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Title: Method and apparatus for measuring response time

Abstract

A method of measuring the response time of an electrical instrument which generates an output signal in response to the application of a specified input, wherein the output signal varies as a function of time and when subjected to a step input approaches a steady-state value, comprises the steps of: (a) applying a step input of predetermined value to the electrical instrument to generate an output signal; (b) simultaneously starting a timer; (c) comparing the output signal to a reference signal to generate a stop signal when the output signal is substantially equal to the reference signal, the reference signal being a specified percentage of the steady-state value of the output signal corresponding to the predetermined value of the step input; and (d) applying the stop signal when generated to stop the timer.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7136324
Application Number:
ON: DE84011042
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-026893; EDB-84-085636
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ELECTRIC MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; TIMING PROPERTIES; THERMOCOUPLES; TIME MEASUREMENT; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Johanson, E.W., and August, C. Method and apparatus for measuring response time. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Johanson, E.W., & August, C. Method and apparatus for measuring response time. United States.
Johanson, E.W., and August, C. Thu . "Method and apparatus for measuring response time". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method of measuring the response time of an electrical instrument which generates an output signal in response to the application of a specified input, wherein the output signal varies as a function of time and when subjected to a step input approaches a steady-state value, comprises the steps of: (a) applying a step input of predetermined value to the electrical instrument to generate an output signal; (b) simultaneously starting a timer; (c) comparing the output signal to a reference signal to generate a stop signal when the output signal is substantially equal to the reference signal, the reference signal being a specified percentage of the steady-state value of the output signal corresponding to the predetermined value of the step input; and (d) applying the stop signal when generated to stop the timer.},
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year = {1983},
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