R.J. Thompson

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Prior to World War II, the use of quartz crystal oscillators for frequency control took place primarily within the domains of the amateur (or ham) and the commercial radio broadcasters. The oscillator manufacturing industry, such as it was, was able to accommodate this small market through an artisan (i.e., making oscillators one at a time by hand) rather(More)
  • R.J. Thompson
  • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics…
  • 2005
This paper offers a history of a critical episode in military and electronics history-the difficult creation of quartz crystal frequency control units for radio communications during World War II. As a means of controlling the frequencies of radio transmitters and receivers, amateur radio hobbyists quickly accepted the quartz crystal oscillator after its(More)
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