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Title: LABCOM resonator Phase 3

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop quartz crystal resonator designs, production processes, and test capabilities for 5-MHz, 6.2-MHz, and 10-MHz resonators for Tactical Miniature Crystal Oscillator (TMXO) applications. GE Neutron Devices (GEND) established and demonstrated the capability to produce and test quartz crystal resonators for use in the TMXO developed by the US Army ERADCOM (now LABCOM). The goals in this project were based on the ERADCOM statement of work. The scope of work indicated that the resonator production facilities for this project would not be completely independent, but that they would be supported in part by equipment and processes in place at GEND used in US Department of Energy (DOE) work. In addition, provisions for production test equipment or or eventual technology transfer costs to a commercial supplier were clearly excluded from the scope of work. The demonstrated technical capability of the deep-etched blank design is feasible and practical. It can be manufactured in quantity with reasonable yield, and its performance is readily predictable. The ceramic flatpack is a very strong package with excellent hermeticity. The four-point mount supports the crystal to reasonable shock levels and does not perturb the resonator's natural frequency-temperature behavior. The package canmore » be sealed with excellent yields. The high-temperature, high-vacuum processing developed for the TMXO resonator, including bonding the piezoid to its mount with conductive polyimide adhesive, is consistent with precision resonator fabrication. 1 fig., 6 tabs.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Largo, FL (USA). Neutron Devices Dept.
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/DP
OSTI Identifier:
6377223
Report Number(s):
GEPP-FR-1046
ON: DE91002735
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00656
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; RESONATORS; DESIGN; PRODUCTION; TESTING; ADHESIVES; CEMENTS; CERAMICS; COPPER BASE ALLOYS; MHZ RANGE 01-100; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; MOLYBDENUM; NICKEL BASE ALLOYS; OSCILLATORS; PROGRESS REPORT; QUARTZ; SILVER BASE ALLOYS; ALLOYS; BUILDING MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; COPPER ALLOYS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; FREQUENCY RANGE; MATERIALS; METALS; MHZ RANGE; MINERALS; NICKEL ALLOYS; OXIDE MINERALS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SILICON COMPOUNDS; SILICON OXIDES; SILVER ALLOYS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 450000* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense

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Keres, L.J. LABCOM resonator Phase 3. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.2172/6377223.
Keres, L.J. LABCOM resonator Phase 3. United States. doi:10.2172/6377223.
Keres, L.J. Thu . "LABCOM resonator Phase 3". United States. doi:10.2172/6377223. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6377223.
@article{osti_6377223,
title = {LABCOM resonator Phase 3},
author = {Keres, L.J.},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this project was to develop quartz crystal resonator designs, production processes, and test capabilities for 5-MHz, 6.2-MHz, and 10-MHz resonators for Tactical Miniature Crystal Oscillator (TMXO) applications. GE Neutron Devices (GEND) established and demonstrated the capability to produce and test quartz crystal resonators for use in the TMXO developed by the US Army ERADCOM (now LABCOM). The goals in this project were based on the ERADCOM statement of work. The scope of work indicated that the resonator production facilities for this project would not be completely independent, but that they would be supported in part by equipment and processes in place at GEND used in US Department of Energy (DOE) work. In addition, provisions for production test equipment or or eventual technology transfer costs to a commercial supplier were clearly excluded from the scope of work. The demonstrated technical capability of the deep-etched blank design is feasible and practical. It can be manufactured in quantity with reasonable yield, and its performance is readily predictable. The ceramic flatpack is a very strong package with excellent hermeticity. The four-point mount supports the crystal to reasonable shock levels and does not perturb the resonator's natural frequency-temperature behavior. The package can be sealed with excellent yields. The high-temperature, high-vacuum processing developed for the TMXO resonator, including bonding the piezoid to its mount with conductive polyimide adhesive, is consistent with precision resonator fabrication. 1 fig., 6 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6377223},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
}

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