The increase of complexity and miniaturizing level of Aerospace platforms make use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) components constitute a plausible alternative to the use of military or rad-tolerant components. In this work, giant magnetoresistance commercial sensors are studied to be used as COTS, the next missions to be launched in the framework of the Spanish National Space Program: OPTOS and SEOSAT. This technology of magnetic sensors is interesting due to their high operating range up to 2 mT and the high temperature dynamic range from -50 up to 150 degrees C. However, in contrast, it presents high hysteresis and nonlinearity, temperature dependence, and poor repeatability. To improve the hysteretic, nonlinear and nonrepetitive behavior, a method consisting of a combination of reset and biasing has been designed and implemented for the +/- 75 mu T linear region centered around 300-375 mu T biasing field. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||52nd Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - Tampa, FL, United States|
Duration: 5 Oct 2007 → 9 Oct 2007
Conference number: 52
|Conference||52nd Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials|
|Period||05/10/2007 → 09/10/2007|