Workshop on
Synchronization and
Timing Systems

June 18-21, 2018
San Jose, CA
DoubleTree San Jose

Agenda

**Agenda subject to change

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Tutorial

Time Event
1:00 - 1:40 PM Fundamentals of Sync; Introduction to Clock Metrics
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar
1:40 - 2:20 PM

Reference Sources, Atomic Clocks
Marc Weiss, Consultant, Spirent

2:20 - 2:50 PM PLLs, Oscillators
Greg Armstrong, Principal System Architect, IDT
2:50 - 3:20 PM Networking Break
3:20 - 4:00 PM Packet Based Timing
Stefano Ruffini, Expert, Research and Development, Ericsson
4:00 - 4:25 PM Standards
Silvana Rodrigues, Director of System Engineering, IDT
4:25 - 4:55 PM Testing Packet Based Clocks
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi
4:55 - 5:00 PM Concluding Remarks
5:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time Event
8:30 - 8:40 AM

Introduction to WSTS 2018
Marc Weiss, WSTS Chair

8:40 - 9:10 AM Keynote Address: Clock Sync in Finance and Distributed Computing
Victor Yodaiken, CEO, FSMLabs

9:10 - 9:40 AM Keynote Address: Why Accurate Time is Important to Broadcasters
Mike Ellis, Head of Architecture for Production Systems, BBC

9:40 - 10:10 AM Keynote Address: Precision Timing Needs in the Electric Power Grid
Jeff Dagle, Chief Electrical Engineer Electricity Infrastructure Resilience, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:10 - 10:40 AM Networking Break

SESSION 1: Needs for Time
Session Chair: Pat Diamond, Principal, Diamond Consulting
Co-Chairs: Michael Mayer, Senior Staff Engineer, Huawei
Sam Sambasivan, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T

10:40 - 10:45 AM Introduction to Session 1
10:45 - 11:05 AM

The Growing Need for Higher Accuracy
Tommy Cook, CEO, Calnex Solutions

11:05 - 11:25 AM

Sync in 5G: What is Really Needed
Stefano Ruffini, Expert, Ericsson

11:25 - 11:45 AM

Why Synchronization Is Important to 5G
Greg Armstrong, Principal System Architect - Precision Time Synchronization, IDT Canada

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM

Timing Aspects and Requirements of Advanced Modulation Methods
Michael Mayer, Senior Staff Engineer, Huawei Technologies

12:05 - 12:25 PM

Ultra-Accurate Timing in the Visibility Network at Datacenters
Marin Pablo, Senior Engineer, Seven Solutions

12:25 - 12:35 PM Questions
12:35 - 1:35 PM Lunch

SESSION 2: Solutions for Time
Session Chair: Stefano Ruffini, Expert, Ericsson
Co-Chairs: Tony Flavin, MIET, Manager - Strategic Research, Chronos Technology
Michael Mayer, Senior Staff Engineer, Huawei Technologies
Silvana Rodrigues, Director of System Engineering, IDT

1:35 - 1:40 PM

Introduction to Session 2

1:40 - 2:00 PM

Jagged Little (Sync) Pill Enabling Installed Based Networks for Accurate Phase Delivery and Assurance
Nir Laufer, Senior Director Product Line Management, Oscilloquartz

2:00 - 2:20 PM Practical Implementation of a IEEE 1588 Based Synchronization Distribution System
Daniel Gallant, Systems Engineer, Silicon Labs
2:20 - 2:40 PM

Supporting LTE-FDD and/or APTS Over Existing Cable Network
Yair Neugeboren, Director, System Architecture, ARRIS

2:40 - 3:00 PM Emerging Fronthaul Techniques of eCPRI and IEEE 1914.3&.1, MAC/PHY for Radio over Ethernet
Pat Diamond, Principal, Diamond Consulting
3:00 - 3:10 PM

Questions

3:10 - 3:40 PM Exhibitor Presentations
3:40 - 4:10 PM Networking Break
4:10 - 4:30 PM

Next Generation RRU Synchronization and Clocking Challenges
Ullas Kumar, Systems Engineer, Rakon

4:30 - 4:35 PM

Questions

4:35 - 5:30 PM

Precision Time Rollout - Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Pat Diamond, Principal, Diamond Consulting
Panelists:
Jeff Dagle, Chief Electrical Engineer Electricity Infrastructure Resilience, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mike Ellis, Head of Architecture for Production Systems, BBC
Nir Laufer, Director Product Line Management , Oscilloquarz
Victor Yodaiken, CEO, FSMLabs

5:30 - 7:00 PM Networking Reception
Sponsored by:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Time Event

SESSION 3: Measurement and Validation of Time
Session Chair: Tommy Cook, President, Calnex Solutions
Co-Chairs: Allan Armstrong, Executive Director, Marketing & Applications Engineering, Epson
Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi

9:00 - 9:05 AM

Introduction to Session 3

9:05 - 9:25 AM

Synchronization Over the Air
Tim Frost, Strategic Technology Manager, Calnex Solutions

9:25 - 9:45 AM

A Simulation Method for Analyzing a Chain of Clocks
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar

9:45 - 10:05 AM Timestamp Temporal Logic (TTL) and Testing Methodology for Monitoring the Timing of Cyber-Physical Systems
Aviral Shrivastava, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
10:05 - 10:25 AM Options for Monitoring PTP Network Performance
Doug Arnold, Principal Technologist, Meinberg
10:25 - 10:35 AM Questions
10:35 - 11:05 AM Networking Break
11:05 - 11:25 AM Distributed Time Services in Real Network Deployments
George Zampetti, Chief Scientist, Microsemi
11:25 - 11:45 AM Metrology and Tools for Interoperability Testing of Precision Time Protocol (PTP) in Power Systems Communication Networks
Cuong Nguyen, NIST
11:45 - 11:50 AM Questions

SESSION 4: Experience from the Field
Session Chair: Ken Hann, Senior Director R&D, Oscilloquartz
Session Co-Chairs: Ullas Kumar, Telecom Systems Engineer, Rakon
Barry Dropping, Director Product Line Management, Microsemi

11:50 - 11:55 AM

Introduction to Session 4

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM

NIST Digital Time Services
Judah Levine, Fellow, NIST

12:15 - 12:35 PM

Improving Time Accuracy at the Network Edge
Ken Hann, Director R&D, Oscilloquartz

12:35 - 12:55 PM

Resilient GNSS Based PTP Grandmaster
Amit Verma, Senior Staff Engineer, Juniper Networks

12:55 - 1:05 PM Questions
1:05 - 2:05 PM Lunch
2:05 - 2:35 PM

Keynote Address: Timing: A Need for Security and Resiliency
James Platt, Director, Position, Navigation and Timing Office
Department of Homeland Security

SESSION 5: Security Resiliency and Sync
Chair: Jeff Sherman, Physicist, NIST
Co-Chairs: Donna Kurt, Retired Senior Technical Specialist, Network Synchronization and Timing
Kishan Shenoi, CTO, Qulsar

2:35 - 2:40 PM

Introduction to Session 5

2:40 - 3:00 PM

Time-Spoofing of GNSS Receivers: Lessons Learned and Mitigation
Guy Buesnel, PNT Security Technologist, Spirent

3:00 - 3:20 PM

The Resilient GNSS Receiver Project
Marc Weiss, Consultant, Spirent

3:20 - 3:25 PM Questions
3:00 - 3:30 PM Exhibit Presentations
3:30 - 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 - 4:20 PM

Timing Network Backup to GNSS
Francisco Girela Lopez

4:20 - 4:40 PM

Resilient/Advanced Methods to do Time-Sync Using 1588 by Interworking with Other Protocols
Ramana Reddy, Staff Software Engineer, Juniper Networks

4:40 - 5:00 PM PM GNSS Multipath and Spoofing Rejection Using Array Antenna
Kunihiko Hashimoto, Assistant Chief Engineer, FURUNO Electric
5:00 - 5:20 PM Ensuring Robust Precision Time with Hardened GNSS,
Atomic Clocks, and Multiband

Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist, Microsemi
5:20 - 5:30 PM Questions
5:30 - 6:30 PM WSTS Steering Group Meeting
7:00 - 9:00 PM Reception and Dinner
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time Event
9:00 - 9:30 AM Keynote Address: Understanding and Mitigating the Impact of Synchronization Disruptions
Kevin Coggins, Vice President for Positioning, Navigation and
Timing, Booz Allen Hamilton
9:30 - 10:20 AM

Timing Security Panel Discussion

10:20 - 10:50 AM

Networking Break

SESSION 6: Evolutions and Emerging Sync Technologies
Chair: Barry Dropping, Director Product Line Management, Microsemi
Co-Chair: Allan Armstrong, Executive Director, Marketing & Applications Engineering, Epson
Ullas Kumar, Telecom Systems Engineer, Rakon
Bill Powell, Systems Architect, Fixed Access, Nokia

10:50 - 10:55 AM

Introduction to Session 6

10:55 - 11:15 AM

The Next Frontier in TCXO Performance
Allan Armstrong, Executive Director, Marketing & Applications Engineering, Epson

11:15 - 11:35 AM Hybrid OCXOs as Synchronization Reference Clocks Addressing Harsh Environmental Conditions
Cyril Datin, R&D Manager, Rakon
11:35 - 11:55 AM Rubidium Atomic Clocks Versus High Performance Quartz Oscillators
Will Krzewick, Systems Applications Engineer, Microsemi
11:55 AM - 12:05 PM Questions
12:05 - 1:05 PM Lunch
1:05 - 1:25 PM

Precise Time and Frequency Using the TimeLoc Technique
Paul Benshoof, Manager, Business Development, Locata Corporation

1:25 - 1:45 PM

Optical Frequency References, Signal Transfer, and Time-Keeping
Jeff Sherman, Physicist, NIST

1:45 - 2:05 PM

Sub-Nanosecond Synchronization of Wide-Area Networks Through White Rabbit
Jeroen Koelemeij, CTO, OPNT

2:05 - 2:25 PM

Worldwide eLoran Update
Billy Marshall, Research Systems Engineer, Chronos Technology

2:25 - 2:40 PM Questions
2:40 - 3:00 PM WSTS 2018 Conclusions

Sponsors

  • Calnex
  • Meinberg
  • Microsemi
  • Oscilloquartz