Since mid-1980s the working group examines the behavior during the generation and dissemination of high precise time references and time scales in the frame of satellite navigation. Another aspect is the development and operations of methods and facilities to validate performance parameters of satellite navigation systems but also of individual applications. For all those timing aspects, a laboratory with precise atomic clocks and dedicated measurement equipment has been provided. In-house simulators based on software and on hardware as well, are being used for time-related investigations.Additionally, the central timing facility is being operated to synchronize all time-sensitive elements in the ground-based Galileo test environment in Berchtesgaden (GATE).
The working areas: