In-flight scalar calibration and characterisation of the Swarm magnetometry package

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Abstract

We present the in-flight scalar calibration and characterisation of the Swarm magnetometry package consisting of the absolute scalar magnetometer, the vector magnetometer, and the spacecraft structure supporting the instruments. A significant improvement in the scalar residuals between the pairs of magnetometers is demonstrated, confirming the high performance of these instruments. The results presented here, including the characterisation of a Sun-driven disturbance field, form the basis of the correction of the magnetic vector measurements from Swarm which is applied to the Swarm Level 1b magnetic data.
Original languageEnglish
Article number129
JournalEarth, Planets and Space
Volume68
Issue number1
Number of pages13
ISSN1343-8832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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© 2016 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.

Keywords

  • Geomagnetism
  • Magnetometer
  • Instrument calibration
  • Satellite
  • Swarm

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In-flight scalar calibration and characterisation of the Swarm magnetometry package. / Tøffner-Clausen, Lars; Lesur, Vincent; Olsen, Nils; Finlay, Chris.

In: Earth, Planets and Space, Vol. 68, No. 1, 129, 2016.

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