I'm the co-founder of the Dutch UFO Reporting Center (good for around 75 reports a month) and was recently made aware of the MADAR project: a little device that measures fluctuations in the (electro)magnetic field as well as compass deviations. I should probably add that historically a lot of significant close encounters involved EM disturbances (e.g. cars shutting down, and electronic instruments malfuctioning).
Being a designer and developer myself, this seemed like a really nice device to copy to get my hands dirty with Python and the Raspberry Pi platform. I also have a UFO witness in the rural north of the Netherlands who repeatedly has weird UFO experiences and would love to deploy such a device.
On to my reason for posting here.
Going by the statuses output by the MADAR nodes across the US (i.e. the data in the pop-ups), I see that it registers:
- Compass in degrees (I assume degrees from magnetic north?)
- Field in milligauss
- Average ambient in milligauss
- Standard deviation in milligauss
The rest I can hopefully figure out myself Thanks!