[time-nuts] Chip-scale Atomic Clock !
Jean-Louis.Oneto at obs-azur.fr
Tue Sep 19 18:59:10 EDT 2006
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From: "Brooks Shera" <ebs at wildblue.net>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:48 AM
Subject: [time-nuts] Chip-scale Atomic Clock !
> The excerpt below from GPS World refers to a Chip-scale atomic clock
> being developed by DARPA.
> Does anyone know what technology they might be using for such a clock?
> "Atomic Clock Synchronization
> The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego is
> incorporating a chip-scale atomic clock into a new GPS receiver design,
> the Navigation Nugget. read more»The Nugget fuses a GPS software-defined
> receiver with an inertial measurement unit (IMU), synchronized by an
> onboard atomic clock, to create a positioning, navigation, and
> timing-sensor suite capable of withstanding impaired and threatened GPS
> environments. The chip-scale atomic clock is being developed by Defense
> Advanced Research Projects Agency. Adding an atomic clock to the GPS/IMU
> combination will help ground forces in canopy or jammed environments and
> improve vertical accuracy. A large-scale prototype Navigation Nugget is
> expected to be field tested in one year. Space and Naval Warfare Systems
> Center, www.spawar.navy.mil/sandiego/. "
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