Instrument Overview =================== The High Field Fluxgate Magnetometer Experiment flown aboard the Pioneer 11 spacecraft was an extremely simple instrument used to extend the spacecraft's upper limit measurement capability by approximately an order of magnitude (from 0.14 mT to 1.00 mT) with minimum power and volume requirements. This magnetometer was designed to complement the low field measurements provided by a helium vector magnetometer and utilizes magnetic ring core sensors with bi-axial orthogonal sense coils. The instrument was a single range, triaxial fluxgate magnetometer capable of measuring fields of up to 1 mT along each orthogonal axis, with a maximum resolution of 1 microTesla.
['Instrument Overview' was adapted from ACUNA&NESS1975 p. 177.]
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