Accession Number : ADA328861

Title :   Quartz Crystal Resonators and Oscillators. For Frequency Control and Timing Applications. A Tutorial. Revision.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

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

Personal Author(s) : Vig, John R.

PDF Url : ADA328861

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 289

Abstract : Subjects covered include: applications of frequency standards; types of oscillators (quartz and atomic); quartz resonator properties; quartz growing, sweeping, and material characteristics; Q and its significance; resonator and oscillator stability, including aging, short-term instability, frequency vs. temperature characteristics, oscillator circuit caused instabilities, frequency vs. drive level effects, acceleration effects, the effect of shock, and radiation effects; emerging technologies; atomic frequency standards; comparison of the major oscillator types; oscillator specifications and selection guidelines; time and timekeeping; clock errors; relativistic time; time transfer; time and frequency subsystem; and other applications of quartz resonators. The goal of this document is to assist in presenting to the nonspecialist the most frequently encountered concepts in frequency control and timing.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *QUARTZ RESONATORS, *FREQUENCY STANDARDS, *CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS, DOPPLER RADAR, ELECTRIC FIELDS, CESIUM, QUARTZ, RADAR CLUTTER, CRYSTAL GROWTH, FREQUENCY AGILITY, BISTATIC RADAR, RUBIDIUM, ATOMIC CLOCKS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE