A Shock Hardened Precision Timer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41056
Amount: $99,065.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
23 North Division Street, Auburn, NY, 13021
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Ray Sawin
 (860) 286-9090
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Precision time bases capable to withstanding high shock application have been difficult to achieve due to the inherent sensitivity of stable, frequency control component to vibration and inertial loading. These limitations are due substantially to packaging requirements of the components, e.g. hermetic, non-surface-contracting enclosures. The assembled component and its package could not be rigidly mounted to meet shock requirements. This project addresses these limitations through the use of a precision resonator device mounted and potted directly on the oscillator circuit board. The resonator structure will be based on the STW (Surface Transverse Wave) resonator. Various resonator designs will be evaluated for compatibility with encapsulation. Prototype oscillators will be assembled and tested using resonators potted in situ.

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