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A Theoretical Analysis of Frequency Uncertainty



Gianna Panfilo, Thomas E. Parker


In this work we present a preliminary study for the determination of the uncertainty on the frequency in the time measurement. The first part of this paper is dedicated to the theoretical study of the frequency uncertainty applying the law of the propagation of uncertainty and the spectral analysis approach. In the second part the theoretical results are compared with simulated results. In the final part we use real clock data and time transfer data to verify the analytical results. An accompanying paper in this proceedings ¿Experimental Analysis of Frequency Transfer Uncertainty¿ by Thomas E. Parker and Gianna Panfilo presents an experimental analysis of frequency transfer uncertainty.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2007 Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and EFTF Conf.
Conference Dates
May 27-June 1, 2007
Conference Location


Allan deviation, frequency, transfer, uncertertainty


Panfilo, G. and Parker, T. (2007), A Theoretical Analysis of Frequency Uncertainty, Proc. 2007 Joint Mtg. IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp. and EFTF Conf., Geneva, , [online], (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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Created May 29, 2007, Updated February 17, 2017