Frequency and Timing System for Esa's Deep Space Antennas DSA1&2
Maser / Cesium Based F & T System
- Providing a controlled environment for the atomic clocks.
- Generation of very low phase noise frequency reference signals.
- Generation of highly accurate time reference signals.
- Buffering of all output signals for distribution.
- Monitoring of the atomic clocks versus GPS.
- Improving the reliability of the output signals by fully redundant hardware configuration.
- Internal signal cross strapping for mutual performance monitoring and automatic switch over in failure case.