Accession Number : ADA130422

Title :   Investigation of Magnetic Field Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 79-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author : WESTON OBSERVATORY MA

Personal Author(s) : Devane,John F

PDF Url : ADA130422

Report Date : 28 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This contract had as its basic requirement the maintenance of the Air Force Magnetometer Network and the additional task of upgrading and calibration of the instrumentation employed in the Network. To aid the calibration of instrumentation, the contract also required the recording of magnetic field components at Weston Observatory and the maintenance of a test facility. A firm program of upgrading was well underway when, in April 1981, the Sudbury station of the Network was destroyed by fire. The focus of the work then became the establishment of a Network Station on the grounds of Weston Observatory and the construction and purchase of equipment to replace that lost in the fire. During the last fifteen months of the contract the work effort concentrated on the construction of two data collection platforms. Support was also provided to AFGL to process the fluxgate magnetometer archive tapes in order to make the data available to the scientific community by deposition in WDC-A, Boulder, CO.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC FIELDS, *MAGNETOMETERS, *MEASUREMENT, OBSERVATORIES, NETWORKS, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, CALIBRATION, PRECISION, MAGNETIC INDUCTION, COILS, DATA ACQUISITION, INFORMATION TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE