[LEAPSECS] Straw men
seaman at noao.edu
Tue Jan 10 01:22:48 EST 2012
See the Simpson, Storz and Malys contributions at http://futureofutc.org/preprints/
"Several years to update" is not a plan.
On Jan 9, 2012, at 11:12 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2012, at 10:41 PM, Rob Seaman wrote:
>> And yet many arguments here have proceeded from the observation that civilians rely on complex modern infrastructure. For instance, a lot of telecommunications depends on satellite technology, hence the sponsorship of the Future of UTC meeting by the American Astronautical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Modern technology depends on both kinds of timekeeping. A conceptual model recognizing the distinction is necessary.
> And those applications can use UTC without any corrections to track satellites? It is my understanding tracking satellites in low earth orbit requires millisecond level accuracy of DUT1, so these folks are already correcting the time scale that's provided to them by some amount. While convenient to keep this value < 1s, they would have several years to update if the change happens...
> Satellites in geostationary orbit don't require anything to track: aim the dish and forget and watch as much TV as you want or are willing to pay for... So not everything involving satellites would change.
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