Accession Number : AD0721396

Title :   Plans for an Improved System of Universal Clock Time Dissemination (UTC).

Descriptive Note : Time service announcement series 14, no. 7.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 23 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The distribution of time for public use must necessarily serve many widurposes. Commensurate with technological capability, requirements for precision timing have increased. The demands that are now being placed on the currently disseminated time scale, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), make it necessary to reappraise and optimize the compromise which is necessary to serve all users. In the following, an attempt is made to present the conflicting requirements and to describe the planned solution to this vexing, but far-reaching, and important problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIME, DISTRIBUTION), ATOMIC CLOCKS, ASTRONOMY, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, STANDARDS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE