Masters Theses

Abstract

"Output voltage sensitivity equations are derived for a zener voltage-reference circuit. The circuit consists of a DC-DC converter, a voltage-resistor current generator, and a zener diode. The performance of the voltage-reference is calculated using the sensitivity equations and compared to measurement data taken from a laboratory model of the circuit. The results are in reasonable agreement.

It was concluded that with careful selection of components, two of three major sources of error can be predicted and controlled; these are changes due to input voltage and changes due to temperature. The third, changes due to time, requires calibration against a voltage standard"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Carson, Ralph S.

Committee Member(s)

Peirson, Robert C., 1943-
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

vi, 70 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-41).

Rights

© 1972 Armond C. Maxeiner, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Zener diodes
Voltage references
Electric circuit analysis

Thesis Number

T 2877

Print OCLC #

6029450

Electronic OCLC #

904547819

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