A COMPARISON OF TIME TRANSFER TECHNIQUES

S. Stebbins, A. Gifford, R.L. Beard

Abstract: In the development of timing systems for the Global Positioning System (GPS), a clock ensemble has been installed at the Master Control Station for GPS at Falcon Air Force Station, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A single frequency, Clear/Acquisition (C/A) GPS receiver is integrated into that system to perform time comparisons with the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). Having data from these two sites provided an opportunity to compare different techniques for tine transfer and to examine their relative merits and performance. Three basic techniques were examined; common-view, melting-pot, and non-simultaneous common-view. The results and a comparison of the different techniques will be presented.
Published in: Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting
November 28 - 30, 1989
Sheraton Hotel
Redondo Beach, California
Pages: 215 - 222
Cite this article: Stebbins, S., Gifford, A., Beard, R.L., "A COMPARISON OF TIME TRANSFER TECHNIQUES," Proceedings of the 21th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Redondo Beach, California, November 1989, pp. 215-222.
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