Accession Number : ADD008188

Title :   Rotating Squid Magnetometers and Gradiometers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Berlingcourt,Ted Gibbs

Report Date : 10 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A method and apparatus for measuring the strength, direction and gradients of an unknown magnetic field, through the use of rotating superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID). The apparatus utilizes SQUID magnetometers, off-diagonal SQUID gradiometers and diagonal SQUID gradiometers mounted upon a rotatable and translatable element to a plurality of positions in space. The instantaneous outputs of a plurality of SQUID devices are electronically analyzed to provide the magnetic field and gradient measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Magnetometers, *Gradiometers, Quantum electronics, Superconductors, Electromagnetic interference, Gradients, Rotation, Magnetic fields, Josephson junctions, Tunneling(Electronics)

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE