Abstract:Recently several approaches have been made to simplify the readout scheme of the standard dc SQUID. A double relaxation oscillation SQUID(DROS) consisting of a hysteretic dc SQUID and a reference junction in series shunted by an inductor and a resistor can provide a very large flux-to-voltage transfer coefficient. Thus, a DROS with direct readout with room temperature dc amplifier can be a good candidate for the next-generation SQUID magnetometer. We report on the development of a 3-channel magnetometer system based on DROS. The DROS is based on Nb/AlO/sub X//Nb Josephson junctions and the main feature of the system is its simple readout electronics.