THE NEW UTC TIME SIGNALS

R. L. Duncombe and P. K. Seidelmann

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Beginning January 1, 1972, the standard time signal broadcasts no longer give directly the rotational position of the Earth to an accuracy of l/10 of a second of time, as had been done previously. Instead the new UTC Time Signals may depart from the rotational position of the Earth by as much as 9/10 of a second. To retrieve the rotational position of the Earth to an accuracy of l/10 of a second, it is necessary to apply a supplementary correction DUTl which is coded into the time signal itself. Methods for using DUTl in various applications are reviewed.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 24, Number 2
Pages: 160 - 165
Cite this article: Duncombe, R. L., Seidelmann, P. K., "THE NEW UTC TIME SIGNALS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 1977, pp. 160-165.
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