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A digital traceability chain for AC voltage and current

Short Name: DIG-AC, Project Number: 17RPT03
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Engineer controlling a robot arm in smart factory

Facilitating digital measurements of AC voltage and current


Digital technologies are at the heart of a wide range of industries, from healthcare to advanced manufacturing. A vital part of ensuring Europe’s continuing success in these sectors is the implementation of a robust digital infrastructure. However, there are still a number of barriers to overcome in order to guarantee that industrial instruments are accurate and aligned to international standards. One challenge is facilitating the transition from analogue to digital measurements of AC voltage and current, and particularly so for dynamic conditions – as measurements performed at national measurement institutes (NMIs) still typically use static frameworks.

 

This project has advanced the European capability for digital evaluation of dynamic AC voltage and current by utilising quantum standards and developing publicly available measurement systems. Since electrical analysis supports up to 70 % of NMI measurement and calibration activities, this project helps many areas of industry to obtain the accurate and dynamic device calibrations that are invaluable to the digitally-based operations, products, and services of the future.

 

Project website
Publications
Stability of AC current measurements using AC-DC shunts and the AC Quantum Voltmeter
2020

Proceedings 24rd IMEKO TC 4 International Symposium

Temperature influence on the frequency response of the Keysight 3458A digital multimeter
2019

Proceedings 23rd IMEKO TC 4 International Symposium

Information

Programme
EMPIR
Field
Capacity Building
Status
completed
Call
2017
Duration
2018-2022