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MAGSONDE (patent pending): a device for making angular measurements on spinning projectiles using magnetic sensors
Author(s): Thomas E. Harkins; David J. Hepner
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Paper Abstract

Accurate measurement of angular motions of spinning bodies with on-board sensors has long been recognized as a daunting task. Recent advances in magnetic sensor technologies have yielded devices small enough, rugged enough, and sensitive enough to be useful in systems making high-speed, high- resolution measurements of attitude relative to magnetic fields when installed on free-flying bodies. Such a measurement system, called a `MAGSONDE' (MAGnetic SONDE), has been designed for use in spinning projectiles for the estimation of in-flight angular orientation with respect to the earth's magnetic field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4025, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XIV, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391652
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Thomas E. Harkins, Army Research Lab. (United States)
David J. Hepner, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4025:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XIV
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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