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MagNav: airborne Magnetic anomaly Navigation

MagNav.jl contains a full suite of tools for airborne Magnetic anomaly Navigation (MagNav), including flight path & INS data import or simulation, mapping, aeromagnetic compensation, and navigation. Julia source code files are in the src folder and examples are in the runs folder. This package was developed as part of the DAF-MIT Artificial Intelligence Accelerator. More information on this effort is provided on the challenge problem website.

Note that the unit tests and examples, based on the doctoral thesis work by Albert Gnadt, are currently being expanded throughout the summer of 2022.


Publicly available flight data can be automatically downloaded within the package itself. This dataset can also be directly downloaded from here. See the datasheet for high-level information about this dataset. Details of the flight data are described in the readme files within the readmes folder.

Data Sharing Agreement

Please read the full Data Sharing Agreement located here.

By granting You access to Data, the Air Force grants You a limited personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable, and revocable license to copy, modify, publicly display, and use the Data in accordance with this AGREEMENT solely for the purpose of non-profit research, non-profit education, or for government purposes by or on behalf of the U.S. Government. No license is granted for any other purpose, and there are no implied licenses in this Agreement. This Agreement is effective as of the date of approval by Air Force and remains in force for a period of one year from such date, unless terminated earlier or amended in writing. By using Data, You hereby grant an unlimited, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty-free right to The United States Government to use for any purpose and in any manner whatsoever any feedback from You to the Air Force concerning Your use of Data.


If this code or data is used in any work, please cite:

[DataSet Name] provided by the United States Air Force pursuant to Cooperative Agreement Number FA8750-19-2-1000 - [dates used]
  title={Signal Enhancement for Magnetic Navigation Challenge Problem},
  author={Gnadt, Albert R and Belarge, Joseph and 
  ni, Aaron and Conger, Lauren and Curro, Joseph and Edelman, Alan and Morales, Peter and O'Keeffe, Michael F and Taylor, Jonathan and Rackauckas, Christopher},
  journal={arXiv e-prints},


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