NIST Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar

NIST Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its 34th Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar June 2-5 2009 at NIST Boulder Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its 34th Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar June 2-5 2009 at NIST Boulder Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado.

Notable 2009 lecturers include Jan Hall, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in physics; John Vig, 2009 IEEE president; and David Allan, creator of the Allan Variance.

New lectures in the four-day course include: direct-digital PM noise measurements, how to specify frequency uncertainty, oscillator needs for new radars and surveillance systems, GPS vs. other global navigation satellite systems, photonic (laser-based) oscillators, chip-scale atomic clocks, femtosecond laser dividers, active PM-noise reduction techniques in oscillators, millimeter-wave applications and noise measurements, and ultra-low noise amplifier design techniques.

On Thursday afternoon, the Time Transfer session includes presentations on GNSS Sytems and How They Work, Methods of Time and Frequency Transfer using GPS and Time and Frequency Transfer using WAAS.

The technical chair is David Howe. He may be reached at metrology@boulder.nist.gov

The seminars begin with the basics and include hands-on learning. Participants at all levels of experience are welcome.

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