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NIST Method Improves Reliability Of GPS Clocks

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October 12, 2005
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National Institute of Standards and Technology
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A statistical method, developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and tested and implemented with the help of several collaborators, has made the job of analyzing the accuracy and reliability of Global Positioning System time signals significantly faster and easier. The method will help ensure that GPS clocks produce accurate location and distance measurements and remain closely synchronized with official world time.

A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant acquires Global Positioning System coordinates.
Credit: Photo by S. A. Cuomo/U.S. Air Force


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