David Gozzard


  • The University of Western Australia (M468), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 44 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

Personal profile


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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Research Output 2013 2018

Open Access
Telecommunication links
radio frequencies
Radio telescopes

Simultaneous Transfer of Stabilized Optical and Microwave Frequencies Over Fiber

Gozzard, D. R., Schediwy, S. W. & Grainge, K. 1 Jan 2018 In : IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 1, p. 87 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Frequency stability
Microwave frequencies
microwave frequencies
Optical fibers

A stabilized frequency reference transfer system for the square kilometre array

Gozzard, D. R. 2017 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Republic of South Africa
field tests
microwave frequencies
3 Citations

Astronomical verification of a stabilized frequency reference transfer system for the Square Kilometer Array

Gozzard, D. R., Schediwy, S. W., Dodson, R., Rioja, M. J., Hill, M., Lennon, B., McFee, J., Mirtschin, P., Stevens, J. & Grainge, K. 1 Jul 2017 In : Astronomical Journal. 154, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fiber optics
multiple use
distribution system