376-1975 - IEEE Standard for the Measurement of Impulse Strength and Impulse Bandwidth
Description: For many purposes in radio interference and electromagnetic compatibility work, it has become convenient to measure broadband emission in terms of peak voltage or field strength, especially with the use of automatic spectrum scanning instrumentation. Because of the simplicity of the impulse generator, it is used frequently for calibration purposes. Basic information relating to the use of this device and interpretation of measurements made using instruments based on it is provided. The measurement of impulse strength and impulse bandwidth, while conceptually relatively simple, in practice have been found difficult to perform with high accuracy and reproducibility. Various methods have been evaluated in various laboratories, and are mentioned in this standard. After much consideration, two techniques are recommended for general use.