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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:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (New Lenox, IL)
  2. (Darien, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
865644
Patent Number(s):
4548513
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; measuring; response; time; electrical; instrument; generates; output; signal; application; specified; input; varies; function; subjected; step; approaches; steady-state; value; comprises; steps; applying; predetermined; generate; simultaneously; starting; timer; comparing; reference; stop; substantially; equal; percentage; corresponding; generated; signal corresponding; reference signal; output signal; response time; predetermined value; substantially equal; signal varies; electrical instrument; /368/968/

Citation Formats

Johanson, Edward W., and August, Charles. Method and apparatus for measuring response time. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Johanson, Edward W., & August, Charles. Method and apparatus for measuring response time. United States.
Johanson, Edward W., and August, Charles. Tue . "Method and apparatus for measuring response time". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865644.
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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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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