Cambridge, MA 02140
Over twelve academics from across the US and the UK worked on a problem related to TIAX’s fluxgate sensors at the Math Problems in Industry workshop at Olin College. The group worked conscientiously and enthusiastically, often late into the evening and on some occasions into the early hours of the morning, to understand various different aspects of the problem. A TIAX representative was present for much of the workshop and was involved in many stimulating conversations that gave us useful ideas for different approaches to analyzing the fluxgate sensor output. The group has already written a substantial draft report for TIAX on their analysis and numerical work, which they will complete in the near future, and they also wrote Matlab programs to perform some of the analysis. Participating in the MPI workshop provided us with rapid results based on insights from multiple perspectives. The analytical and numerical results, the software programs, and the knowledge and understanding gained from the workshop will all be beneficial in directing TIAX’s work to make improvements to our sensors.