flux-gate magnetometer

flux-gate magnetometer

[′fləks ¦gāt ‚mag·nə′täm·əd·ər]
(electromagnetism)
A magnetometer in which the degree of saturation of the core by an external magnetic field is used as a measure of the strength of the earth's magnetic field; the essential element is the flux gate.
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The soft magnetic behaviour was investigated by using a high temperature hysteresis loop tracer based on the flux-gate magnetometer in the temperatures ranging from room up to 700 K.
In addition, pitch and roll sensors, transponders, solid-state compasses, and flux-gate magnetometers are also used on Alvin, ABE, and other deep-sea vessels, according to Al Bradley, an instrumentation engineer for ABE.
tube containing five flux-gate magnetometers and one inductive receipt sensor are mounted directly to the outside of a receiver.