Binary Josephson Array Power Standard

  1. French College of Metrology
  1. R. Behr1,
  2. L. Palafox1,
  3. J. M. Williams2,
  4. S. Djordjevic3,
  5. G. Eklund4,
  6. H. E. Van Den Brom5,
  7. B. Jeanneret6,
  8. J. Nissilä7,
  9. A. Katkov8 and
  10. S. P. Benz9

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch44

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

Transverse Disciplines in Metrology

How to Cite

French College of Metrology (2009) Binary Josephson Array Power Standard, in Transverse Disciplines in Metrology, ISTE, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470611371.ch44

Author Information

  1. 1

    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Bundesallee 100, D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 2

    National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, UK

  3. 3

    Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'Essais (LNE), 29 avenue Roger Hennequin, F-78197 Trappes Cedex, France

  4. 4

    SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Box 857, SE-501 15 Borås, Sweden

  5. 5

    NMi Van Swinden Laboratorium, P.O. Box 654, NL-2600 AR Delft, The Netherlands

  6. 6

    METAS, Swiss Federal Office of Metrology, Lindenweg 50, CH-3003 Bern-Wabern, Switzerland

  7. 7

    MIKES, Otakaari 7B, FIN-02150 Espoo, Finland

  8. 8

    Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology (VNIIM), 190005 St. Petersburg, Russia

  9. 9

    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO 80305 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848210486

Online ISBN: 9780470611371



  • array fabrication;
  • precision waveforms;
  • synchronization methods;
  • josephson array;
  • power standard


In the first year of the iMERA joint research project “Binary Josephson Arrays Power Standard”, important foundations have been laid towards linking power standards to a quantum-based system. The amplitude of the Josephson arrays suitable for AC applications has been increased to the 10 V level and two alternative methods for the application of Josephson standards to power calibration have been developed and preliminary tests carried out. In addition, the switching transients between quantized voltage steps have been investigated at the 10 ns level and the calculation of the uncertainty in synthesized waveforms due to these transients has been improved.