Monthly Archives: March 2012

How “long” is a nanosecond?

The ruler below from Chronos gives the answer:  about 30 cm, or 12 inches!  What a handy “rule of thumb”;-) And in case you didn’t notice, the board next to the ruler is the DELTA nanosync Aerial Sensor board, it’s … Continue reading

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Off-shore Transient Measurement on Wind Farms

A recent project again demonstrated the power of synchronized measurements when analyzing the harmonics and transients in an offshore wind turbine farm (Gunfleet Sands). As is common, GPS timing was used to provide the synchronization with an accuracy in the … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges in Time Keeping:

Ten to the minus 17th, that is the long term goal outlined in the European Metrology Research Program which can be found at: http://www.emrponline.eu/downloads/emrp_outline_2008.pdf The following is a quote from the document: “The unit of time is considered as the … Continue reading

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More Flying Sensors

For measuring sonic booms, this GPS based system did the job. http://sine.ni.com/cs/app/doc/p/id/cs-13996

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