Accession Number : AD0763684

Title :   The Development of the Superconducting Cavity Stabilized Oscillator,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Stein,S. R. ; Turneeaure,J. P.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 13

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.

Descriptors :   (*MICROWAVE OSCILLATORS, FREQUENCY STABILIZERS), CAVITY RESONATORS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES, TUNING DEVICES, VARACTOR DIODES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE