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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 219–222, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-11-219-2022
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 219–222, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-11-219-2022
Research article
22 Jun 2022
Research article | 22 Jun 2022

Single-event effect testing of the PNI RM3100 magnetometer for space applications

Mark B. Moldwin et al.

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The commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) PNI RM3100 magnetometer was tested for single-event latchup (SEL) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's heavy-ion beam and did not experience any single-event effects at a linear energy transfer >75 MeV cm2 mg−1. Coupled with previous total ionizing dose (TID) testing at the University of Michigan and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center that showed no degradation in performance up to 150 kRad(SI), the COTS PNI RM3100 is extremely radiation tolerant.