Magnetometer Support for the Personal Space Weather Station and Related Projects

TitleMagnetometer Support for the Personal Space Weather Station and Related Projects
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsWitten, III, D, Bonte, F, Kim, H
Conference NameHamSCI Workshop 2020
Date Published03/2020
PublisherHamSCI
Conference LocationScranton, PA
Abstract

The Personal Space Weather Station project requires the use of a high performance, yet affordable, ground based magnetometer component. Here we describe the design and testing of a magnetometer support module for that purpose. A sufficiently cost effective magnetometer offers the opportunity to capture new science by allowing construction of large and well populated grids of instruments. The module chosen makes use of sensor components based on magneto‐inductive effects. Many types of magnetometer exist, all trading cost for performance across a huge range. Our goal was to design a sensitive instrument around commercially available components that would be versatile and low enough in cost to allow its deployment in novel ways.

Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed