Electromagnetism and photometry laboratory
The laboratory designs and develops prototypes of new resistors both as static and transportable references standard, studying and characterising the stability over time and the dependence on the environmental parameters.
In addition, systems, devices and measuring instruments for the transfer of traceability to the resistance scales are studied.
The resistance laboratory works in collaboration with similar laboratories from other primary metrology institutes both for basic research and to participates to the international key comparison activities to ensure the uniformity of metrology capabilities.
The activity is focused on the development of high accuracy DC Voltage Standards, mainly of values higher than 10 V to be employed as local laboratory standards or travelling ones for high level intercomparisons.
In addition, the the activity pays attention to the development of dividers for the DC Voltage traceability transfer to ultra-low values.
The industrial research carried out at the High Voltage and High Current Laboratory (LATFC) focuses on scientific technical support and technological transfer to electrical engineering companies for the development, improvement and validation of the product and the technological solutions they have designed and realised, for safety and reliability.
The LATFC conducts research for the development of measurement systems in the industrial production field, for product validation during production, and test laboratories for validation of the project.
Laboratory capabilities, scientific knowledge and testing experience enable to provide support to the customers R & D activities and metrological activity for product control.
The activity is focused on the development on the improvement of the current high and ultra-high resistance values calibration methods and of the full operating implementation of the high resistance MI 6000A measurement bridge till to 10 pohm also by means of the recently acquired ultra-high value resistors, with evaluation of its performance, reliability, stability and calibration uncertainties.