Accession Number : ADA112954

Title :   Subtle Perturbations Affecting Quartz Resonators Used for High-Stability Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY/DEVICES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ballato,Arthur ; Lukaszek,Theodore ; Iafrate,Gerald J

PDF Url : ADA112954

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The quest for high stability crystal resonators for advanced frequency control applications has led very recently to a number of far-reaching developments. As the level of frequency stability has improved over the years, various factors that were once imperceptible have become nonnegligible, and their influences have had to be eliminated, reduced, or compensated. At present, the most obvious contributors to resonator performance have been enumerated. It is important to continue to catalog less obvious effects, and to evaluate critically at what level their influences make an appearance in the error budget of the resonator. We consider a number of influences that are more-or-less subtle. Each is examined to see what contribution it makes to resonator performance. It is apparent that some have to be taken into account in present-day applications; others may become important as future stability specifications become even more stringent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *QUARTZ RESONATORS, *FREQUENCY, *STABILITY, *CONTROL, *ACOUSTIC WAVES, PERTURBATIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HIGH RATE, CRYSTALS, OSCILLATORS, PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS, VIBRATORS(ELECTRICAL)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE