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Transatlantic 2.5 MChip/s Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer with Surface Acoustic Wave Filters

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Author(s)

Victor S. Zhang, Thomas E. Parker, Joseph Achkar, Daniele Rovera

Abstract

From August 2010 to April 2011, NIST and OP conducted an experiment of using surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters in transatlantic two-way satellite time and frequency transfer (TWSTFT) with 2.5 MChip/s pseudo-random noise (PRN) codes. The SAW filters used in the experiment are 2.5 MHz band-pass filters with center frequency at 70 MHz. We evaluated the SAW filters. We studied time transfer instability of the filtered 2.5 MChip/s TWSTFT by comparisons to time transfer instability of the 1 MChip/s TWSTFT with and without the SAW filters. This paper presents the experiment results.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2011 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum
Conference Dates
May 1-5, 2011
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA

Keywords

transatlantic TWSTFT, time and frequency transfer, SAW filter

Citation

Zhang, V. , Parker, T. , Achkar, J. and Rovera, D. (2011), Transatlantic 2.5 MChip/s Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer with Surface Acoustic Wave Filters, Proceedings of the 2011 Joint 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