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The statistics of GPS
Author(s): Demetrios Matsakis
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Paper Abstract

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is an extremely effective satellite-based system that broadcasts sufficient information for a user to determine time and position from any location on or near the Earth. The fundamental GPS measurement is the corrected time of the satellite clock relative to the receiver clock. This paper uses publicly available information to present a statistical analysis of the underlying timescale and clock performance, which can be largely presented without recourse to the many significant and interesting scientific corrections and parameterized models that could or must be applied to the data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6603, Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications, 66030W (7 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731502
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Demetrios Matsakis, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6603:
Noise and Fluctuations in Photonics, Quantum Optics, and Communications
Leon Cohen, Editor(s)

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