Workshop on
Synchronization and
Timing Systems

June 18-21, 2018
San Jose, CA
DoubleTree San Jose

Past WSTS Presentations

Keynotes

Time as a Service in the Enterprise Network
Norm Finn, Deterministic Networking Expert, Huawei
Analysis of the Synchronization Requirements of 5G and Corresponding Solutions
Han Li, Deputy Director, China Mobile Research Institute
Programming with Time
Dr. Patricia Derler, Research Scientist, National Instruments, Berkeley
GPS Timing - Can You Live Without It?
Robert Crane, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Coordination Office for the U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Policy

Tutorial

Fundamentals of Sync; Introduction to Clock Metrics
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar, Inc.
Reference Sources, Atomic Clocks
Marc Weiss, Consultant, NIST
PLLs, Oscillators
Greg Armstrong, Principal System Architect, IDT
Packet Based Timing
Stefano Ruffini, Expert, Research and Development, Ericsson
Standards
Silvana Rodrigues, Director of System Engineering, IDT
Testing Packet Based Clocks
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi
Welcome to WSTS 2017
Marc Weiss, Consultant, NIST

Session 1: Industries That Need Time (Besides Telecom)

Timing Needs in Cable Networks
Yair Neugeboren, Director, System Architecture, ARRIS
Precise Timing for Electric Utility Operations
Ben Rowland, Product Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Drivers for High Accuracy and Deterministic Time
Tim Frost, Strategic Technology Manager, Calnex

Session 2: Telecom Needs for Time

High Five! - Great Expectations and Other 5G Tales
Anand Ram, Vice President Marketing, Calnex
Synchronizing the RAN in 5G Wireless Networks
Michael Mayer, Senior Staff Engineer, Huawei Technologies Canada

Session 3: Developing Standards for Delivering Time

Introduction to Session 3: MEF Synchronization Survey 2017
Synchronization in ITU-T in the New SG15 Study Period (2017-2020)
Stefano Ruffini, Expert, Ericsson (Q13 Rapporteur)
Silvana Rodrigues, Director, Systems Engineering, IDT (Q13 Associate Rapporteur)
The Evolution of the IEEE 1588 Standard
Doug Arnold, Principal Technologist, Meinberg
Sync OAM and Management: Topics of Increased Importance in the Standards
Stefano Ruffini, Expert, Ericsson
Silvana Rodrigues, Director, Systems Engineering IDT
Enhanced PRTC G.8272.1 - A New Source for High Precision Time
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi
Standardization and Certification of EGNSS Timing Services and Receivers
Roland Bauernfeind, Technical Certifier, NavCert

Session 4: Delivering Time

Time Testing of Cyber-Physical Systems
Aviral Shrivastava, Professor, Arizona State University
Timing API for Dynamically Federated Cyber-Physical Systems
Robert Iannucci, Carnegie-Mellon University, Silicon Valley
Terrestrial Beacon System for Resilient Timing
Subbu Meiyappan, Vice President Engineering, NextNav
Resilient Timing and UTC in the United States Using eLoran
Charles Schue, President, UrsaNav, Inc.
Time and Travel - When Dr. Who Gets it Wrong!
Charles Curry, Managing Director, Chronos Technology
Optimization of GNSS receivers for Urban Canyons
Ken Hann, Senior Director R&D, Oscilloquartz

Session 5: Atomic Clocks

Emerging Atomic Clock Technologies
Thomas Heavner, Atomic Devices and Instruments, Time and Frequency Division, NIST
NAC 1 A Miniature Atomic Clock
Dr. Avionam Stern, President & CTO, AccuBeat
Optical Cesium Beam Clock for ePRTC Telecom Applications
Alain Michaud, Director R&D and PLM Time & Frequency, Oscilloquartz
Performance Results of a Miniature Cs D1 CPT Atomic Clock
Yasuo Maruyama, Principal Engineer, Epson

Session 6: Advances in Timing

Delivering OCXO-Grade PTP Performance with MEMS Precision Super-TCXO
Nazariy Tshchynskyy, Customer Engineering Manager, SiTime
How Double Seal Technology Improves TCXO Airflow Performance
Allan Armstrong, Executive Director, Marketing and Application Engineering, Epson
Advancements in Quartz Based Oscillator Technologies
Ullas Kumar, Telecom System Engineer, Rakon

Session 7: Cost and Resiliency

It's About Time - Speaking Truth to Power
Dana Goward, President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation
A Man With One Watch Knows What Time It Is
George Zampetti, Chief Scientist, Microsemi

Keynotes

Introduction to Time in the Connected Vehicle Eco System
Michal Calabro, Senior Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Time Synchronization and the Power System
Aaron Martin, Power Protection Engineer, Bonneville Power Administration

Frequency, Time, and Phase in the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band
James Peroulas, Senior Wireless Engineer, Google


Tutorial

Fundamental Need for Sync; Introduction to Clocks
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar, Inc.

Timing Reference Sources and Atomic Clocks
Marc Weiss, Mathematical Physicist, NIST

Phase Locked Loops and Oscillators
Greg Armstrong, Principal System Architect, IDT

Measuring and Characterizing Network Time
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi

Timing in Packet Networks
Stefano Ruffini, R&D Expert, Ericsson

Standards
Silvana Rodrigues, Director of System Engineering, IDT

Outline of Technology Demonstrations
Pat Diamond, Principal, Diamond Consulting


SESSION 1: Advantages of Time in a Smart World

Smart Cities and the NIST Global Cities Team Challenge
Marc Weiss, Mathematical Physicist, NIST

Time in the IoT
Anurag Gupta, President, AGII Technologies

Virtualization of Time in Compute System
Kevin Stanton, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel

Time Synchronization in Financial Services Industry - A Deep Dive
Kamatchi Gopalakrishnan, Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks


SESSION 2: Delivering Time to the Smart World

Synchronization Redundancy and Protection in NG Network
Nir Laufer, Senior Manager, Oscilloquartz

Synchronization Network Supervision using GNSS Common View (CV) and Optical Time Transfer (OTT)
Helmut Imlau, Strategic Timing & Synchronization, Deutsche Telekom, Bremen, Germany
Schnatz H., Bauch A., Piester D. Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, Germany
Śliwczyński Ł., Krehlik P. AGH University of Science and Technology Department of Electronics
Krakow, Poland

Enhanced PRTC (ePRTC) Operating in the Real World
George Zampetti, Chief Scientist, Microsemi

The Vulnerability of GNSS Timing Receivers to Spoofing Attacks
Tim Frost, Strategic Marketing Manager, Calnex Solutions
Guy Buesnel, Market Segment Leader, Spirent

e-Loran - The Future of Resilient PNT
Charles Curry, Managing Director, Chronos Technology

Security Threats and Mitigation in PTP Networks
Doug Arnold, Principal Technologist, Meinberg

Methods for Improving NTP Installed Based Time Accuracy
Nir Laufer, Senior Manager, Oscilloquartz


SESSION 3: Building Blocks for Time Aware Applications

Phase Holdover Challenges
Cyril Datin, R&D Manager, Rakon

Delivering Stable Timing Under Harsh Real-World Environmental Conditions with High-Precision 100-ppb (VC)TCXOs TCMOs
Sassan Tabatabaei, Senior Director, Circuit Design, SiTime

Oscillator Performance - Beyond the Data Sheet
Chris McCormick, Epson Electronics

Impact of Oscillator Controllability on System Performance
Daniel Gallant, Application Engineer, Silicon Labs

First Results of a High Performance Optically-Pumped Cesium Beam Clock
Patrick Berthoud, Oscilloquartz

Testing Hybrid Clocks
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar


SESSION 4: Evolution of Networks in Connected and Synchronized World

Sync in an NFV World
Anand Ram, Vice President Marketing, Calnex Solutions

What Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is, and Why it Matters
Kevin Stanton, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel

5G Networks Synchronization Aspects
Michael Mayer, Huawei


SESSION 5: Real Deployments

SVN-23: What Happened
Charles Curry, Managing Director, Chronos Technology

Test Results from an Operationally Deployed Iridium-Based Secure Timing Solution
Stewart Cobb, Senior RF Hardware Systems Engineer, Satelles

Update: PTP Time Transfer through a U.S. Commercial Optical Telecommunications Network
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi
Marc Weiss, Mathematical Physicist, NIST

Fault Recovery for Time Synchronization Networks: Real-World Experience
Victor Yodaiken, CEO, FSMLabs

Architectures for Synchronization Delivery and Monitoring
Kenneth Hann, Senior Director R&D, Oscilloquartz

Application Scenarios of Enhanced Ethernet Equipment Clocks
Ullas Kumar, Telecom Systems Engineer, Rakon

MEF Survey on Synchronization
Glenn Parsons, Standards Advisory, Ericsson

Evolution of Sync Standards Addressing Real Deployments Needs
Silvana Rodrigues, Director of System Engineering, IDT
Stefano Ruffini, R&D Expert, Ericsson

The Power Profile and Conformity Testing
Aaron Martin, Power System Protection Engineer, Bonneville Power Administration

Keynotes

Network Evolution Towards 5G?
Peter Olanders, Research Leader, Ericsson

Needs for a Reliable Time Reference in Emerging Networks
James Armstrong, Executive Vice President, Spirent


Tutorial

Fundamental Need for Sync; Introduction to Clocks
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar, Inc.

Timing Reference Sources and Atomic Clocks
Marc Weiss, Mathematical Physicist, NIST

Phase Locked Loops and Oscillators
Dominik Schnewly, Senior Engineer, Oscilloquartz

The Good, Bad and Ugly of GPS Antenna Systems
Chris Roberts, Strategic Marketing Manager, Chronos Technology

Timing in TDM Networks
Chris Farrow, Technical Services Manager, Chronos Technology

Timing in Packet Networks
Stefano Ruffini, Expert Research and Development, Ericsson

Standards
Silvana Rodrigues, Director of System Engineering, IDT


SESSION 1: Applications That Need Time

Synchronized Network Analytics and Real-Time Performance Optimization - II
Charles Barry, CTO, Jolata, Inc.

IoT - The Internet of Timing?
Anand Ram, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Calnex Solutions

Are We THEN Yet?
Wojciech Owczarek, Global Communications Lab Manager, Intercontinental Exchange

Synchronization for Small Cells
Tommy Cook, CEO, Calnex Solutions

The Application of Synchronization in Today’s World
Michael White, Director of Business Development, Oscilloquartz
Richard Linzy, Data Architect Engineer, Windstream Communications

Timing in Cyber-Physical Systems
Marc Weiss, Mathematical Physicist, NIST


SESSION 2: Existing Solutions and Limitations

Report on GPS Jamming Trials and Criminal Use of Jammers
Charles Curry, Managing Director, Chronos Technology Ltd., UK

Phase Delivery in the Brownfield World
Nir Laufer, Senior Product Line Manager, Oscilloquartz

The Next Generation Hetnet and the Transfer of Time
Joe Neil, Solutions Architect, Microsemi


SESSION 3: Test and Measurement

Characterizing Time Performance Over a Network
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi

PDV Templates and Metrics for Predicting Time Error Behavior
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar

The Care and Feeding of a Network Sync Test Lab
Steve Jackson, Senior FAE, Ixia

IEEE 1588 Telecommunications Certification Program
Sebastien Jobert, Director of Engineering, Iometrix
Rudi Schubert, Director, New Initiatives, IEEE


SESSION 4: Unsolved Timing Needs

Add Transparent Clock to Equipment and Verify Behavior Via PDV Test Cases
Willem van den Bosch, Network Consultant & Systems Architect, AimValley

Plug and Sync: A Self-Discovering and Self-Configuring Timing Network for the Enterprise
Wojciech Owczarek, Global Communications Lab Manager, Intercontinental Exchange

The Role of Small Cells in Meeting the 1000x Challenge
Mary Carbin, Business Development Manager, Rakon UK Limited

Synchronization in an NFV World
Tim Frost, Strategic Marketing Manager, Calnex Solutions

Primary Reference Clocks in Telecommunications Networks: PR(T)C, ePRTC, cnPRTC
Helmut Imlau, Timing & Synchronization, Deutsche Telekom

Enhanced PRTC Architecture and Technology
George Zampetti, Chief Scientist, Microsemi


SESSION 5: Understanding Sync Network Performance

Real Performance of Assisted Partial Timing Supply
Dominik Schneuwly, Senior Network Consultant, Oscilloquartz

Partial Timing Support - Performance Under Environmental Stress
Antti Pietilainen, Senior Specialist, Nokia Networks

Network Upgrade Option to Simplify PTP Slave Operation
Mikael Olofsson, Network Synchronization Algorithm Developer, Ericsson

Use of Multi-Master PTP to Mitigate Faulty Masters Reporting as Healthy
Douglas Arnold, Principal Technologist, Meinberg USA

The Need for Speed and its Impact on Sync
Nigel Hardy, Principal Design Engineer, Rakon UK

Panel Discussion: Comms and Timing for the Internet of Things
Moderator: Anand Ram, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Calnex Solutions
Panelists: Wojciech Owczarek, Global Communications Lab Manager, Intercontinental Exchange
Chris Roberts, Strategic Marketing Manager, Chronos Technology
David Spencer, Marketing Manager, Semtech
Kevin Stanton, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel


SESSION 6: Developing Standards, Futuristic Standards

The Importance of Defining Network Limits: Challenges with the Partial Timing Support
Stefano Ruffini, R&D Expert, Ericsson

Improving Equipment Clocks
Ullas Kumar, Telecom System Engineer, Rakon UK

ATIS and Future Synchronization Needs
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi

IEEE 1588 Working Group Update
Doug Arnold, Principal Technologies, Meinberg, USA

Phase Delivery Over PTP Unaware Networks
Nir Laufer, Senior Product Manager Telecom, Oscilloquartz


SESSION 7: What's Next

Building Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Where Precise Temporal Semantics are Correct by Construction
John Eidson, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley and Calnex Solutions

Improving the Robustness of GPS Receivers to Defend Against Spoofing/Cyber Attacks
Guy Buesnel, Market Segment Leader - Robust Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, Spirent Communications

eLoran Trials In and Around the UK for Time and Position
Charles Curry, Professor, Chronos Technology

Connecting UTC Standards Through Telecom
Marc Weiss, Mathematical Physicist, NIST
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi

Life After LORAN - A Future for Terrestrial Radio Sync
David Spencer, Marketing Manager, Semtech

Software Semantics and APIs for the Efficient Use of Time in Time Sensitive Systems
Kevin Stanton, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel