Magnetic Field Technologies

University of Southampton
Led by Professor S.G. Swingler     

The aim of this work package is to utilise a passive array of magnetic sensors together with advanced signal processing techniques to detect underground electricity cables and other metallic buried infrastructure, even when stacked or laid in close association, and to develop the technique so that it can be integrated in the multi-sensor device.

The predicted deliverables include a new finite element model to analyse magnetic fields and to locate ‘metallic’ buried infrastructure, particularly when in complex, close association; design and construction of a prototype sensor to be tested alone and in conjunction with the multi-sensor device; a matrix of the operational characteristics of magnetic field technology for implementation within a multi-sensor head device.