Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 471–481, 2020
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 9, 471–481, 2020

Research article 16 Dec 2020

Research article | 16 Dec 2020

Mathematical foundation of Capon's method for planetary magnetic field analysis

Simon Toepfer et al.


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Short summary
The Capon method serves as a powerful and robust data analysis tool when working on various kinds of ill-posed inverse problems. Besides the analysis of waves, the method can be used in a generalized way to compare actual measurements with theoretical models, such as Mercury's magnetic field analysis. In view to the BepiColombo mission this work establishes a mathematical basis for the application of Capon's method to analyze Mercury's internal magnetic field in a robust and manageable way.