Abstract

This magnetometer has been developed by C.S.F. (Compagnie Generale de Telegraphie Sans Fil) and C.G.G. (Compagnie Generale de Geophysique). The magnetic field is measured by an optical pumping sensor giving a frequency proportional to the field. A digital frequency-meter delivers a reading each second with a sensitivity of + or - one period (31.5 periods for one gamma).These readings are recorded on a magnetic tape recorder and on a analog TEXAS recorder. The digital data are processed on a 1620 IBM.During the flight a second magnetometer records the variation of the earth's field in a ground station located in the center of the area surveyed. The ground record data are subtracted from the airborne data.The following data obtained with this equipment are presented:Analog record with a sensitivity of one gamma for two mm.Restitution with 1620 IBM and CALCOMP of the magnetic record to an analog record with a sensitivity of one gamma for one cm.Isogam maps with a contour interval of one gamma and some intermediate contours at 0.5 gamma.

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