Take a sneak peek at the new NIST.gov and let us know what you think!
(Please note: some content may not be complete on the beta site.).

View the beta site
NIST logo

Publication Citation: The Evolution of Time Measurement Part V: Radio Controlled Clocks

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Michael A. Lombardi;
Title: The Evolution of Time Measurement Part V: Radio Controlled Clocks
Published: April 01, 2012
Abstract: A historical article about the origins and the development of radio controlled clocks (Part IV of a IV-part series). It describes the first time signal radio stations, the early use of telegraphic time codes, and the modern use of digital time codes. It also describes how low cost radio controlled clocks work, and how the mobile phone has become one of the more prevalent types of clocks used for everyday timekeeping.
Citation: IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Volume: 15
Pages: pp. 49 - 55
Keywords: broadcasting,radio controlled clocks,time,time codes
Research Areas: Physics