"A new technique for combining multiple frequency standards into a single timing reference based on the average of the frequency of each input is described. The uniqueness of this approach is that it is an all-digital scheme utilizing delay lines and high-speed logic elements currently available. The present and future applications of combiners are discussed, the requirements are highlighted, several digital solutions are briefly described, and the detailed block diagrams and characteristics of a particular general purpose combiner are presented. It is suggested that the optimum combiner include a stable quartz crystal oscillator with a frequency control feature. The output of this internal clock is digitally divided into several phases via a tapped delay line. Periodically, as a function of each input standard, the phase is stored in a register. Any time two consecutive samples for any input differ, an accumulator is incremented or decremented by one, and the frequency of the internal clock is correspondingly changed. Throughout, emphasis is placed on digital approaches to problems associated with combining frequency standards"--Abstract, page ii.
Tracey, James H.
Newell, John A.
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 52 pages
© 1969 Lynn James Hawkey, All rights reserved.
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Hawkey, Lynn James, "A digital technique for combining frequency standards" (1969). Masters Theses. 5283.