Articles by Ivanov Yuri, Nikonov Arkady and Knyazeva Elvira, Morion Inc., St. Petersburg, Russia

Measuring Quartz Crystal Oscillator G-Sensitivity

Frequency stability is the key requirement for quartz oscillators. It determines the accuracy and resolution sensitivity of radar and radio navigation systems, the measurement error of measuring systems and the quality and reliability of communications systems. Frequency stability depends on many parameters including the acceleration forces applied to the crystal oscillator, which can be constant acceleration, vibration, shock, displacement, inclination or rotation. This article discusses how acceleration impacts frequency stability.

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