Researcher Profile

Mr David Gozzard

David Gozzard
David Gozzard


A huge range of modern technologies, from GPS to radio-telescopes, rely on the transmission of high-precision time and frequency signals. Over long transmission distances, these signals pick up disturbances that reduce their precision, and so reduce the capabilities of the technologies that depend on them. By developing tools and techniques to overcome this signal degradation, my research will support and enable the next generation of high-precision scientific and industrial instrumentation.

In particular, my research focuses on the application of these technologies to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) projects. This work will enable the SKA to disseminate frequency references to each of the hundreds of SKA antenna sites at a far lower cost than the standard approach of installing an atomic clock at each antenna site, which would be necessary if suitable signal stabilization technologies cannot be developed. My research will also allow signals generated by atomic clocks at UWA to be transmitted to the Western Australia Space Centre, where they will be compared to atomic clocks on the International Space Station, enabling an improvement in the fundamental and applied science objectives of ACES.

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Most frequent journals
  • Optics Letters

    ISSNs: 0146-9592, 1539-4794

    Optical Soc Amer

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.54 SJR 1.864 SNIP 1.658

    Journal: ERA2018

  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

    ISSNs: 1041-1135, 1941-0174

    IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.52 SJR 1.018 SNIP 1.279

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Astronomy Reports

    ISSNs: 0004-6299, 1063-7729, 1562-6881

    Maik Nauka-Interperiodica Publishing

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.71 SJR 0.394 SNIP 0.613

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Astronomical Journal

    ISSNs: 0004-6256, 1538-3881

    IOP Publishing

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.89 SJR 2.571 SNIP 1.318

    Journal: ERA2018

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