A new amorphous ribbon fluxgate sensor based on torsional-creep-induced anisotropy

Otto V. Nielsen, J. Gutierrez, B. Hernando, Howard T. Savage

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The fluxgate sensor presented consists of a hairpin-shaped nonmagnetostrictive amorphous metal ribbon which carries the excitation AC current. Even harmonics are induced in a surrounding coil, which can be used both as a pickup coil and as a field compensation coil. The principle of operation is similar to that of a traditional ring-core system except that the core itself carries the excitation current. The sensor competes favorably with traditional fluxgate sensors with respect to simplicity, miniaturization, signal level, and noise level
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)276-280
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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