An ultra stable oscillator for the 3GM experiment of the JUICE mission

Aviv Shapira, Avinoam Stern, Shemi Prazot, Rony Mann, Yefim Barash, Edoardo Detoma, Benny Levy

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Abstract

An Ultra Stable Oscillator is being developed by AccuBeat (named USO) for the Gravity and Geophysics of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons (3GM) radio occultation experiment of the ESA JUICE mission. This paper reviews the oscillator design and the critical issues to be tackled. The USO is a compact 15x13x10cm3 oscillator, based on a quartz crystal resonator and highly stable double oven. A Partial Engineering Model of (PEM) was built and tested in thermal vacuum. The PEM with 5MHz output has demonstrated a frequency stability below 2E-13 for a at averaging times of 1s to 1000s, thus meeting the requirements for technology readiness level 5 (TRL 5), according to the ECSS.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2016 European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007202
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event30th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2016 - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Apr 20167 Apr 2016

Publication series

Name2016 European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2016

Conference

Conference30th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period4/04/167/04/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.

Keywords

  • 3GM
  • JUICE
  • USO
  • USO
  • Ultra-stable-oscillator

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