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Communication and navigation applications of nonlinear micro/nanoscale resonator oscillators
Author(s): Jon Lovseth; Ted Hoffmann; Sai Kalyanaraman; Andrew Reichenauer; Vadim Olen; Dennis Hrncirik
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Paper Abstract

Micro/nanoscale resonator oscillators offer size, weight, and cost advantages to traditional quartz crystal oscillators. However, they typically cannot produce equivalent performance. Analyses and simulation are used to determine performance thresholds necessary for application of these devices in communication and navigation radios. Micro/nanoscale resonator oscillators have been created which use nonlinearities to improve their phase noise. These devices were used in actual radios to verify analyses and simulation. Measured results have shown radio performance equivalent to a 236 km communication range increase. A microscale oscillator was successfully used as a frequency reference in a navigation radio to acquire and track GPS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 837305 (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921550
Show Author Affiliations
Jon Lovseth, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Ted Hoffmann, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Sai Kalyanaraman, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Andrew Reichenauer, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Vadim Olen, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Dennis Hrncirik, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8373:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut Dutta, Editor(s)

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