Frequency Electronics was awarded a contract to develop the Pulsed Optically-Pumped Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard (POPRAFS) for US Government applications on September 23, 2021. The total potential contract value, if all options are exercised, is approximately $17.75 Million. The base period of performance is two years, with two option periods of two years and one year, respectively.
FEI CEO Stan Sloane said that they could not be more pleased to have received the contract award. The POPRAFS technology is a game-changer for atomic clocks and will result in a significant improvement in capability over currently available products. POPRAFS is a very high-performance, high stability atomic clock and will offer substantially better accuracy and holdover for critical government and other applications that demand that level of performance. This award will further broaden their product portfolio to address the terrestrial, space, and commercial markets.