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Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 375–388, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-11-375-2022
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 375–388, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-11-375-2022
Research article
16 Nov 2022
Research article | 16 Nov 2022

Quad-Mag board for CubeSat applications

Brady P. Strabel et al.

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The design, characteristics, and performance of a CubeSat magnetometer board (Quad-Mag) equipped with four PNI RM3100 magnetometers is presented. The inclusion of four sensors allows a potential factor of 2 reduction in the noise floor established for an individual sensor via oversampling with multiple sensors. The Quad-Mag is shown to enable 1 nT magnetic field measurements at 1 Hz and 5.345 nT at 65 Hz using commercial off-the-shelf sensors for space applications.