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Comparing Clock Steering Technique Performances in Simulations and Measurements

Schmidt, Tobias D. and Trainotti, Christian and Furthner, Johann (2019) Comparing Clock Steering Technique Performances in Simulations and Measurements. In: Proceedings of the 50th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting January 28 - 31, 2019, pp. 290-298. PTTI 2ß19, Reston, USA. doi: 10.33012/2019.16758. ISSN 2333-2069.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.33012/2019.16758


Robust, reliable and stable time scales are needed in a wide field of applications, i.e. in the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) sector. The performance of GNSSs for ground users in terms of navigation is directly connected with the accuracy and stability of the related time scales as errors in time directly propagate into the precision of positioning on earth. Hence, in order to achieve improved robustness as well as stability, future GNSS time concepts should be based on clock ensembles and not on a single clock signal. This concept is already used for prominent time scales such as GPS system time or Universal Time Coordinated. However, in order to generate a physical output of such clock ensembles, a single clock signal is steered towards the composite clock solution. Thus, the steering process has significant impact on the overall performance of the realization of a time scale generated by an ensemble of clocks. Hence, this paper will present our latest results on clock steering. We will compare simulations with real measurements where one clock is steered to another. We used a Kalman filter approach predicting future clock states and the linear quadratic regulator as well as pole placement to calculate the required steering parameters. The simulations for a variety of different steering parameters are then subsequently compared to real clock measurements to verify the applicability and the performance of the different steering techniques. This can be seen as an intermediate step towards realizing a composite clock consisting of different clock types in future investigations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126876/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Comparing Clock Steering Technique Performances in Simulations and Measurements
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmidt, Tobias D.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0000-7352-142XUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 50th Annual Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting January 28 - 31, 2019
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 290-298
Keywords:Clock Steering Techniques, Simulation
Event Title:PTTI 2ß19
Event Location:Reston, USA
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GNSS2/Neue Dienste und Produkte (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Deposited By: Schmidt, Dr. Tobias
Deposited On:26 Mar 2019 10:13
Last Modified:10 Jul 2023 13:50

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