Metrology Development Program 2010 - Maintaining National Time and Frequency Standard

Sponsor: Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing

Principal investigator: Alexander Kuna, Ph.D.

Members: Blanka Čemusová, MSc.; Petr Pánek, Ph.D.; Ludvík Šojdr, Ph.D.

From: 2010-01-01

To: 2010-12-31

  1. Continuous approximation of TAI second.
  2. Generation of the National Time Scale, UTC(TP).
  3. Comparisons of available cesium clocks contributing to TAI.
  4. International cooperation within the BIPM Key Comparison CCTF-K001.UTC.
  5. Continuous evaluation of time transfer links to/from IPE (fiber optic links, GPS).
  6. Realization of short-term stable frequencies.
  7. Periodic calibration of IPE’s frequency-stability measurement systems.
  8. Dissemination of UTC(TP) in Internet.
  9. Expertise and consultations for time/ frequency calibration services, industries and general public.
  10. Representation of the Czech Republic in EURAMET.




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