A metal detector with unique characteristics was developed at SPhTI

Scientists of the Siberian Physical and Technical Institute have designed a selective induction metal detector, on par in many ways with the world analogs, and surpassing them on a number of technical properties. The device can detect and accurately determine metallic objects in all environments, including soil, water, biological materials, and baggage. The device has a greater breadth of search capability: it is able to determine the number and type of the metal it detects.

A large group of scientists worked on the creation of the metal detector. Its chief designer is Doctor of Technical Sciences George Parvatov (winner of the award of the USSR Government). It should be noted that it is the SPhTI scientists who have the most experience in creating devices of this class. The vast majority of metal detectors available today in Russia were created either by them or with their direct involvement.

The new device, invented at TSU, is characterized by ergonomics and convenient design, and has a low weight - about 2 kilograms. The heavy part of it is placed in a separate container and located on the body of the operator, so that hands are not experiencing a heavy load. This increases the operating time from the usual 30-50 minutes up to 4 to 6 hours.

Unlike their foreign counterparts, which require settings on an object before the start of the search, the metal detector created in SPhTI searches for an arbitrary object and differentiates it. Among the advantages of this development is its small cost, almost five times less than the foreign devices of similar purpose.The new metal detector has successfully passed field and state tests and was highly appreciated by the experts from law enforcement agencies.

- It is very important that the employees of SPhTI carried out the full cycle of product development, from concept and scientific design part to the documentation required for the launch of the invention in production - said Prof. Alexander Potekaev, Director of the Siberian Physical and Technical Institute. - Three Tomsk factories expressed their willingness to be engaged in the production of the development.