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1 A and 120 mA Thin Film Multijunction Thermal Converters



H. Laiz, Thomas F. Wunsch, Joseph R. Kinard Jr., Thomas E. Lipe Jr.


We report on the development of thin-film multijunction thermal converters for the measurement of ac current without relying on parallel current shunts. The materials and designs chosen for these devices have been optimized to provide high accuracy over a wide range of input levels and frequencies. The design details of the MJTCs will be presented, and their performance described.
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement


Ac current, Ac-dc difference, Current shunts, Thermal converters, Thermal current converters


Laiz, H. , Wunsch, T. , Kinard Jr., J. and Lipe Jr., T. (2004), 1 A and 120 mA Thin Film Multijunction Thermal Converters, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created June 27, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021