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Comparison of a ground and a satellite clock by three-way microwave time transfer

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1 Author(s)
Sappl, E. ; Inst. fur Hochfrequenztech., Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

A three-way time transfer system for comparing a satellite clock and a ground clock is described. It eliminates not only distance variations like a two-way system but also ionospheric signal delay by the third way. The accuracy of such a system is limited of course by signal-to-noise ratio but essentially by controlling the equipment delay times

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Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 4 )