Accession Number : ADP002523

Title :   Specifying Performance for Atomic Standards,


Personal Author(s) : White,J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : As the needs for precise time, time interval and frequency continue to increase the demand for atomic frequency standards has also grown. This paper is designed to aid those whose program requirements now include these devices. There are several areas where specifications of atomic clocks vary significantly from crystal oscillator specifications. These include stability, environmental sensitivity, reliability, and testing. At this time, there is no general military specification for atomic standards. The Naval Research Laboratory has extensive experience in procuring atomic standards in GPS and other programs. Examples based on experience are included. The level of detail required for particular applications is discussed.

Descriptors :   *Frequency standards, *Atomic clocks, Performance(Engineering), Time, Clocks, Accuracy, Reliability(Electronics), Crystal oscillators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE