The NRC-FCs2 primary frequency standard at the National Research Council Canada

Scott Beattie, Bin Jian, A. John Alcock, John Bernard, Marina Gertsvolf, Rich Hendricks, Filip Ozimek, Krzysztof Szymaniec, Kurt Gibble

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Abstract

At the National Research Council Canada, we are performing final assembly and initial testing of our new atomic fountain clock, NRC-FCs2. This fountain clock incorporates several improvements in the optical, microwave, and computer systems from our previous generation clock, NRC-FCs1, as well as a new physics package designed at the National Physical Laboratory (UK). With these changes, NRC-FCs2 is expected to reach uncertainties < 5×10-16. We will discuss the recent improvements made in the various subsystems of NRC-FCs2 and present preliminary results in its evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages640-641
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538629161
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2017
Event2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Besancon, France
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 13 2017

Publication series

Name2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings

Other

Other2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017
CountryFrance
CityBesancon
Period7/9/177/13/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation

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    Beattie, S., Jian, B., Alcock, A. J., Bernard, J., Gertsvolf, M., Hendricks, R., Ozimek, F., Szymaniec, K., & Gibble, K. (2017). The NRC-FCs2 primary frequency standard at the National Research Council Canada. In 2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 640-641). [8088986] (2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FCS.2017.8088986