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A Capacitance Measurement System Using an Inductive Voltage Divider (IVD) Bridge

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Author(s)

Bryan C. Waltrip, Andrew D. Koffman, S. Avramov

Abstract

A new system to characterize the magnitude and phase characteristics of 1 pF to 1 uF capacitance standards over the 50 Hz to 100 kHz frequency range is described. The system has been developed to provide measurement support for LCR meters and general impedance measurement services. It consists of an inductive voltage divider (IVD) bridge capable of accurately comparing two capacitance standards and a set of 1 pF to 1 nF capacitance standards with known magnitude and phase characteristics. Details of the measurement system will be given, along with preliminary measurement results and major sources of error.
Proceedings Title
Proc. National Conference of Standards Laboratories Workshop and Symposium (NCSL)
Conference Dates
July 29-August 2, 2001
Conference Location
Washington, DC, USA

Keywords

calibration, capacitance, capacitance bridge, impedance meter, inductive voltage divider, IVD, IVD bridge, low-frequency impedance, transformer

Citation

Waltrip, B. , Koffman, A. and Avramov, S. (2001), A Capacitance Measurement System Using an Inductive Voltage Divider (IVD) Bridge, Proc. National Conference of Standards Laboratories Workshop and Symposium (NCSL), Washington, DC, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=3905 (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created June 30, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021