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Senior Project - GOOSE


Bi-directional GUI for the Global Positioning System

Senior Project: 1999-2000
Mark Brewster, Jason Heddings, Benjamin Kimbell and Karen Podrasky

Timing Solutions Corporation (TSC) has developed a GPS receiver which is used to synchronize laboratory clocks all over the world to UTC (Universal Time Coordinated). The GPS receiver collects data from up to eight GPS satellites as the satellites fly over the various laboratory sites. Data collected from the receiver are used to determine the offset between the laboratory clock and UTC. This offset is used to steer the laboratory's atomic clock to within ten nanoseconds of UTC.

The goal of the project was to develop a networking solution that gathers pertinent GPS data, allowing clients to display the data and to adjust the way the data is compiled in a user-friendly, graphical manner. This was done in a manner compatible with the real-time nature of the existing system. The system was implemented primarily in Java.

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