Review of Fluxgate compasses in Sailing Today - May 24, 2010
Many thanks to Clive Loughlin and the Sailing Today team for their comprehensive review of Fluxgate Compasses in June's edition of Sailing Today.
Dr Chris Shelton, Managing Director of Autonnic provided guidance in the article with regard to fluxgate technology.
This review informs how conventional and electronic compasses work and how the fluxgate compass can be calibrated to compensate for deviation and variation. Main topics in the article are:
- Science of Magnetism
- Magnetic permeability
- Dip Errors and centripetal forces
- Mounting the Fluxgate
- Added Benefits.
If you would like to read this review further you can purchase a digital version of Sailing Today June Issue 158 through the Sailing today website.
Interested further in fluxgate technology?
An article of interest, by Dr Chris Shelton is:
The ring fluxgate: a very modern 80-year old.
Published in Sensor Review 2007, available from Emerald Group Publishing Ltd