A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS IN USE TODAY HAVE AN OSCILLATOR OR WAVEFORM GENERATOR OF SOME SORT.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
888
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
555 Sparkman Dr., Suite 410, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. ROBERT C. HARPER
(205) 837-5200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF THE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS IN USE TODAY HAVE AN OSCILLATOR OR WAVEFORM GENERATOR OF SOME SORT. AN OSCILLATOR MAY BE USED SIMPLY AS A SOURCE OR REGULARLY SPACED PULSES, A CLOCK, OR AS THE LOCAL OSCILLATOR IN A RECEIVER. NO MATTER HOW THE OSCILLATOR IS USED IT MUST MAINTAIN ITS FREQUENCY OF OSCILLATION TO A SPECIFIC DEGREE OF ACCURACY. IN A GROWING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS THESE OSCILLATORS ARE REQUIRED TO OPERATE IN THE PRESENCE OF PROTON RADIATION. THE SOURCE OF THIS RADIATION CAN BE FROM SOLAR FLARES, COSMIC RAYS OR CHARGED PARTICLE DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DOSE AND FREQUENCY SHIFT OF THESE OSCILLATORS IS IMPORTANT TO QUANTIFY THE DEGRADATION OR FAILURES OF INSTRUMENTS WITH CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS WHEN EXPOSED TO CHARGED PARTICLE BEAMS.

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