Accession Number : ADP001546

Title :   The U.S. Navy's Standardized Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Platform Distribution System (PDS),


Personal Author(s) : Allen,Ralph T.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The U.S. Navy's Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Program is a worldwide effort to provide all Navy surface, subsurface, air and shore platforms and their communications, navigation and weapon systems with time and frequency references traceable to the U.S. Naval observatory's (NAVOBSY) Master Clock System (MCS). The PTTI System Concept is comprised of three elements; i.e., the NAVOBSY MCS, the PTTI Dissemination System and the Standardized PTTI Platform Distribution System (PDS). While undergoing continuous change and upgrade, two of these elements, the NAVOBSY MCS and the PTTI Dissemination System, do in fact exist today. This paper therefore describes very briefly the PTTI System Concept, the NAVOBSY MCS and the PTTI Dissemination System. The majority of the paper is devoted, however, to an overview of the Navy's Standardized PTTI PDS.

Descriptors :   *Frequency, *Control, *Symposia, *Global communications, *Time intervals, Tactical communications, Standardization, Precision, Distribution, Naval operations, Naval tactical data system

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE