Aeromagnetic search using genetic algorithm

A. Sheinker, N. Salomonski, B. Ginzburg, L. Frumkis, B. Z. Kaplan

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We propose the Genetic Algorithm(GA) approach for localization of an underwater magnetic dipole target by an airborne magnetometer. Airborne Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) is used for decades to detect, underwater targets, such as sunken ships. The target is assumed as a magnetic dipole, which produces an anomaly in the dominant Earth magnetic field. The aircraft follows a path sampling the magnetic field and utilizing GA to estimate target location and magnetic moment. The method was simulated on a personal computer, obtaining promising results in the presence of noise. A scatter radius of about 60 m is achieved for SNR value of 0.2, which is acceptable for practical needs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPIERS 2005 - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherElectromagnetics Academy
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1933077077, 9781933077079
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2005 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 22 Aug 200526 Aug 2005

Publication series

NamePIERS 2005 - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Proceedings


ConferenceProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Radiation


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