A SYSTEM FOR MEASURING VECTOR MAGNETIC FIELDS FROM SOUNDING ROCKETS.
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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Tests of a newly designed operational system show that the earths vector magnetic field can be measured from a sounding-rocket nose cone by a determining the attitude of a rocket nose cone by means of an electromagnetic attitude-sensor using antenna-array signal-strength patterns b making vector magnetic measurements within the rocket nose cone by means of switched bias coils and a cesium vapor magnetometer c encoding and telemetering the resulting information in a format compatible with the existing facilities and d developing computational techniques for reducing the data obtained from the system. Author