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A Study on Reducing the Diurnal in the Europe-to-Europe TWSTFT Links.

Published

Author(s)

Victor S. Zhang, Thomas E. Parker, Shengkang Zhang

Abstract

Most of the Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer (TWSTFT or TW) links exhibit a daily variation (diurnal) on the order of 1 ns in the differences. The stability of TW is degraded by the diurnal. Many studies on the sources of diurnal have been carried out, but no dominating cause of the diurnal has been found. In this study, we examine the diurnal in several Europe-to-Europe TW links and report that the diurnal and the short-term transfer noise can be reduced by using the triangle difference of the transatlantic TW. We will also analyze where the improvement comes from.
Proceedings Title
30th European Frequency and Time Forum, 4-7 April, York, United Kingdom.
Conference Dates
April 4-7, 2016
Conference Location
York

Keywords

time and frequency transfer stability, triangle TW difference, Triangle Closure Calibration, Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer (TWSTFT or TW), TW diurnal

Citation

Zhang, V. , Parker, T. and Zhang, S. (2016), A Study on Reducing the Diurnal in the Europe-to-Europe TWSTFT Links., 30th European Frequency and Time Forum, 4-7 April, York, United Kingdom., York, -1 (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created April 4, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017