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Time coded distribution via broadcasting stationsThe distribution of standard time signals via AM and FM broadcasting stations presents the distinct advantages to offer a wide area coverage and to allow the use of inexpensive receivers, but the signals are radiated a limited number of times per day, are not usually available during the night, and no full and automatic synchronization of a remote clock is possible. As an attempt to overcome some of these problems, a time coded signal with a complete date information is diffused by the IEN via the national broadcasting networks in Italy. These signals are radiated by some 120 AM and about 3000 FM and TV transmitters around the country. In such a way, a time ordered system with an accuracy of a couple of milliseconds is easily achieved.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Leschiutta, S. (Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Turin, Italy)
Pettiti, V. (Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Turin, Italy)
Detoma, E. (Bendix Field Engineering Corp. Columbia, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center Proc. of the 11th Ann. Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Appl. and Planning Meeting
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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