Mise au point d’une plateforme d’étalonnage des compas magnetiques
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a Corresponding author: marc.lemenn@SHOM.fr
Instruments used to measure speed and direction of sea currents are equipped with magnetic compass and tilt sensors, in order to be able to reference their data in a terrestrial referential. Compass being sensible to their magnetic environment, it is necessary to calibrate currentmeters in their using configuration. In this order, a non-magnetic platform has been built. Reference directions and tilt expended uncertainties reached with this equipment are respectively 1 ° and 0.32 °. Results obtained during different trials of current profilers are exposed.
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