|FEI designs, develops and manufactures high precision quartz crystal oscillators, cesium beam atomic reson ators, and cesium beam atomic standards for time and frequency generation equipment for ground, airborne, and space use. In order to utilize our resources more efficiently, the problem that we face is lack of long term visibility of DOD and NASA needs, and the enormous variety of hardware that we have to custom design for each individual program, It is also becoming quite apparent that with the lack of significant R & D funds available from Government, advances in technology are slow, and in FEI's opinion, will not be able to meet near-future requirements such as GPS user equipment, Seektalk, and other programs. Because of the high risk factors involved, and the commercial applications of this product being too far off in the future, private capital for research and development is difficult if not impossible to obtain. More specific analysis and FEI's recommendation to overcome these difficulties will be objectively presented herein.
Proceedings of the 12th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
December 2 - 4, 1980
Goddard Space Flight Center
|211 - 251
|Cite this article:
|Bloch, Martin B., "Frequency and Time Generation and Control," Proceedings of the 12th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Greenbelt, Maryland, December 1980, pp. 211-251.
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