Accession Number : ADA243934

Title :   Tactical Rubidium Frequency Standard (TRFS).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Nov 83-Oct 89,

Corporate Author : BALL CORP IRVINE CA EFRATOM DIV

Personal Author(s) : Weidemann, Werner ; Cashin, William ; English, Thomas

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This report describes the accomplishments of a six-year R and D progress to design, build and evaluate three Tactical Rubidium Frequency Standards (TRFS) units for the Air Force. The TRFS is a miniature atomic time and frequency source that can operate in a harsh, tactical military environment. The TRFS design must incorporate significant advances in miniaturization, ruggedness, fast warmup, and high-temperature operation required for aircraft operations. This report includes a detailed description of the TRFS design as developed at Efratom, the results of qualification tests on three TRFS units, and part reliability data obtained over the course of the contract. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE