Setup for the dynamic calibration of bridge amplifiers from DC up to 10 kHz


  • Leonard Klaus Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • M. Florian Beug Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • Thomas Bruns Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)



Measurements of mechanical quantities are often carried out with transducers with a bridge output. The output signals are conditioned using bridge amplifiers. If dynamically changing quantities are going to be measured traceably, the bridge amplifier must be calibrated dynamically.

This paper describes a dynamic bridge amplifier calibration setup based on the new PTB dynamic bridge standard. The calibration is carried out by the synchronous sampling of the bridge amplifier output voltage and a reference signal provided by the calibrated dynamic bridge standard. The dynamic bridge standard enables calibrations in a frequency range from DC (static calibration) up to 10 kHz. An overview of the different measurement uncertainty contributions is given, and the first measurement results show good agreement with a previously established measurement setup.

Author Biography

Leonard Klaus, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Head of Working Group 1.73 - Impact Dynamics


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