Volume 23: Pages 271-275, 2010
One-way light speed measurement using the synchronized clocks of the global positioning system (GPS)
Stephan J. G. Gift 1
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies
The one-way speed of light is determined by timing a light signal transmission using the synchronized clocks of the global positioning system. The measurement is based on the clock synchronization procedure established by the CCIR that has been rigorously and extensively tested and verified. The result is a simple method for light speed determination that reveals one-way light speed anisotropy depending on the direction of propagation relative to the rotating Earth.
Keywords: Global Positioning System, One-Way Light Speed Measurement, The Principle of the Constancy of the Speed of Light, Synchronized Clocks
Received: January 22, 2010; Accepted: February 21, 2010; Published Online: April 6, 2010