Modelling of attitude error in vector magnetic data: application to Ørsted data
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2000
Received: 3 March 2000
Accepted: 17 July 2000
Published: 24 June 2014
Analysis of data from the Ørsted satellite indicates that the largest source of error arises from an anisotropic attitude uncertainty, related to poorly determined rotation about the axis of the star imager. For two data sets from May and December 1999, I quantify this error, and review and apply a formalism designed to allow for this problem. I argue that, when modelled correctly, this attitude uncertainty should not significantly damage the main field models obtained from Ørsted data.