atomic clock

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a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules

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The first chip-scale atomic clock evaluated was developed by NIST through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Program Office.
When the Navigation Nugget begins to receive signals again, it can quickly reacquire satellite linkage because the chip-scale atomic clock will maintain precise time allowing higher probability of fast reacquisition.
The operational payoff goal is to develop a highly resilient positioning navigation and timing system that takes advantage of a chip-scale atomic clock in an integrated configuration.
The "Nugget" is the convergence of a chip-scale atomic clock combined with a deeply integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial measurement unit and a GPS Mcode software receiver.
He has led projects developing next generation atomic clock technology for deployment onboard the GPS-NAVSTAR satellite constellation as well as chip-scale atomic clocks, 100 times smaller and lower power than existing technologies.