Precision Timing for Space Based Applications – Utilisation Study


Project Leader: Dr Eldar Rubinov, FrontierSI

Participants: Frontier SI, RMIT University

Precision timing is a key capability underpinning the operational efficiency of
society’s most critical infrastructure and is making new applications possible.
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites carrying atomic clocks
have contributed to delivering a global timing capability with high levels of
accuracy and stability. The increasing demand for GNSS independent timing
solutions, as well as the potential for optical clocks offering higher levels of
timing accuracy and stability demands a study to address the potential
applications and technologies required for success in these areas.

This project will investigate what new opportunities and resilience a compact,
high accuracy clock for use on small satellites would enable for a broad range of
precision timing applications.