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primary reference source
Equipment that provides a timing signal whose long-term accuracy is maintained at 1 x 10-11 or better with verification to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and whose timing signal may be used as the basis of reference for the control of other clocks within a network. The primary reference source may generate a timing signal completely autonomous of other references, in which case cesium beam technology is suitable. Alternatively, the primary reference source may not be a completely autonomous implementation, in which case it may employ direct control from normal UTC-derived frequency and time services. Not to be confused with primary time standard, primary frequency standard. [T1.101-1999] [T1.X1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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