Accession Number:

AD1021150

Title:

US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Standard for Characterization of Electric-Field Sensors, 10 Hz to 10 kHz

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Mar 2012,30 Sep 2016

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD ADELPHI United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The US Army Research Laboratory ARL has designed and build a one-of-a-kind electric-field sensor characterization facility. The unique facility features a large parallel plate capacitor with guard rings to control fringing fields, controlled by a custom LabVIEW program and several pieces of test hardware with less than 0.6 combined measurement error. ARLs electric-field characterization facility creates an approximately 1-m3 region with better than 1.5 electric-field uniformity in a smaller physical system than that described in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard 1308-1994. The custom-developed LabVIEW code thoroughly tests the frequency response, linearity, total harmonic distortion, and noise across a 60-dB frequency range of an electric-field sensor in less than 10 min. The instrumentation, calibration, and characterization methods are detailed.

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE