Proceedings of the 2015 3rd International Conference on Machinery, Materials and Information Technology Applications

Analysis of Two-way Time Synchronization Error Caused by Satellite Motion

Authors
Wei Li, Xiang Wang, Huijie Song, Jihai Zhang
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Wei Li
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmita-15.2015.203How to use a DOI?
Keywords
TWSTFT; path symmetry; satellite motion; time synchronization error
Abstract

In a navigation satellite system, the two-way satellite time and frequency transfer (TWSTFT) is mainly used for time synchronization at earth stations, and system time tracing, etc. The reason why the TWSTFT can realize high-precision time synchronization is its path symmetry; however, in practical applications, satellite motion leads to a deviation from the distance between base station and satellite and a time synchronization error between two base stations, which affect the path symmetry of the TWSTFT and further influence the precision of two-way satellite time synchronization. In this paper, the calculation method of the two-way time synchronization error caused by satellite motion was studied, and the influence of satellite motion on the precision of two-way time synchronization was analyzed for three base stations, i.e., Sanya, Chengdu and Kashi, selected at low, medium and high latitudes, respectively, with Beijing station as a reference station, using the orbital data of different satellites on one day. In the two-way time synchronization technology research for and construction of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, if geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) satellites are used for two-way time transfer with precision of 1 ns, the influence of satellite motion can be neglected; however, if it is expected to realize time comparison with higher precision or to use satellites with faster motion velocity, the research results from this paper will have important reference function.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 3rd International Conference on Machinery, Materials and Information Technology Applications
Series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
10.2991/icmmita-15.2015.203
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2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmmita-15.2015.203How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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