The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To design and realise a practical quantum sampling electrical power standard based on programmable Josephson voltage standards, traceable digitizers and transducers. The quantum sampling standard should be able to measure electrical power, power quality (PQ) parameters and phasor. The target uncertainties are better than 20 μW/VA for power measurements and less than 2 μW/VA for the contribution of the digitizers.
  2. To develop software for the operation of the quantum sampling electrical power standard developed in Objective 1. The software should enable measurement control, data processing and uncertainty estimation. Additionally, it should be open source and easily modifiable to control different AC quantum systems.
  3. To develop new methods for measurement of electrical power using quantum systems, and validate those using a transfer standard. (Comment: This slightly differs from the objective 3 in the SRT in order to clarify the way the validation will be done).
  4. To promote and increase the number of quantum electrical power standards enabling the measurement of electrical power with low uncertainties in metrological institutes and calibration laboratories.
  5. For each participant, to develop an individual strategy for the long-term operation of the capacity developed, including regulatory support, research collaborations, quality schemes and accreditation. They should also develop a strategy for offering calibration services from the established facilities to their own country and neighbouring countries. The individual strategies should be discussed within the consortium and with other EURAMET NMIs/DIs including members of relevant the EMNs or JRPs, to ensure that a coordinated and optimised approach to the development of traceability in this field is developed for Europe as a whole.