Special Technology Area Review on Time and Frequency

John R. Vig

Abstract: A Special Technology Area Review (STAR) of frequency control technology was held by Working Group A of the Department of Defense (DoD) Advisory Group on Electron Devices in March 1995. The goal was to develop a DoD investment strategy for research and development (R&D) on frequency control devices. The STAR sought answers to questions such as: What are the DoD system needs and how critical are these needs? Are DoD's needs being met? What are the commercial needs, and to what extent can commercially available devices meet DoD needs? What is the total R&D activity in the field - in government, industrial and university laboratories? What critical-path R&D and manufacturability problems need to be solved, if any? Are there any "showstoppers"? What is the probability that solutions will be found? What will the solutions cost? What are the trade-offs if solutions are not developed? What are the emerging technologies? To what extent can these technologies contribute to DoD capabilities in the future? Are these technologies being adequately developed? If not, what would it cost? Who are the key organizations to make it happen? What is the industrial base, and is the industrial base adequate for meeting the future R&D and manufacturing requirements of DoD? What should be the role of DoD be in this technology area? The conclusions and recommendations of this STAR are described in a report entitled "Special Technology Area Review on Frequency Control Devices."
Published in: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
November 29 - 1, 1995
The Doubletree Hotel at Horton Plaza
San Diego, California
Pages: 59 - 62
Cite this article: Vig, John R., "Special Technology Area Review on Time and Frequency," Proceedings of the 27th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, San Diego, California, November 1995, pp. 59-62.
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