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Designing a miniaturized fluxgate magnetometer
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

SMILE (Small Magnetometer In Low-mass Experiment) is a digital fluxgate magnetometer designed with miniaturization as a goal. The instrument is intended asa payload for the Microlink (previously Nanospace) satellite. SMILE operates onsimilar principles as the magnetometer onboard Astrid-2 satellite. The magnetic fieldcomponents are extracted from the pick-up signal by means of digital correlation witha set of reference coefficients. An important difference from the Astrid-2magnetometer is that the digital signal processing previously done in threeprocessors (one for each axis) has been replaced with a single FPGA to achieve asmaller circuit board area. A new miniaturized fluxgate sensor with volumecompensation produced by the Lviv Center of Institute of Space Research is used inthe design. A prototype board was designed and built at the Royal Institute of Technology.Gateware suitable for calibration has been completed. Gateware for the operationalinstrument is still in its final stage of development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , 83 p.
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-ALP 2006:002
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Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91946OAI: diva2:511687
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Degree of Master
Available from: 2012-03-23 Created: 2012-03-22 Last updated: 2012-03-23Bibliographically approved

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