Accession Number : ADP001562

Title :   ARGOS System Quartz Device Performance and Orbital Data,

Corporate Author : FREQUENCY ELECTRONICS INC MITCHEL FIELD NY

Personal Author(s) : Geesen,M. ; Brunet,M. ; Meirs,M. ; Strauss,A. ; Ho,J.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper presents data on precision Quartz Oscillators, VCXO's, and Crystal Filters, with a detailed comparison of the data accumulated on these devices over a six-month period prior to launch, and the data that has been accumulated in up to two years in orbit on the TIROS N Platform. In correlating the data, we are trying to establish baseline ground testing to more accurately predict performance of critical quartz devices in an orbital environment. Orbital data is available for the Ultra Stable Quartz Oscillator as it is possible to reconstruct this frequency data from the information received from the satellites.

Descriptors :   *Frequency, *Control, *Symposia, *Quartz, *Crystal oscillators, Precision, Data acquisition, Launching, Orbits, Meteorological data, Stability, Meteorological satellites

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE