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Multi-Source Common-View Disciplined Clock: A Fail-Safe Clock for Critical Infrastructure Systems

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Author(s)

Michael A. Lombardi

Abstract

The multi-source common-view disciplined clock (MSCVDC) is a recent NIST invention designed to support critical infrastructure timing systems that require a verifiably accurate and fail-safe clock. This paper introduces the MSCVDC, provides a technical description of how it works, and discusses its reliability, redundancy, security, and performance. It also discusses the possibility of a commercially available MSCVDC product.
Citation
NIST Journal of Research
Volume
126

Keywords

Coordinated Universal Time, critical infrastructure systems, synchronization, time transfer

Citation

Lombardi, M. (2022), Multi-Source Common-View Disciplined Clock: A Fail-Safe Clock for Critical Infrastructure Systems, NIST Journal of Research, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/jres.126.041, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933230 (Accessed October 7, 2022)
Created January 10, 2022