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Subject/Keyword
krad
digital
space
magnetometer
radiation belts
satellite
ORBITALS
space physics
fluxgate
radiation
magnetic field
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Miles, David M
Supervisor and department
Mann, Ian (Physics)
Examining committee member and department
Kavanaugh, Jeffrey (Earth and Atmospheric Science)
Unsworth, Martyn (Geophysics)
Milling, David (Physics)
Marchand, Richard (Physics)
Department
Department of Physics
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-01-08T14:22:07Z
Graduation date
2013-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Space-based measurements of the Earth's magnetic field are required to understand the plasma processes of the solar-terrestrial connection which energize the Van Allen radiation belts and cause space weather. This thesis describes a fluxgate magnetometer payload developed for the proposed Canadian Space Agency’s Outer Radiation Belt Injection, Transport, Acceleration and Loss Satellite (ORBITALS) mission. The instrument can resolve 8 pT on a 65,000 nT field at 900 samples per second with a magnetic noise of less than 10 pT per square--root Hertz at 1 Hertz. The design can be manufactured from radiation tolerant (100 krad) space grade parts. A novel combination of analog temperature compensation and digital feedback simplifies and miniaturises the instrument while improving the measurement bandwidth and resolution. The prototype instrument was successfully validated at the Natural Resources Canada Geomagnetics Laboratory, and is being considered for future ground, satellite and sounding rocket applications.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3P596
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