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1- Control Department, Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran
2- Control Department, Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran , a.ranjbar@nit.ac.ir
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In recent years, scientific advances in navigation systems and technological development of low-power consumption and high-precision in magnetic sensors have made researchers to realize that earth’s magnetic field can be applied for locating purposes. Earth’s magnetic field is applied in the navigation method where the required data from earth’s magnetic field can be read from high accuracy magnetic sensors. It is possible to determine the location by comparing the data with the reference maps through adaption of algorithms and/or filtering. Generally, in this method of locating, the inertia system is used to determine the velocity and condition, and the magnetic navigation system represents navigational assistance. In the first step toward obtaining a magnetic locating system, a reference magnetic map must be created; so, it is required to carefully analyze the earth’s magnetic field, the quantity, and quality of the field variations over different time and places. In this paper, the possibility of obtaining the geographical location of an observatory by extracting available data of a magnetic observatory has been investigated and, then, the effect of the displacement of geographical location on the magnitude of the earth's magnetic field has been examined by an experimental test. The results of simulation and data collection confirm the fact that geographic location for a variety of vehicles can be attainable just using earth's magnetic field data and there is no need to use any other navigation sensors.

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Article Type: Qualitative Research | Subject: Mechatronics
Received: 2018/07/29 | Accepted: 2019/01/30 | Published: 2019/08/12

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