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Primary Compact Cesium Clock (PC3)
Responsable du projet Gaetano Mileti
   
Résumé Primary Cesium beam Clocks are at the heart of many precise timing or synchronization applications, e.g. in telecommunication networks or for the generation of national or system timescales (e.g. GPS, Galileo). The current industrial products available on the market are relatively bulky instruments with high profile (3U, volume about 30 liters). In this project we investigate on the possibilities to strongly reduce the size of the Cesium clock’s physics package, by developing a new design of the Cesium tube which combines the Cesium atomic beam, surrounding vacuum vessel and a compact microwave cavity. The envisaged compact Cesium clock is expected to open new application possibilities where accuracy or primary clock stability performances are required from a highly compact clock.
   
Mots-clés horloges atomiques, césium
   
Type de projet Recherche appliquée
Domaine de recherche métrologie temps-fréquence
Source de financement Innosuisse - Agence suisse pour l'encouragement de l'innovation
Etat En cours
Début de projet 1-8-2017
Fin du projet 29-2-2020
Budget alloué CHF 594'312.00
Autre information U.02782
Contact Patricia Desmeules