Mine detection and clearance are costly and time-consuming procedures necessary to benefit the communities these weapons affect. A complication surrounding mine detection is the influence of the soil on landmine detection, but little research has been done on the subject. This article discusses how soil can affect mine detectors and research plans to improve mine-detection efficiency.
Igel, Jan; Preetz, Holger; and Altfelder, Sven
"Predicting Soil Influence on the Performance of Metal Detectors: Magnetic Properties of Tropical Soils,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 13
, Article 44.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss1/44