GPS Solutions

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 51–54 | Cite as

Telecommunications Synchronization and GPS

  • Ed Butterline
  • Sally L. Frodge

Today, the Global Positioning System (GPS) is the technology most frequently selected for use in digital communication networks to meet the requirement for precision timing synchronization. The technological evolution of the telecommunications industry over the past 30 years has driven this constantly growing demand for higher performance and timing accuracy. Increased timing accuracy provides overall improvements in system performance, quality, and efficiency. In the United States and in many parts of the world, the telecommunications infrastructure uses the GPS signal as an integral and basic part of the system. The stability of GPS, ongoing health of the GPS constellation, and GPS signal quality can mpact telecommunications systems. © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


United States System Performance Communication Network Global Position System Technological Evolution 
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© John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ed Butterline
    • 1
  • Sally L. Frodge
    • 2
  1. 1.Symmetricom, 1461 Carlisle Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902US
  2. 2.Department of Transportation, 400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20590US

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