Accession Number:

ADA029311

Title:

Precise Time Dissemination Experiment Using the ATS-1 Satellite.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIG HT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

A precise time transfer experiment using the Application Technology Satellite ATS as a link between a master and slave station achieved an accuracy of 50 nanoseconds one sigma. The technique is inherently capable of transferring precise time on a real time basis from a master time station to a number of slave stations. A conventional pseudo random noise PN code is used because of its spread spectrum properties. The low energy density and noise like signals can be transmitted coexisting with other transmissions without interference. Thus, the time transfer could be achieved via an existing satellite service. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE