The exploration of deep-seated resources and the re-evaluation of former deposits is of overall importance for the security of supply of mineral and high-tech raw materials to industry, and today places significantly higher demands on sensor technology. Following this, the project goal is to research and build a new airborne magnetic instrument with full tensor gradiometer, 3D vector and optically pumped magnetometer, a high accuracy inertial unit, and associated processing and inversion software, and to evaluate its performance using mapped data over sample areas.
The Leibniz IPHT tasks include 1) simulation, design, mask fabrication, fabrication and characterization of new hybrid magnetometer and gradiometer SQUIDs, 2) design, fabrication and characterization of new OPM, 3) various sensor and field tests, 4) system integration support, 5) development/test of software algorithms for joint calibration of SQUID magnetometer/OPM and incorporation of the precise inertial and topographic data, 6) project management and reporting support to the coordinator.

The project is funded by the BMBF under the number 033RU001B and co-financed by the project executing agency EU Era-Net - PTJ.

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