Satellite-derived timing information plays a determinant role in the provisioning of an absolute time reference to telecommunications networks, as well as in a growing set of other critical infrastructures. In light of the stringent requirements in terms of time, frequency, and phase synchronization foreseen in upcoming access network architectures (i.e., 5G), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers are expected to ensure enhanced accuracy and reliability not only in positioning but also in timing. High-end GNSS timing receivers combined with terrestrial cesium clocks and specific transport protocols can indeed satisfy such synchronization requirements by granting sub-nanosecond accuracy. As a drawback, the network infrastructure can be exposed to accidental interferences and intentional cyber-attacks. Within this framework, the ROOT project investigates the effectiveness and robustness of innovative countermeasures to GNSS and cybersecurity threats within a reference network architecture.

Satellite-derived Time for Enhanced Telecom Networks Synchronization: the ROOT Project / Pini, Marco; Minetto, Alex; Vesco, Andrea; Berbecaru, Diana Gratiela; Miguel Contreras Murillo, Luis; Nemry, Pierre; De Francesca, Ivan; Rat, Benoit; Callewaert, Krel. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021), pp. 288-293. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2021 IEEE 8th International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace 2021) tenutosi a Naples (Italy) nel June 23 - 25, 2021 [10.1109/MetroAeroSpace51421.2021.9511780].

Satellite-derived Time for Enhanced Telecom Networks Synchronization: the ROOT Project

Alex Minetto;Diana Berbecaru;
2021

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Satellite-derived timing information plays a determinant role in the provisioning of an absolute time reference to telecommunications networks, as well as in a growing set of other critical infrastructures. In light of the stringent requirements in terms of time, frequency, and phase synchronization foreseen in upcoming access network architectures (i.e., 5G), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers are expected to ensure enhanced accuracy and reliability not only in positioning but also in timing. High-end GNSS timing receivers combined with terrestrial cesium clocks and specific transport protocols can indeed satisfy such synchronization requirements by granting sub-nanosecond accuracy. As a drawback, the network infrastructure can be exposed to accidental interferences and intentional cyber-attacks. Within this framework, the ROOT project investigates the effectiveness and robustness of innovative countermeasures to GNSS and cybersecurity threats within a reference network architecture.
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