Relativistic Theory for Picosecond Time Transfer in the Vicinity of the Earth

G. Petit, P. Wolf

Abstract: The problem of light propagation is treated in a geocentric reference system with the goal of ensuring picosecond accuracy for time transfer techniques using electromagnetic signals in the vicinity of the Earth. We give an explicit formula for a one way time transfer, to be applied when the spatial coordinates of the time transfer stations are known in a geocentric reference system rotating with the Earth. This expression is extended, at the same accuracy level of one picosecond, to the special cases of two ,way and LASSO time transfers via geostationary satellites.
Published in: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
November 29 - 2, 1993
Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Marina Del Rey, California
Pages: 205 - 216
Cite this article: Petit, G., Wolf, P., "Relativistic Theory for Picosecond Time Transfer in the Vicinity of the Earth," Proceedings of the 25th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Marina Del Rey, California, November 1993, pp. 205-216.
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