The Feasibility of Detecting a Magnetic Field from a Distant Platform
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION WASHINGTON DC
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The long term objective of the Remote Magnetic Sensing REMAS project is to study the feasibility of detecting a magnetic field from a distant platform. This can be contrasted with the current method of magnetic sensing that employs an ASQ-81 helium magnetometer housed in a P-3 aircraft. The ASQ-81 must be located within close proximity of the target in order to detect a field but the presence of the P-3 introduces the possibility of distorting the field and thereby invalidating the measurement. However, this dilemma can be circumvented if a remote sensing device is employed to accomplish the field measurements. The platform is removed from the target area and therefore cannot influence the field. An added advantage of remote sensing is its ability to generate a two dimensional field map of the oceans surface. These features make the study of systems capable of remotely sensing a magnetic field both a provocative and potentially profitable endeavor.
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