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Publication Citation: Transatlantic 2.5 MChip/s Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer with Surface Acoustic Wave Filters

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Author(s): Victor S. Zhang; Thomas E. Parker; Joseph Achkar; Daniele Rovera;
Title: Transatlantic 2.5 MChip/s Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer with Surface Acoustic Wave Filters
Published: July 31, 2011
Abstract: From August 2010 to April 2011, NIST and OP conducted an experiment of using surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters in transatlantic two-way satellite time and frequency transfer (TWSTFT) with 2.5 MChip/s pseudo-random noise (PRN) codes. The SAW filters used in the experiment are 2.5 MHz band-pass filters with center frequency at 70 MHz. We evaluated the SAW filters. We studied time transfer instability of the filtered 2.5 MChip/s TWSTFT by comparisons to time transfer instability of the 1 MChip/s TWSTFT with and without the SAW filters. This paper presents the experiment results.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2011 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum
Pages: pp. 393 - 397
Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: May 1-5, 2011
Keywords: transatlantic TWSTFT;time and frequency transfer;SAW filter
Research Areas: Physics