Ing. Vojtěch Petrucha, Ph.D.


Position: Odborný asistent
Room: T2:B3-73
E-mail: petruvoj()
Phone: (+420)-22435-3964
Fax: (+420)-233 339 929
Mail address: Technická 2, 166 27 Prague 6, Czech Republic

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. - 3/2012 - 2/2007, CTU in Prague, FEE, Department of Measurement, Sensors and Magnetics Laboratory,
Ing. (M.Sc.)  - CTU in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
High School of Electrical Engineering, Bozetechova 3, Olomouc,

Stays abroad

9/2007 - 3/2008
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Magnetometry section of the National Space Institute,

Work experience

2005 - ON Semiconductor - Roznov pod Radhostem, Wafer probing section
2006 - 2010 Novuco (Tuso, Hoodoo Bytes) HW, SW developer

Summer schools

2007 - 7th Summer School on "ADC & DAC Metrology", University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy
2008 - 8th Summer School on "Distributed measurement systems", University of Gavle, Sweden

Teaching activity

A3B99RO - Roboti, AE3B99RO - Robots
X38EMx - Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation
X38SZP - Sensors and Transducers
A3B38SME, AE3B38SME - Sensors and Measurement (Lectures & Laboratory exercises)

Supervision of Bachelor's and Master's degree theses

Free theses topics (available as Bachelor or Master)

Current Source for a Test Coil System - occupied

Proton scalar magnetometer

Fluxgate magnetometer for outdoor survey applications

Defended theses

Bachelor's degree

Three Channel AD Converter for Fluxgate Magnetometer

Universal Excitation Unit for Fluxgate Sensors Development

Datalogger for Vector Magnetometer

Display Module for Vector Magnetometer

FPGA Controlled Magnetometer with Digital Output

Current Source for a Test Coil System

Master's degree

Dual Head Vector AMR Magnetometer

System for Automatic Take-off and Landing of an UAV for Exterior Monitoring of Buildings

System for UAV ControlQuasi-definitive geomagnetic data production

Satellite Attitude Control Magnetometer

Wireless Data Acquisition System with Low Magnetic Contamination

Multipurpose Data Visualization and Recording

Unit for Aircraft and Industrial UseData Acquisition System for Vector Magnetometers

Research interests

Compassing, Development of fluxgate sensors and magnetometers, Calibration of magnetometers, Space rocket motor diagnostic instrumentation, Annealing of magnetic materials

Current projects

Center of competence TACR - Advanced sensors

Czech Science Foundation - Magnetic gradiometer based on fundamental mode orthogonal fluxgate

Magnetic materials annealing for application in low noise fluxgate sensors

Past projects

Czech Science Foundation, post-doc research project "Study of a sensor construction impact on vector magnetometer parameters using extended scalar calibration methods"

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic - participation in project "Fluxgate gradiometer for space applications" 

Magnetometer for search for Chebarkul meteorite (research prototype customized for underwater search for magnetic anomalies). Strong magnetic anomaly has been found close to the impact crater…

In Space Propulsion 1 - work within a group of european companies - institutes on a cryogenic propulsion system (development of a complete data acquisition chain for a new electric propellant turbopump testing), cooperation with Snecma (rockets and satellites engines division)

Vectorially compensated triaxial vector fluxgate magnetometer

Non-magnetic Platform for Scalar Calibration of Magnetometers (and Accelerometers)

Microaccelerometer Physical Sensor Simulator (cooperation with VZLU)


2006 - Nove trendy v rozvoji letectva, Kosice, Slovak Republic (oral presentation)

2007 - POSTER 2007, Prague, Czech Republic (poster)

2007 - Soft Magnetic Materials, Cardiff, UK (poster)

2008 - Magnetic Measuremets, Budapest, Hungary (poster)

2008 - IEEE Sensors, Lecce, Italy (oral presentation)

2008 - Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Austin, Texas, USA (poster)

2009 - EUROSENSORS, Lausanne, Switzerland (poster)

2009 - IEEE Sensors, Christchurch, New Zealand (poster)

2010 - IEEE Sensors, Waikoloa, USA (poster)

2011 - Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA (poster)

2012 - MM2012, Magnetic Measurements 2012, Slovensko (oral presentation)

2014 - I2MTC 2014, IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Montevideo, Uruguay (poster)

2014 - EMSA 2014, 10th European Conference on Magnetic Sensors and Actuators, Vienna, Austria

2015 - MM2015, Magnetic Measurements 2015, Slovensko

2016 - IEEE Sensors Application Symposium, 2016, Itálie (oral presentation)

2016 - EMSA 2016, 11th European Magnetic Sensors and Actuators Conference, 2016, Itálie (poster) 


Compact Compass Module        Calibration Platform        VZLU simulator

Fig.1 Compact Compass Module              Fig.2 Calibration System               Fig.3 Digital to Capacitance Converter (VZLU)

 Fig.4 Vectorially compensated fluxgate sensor


Fig. 5 Setup for magnetic materials annealing in magnetic field

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Papers in WoS Journals

Kletetschka, G. - Vyhnánek, J. - Kawasumiova, D. - Nabelek, L. - Petrucha, V.: Localization of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite from Magnetic Field Survey and GPS Data In: IEEE Sensors Journal. 2015, vol. 2015, no. 15, p. 4875-4881. ISSN 1530-437X.

Petrucha, V. - Janošek, M. - Azpúrua, M. A.: Vector Feedback Homogeneity and Inner Layout Influence on Fluxgate Sensor Parameters In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 2015, vol. 64, no. 5, p. 1293-1299. ISSN 0018-9456.


Sarkar, P. - Janošek, M. - Petrucha, V. - Včelák, J. - Ripka, P.: Study of Stress-Induced Anisotropy in METGLAS 2714 In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 2014, vol. 50, no. 11, art. no. 6971470, ISSN 0018-9464.


Petrucha, V. - Kašpar, P.: MEASUREMENT OF THE TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF THE SENSITIVITY AND ORTHOGONALITY OF A TRIAXIAL VECTOR MAGNETOMETER In: Journal of Electrical Engineering. 2012, vol. 63, no. 7s, p. 31-34. ISSN 1335-3632.


Petrucha, V. - Mlejnek, P. - Ripka, P. - Chvojka, M. - Posolda, P.: Tester for a Space Micro-accelerometer In: Sensors and Actuators. 2010, vol. 2010, no. A162-2, p. 324-328. ISSN 0924-4247.


Petrucha, V. - Ripka, P. - Kašpar, P. - Merayo, J.: Automated System for the Calibration of Magnetometers In: Journal of Applied Physics. 2009, vol. 2009, no. 105, p. 07E704-1-07E704-3. ISSN 0021-8979.


Včelák, J. - Petrucha, V. - Kašpar, P.: Electronic Compass with Miniature Fluxgate Sensors In: Sensor Letters. 2007, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 279-282. ISSN 1546-198X.

Papers in Other and Online Journals

Janošek, M. - Vyhnánek, J. - Platil, A. - Petrucha, V.: Compact Full-tensor Fluxgate Gradiometer In: Journal of Electrical Engineering. 2015, vol. 66, no. 7/s, p. 146-148. ISSN 1335-3632.

Petrucha, V. - Ripka, P.: ROTATIONAL SPEED MEASUREMENT AND ANGULAR POSITION REFERENCE FOR A CRYOGENIC PROPELLANT ELECTRIC PUMP In: Journal of Electrical Engineering. 2015, vol. 66, no. 7, p. 199-202. ISSN 1335-3632.

Papers in Conference Proceedings (last 5 years)

Fúra, V. - Petrucha, V. - Platil, A.: Construction of an AMR magnetometer for car detection experiments In: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers (IC-MAST2015). Bristol BS1 6BE: IOP Institute of Physics, 2016, vol. 1, p. 1-4. ISSN 1757-899X.

Janošek, M. - Petrucha, V. - Vlk, M.: Low-noise magnetic observatory variometer with race-track sensors In: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers (IC-MAST2015). Bristol BS1 6BE: IOP Institute of Physics, 2016, art. no. 012026, ISSN 1757-899X.


Petrucha, V. - Janošek, M. - Azpurua, M. A.: Fluxgate magnetometer vector feedback homogeneity and its influence on sensor parameters In: Proceedings of Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) 2014. Vail, Colorado: IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2014, p. 460-463. ISSN 1091-5281. ISBN 978-1-4673-6385-3.