Accession Number : ADD002701

Title :   Voltage and Temperature Compensated Linear Rectifier.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Holmes,Julian C

Report Date : 30 Mar 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to an improved circuit for compensating for temperature and current variations in rectifier circuits used for converting alternating current to a proportional direct current, particularly at low voltages. A separate rectifier to be used as a circuit standard is maintained in close thermal proximity to other rectifiers as part of the conversion circuit. A voltage proportional to that across the standard is applied as a bias to a terminal of the circuit rectifiers to automatically compensate for temperature and current changes in the circuit and thereby provide a more accurate rectification of an input voltage.

Descriptors :   *Rectifiers, *Patents, Linear systems, Voltage regulation, Temperature control, Circuits

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE