Experimental time dissemination services based on European GNSS signals: The H2020 DEMETRA project

P. Tavella, I. Sesia, G. Cerretto, G. Signorile, D. Calonico, R. Costa, C. Clivati, E. Cantoni, C. De Stefano, M. Frittelli, V. Formichella, P. Cerabolini, L. Rotiroti, E. Biserni, V. Leone, E. Zarroli, D. Sormani, P. Defraigne, N. Ozdemir, Q. BaireM. Gandara, V. Hamoniaux, E. Varriale, Q. Morante, T. Widomski, J. Kaczmarek, J. Uzycki, K. Borgulski, P. Olbrysz, J. Kowalski, M. Beccari, A. Cernigliaro, F. Fiasca, A. Perucca, S. Mantero, V. Dhiri, M. T. Veiga, T. Suárez, J. Diaz, M. Mangiantini, Anders E. Wallin, L. Galleani, D. Hindley

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DEMETRA aims to be a prototype of an European time dissemination service, based on the timing signal of the European Galileo system, adding particular features like - among the others - certification, calibration, or integrity, that could be of interest to a wide range of users belonging to different sectors as traffic control, energy distribution, finance, telecommunication, and scientific institutions. Nine time dissemination services are proposed. The paper will report about the development status and the first experimentation results of the system, showing potentialities and limits of the proposed time dissemination services, aiming to foster the exploitation of the European GNSS for timing applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0720-2
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event30th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2016 - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Apr 20167 Apr 2016


Conference30th European Frequency and Time Forum, EFTF 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Demonstrator
  • H2020
  • Standardised time services
  • Time dissemination
  • Timing


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