Vector Fluxgate Magnetometer (VMAG) Development for DSX
Final rept. Apr 2009-Apr 2010
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS
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UCLA built and delivered a three-axis fluxgate magnetometer for the AFRL-mission. The instrument is designed to measure the medium-Earth orbit geomagnetic field with precision of 0.1 nT and provide the field direction to within 1 degree. The instrument will provide the DC magnetic field for phase space density calculations of energetic particles, the magnetic field vector information for the Loss Cone Imager LCI payload, and the ULF wave environment. The project delivered the flight unit in November 2008. Integration and Testing of VMAG and pre-launch testing and on-orbit calibration remain.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods