Earth Planets Space, Vol. 58 (No. 6), pp. 711-716, 2006
V. Sapunov1, J. Rasson2, A. Denisov1, D. Saveliev1, S. Kiselev1, O. Denisova1, Y. Podmogov3, and S. Khomutov4
1Quantum Magnetometry Laboratory of USTU, Mira st., 19, Ekaterinburg, 620002, Russia
2Institut Royal Meteorologique, Centre de Physique du Globe B-5670 Dourbes Viroinval, Belgium
3Amakinsky Expedition, ALROSA Ltd., Saha, Mirnisky region, Ajhal, Judgnaja str., 12, 678190, Russia
4Geophysical Observatory "Klyuchi", Koptyug av., 3, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia
(Received April 29, 2005; Revised August 19, 2005; Accepted August 23, 2005; Online published June 2, 2006)
This report covers results of the long-term research directed at developing an absolute vector proton magne-tometer based on the switching of bias magnetic fields. The distinctive feature is the attempt of the installation of a miniature Overhauser sensor and optimized Garret solenoid directly on the telescope of the theodolite. Thus this design (Declination Inclination Modulus Overhauser magnetometer: DIMOVER) will complement the uni-versally recognised DIflux absolute device by adding full vector measurement capability. Preliminary designs, which also can be interesting to the experts in vector proton magnetometers, are presented.
Key words: Overhauser magnetometer, magnetic observatory instrumentation, DIflux, magnetic declination, magnetic inclination.