The dual string three-axis magnetometer was designed specifically for small satellites requiring low cost and SWaP (Size, Weight and Power). The mag features a dual-string three-axis magnetometer used for attitude control by the satellite ADCS. The mag provides high probability of success in LEO missions of 6.5 years. The size is less than 20 in^3 with weigh less than 0.69 lbs. Angular accuracy is better than 3.4 degrees. The I/O is CAN or RS-424. Input power is 5Vdc.
Using a similar approach to our rate sensors for the small satellite market, Honeywell is developing a market-leading, low cost magnetometer for small satellites. Providing choice of standard RS-424 or CANBUS interface provides full system flexibility.