UCL Funded to Develop Electromagnetic Imaging

In collaboration with the Department for Transport, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), the University College London (UCL) has been funded £332,520 to progress their project to develop ‘electromagnetic imaging for aviation security’.

Magnetic induction tomography (MIT) is a non-contact and non-destructive electromagnetic imaging technique allowing the sensor to operate on an automated basis and with great penetration through metallic barriers, meaning it has potential applications in transport security.

The UCL team recently demonstrated that MIT can be performed with atomic magnetometers, which have record sensitivity at low frequency. The team also demonstrated machine-learning-aided classification of the relevant images. These features pave the way to applications in the security sector, as well as in industry, medicine and geophysics.