Accession Number:

ADA503614

Title:

A Calibration of GPS Equipment in Japan

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

With the development of common view time comparisons using GPS satellites the Japanese time and frequency standards laboratories have been able to contribute with more weight to the international unification of time under the coordination of the Bureau International de Poids et Measures BIPM. During the period from June 1 through June 11, 1988, the differential delays of time transfer receivers of the Global Positioning System GPS were calibrated at three different laboratories in Japan, linking them for absolute time transfer with previously calibrated labs of Europe and North America. The differential delay between two receivers was first calibrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST, formerly the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Then one of these receivers was carried to each of the three laboratories the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory TAO, the Communications Research Laboratory CRL, both in Tokyo, and the National Research Laboratory of Metrology NRLM in Tsukuba City. At each lab data was taken comparing receivers. Finally the traveling receiver was taken back to NIST for closure of the calibration. On the way back the GPS receiver at the WWVH radio station of NIST in Hawaii was also calibrated. We report here the results of this calibration trip, along with some interesting problems that developed concerning this technique.

Subject Categories:

  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE