The TAM-1 and TAM-2 series of space qualified fluxgate magnetometers offer the satellite attitude control system designer a lot of flexibility:
The TAM-1 has a fluxgate sensor unit that is separate from the electronics unit. The sensor can be located outside the satellite platform on a boom where it is less influenced by magnetic sources within the spacecraft. The sensor can operate over the much wider temperature range (-90ºC to +80ºC) required of instruments in this severe environment. Download the Data Sheet for a complete description of the TAM-1.
The TAM-2 integrates the fluxgate sensor and the electronics into one package. It is a compact low power magnetometer that is suitable for use where an external sensor is not needed. Download the Data Sheet for a complete description of the TAM-2.
The standard acceptance tests include:
The customer can specify additional tests if the environmental requirements are more severe than the current magnetometer qualification levels.
Each delivered satellite magnetometer is accompanied by an End-Item-Data Package that includes its manufacturing history, acceptance test results, all required certifications and as-built documentation.
In addition to the satellite magnetometers used for attitude control MEDA also designs and manufactures Hi Rel space qualified magnetometers for scientific applications.