Accession Number:

ADA513505

Title:

Long-Term Microwave Power Drift of a Cesium Frequency Standard and Its Effect on Output Frequency

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP LOS ANGELES CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LABORATORY

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

It has been shown previously that the long-term frequency stability of a cesium Cs frequency standard is affected by variations in the standards internal microwave power source 1,2. Studies were performed on a commercial Cs frequency standard for a period of 20 days, to determine the stability of its microwave power source. The results were then analyzed statistically, and the effects of microwave power drift on the standards frequency stability were calculated.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE