4 dedicated Thermal Vacuum Chambers.
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.