Magnetic Anomaly Navigation

Magnetic field intensity (left) and topography (right) of the Moon centered over the giant 2200 km diameter South Pole-Aitken impact basin. Significant quantities of metallic iron from the projectile were deposited on the northern rim of the basin that became magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field, forming several large magnetic anomalies. Low values of both the magnetic field strength and topography are plotted in blue colors, which grade to red for high values. Source: Wieczorek, M. A., B. P. Weiss, and S. T. Stewart.

Presented: May 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Presented by: Aaron J. Canciani, Phd

An emerging navigation technique known as “Magnetic Anomaly Navigation” will be presented. The benefits of this system as a GPS-alternative navigation system will be discussed as well as the current state of the art results and remaining challenges to transition the technology.

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