Faculty Advisor

John A. McNeill

Faculty Advisor

Donald R. Brown

Faculty Advisor

Stephen J. Bitar

Abstract

Settling time is very important for data acquisition systems because it is the primary factor that defines the data rate for a given error level. Therefore settling time measurement is a crucial test. The goal of the project was to design, test and compare different measurement techniques. Three methods were tested to the accuracies of 0.1% and 0.01%. Also simulations were conducted to explain the parameters that affect the settling behavior. Additionally bench measurements were correlated to simulation results. This report is intended as a guide for settling time measurements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2005-05-05

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

high speed, high precision, settling, method, measurement, settling time, guide, theory, definition, comparison, Automatic data collection systems, Amplifiers, Operational

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