Modeling of demining scenarios using metal detectors Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents an analytical model and a numerical model that uses the finite element method to simulate demining scenarios using metal detectors. Using the analytical model, simulations of typical demining scenarios with varying parameters were executed. In addition, an analysis was made that aids in clearly understanding the effect of the scenario variables on a Continuous Wave metal detector response. In order to experimentally validate the numerical model, a Continuous Wave metal detector prototype was built to obtain experimental data. The numerical method can also be used to simulate demining scenarios with high metallic content landmines.

author list (cited authors)

  • Vargas Buitrago, J. F., Miller, R. B., & Everett, M. E.

publication date

  • January 2014