Accession Number : ADD005535

Title :   Three Axis Magnetometer Calibration Checking Method and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ball,Raymond L ; Leverone,Paul G ; Biegler,Warren H

Report Date : 22 Aug 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent concerns a three axis magnetometer is provided with a single calibration checking coil lying in a plane disposed at equal angles to each of the three orthogonal axes of sensitivity. Energization of the calibration checking coil with a known current while the calibrated magnetometer is in a known condition of calibration provides sensitivity readings for each of the three axes, which readings provide a standard of comparison for checking the calibration and sensitivity of the magnetometer by similar energization of the coil when the magnetometer is disposed in a remote operational environment.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Magnetometers, *Electric coils, *Calibration, Monitoring

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE