2006. (PDF)
  25. Yann Yvinec. A validated method to help area reduction in mine action with remote sensing data. In Proc. of the 4th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2005), Zagreb, Croatia, September 2005.
  26. D Borghys, Y Yvinec, C Perneel, A Pizurica, and W Philips. Hierarchical Supervised Classification of Multi-Channel SAR Images. In 3rd Int. Workshop on Pat. Recog. in Remote Sensing (PRRS'04), Kingston-upon-Thames, UK, August 2004.
  27. Yann Yvinec. European project of Remote Detection: SMART in a nutshell. In Proc. of Robotics and Mechanical assistance in Humanitarian Demining and Similar risky interventions, Brussels, Belgium, June 2004.
  28. Yann Yvinec, Dirk Borghys, Marc Acheroy, Martin Keller, Helmut Süß, Milan Bajic, Eléonore Wolff, Sabine Vanhuysse, Isabelle Bloch, Yong Yu, and Olivier Damanet. SMART: Space and Airborne Mined Area Reduction Tools - Presentation. In EUDEM2-SCOT-2003 International Conference on Requirements and Technologies for the Detection, Removal and Neutralization of Landmines and UXO, Brussels, Belgium, September 2003.
  29. C Beumier, P Druyts, Y Yvinec, and M Acheroy. Motion estimation of a hand-held mine detector. In Signal Processing Symposium, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands, March 2000.
  30. C Beumier, P Druyts, Y Yvinec, and M Acheroy. Real-Time Optical Position Monitoring using a Reference Bar. In Signal Processing and Communications (SPC2000), pages 468-473, Marbella, Spain, September 2000.
  31. Charles Beumier, Pascal Druyts, Yann Yvinec, and Marc Acheroy. Motion estimation of a hand-held mine detector. In Signal Processing Symposium, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands, March 2000.
  32. Charles Beumier, Pascal Druyts, Yann Yvinec, and Marc Acheroy. Real-time optical position monitoring using a reference bar. In Signal Processing and Communications (SPC2000), pages 468-473, Marbella, Spain, September 2000.
  33. Pascal Druyts, Yann Yvinec, and Marc Acheroy. Image processing tools for semi-automatic minefield detection. In 2nd International Symposium on Operationalization of Remote Sensing (ORS99), ITC-Enschede (The Netherlands), 1999.
  34. N Milisavljevic, B Scheers, and Y Yvinec. Laboratory UWB GPR for 3D Data Acquisition and Shape Extraction of AP Landmines. In Proceedings of the European Workshop on Photonics applied to Mechanics and Environmental Testing Engineering (PHOTOMEC'99 - ETE'99), Liege, Belgium, 1999.
  35. N Milisavljevic, B Scheers, Y Yvinec, and M Acheroy. 3D Visualization of Data Acquired by Laboratory UWB GPR in the Scope of Mine Detection. In Proceedings of EUROCONFERENCE ON: Sensor systems and signal processing techniques applied to the detection of mines and unexploded ordnance (Mine'99), pages 24-30, Florence, Italy, 1999.
  36. Yann Yvinec, Pascal Druyts, Vinciane Lacroix, Youssef Ouaghli, and Idrissa Mahamadou. Airborne minefield detection: pilot project {RMA/SIC} Final report. Technical report, Royal Military Academy, Avenue de la Renaissance, 30 B-1000 Brussels, 1999.
  37. Pascal Druyts, Yann Yvinec, and Marc Acheroy. Usefulness of semi-automatic tools for airborne minefield detection. In Clawar 98 -First International Symposium, pages 241-248, Brussels, 1998.
  38. Jean-Luc Lotti and Yann Yvinec. Vision Algorithms and Optical Computer Architectures. Research report, Royal Military Academy, Avenue de la Renaissance, 30, B-1000 Brussels, January 1997.
  39. Vincent Charvillat, Yann Yvinec, and Bernard Thiesse. Explicit and incremental self-calibration of an animate binocular sensor. In Third International Conference dedicated to image communication (IMAGE'COM 96), Bordeaux, France, 1996.
  40. Vincent Charvillat, Yann Yvinec, and Bernard Thiesse. Rétro-projection de cartes 3D pour la perception incrémentale. In Journées ORASIS'96, Laschamp, France, 1996. May.
  41. Yann Yvinec. Appariement dense de stéréogrammes issus d'un capteur binoculaire non calibré. PhD thesis, E.N.S.E.E.I.H.T. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'E backslash -lectrotechnique, d'Electronique, d'Informatique et d'Hydraulique de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, January 1996.
  42. Yann Yvinec and Bernard Thiesse. Estimation de disparités 2D par une approche en fréquences dans le cadre d'une géométrie inconnue. In Reconnaissance des Formes et Intelligence Artificielle RFIA'96, pages 685-694, Rennes, France, January 1996.
  43. Yann Yvinec and Bernard Thiesse. Estimating the fundamental matrix from phase based 2D disparity. In Second Asian Conference on Computer Vision ACCV'95, Singapore, December 1995.
  44. Yann Yvinec and Bernard Thiesse. Comparing some tools using frequency domain for the estimation of 1D (and 2D) disparity. In Workshop on Machine Vision Applications MVA'94, pages 159-162, Kawasaki, Japan, December 1994. IAPR.
  45. César Carmona, Yann Yvinec, and Alain Ayache. Stéréovision axiale~: vers un systeme opérationnel. In ORASIS'91, Saint-Malo, France, September 1991.