By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for an Assessment of Precision Time and Time Interval Science and Technology
Committee for an overview of Precision Time and Time period technological know-how and expertise, nationwide study Council, department on Engineering and actual Sciences, Naval stories Board
Knowledge of time is vital to specific wisdom of position, and for that reason the military, with its have to navigate at the excessive seas, has traditionally performed an enormous function within the improvement and alertness of complex time recognition and dissemination applied sciences. Discoveries coming from uncomplicated study funded via the place of work of Naval learn (ONR) lie on the middle of modern optimum functionality atomic clocks, Naval examine Laboratory (NRL) services performed a job in constructing the space-qualified atomic clocks that allow the worldwide Positioning method (GPS), and the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) keeps and disseminates the traditional of time for the entire division of security (DOD). The army has made significant investments in so much elements of precision time and time period (PTTI) technological know-how and expertise, even if particular PTTI-related study has additionally been funded via the safety complex learn initiatives service provider (DARPA) and non-DOD organisations akin to the nationwide technological know-how origin (NSF), the nationwide Aeronautics and house management (NASA), and the dept of trade. army investment, principally via ONR, has a historical past of being an early enabler of key new advancements. sensible investment judgements by way of the Navy-particularly via ONR software officers-have underpinned many of the significant advances in PTTI technology and know-how (S&T) within the final 50 years.
PTTI is critical to trendy naval wishes, and certainly to the entire armed providers, to be used in either navigation and communications. particular time synchronization is required to successfully verify the beginning of a code series in safe communications, to accomplish navigation, and to find the location of sign emitters. designated frequency regulate is needed in communications for spectrum usage and frequency-hopped spread-spectrum recommendations. there are various examples of crucial army operations that depend upon PTTI and will make the most of advancements in PTTI know-how. those contain:
-GPS clocks and self reliant operations,
-Weapon procedure 4-dimensional coordination,
-Network-centric war, and
-Secure army communications.
This file summarizes that savings within the dimension, weight, and gear requisites and raises within the ruggedness of PTTI units with no sacrificing functionality might placed extra exact and unique timekeeping within the palms of the warrior, enhancing functions in all the above operations.
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An Assessment of Precision Time and Time Interval Science and Technology by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for an Assessment of Precision Time and Time Interval Science and Technology