[ntp:questions] NMEA-PPS and the lost "1 second"

David Anullo david_anullo at itacosystems.com
Fri Apr 27 11:01:47 UTC 2007

I, finally (for those that have read my precedent question), make a 
gps-pps-nmea test. But now i have see that when gps lost the satellites 
signal (remain with 3-4 good satellites), the offset (i have plot the 
peerstat file) goes down immediately to 1 second.

Until that the satellites are "down" the offset-trend seems that it 
tries to recover slowly this large gap. When they re-enter the offset 
returns to the values of the normal trend (approximately one straight 
line therefore..).

I understand that without satellite's signal the time precision is not 
guaranteed but don't understand why i always see this "1-second" gap..

Anyone can help me?


David Anullo

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