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Legal and Technical Requirements for Time and Frequency Metrology



Michael A. Lombardi


Who needs time and frequency? This paper answers that question by discussing the technologies and applications that rely on precise time and frequency, and exploring their legal and technical requirements for measurement uncertainty. The technologies and applications discussed include financial markets, the wired and wireless telephone networks, radio and television broadcast stations, the electrical power grid, and radionavigation systems. The paper also discusses legal requirements for "everyday" metrology, including wristwatches, commercial timing devices, and radar devices used by law enforcement officers.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2006 Measurement Science Conference


frequency, general metrology, legal metrology, time


Lombardi, M. (2006), Legal and Technical Requirements for Time and Frequency Metrology, Proc. 2006 Measurement Science Conference, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created March 2, 2006, Updated January 27, 2020