Passionate scientist, professor at ENSMM (Besançon, France) until 2006 and director of the Chronometry, Electronics and Piezoelectricity Laboratory of Besançon between 1978 and 2002, Raymond Besson was renowned in the national and international time-frequency community for his so-called BVA quartz resonators. He died on April 15, 2020.
Two-Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer, improved by the Software-Defined Radio (SDR) receiver, has been used for Circular T calculation for the first time in March 2020. The comparison between the French and German local realizations of UTC, UTC(OP) and UTC(PTB), was performed using SDR receivers, a method that replaces part of the time-transfer hardware with high-speed digitization and software data processing. This significantly improves the 1-day stability of the time comparison.
Interdisciplinary traveling exhibition on the theme of time (in french)
The FIRST-TF calls for projects 2020 are now opened. The deadline is
April 3rd 2020 April 10th 2020 [Update COVID 19].
IMPORTANT: this year, we introduce 2 parralel calls. The usual “one-year project” call, and in addition, a new “multi-year project” call. There is two distincts forms for these two calls.
The texts of the calls and the forms to fill-in can be downloaded here :
[note COVID 19: in case of difficulties in transmitting the “signature pages”, an email to firstname.lastname@example.org from the direction of the structure involved will also be accepted]
The REFIMEVE+ project (fiber network of frequency reference distribution at ultra-high performance ) will take placeat the LIPhy laboratory (Grenoble)
the 1st et 2nd of Avril 2020 [COVID19 : the event is postponed].
This general assembly is opened to REFIMEVE partners and every people interested in joining the project.
An on-line registration form and a preliminary program will be distributed soon.
Important subjects that will be discussed are : progress of the network, realization and performance of the Paris-Grenoble link, connexion between the Refimeve+ network and Italy, on-going applications.
ITSF covers applications including Telecoms, Finance, Energy, Transport, Broadcast, Data Centers and Defence.
November 2-5, Dusseldorf (Germany)
Joint conference of the IEEE Frequency Control Symposium & IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics.
July 19-23, 2020, Keystone (Co, USA).
The “European Frequency and Time Forum” (EFTF) conference will take place in Noorwijk (Netherlands) 20-23 April 2020. Registratio is now open, and the “early birds” fee available untilFebruary 13th.
The NCSLI/CPEM 2020 Workshop & Symposium will be hosted in Denver, Colorado, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. This year Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM) will be hosted concurrently with the NCSLI Annual Conference. The 2020 conference theme is “The SI Unleashed — Bridging Science & Metrology”.
The XXXIII General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI) will be held at Sapienza University Campus (Rome, Italy). The GASS of URSI are held at intervals of three years to review current research trends, present new discoveries and make plans for the future research and special projects in all areas of radio science.