Waveform metrology based on spectrally pure Josephson voltages

Project: EU project

Project Details


Enabling wider distribution of quantum standards

Emerging measurement applications in high-end equipment are placing new demands on
the traceability for dynamic quantities, which cannot be satisfied by existing approaches.

Project develops AC-voltage quantum devices operating at the highest level of accuracy and
that are simple enough for wider exploitation.

VTT MIKES develops a cost effective programmable pattern generator to drive Josephson junction arrays in a quantum voltage digitiser.

Call 2015: SI Broader Scope

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/06/1631/05/19

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Norwegian Metrology Service (Project partner)
  • Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) (Project partner)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (Project partner)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Project partner)
  • TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (UME) (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • Applicos B.V. (Project partner)
  • esz AG calibration & metrology (Project partner)
  • National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) (Project partner)
  • Signal Conversion Ltd (Project partner)
  • University of South-Eastern Norway (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


  • AC-voltage
  • quantum devices
  • quantum voltage digitiser