Oscillator Instability Measurement Platform

Oscillator IMP targets to be the world leader in the measurement of noise, fluctuations, and short-term stability of oscillators and related components and devices in the entire radio spectrum, including microwave photonics.
Labeled Equipex by the ANR's Programme d'Investissement d'Avenir (PIA), the Oscillator IMP project started in November 2012 and has benefited from a significant additional funding from the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region.
In the spirit of scientific and industrial competition, Oscillator IMP is intended to be accessible to Agencies, Research Institutions, and Private Companies.
The scope of our achievements (phase noise, frequency stability, time interval, frequencies) extends from standard calibrations, at the state of the art under NF/EN 17025 accreditation, to the most advanced characterization of innovative oscillators, components, methods and measuring instruments.
Our laboratory is associated with the LNE and recognized as such by the BIPM under the name LNE-LTFB. The accreditation 17025 makes it possible to offer to our calibration services guaranteed by the international agreements of mutual recognition. The quantities and metrological domains covered are listed in the national Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs) validated and published by the BIPM.
The founders of Oscillator IMP are also founding partners of Labex FIRST-TF network, and participate actively to its management and governance. As a national network of collaboration between institutions, laboratories and industry, FIRST-TF promotes scientific and technological innovation in the field of time and frequency.
Oscillator IMP is at the origin of the EFTS, an international seminar of theoretical and laboratory training in time-frequency, founded in 2013, which takes place every summer in our laboratories. Its audience is largely international, and the EFTS instructors are experts from the most recognized laboratories and institutions in Europe in the time and frequency domain.

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Funding: ANR PIA Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comte