[time-nuts] GPS: ADEV or MDEV?

bg at lysator.liu.se bg at lysator.liu.se
Sat Apr 14 08:46:42 EDT 2007

On Sat, April 14, 2007 13:32, Magnus Danielson said:
> From: Peter Schmelcher <nebula at telus.net>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS: ADEV or MDEV?
> Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 02:40:57 -0700
> Message-ID: < at pop.telus.net>
>> >Surely its better to detect the pseudorange instability in software (if
>> >one has access)  rather than attenuating the signal from all SVs.
>> >Another option is to use multiple GPS antennae operating as a phased
>> array.
>> >
>> >Bruce
>> Of course but I think that approach is part of sub nanosecond time
>> transfer
>> accuracy. Attenuation is simple and the results are descent. The signal
>> is
>> less than 6dB above the receiver noise floor to acquire SV.
>> Unfortunately
>> the SV do not have matched output power so they are acquired and
>> weighted
>> unequally.
> The difference in path-length and thus space attenuation is compensated by
> the
> antenna pattern such that it emits stronger to the rimb of its earth view
> than
> central. That evens out power-shifts due to space attenuation for the
> viewer.
> Otherwise we would have yeat another problem to deal with.

Do the HP GPSDOs not have a tuneable maskangle? Or is the receiver in 1SV
"timing mode"? and do not move to another before it comes to close to the

Maskangles are used to chose an angle vs the horizon that you want all
your used SVs to be above.

Was I missing something here?



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