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The Pioneer XI high field fluxgate magnetometerThe high field fluxgate magnetometer experiment flown aboard the Pioneer XI spacecraft is described. This extremely simple instrument was used to extend the spacecraft's upper-limit measurement capability by approximately an order of magnitude (from 0.14 mT to 1.00 mT) with minimum power and volume requirements. This magnetometer was designed to complement the low-field measurements provided by a helium vector magnetometer and utilizes magnetic ring core sensors with biaxial orthogonal sense coils. The instrument is a single-range, triaxial-fluxgate magnetometer capable of measuring fields of up to 1 mT along each orthogonal axis, with a maximum resolution of 1 microT.
Document ID
19750053822
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Acuna, M. A.
Ness, N. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Space Science Instrumentation
Volume: 1
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
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