Accession Number : ADA191190

Title :   Tactical Rubidium Frequency Standard (TRFS). Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Nov 83-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : EG AND G INC SALEM MA

Personal Author(s) : Lynch, Thomas J ; Riley, William J

PDF Url : ADA191190

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : This report describes the accomplishments during a 3-year R&D program to design, develop, fabricate and evaluate two full scale engineering models of a Tactical Rubidium Frequency Standard (TRFS). The TRFS is a miniature atomic time and frequency source that is capable of operation in a harsh tactical military environment. In particular, it incorporates advances in miniaturization, ruggedness, fast warmup and high temperature operation that are required for aircraft applications. The report includes a detailed description of the TRFS design and the results of qualification tests on the two full scale engineering models. All program objectives were met. Keywords: RFS(Rubidium Frequency Standard), TRFS(Tactical Rubidium Frequency Standard), and RB frequency reference.

Descriptors :   *FREQUENCY, *RUBIDIUM, *RUGGEDIZED EQUIPMENT, *TACTICAL WARFARE, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, AIRCRAFT, ENVIRONMENTS, FREQUENCY STANDARDS, HEATING, HIGH TEMPERATURE, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MINIATURIZATION, OPERATION, QUALIFICATIONS, QUICK REACTION, SOURCES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Crystallography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE