Volume 74, Number 2, April 2006
|Page(s)||202 - 207|
|Published online||17 March 2006|
The terrestrial one-way experiment on measuring the absolute velocity of the Earth using two atomic clocks
Mid Sweden University - Sundsvall, S-85170, Sweden
Accepted: 27 February 2006
The progress in the development of high-precision caesium beam atomic clocks gives the opportunity for detecting the hypothetical absolute velocity of the Earth in the terrestrial experiment, using the one-way light pulses. The proposed experiment involves two non-synchronized clocks S and R to be placed at the same latitude far apart within the range of vision. A laser installed near the clock S emits short light pulses at equal time intervals during twenty-four hours, meanwhile the receiver near the clock R registers the times of pulse arrivals. The series of time intervals at the point R will display diurnal variations, which can be used for calculating the equatorial component of the absolute velocity of the Earth.
PACS: 03.30.+p – Special relativity / 06.30.Ft – Measurements common to several branches of physics and astronomy: Time and frequency
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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