3 May 2012 Communication and navigation applications of nonlinear micro/nanoscale resonator oscillators
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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.
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Jon Lovseth, Jon Lovseth, Ted Hoffmann, Ted Hoffmann, Sai Kalyanaraman, Sai Kalyanaraman, Andrew Reichenauer, Andrew Reichenauer, Vadim Olen, Vadim Olen, Dennis Hrncirik, Dennis Hrncirik, } "Communication and navigation applications of nonlinear micro/nanoscale resonator oscillators", Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 837305 (3 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921550; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.921550

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