Quartz Crystal Oscillator Vibration Measurements

Report No. ARL-TR-2375
Authors: Mark Berry, Todd Turner, and William McIntosh
Date/Pages: February 2001; 94 pages
Abstract: The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), specifically the RF Electronics Division of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, has been tasked to become the Department of Defense (DoD) center for frequency control. As part of this program, ARL and others will develop frequency oscillators to be used as system clocks in munitions and other devices. ARL has assembled a test facility to measure the effects of vibration on frequency oscillators. This report discusses the results of vibration experiments on two quartz crystal oscillators, including verification of the measurement system and experimental setup.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: February 1, 2001