Accession Number:

ADA248503

Title:

Introduction to Quartz Frequency Standards

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY LAB COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND DEVICES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The fundamentals of quartz frequency standards are reviewed. The subjects discussed include crystal resonators and oscillators, oscillator types, and the characteristics arid limitations of temperature-compensated crystal oscillators TCXO and oven-controlled crystal oscillators OCXO. The oscillator instabilities discussed include aging, noise, frequency vs. temperature, warmup, acceleration effects, magnetic field effects, atmospheric pressure effects, radiation effects, and interactions among the various effects. Guidelines are provided for oscillator comparison and selection. Discussions of specifications are also included, as are references and suggestions for further reading. Oscillator, clock, frequency standard, frequency control, frequency stability, time, timing devices, quartz, quartz crystal, quartz oscillator, atomic clock, atomic frequency standard, stability, aging, noise, phase noise.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE