Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
23 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2022

Tesseract – a high-stability, low-noise fluxgate sensor designed for constellation applications

Kenton Greene, Christian Hansen, B. Barry Narod, Richard Dvorsky, and David M. Miles

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The ability to make reliable magnetic measurements in space is very important for a broad range of applications in space science. Here, we present the design and performance of a new magnetometer that looks very promising for making stable reliable magnetic measurements in space. We show that Tesseract performs better than the traditional ring-core design in metrics that are associated with stability.