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ECCM TECHNOLOGY HAS A GROWING NEED FOR IMPROVED HIGH-STABILITY TIME-FREQUENCY…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
866
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
866
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: ECCM TECHNOLOGY HAS A GROWING NEED FOR IMPROVED HIGH-STABILITY TIME-FREQUENCY STANDARDS.
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ECCM TECHNOLOGY HAS A GROWING NEED FOR IMPROVED HIGH-STABILITY TIME-FREQUENCY STANDARDS. THE MAIN STANDARDS CURRENTLY IN COMMON USE UTILIZE QUARTZ-CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS CUT TO THE AT ORIENTATION. A PRIMARY CANDIDATE FOR MEETING THE REQUIREMENT FOR IMPROVED TIME/FREQUENCY STANDARDS IS SC-CUT QUARTZ, WHICH OFFERS MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN STABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OVER AT-CUT QUARTZ OSCILLATORS. UNFORTUNATELY, X-RAY ORIENTATION EQUIPMENT OF THE TYPE USED FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS IN MANUFACTURE OF THE SIMPLER AT-CUT CRYSTALS IS INADEQUATE FOR PRODUCTION OF SC-CUT CRYSTALS, WHICH REQUIRE PRECISE ORIENTATION ABOUT EACH OF TWO AXES (I.E., ARE "DOUBLY ROTATED"). THE PROPOSED PROGRAM HAS AS ITS OBJECTIVES PROOF OF FEASIBILITY OF A NOVEL X-RAY TECHNIQUE TO PERMIT BOTH MEASUREMENT AND CORRECTION OF THE ANGLES OF CUT OF DOUBLY ROTATED QUARTZ-CRYSTAL PLATES, SUCH AS THE SC, IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT, AND DELIVERY OF A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR A COMPLETE ORIENTATION MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT. FEASIBILITY WILL BE DETERMINED FROM CALCULATIONS AND FROM EXPERIMENTS UTILIZING MODIFICATIONS TO A PROTOTYPE LASER-ASSISTED LAUE DIFFRACTOMETER, AN INSTRUMENT SIMILAR IN GEOMETRY TO THAT PROPOSED.

Principal Investigator:

J. l. chambers
4087337780

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Research & Applctns
1223 E. Arques Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No