[time-nuts] Poor man's oven

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Tue Jun 6 22:07:29 EDT 2017

>> On Jun 6, 2017, at 7:10 PM, Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There are more sophisticated control loop designs that can handle this
>>> better, eg by using two temperature sensors, one at the crystal and
>>> one at the heater. But designing them correctly is more difficult
>>> than the normal PID loop.

In the E1938A oscillator, we used a PIDI^2 loop.  IOW, a PID
plus a double integrator.  This was Len Cutler's idea.
Once the constants were dialed in, this worked phenomenally
well in terms of transient response.  Even dumping in liquid
nitrogen full throttle into the environmental test chamber
barely wiggled the crystal temperature/frequency.

Rick N6RK

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