NIST logo

Publication Citation: AC Power Standard Using a Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Bryan C. Waltrip; Bo Gong; Thomas L. Nelson; Yicheng Wang; Charles J. Burroughs; Alain Rufenacht; Samuel P. Benz; Paul D. Dresselhaus;
Title: AC Power Standard Using a Programmable Josephson Voltage Standard
Published: April 01, 2009
Abstract: This paper describes the implementation of a new quantum-based system for the generation of 120 V rms, 5 A rms, sinusoidal, active and reactive power over the 50 Hz to 400 Hz frequency range. The system accurately relates the spectral amplitudes and phases of the voltage and current waveforms of the generated power to a programmable Josephson voltage standard (PJVS) using a novel differential sampling technique. The system also employs a new voltage amplifier that performs self-calibration and corrections of gain and phase errors. Details of the system design, measurement techniques, and significant sources of error are presented.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Volume: 58
Issue: 4
Pages: pp. 1041 - 1048
Keywords: Josephson arrays; Voltage measurement; Current measurement; Power measurement; Signal synthesis; Quantization; Digital-analog conversion; Analog-digital conversion; Permuting capacitance
Research Areas: Quantum Electrical Measurements
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (533KB)