THE CRYOGENIC HYDROGEN MASER: PROJECTED PERFORMANCE AND RECENT PROGRESS TOWARDS SPACEBORNE APPLICATIONS

Ronald L. Walsworth, Isaac F. Silvera, Robert F.C. Vessot, Edward M. Mattison, Michael L. Dingus

Abstract: The possibility of significant improvement in the frequency stability of hydrogen masers by operation at cryogenic temperatures (<1 K) is discussed. The results of the Harvard/SAO collaboration to build and operate a cryogenic hydrogen maser are summarized, and ongoing work to include space-qualified technology in the cryogenic system is described. Finally, a short list is given of scientific applications (on Earth and in space) of a cryogenic hydrogen maser of superior frequency stability.
Published in: Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
November 28 - 30, 1989
Sheraton Hotel
Redondo Beach, California
Pages: 359 - 370
Cite this article: Walsworth, Ronald L., Silvera, Isaac F., Vessot, Robert F.C., Mattison, Edward M., Dingus, Michael L., "THE CRYOGENIC HYDROGEN MASER: PROJECTED PERFORMANCE AND RECENT PROGRESS TOWARDS SPACEBORNE APPLICATIONS," Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Redondo Beach, California, November 1989, pp. 359-370.
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