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A review of magnetic sensors

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1 Author(s)
Lenz, J.E. ; Honeywell Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA

Eleven of the most common technologies used for magnetic field sensing are described and compared. These are the search coil, flux-gate, optically pumped, nuclear precession, SQUID, Hall-effect, magnetoresistive, magnetodiode, magnetotransistor, fiber optic, and magnetooptic technologies. The use of these sensors in relation to working with or around the Earth's magnetic field is addressed. Three classes of applications and a specific application from each are examined: low-sensitivity (noncontact switching), medium-sensitivity (magnetic anomaly detection and magnetic compassing), and high-sensitivity (brain-function mapping)

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:78 ,  Issue: 6 )