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Gamma Irradiation of Magnetoresistive Sensors for Planetary Exploration
AbstractA limited number of Anisotropic Magnetoresistive (AMR) commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) magnetic sensors of the HMC series by Honeywell, with and without integrated front-end electronics, were irradiated with gamma rays up to a total irradiation dose of 200 krad (Si), following the ESCC Basic Specification No. 22900. Due to the magnetic cleanliness required for these tests a special set-up was designed and successfully employed. Several parameters of the sensors were monitored during testing and the results are reported in this paper. The authors conclude that AMR sensors without front-end electronics seem to be robust against radiation doses of up to 200 krad (Si) with a dose rate of 5 krad (Si)/hour and up to a resolution of tens of nT, but sensors with an integrated front-end seem to be more vulnerable to radiation.
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Sanz, R.; Fernández, A.B.; Dominguez, J.A.; Martín, B.; Michelena, M.D. Gamma Irradiation of Magnetoresistive Sensors for Planetary Exploration. Sensors 2012, 12, 4447-4465.View more citation formats
Sanz R, Fernández AB, Dominguez JA, Martín B, Michelena MD. Gamma Irradiation of Magnetoresistive Sensors for Planetary Exploration. Sensors. 2012; 12(4):4447-4465.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sanz, Ruy; Fernández, Ana B.; Dominguez, Jose A.; Martín, Boris; Michelena, Marina D. 2012. "Gamma Irradiation of Magnetoresistive Sensors for Planetary Exploration." Sensors 12, no. 4: 4447-4465.