Implementation of the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol for Clock Synchronization in the Radio Detection of Ultra-High Energy Neutrinos

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The Ohio State University

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In this project, we have implemented a high precision time synchronization protocol called precision time protocol in one of the power distribution boards for the Askaryan Radio Array. We discuss the preliminary stages of execution of the protocol and some results. This type of time synchronization will give us synchronized clocks between stations. We can achieve precision on the order of nanoseconds which is suitable for our experiments. The advantage of high precision time synchronization is that it will allow us to conduct more efficient time coincidence searches for neutrino events between stations. It can also potentially lead to searches between the IceCube observatory and the Askaryan Radio Array.



High-energy neutrinos, neutrino astronomy, particle astrophysics, radio detection of high-energy