Project: New generation of frequency standards for industry

This research will develop new standards to improve the stability of the high frequency atomic clocks used to provide satellite navigation systems and fast internet access. Current atomic clocks housed in laboratories meet performance requirements; however, these need to be smaller and capable of operating in harsh environments to be used in industrial environments. This project will improve the robustness and portability of atomic clocks and aims to qualify such clocks for use in satellites in space. This research should result in individual clocks becoming more stable and improved synchronisation between them, allowing higher speed data transfer with fewer errors and will provide more reliable systems for industry and consumers.

Acronym IND14 Frequency (Reference Number: IND14)
Duration 01/08/2011 - 31/07/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
3 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
4 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
7 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
8 Observatoire de Paris Partner France
9 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
10 Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH Observer Germany
11 Componentes Hibridos y Laseres de Fibra Optica S.L. Observer Spain
12 The University Court of the University of St Andrews United Kingdom