ABSTRACT

Resilient Architecture for the Realization and Distribution of Coordinated Universal Time to Critical Infrastructure Systems in the United States: 'Methodologies and Recommendations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'   [open pdf - 12MB]

From the Abstract: "The Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce (DOC), was tasked with fulfilling Section 4, Part (i) of the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Executive Order 13905 that was signed by the President on February 12, 2020. The section reads as follows: 'Within 180 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce shall make available a GNSS [Global Navigation Satellite System]-independent source of Coordinated Universal Time, to support the needs of critical infrastructure owners and operators, for the public and private sectors to access.' This report was written to describe, propose, and recommend technical methods that NIST has already implemented, or can potentially implement, to meet the requirements of the Executive Order. By doing so, it explains how NIST can provide a resilient architecture for the realization and distribution of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the United States."

Report Number:
NIST Technical Note 2187; National Institute of Standards and Technology Technical Note 2187
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Date:
2021-11
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Institute of Standards and Technology: https://www.nist.gov/
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