Accession Number:

AD0763684

Title:

The Development of the Superconducting Cavity Stabilized Oscillator,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A very high stability microwave oscillator system was developed which has a high Q superconducting cavity as its frequency determining element. In stabilized oscillator SCSO, the rf power is generated by a Gunn-Effect oscillator whose frequency is electronically tuned by a varactor diode. An intermediate frequency discriminator is used to produce a feedback voltage which maintains the oscillator at the center of the cavity resonance. An improved stabilization system is now reported which has higher short term stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE