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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 136301, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/136301
Research Article

Improvement and Simulation of an Autonomous Time Synchronization Algorithm for a Layered Satellite Constellation

1Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Changsha University, Changsha 410022, China
2Key Laboratory of Precision Navigation and Timing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710600, China
3National Time Service Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710600, China

Received 1 September 2013; Revised 5 November 2013; Accepted 14 November 2013

Academic Editor: Cao Su-Qun

Copyright © 2013 Feijiang Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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