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Clocks and timing in the NASA Deep Space Network

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dc.contributor.author Lauf, J.
dc.contributor.author Calhoun, M.
dc.contributor.author Diener, W.
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, J.
dc.contributor.author Kirk, A.
dc.contributor.author Kuhnle, P.
dc.contributor.author Tucker, B.
dc.contributor.author Kirby, C.
dc.contributor.author Tjoelker, Robert L.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-19T22:47:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-19T22:47:14Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10-27
dc.identifier.citation 2005 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, August 29-31, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 2005 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, August 29-31, 2005.
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-2893
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39389
dc.description.abstract A new timing system has been developed for the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) and is currently in the final stages of integration, testing and implementation in all three DSN sites. The DSN is a distributed antenna network for deep space communication, whose facilities are continuously engaged in spacecraft tracking, Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) or Radio Astronomy activities. Its primary components consist of three Deep Space Communication Centers (DSCC) separated nearly equidistant around the Earth in California, USA; Spain; and Australia. Within each DSCC, synchronized, low jitter timing signals must be distributed to many users over distances of up to 30 kilometers. The design criteria for the timing system required state of the art stability and jitter performance, but also extremely high operability and reliability. This paper describes some of the key features and recent system performance data as measured both in the laboratory and the operational DSN en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2061935 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject timekeeping en
dc.subject clocks en
dc.subject timing systems en
dc.title Clocks and timing in the NASA Deep Space Network en
dc.type Preprint en


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