[ntp:questions] NTP Performance on WINNT
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Mon Jul 20 22:30:18 UTC 2009
"David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.not-this-part.nor-this.co.uk.invalid> writes:
>Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> That is what a "site survey" is. The GPS determines its location a
>> few hundreds of times over the course of a day and does a "least
>> squares" calculation to get a reasonable approximation of your
>> latitude and longitude.
>> Cellular phone base stations do a more extended site survey, thirty
>> days instead of one. This gives them a MORE reasonable
>> approximation. When I did my site survey (24 hours) the locations
>> plotted a locus about
>> 300 feet long in an East-West direction and with a width of about
>> thirty feet.
>> If I had had the patience and if I had required sub microsecond
>> accuracy I could probably have trimmed that locus further. . . . .
>> It is enough, for me, that my little herd of computers agree as to
>> approximately what time it is.
>Thanks, Richard. I took your "You do need to run a "site survey"" as
>something rather more involved than letting your GPS just sit there.
>For me, a few milliseconds is good enough, but I always want to do
a) Don't run Windows.
b) Don't run Windows.
c) I get roughly 2us accuracy. That is about 1000 times better that you desire.
(again a Garmin 18 LVC receiver with PPS running onto my parallel port with my own
interrupt service routine on a Linux system.)
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