In this project, it is aimed to develop a robust magnetometer capable of measuring magnetic fields of very low intensity (DC) within the range from 10-10T (the field created by human hearth) to 5 x 10-4T (Earth's magnetic field). The magnetometer is supposed to have survived in many tests including temperature, radiation, vibration and vacuum; and planned to be used in various satellites having orbits of 700 km, 2700 km and 50000 km as well. At the end of the project, the expected application areas will be Non-destructive Texturing, Traffic Flow Management, mine detectors, submarines and subsea mines detections etc.
The design of magnetic sensors will be done by using the "cores" that will be gathered from the project partner by TÜBİTAK UME which coordinates this project in collaboration with Slovakia Academy of Sciences. The sensors that will be designed are expected to provide the conditions in fulfillment of the objectives such as non-destructive texturing and satellite missions provided that they are also capable of sensing local magnetic anomalies down to microns. The output of the project will be a Fluxgate magnetometer that will be improved by TÜBİTAK UME.
The transfer of experience and knowledge will be in both sides. SAS will benefit from the experiences of TÜBİTAK UME on magnetometer’s electronics; UME benefit from the experiences of SAS on sensing core fabrications.