Accession Number : ADA544874


Title :   Development of a Micro-Fabricated Total-Field Magnetometer


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 2006-Dec 2010


Corporate Author : GEOMETRICS INC SAN JOSE CA


Personal Author(s) : Prouty, Mark


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544874.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 176


Abstract : Magnetometers are one of the basic instruments used for the detection and discrimination of unexploded ordnance (UXO). Cesium vapor atomic magnetometers are commonly used since their readings are independent of the orientation of the sensor, which eliminates the noise problems due to rotation or even vibration of other types of sensors. In order to better discriminate UXO from clutter or scrap, a high spatial density of readings is desirable. In order to efficiently make such measurements, and to position such measurements accurately, arrays of sensing elements would be highly desirable. However, existing cesium vapor sensors are extremely large and consume a lot of power.


Descriptors :   *MAGNETOMETERS , VIBRATION , DETECTION , DETECTORS , CESIUM , DISCRIMINATION , UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION , SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION , VAPORS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE