Magnetic Sensor

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A Magnetic Sensor detects magnetic fields.

  • It is a type of Sensor.
  • Magnetic Sensors rely on accurate metrics.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Magnetic sensors detect changes and disturbances in a magnetic field like flux, strength and direction.

  • More advanced designs can measure rotation, angles, direction, presence and electrical current. Magnetic sensors can measure both the complete magnetic field and the vector components of the field.

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Simple Magnetic Sensors are commonly available from TL-1 onwards: the magnetic compass is an early form of magnetic sensor.

Sophisticated magnetic sensors mounted on gimbals and shielded against electromagnetic interference (such as EM fields produced by power plants or by some electronic systems) are available from TL-4 onwards.

More advanced designs are able to chart magnetic fields in increasingly precise detail.

Technological Overview of Magnetic Sensors[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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