Promotor:Dupont, Yves
Funding:MoD RSTD
Involved staff: Yann YVINEC,
Start date:01 Jan 2010
Duration:48 months
Research unit:Near Field Electromagnetics


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.


  1. Eric Mersch, Xavier Neyt, and Pascal Druyts. Probability maps for sea mine risk assessment. In URSI 2017 Benelux Forum, Brussels, Belgium, April 2017.
  2. Eric Mersch, Pascal Druyts, and Xavier Neyt. Bayesian map fusion for target detection and localization. In URSI 2015 Benelux Forum, Enschede, the Netherlands, December 2015.
  3. Eric Mersch, Pascal Druyts, and Xavier Neyt. Sea mine detection using a magnetic gradiometer. In URSI 2014 Benelux Forum, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, November 2014.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.