Journal Publications
Conference Posters and Talks

1. “How to Implement Drones and Machine Learning to Reduce Time, Costs, and Dangers Associated with Landmine Detection,” 

Jasper Baur & Gabriel Steinberg, Alex Nikulin, Kenneth Chiu, Timothy de Smet. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Sep. 2021

2. “Applying Deep Learning to Automate UAV-based Detection of Scatterable Landmines,”

Jasper Baur, Gabriel Steinberg, Alex Nikulin, Kenneth Chiu, Timothy de Smet. Remote Sensing, Mar. 2020

3. "Automated UAS Aeromagnetic Surveys to Detect MBRL Unexploded Ordnance,"

Alex Nikulin, Timothy de Smet, Andrii Puliaiev, Vasyl Zhurakhov, et al. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Jul. 2020


4. “Field Application of Thermal Infrared Sensing Method for the Detection of Plastic Landmine,”

Alex Nikulin, Timothy de Smet, Jasper Baur, and William Frazer. Remote Sensing, Oct. 2018

5. “Drones and “Butterflies”: A Low Cost UAV System for Rapid Detection and Identification of Unconventional Minefields,”

Timothy S. de Smet, Alex Nikulin, William

Frazer, Jasper Baur, Jacob Abramowitz, et al. Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction, Nov. 2018

6. “Catching “butterflies” in the morning: A new methodology for rapid detection of aerially deployed plastic land mines from UAVs,”

Timothy S. de Smet, Alex Nikulin, The Leading Edge, May. 2018

“Machine Learning Advances in Humanitarian Mine Action”

Oral presentation, GICHD + UNMAS, 8th Mine Action Technology Workshop, November 2021 

Guidelines for AI Procedures - True Color Images for Identification of Landmines

Oral presentation, ICRC + GICHD Webinar on the use of Remote Sensing and AI in the Mine Action Sector, April 2021

“Using a Convolutional Neural Network to Automate Detection of the PFM-1 plastic landmine”

Oral presentation, AGU Fall Meeting, December 2019 


"Implementation of a UAV-Based Aeromagnetic Survey System to Detect and Identify MBRL Unexploded Ordnance in Post-Conflict Areas"

Poster, AGU Fall Meeting, December 2019

"Long-range and Tethered UAVs in UXO detection"

Paper presented at the Mine Action Technology Workshop. Basel, Switzerland, November, 2019

“Improved Detection of Plastic Landmines with Aerial Polarized Thermal Imaging”

Poster and e-lightning talk, AGU  Fall Meeting, December 2018


“Opportunities, challenges and social implications of emerging UAV-based infrared plastic landmine detection systems”

Oral presentation, AGU  Fall Meeting, December 2018


“Aerial Humanitarians: Drones and Disaster Response”

Session,  Swissnex’s Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier, Vendor and Invited Talk October 2018 

“Aerial Thermal Infrared Detection of PFM-1 Plastic Butterfly Mine”

Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section Meeting, March 2018  


• “Detecting Plastic PFM-1 Landmines Using Thermal Infrared Sensing”

Poster and e-lightning talk, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 2017