Promotor:Druyts, Pascal
Funding:MoD RSTD
Involved staff: Pascal DRUYTS, Eric MERSCH,
Start date:01 Jan 2011
Duration:48 months
Research unit:Near Field Electromagnetics


In a European Defence Agency framework, MRN16/Burmin aims at contributing to the definition of the future European Unmanned Maritime System, in order to detect and neutralize sea mines. RMA’s involvement resides in the inversion algorithms for the gradiometer and in the development of the fusion algorithms in order to combine the data from different sensors based on different technologies.


  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.