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Active Frequency Stabilization Method for Sensitive Applications Operating in Variable Temperature EnvironmentsDONE, A. , CAILEAN, A.-M. , GRAUR, A.
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automotive electronics, automatic frequency control, barium compounds, thermal stability, voltage-controlled oscillators
frequency(16), applications(9), control(8), oscillator(6), communications(6), time(5), temperature(5), ferroelectrics(5), visible(4), ultrasonics(4)
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Date of Publication: 2018-02-28
Volume 18, Issue 1, Year 2018, On page(s): 21 - 26
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2018.01003
Web of Science Accession Number: 000426449500003
SCOPUS ID: 85043299548
This article proposes a cost efficient and easy to implement frequency stabilization method orientated toward communication systems operating in an extensive temperature range, as the automotive or the aerospace applications. The proposed solution uses off-the-shelf components and it is optimized for very low power consumption. The novelty of this article is represented by the introduction of the barium strontium titanate capacitor for quartz crystal oscillator active frequency stabilization. After the design was completed, the performances were evaluated and compared to the ones of the uncompensated oscillator. Experimental results confirmed the suitability of the proposed design, achieving 35 times better frequency stability within variable temperature conditions, whereas the power consumption is maintained below 6mW.
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