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GI | Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 265-276, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-7-265-2018
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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 7, 265-276, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-7-265-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Oct 2018

Research article | 15 Oct 2018

A hybrid fluxgate and search coil magnetometer concept using a racetrack core

David M. Miles et al.
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We present a proof-of-concept space-flight instrument that can simultaneously make measurements of both the low- and high-frequency local magnetic field. Previously, this would have required two separate instruments that would normally have had to be mounted separately on long deployable booms to keep them from interfering. This new hybrid instrument is expected to be particularly useful on extremely small spacecraft, such as CubeSats, which can only accommodate a few instruments.
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