Western Australia is becoming the premier southern hemisphere hub for high-precision ground-space timing missions. The University of Western Australia (UWA) is currently building a state-of-the-art optical atomic clock, and has been selected as the only southern hemisphere microwave-frequency ground station for the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space (ACES) mission. We propose to construct a 60 km section of optical fibre to complete a link between UWA and the Yarragadee Satellite Laser Ranging facility and thereby enabling an optical link for the ACES and Space-Time Explorer and QUantum Equivalence Principle Space Test (STE-QUEST) missions.
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|Publication status||Published - 22 May 2013|