Accession Number : ADD014682

Title :   Process of Making Thin Film Vector Magnetometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Dec 89, patented 4 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hunter, Paul ; Schwee, Leonard J

Report Date : 04 Sep 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A thin film vector magnetometer is configured to produce an output that varies linearly with the component of an externally applied magnetic field in the plane of a thin film chip portion thereof along a predefined sensitivity axis. The sensitivity and linear dynamic range of the thin film vector magnetometer are intimately related to each other through a bias field supplied by a bias magnet portion of the device. The bias field also defines the sensitivity axis of the magnetometer which is orthogonal to the unidirectional bias field applied by the bias magnet. Patents. (rrh)

Descriptors :   *MAGNETOMETERS, *THIN FILMS, BIAS, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), DYNAMIC RANGE, LINEARITY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETS, PATENTS, SENSITIVITY, UNIDIRECTIONAL, VECTOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE