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Small Magnetic Sensors for Space Applications
Payloads and Instrumentation Area, INTA-Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, / Ctra. de Torrejón a Ajalvir km 4.2, Madrid, Spain
Received: 23 December 2008; in revised form: 7 March 2009 / Accepted: 26 March 2009 / Published: 30 March 2009
Abstract: Small magnetic sensors are widely used integrated in vehicles, mobile phones, medical devices, etc for navigation, speed, position and angular sensing. These magnetic sensors are potential candidates for space sector applications in which mass, volume and power savings are important issues. This work covers the magnetic technologies available in the marketplace and the steps towards their implementation in space applications, the actual trend of miniaturization the front-end technologies, and the convergence of the mature and miniaturized magnetic sensor to the space sector through the small satellite concept.
Keywords: Miniaturized magnetic sensors; space magnetometers; AMR-Anisotropic MagnetoResistance; magnetic COTS-Components Off-The-Shelf
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Díaz-Michelena, M. Small Magnetic Sensors for Space Applications. Sensors 2009, 9, 2271-2288.
Díaz-Michelena M. Small Magnetic Sensors for Space Applications. Sensors. 2009; 9(4):2271-2288.
Díaz-Michelena, Marina. 2009. "Small Magnetic Sensors for Space Applications." Sensors 9, no. 4: 2271-2288.