NIST Time and Frequency Division's annual seminar covers clocks, oscillators, atomic frequency standards, rf and optical synchronization, optical oscillators, quantum information, optical cooling and heating; making precise frequency, time, phase-noise, and jitter measurements; and establishing measurement accuracy and traceability. This 4-day course is the most comprehensive available.
Please register by June 4, 2019 to ensure your spot at this event. The registration fee is $1,900.
All in-person attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.
|Tuesday, June 11, 2019|
|8:00 - 9:00||Registration and check-in; 9:00 – 9:20 Introductions by Dave Howe|
|9:20 - 9:50||(CH1) Timekeeping and Time Distribution, Chris Oates|
|9:50 - 10:50||(CH2) Introduction to Time Domain Measurement Standards, Stefania Romisch|
|10:50 - 11:10||Break|
|11:10 - 12:00||(CH3) Time-Domain Analysis, Jeff Sherman|
|12:00 - 1:30||Lunch|
|1:30 - 3:00||(CH3) Time-Domain Analysis, Jeff Sherman, cont’d|
|3:00 - 3:20||Break|
|3:20 - 4:20||(CH4) Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain Characterization, Dave Howe|
|4:20 - 5:00||(CH5) NIST Time and the Stock Market, Mike Lombardi|
|Wednesday, June 12, 2019|
|8:00 - 8:10||Dave Howe: Announcements|
|8:10 - 9:10||(CH6) Quartz Crystal Resonators and Oscillators, Fred Walls|
|9:10 - 10:20||(CH7) Techniques of State-of-the-Art PM and AM Noise Measurements, Craig Nelson|
|10:20 - 10:40||Break|
|10:40 - 11:30||(CH7) Techniques of State-of-the-Art PM and AM Noise Measurements, Craig Nelson, cont’d|
|11:30 - 12:15||(CH8) Vibration-Induced Phase Noise: Oscillators and Non-Oscillatory Components, Archita Hati|
|12:15 - 1:15||Lunch|
|1:15 - 2:15||(CH9) Demonstration of Basic Measurements of Time and Frequency, analysis of time-difference measurements, Andrew Novick|
|2:15 - 2:40||Break|
|2:40 - 4:00||(CH10) Phase Noise Measurement Demonstration, Archita Hati|
|4:00 - 5:00||Hands-on Test and Noise Measurements, Archita Hati|
|5:00 - 7:30||Microsemi Open House|
|Thursday, June 13, 2019|
|8:00 - 8:15||Questions and Answers|
|8:15 - 9:00||(CH11) Atomic Frequency Standards, Elizabeth Donley|
|9:00 - 9:50||(CH12) Current and Next-Generation Cs Fountains at NIST , Steve Jefferts|
|9:50 - 10:30||(CH13) Chip-Scale Atomic Sensors and Clocks, Matt Hummon|
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 11:20||(CH14) Optical Frequency Combs, Tara Fortier|
|11:20 - 12:00||(CH15) Chip-Scale Optical Frequency Combs, Scott Papp|
|12:00 - 1:10||Lunch|
|1:10 - 2:10||(CH16) Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and How They Work, Ben Ashman|
|2:10 - 2:40||(CH17) GPS/GNSS Vulnerabilities, Arthur Scholz|
|2:40 - 3:10||(CH18) Time and Frequency Transfer Using Two-Way and GPS, Victor Zhang|
|3:10 - 3:30||Break|
|3:30 - 4:00||(CH19) Geolocation using TDOA and FDOA with Precision, Neil Ashby|
|4:00 - 4:30||(CH20) Precise and Accurate Network Timing, Jeff Sherman|
|4:30 - 5:00||(CH21) Optical Frequency Transfer over Fiber and Air, Martha Bodine|
|Friday, June 14, 2019|
|8:45 - 9:30||(CH22) Trapped Ion Optical Clocks and Quantum Logic Spectroscopy, James Chou|
|9:30 - 10:20||(CH23) Optical Lattice Clocks, Chris Oates|
|10:20 - 10:40||Break|
|10:40 - 11:20||(CH24) Quantum Radar, Fabio Da Silva|
|11:20 - 12:00||Multi-static Radar Demo, Fabio Da Silva|
|12:00 - 12:15||Conclusions and Discussion|
|2:00 - 4:00||Separate group tours of NIST: Time Scale (Jeff Sherman), Josephson Junction Voltage Standard (Charles Burroughs), Electric Field Strength Measurements Using Rydberg States (Chris Holloway, Josh Gordon)|
Speaker PPT presentations will be posted and available on USB stick for each registered attendee prior to start time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Boulder offers a variety of hotels.
The Best Western Boulder Inn is located 20 minute walking distance from NIST and has a group discount as described below.
- online code: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.06103.html?groupId=A53NV9P4
- phone code: call 800-233-8469 and reference code "NIST Time and Frequency"
- Arrival Date: Monday, June 9, 2019
- Departure Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
- Group Rates: $179 for a room with one king bed or two queen beds.
If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.
NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.
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Acceptable Photo Identification:
For Non-U.S. Citizens: Valid passport for photo identification
For U.S. Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident/Green card for photo identification