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Aerospace Applications


Aerospace applications 
Bartington Defence & Space supplies magnetic field measurement instruments for the Aerospace sector, in particular fluxgate sensors integrated into magnetic anomaly detection systems (MAD).

Manned and unmanned aircraft 

For manned aircraft, the Mag629 aerospace qualified three-axis field sensor has long been our customers’ preferred solution. There is now increasing interest in the use of fluxgate sensors for use on unmanned aircraft (UAV) where the unpackaged Mag669 is recommended for integration into onboard systems. Both have been tested to military standards. These sensors can also be used for applications such as surveillance.



The Mag-03 three-axis series and Mag658 digital three-axis fluxgate magnetometers are ideal for use as a standalone sensor for airborne measurements, for instance as part of the sensor package in an UAV. 

Compass calibration

Bartington Defence & Space also offers systems for the calibration of compasses used on aircraft, enabling calibration checks of compass bases or pads located at an airport or an air base, carried out using two Mag-01H DI systems. Further, if carrying out compass checks after removal from the aircraft, the Mag01H DI system can be used to monitor the changes in declination during the calibration procedure.

Helmholtz Coils can also be used to perform the compass calibration.