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Clock Characterization



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Highlights



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4 dedicated Thermal Vacuum Chambers.


Capabilities



  • Large multifunction TVAC (600 x 600 mm2 baseplate)
  • Wide temperature range
  • Micro-vibration facility



HIGHLIGHTS
 

Temperature range:

-45°C to +165°C

Vacuum level <

1E-6 mbar

Dedicated TVACs

4

 
  • Clock Characterization Microvibration ESA
  • Clock Characterization Microvibration ESA
  • Clock Characterization Microvibration ESA
  • Clock Characterization Microvibration ESA

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What else we want to share with you

A dedicated Dissociation Test Bench is available to replicate and study the complex phenomena involved in the atomic clock’s plasma ignition and operation.

The Clock Characterization testbed contains a Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC) able to accommodate single or multiple clocks for long term frequency stability measurements and parameter evaluation (temperature sensitivity, warm-up time, frequency retrace, o utput frequency spectral purity and phase noise). The facility is equipped with an ultra-low noise frequency measurement system able to perform parallel measurements up to VHF band.

A micro-vibration station allows the measurement of the clock output signal and telemetry trend against mechanical stimulus in ambient conditions.



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