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Coordinating GPS Calibrations Among NIST, NRL, USNO, PTB, and OP

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Author(s)

Marc A. Weiss, Victor S. Zhang, J White, K Senior, Demetrios Matsakis, S. Mitchell, P Uhrich, D Valat, W Lewandowski, G. Petit, Andreas Bauch, T. Feldman, A. Proia

Abstract

Reviewing calibration results over the history since early 1980’s among several labs shows very mixed results. The best stabilities of receivers, as given by calibrations, are of the order of a few ns or better over a year, though many results are quite a bit worse. Absolute calibrations show similar potential, though there are problems. We conclude that more calibrations and standard methods are needed.
Proceedings Title
2011 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum
Conference Dates
May 1-5, 2011
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA

Keywords

GPS receiver delay, GPS antenna, calibration, time transfer

Citation

Weiss, M. , Zhang, V. , White, J. , Senior, K. , Matsakis, D. , Mitchell, S. , Uhrich, P. , Valat, D. , Lewandowski, W. , Petit, G. , Bauch, A. , Feldman, T. and Proia, A. (2011), Coordinating GPS Calibrations Among NIST, NRL, USNO, PTB, and OP, 2011 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum, San Francisco, CA (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created July 31, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017