The Time Processor: A New Platform for Next Generation Timescales

The Time Processor is a new platform for implementing next generation timescales. It has been developed to overcome the main issues related to the traditional design of a time scale. In short, it retrieves the phase time information from the inputs, processes it in real-time to calculate the ensemble and transposes the result in the phase of the physical output. Processing the information embedded into the signals instead of the signals themselves is the key-point of the instrument and allows great flexibility as well as great simplicity and resilience.