Accession Number : ADA329717

Title :   Event-Locked Time-Resolved Fourier Spectroscopy for NS Dynamic Processes

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun 96-14 Jun 97

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s) : Peale, Robert E.

PDF Url : ADA329717

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : We realized that achieving 10 ns resolution would still require significant time interleaving and would be based on the rather complicated ECL semiconductor technology, which introduces additional risk. We decided instead to make more time resolution advances in several smaller steps, so that the robustness, functionality, and flexibility could be enhanced in systems we could easily test. The 4.5 GHz transient digitizer already contains mature high speed electronics and only requires a trigger signal with small jitter, which can readily be achieved with conventional CMOS technology. Time resolutions below 1 ns seem therefore possible.

Descriptors :   *ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, *COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTORS, *FOURIER SPECTROSCOPY, DATA ACQUISITION, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, TRIGGER CIRCUITS, JITTER, LOCKING(ELECTRONICS).

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE