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Spectratime launches Force 2020 atomic clock for defense

November 7, 2016By
The Spectratime Force 2020 Rubidium clock is designed for the defense market.

Spectratime, a provider of high precision atomic clocks and a business of the Orolia Group, has launched the Force 2020. The Force 2020 is a rugged, anti-vibration, GPS/GNSS-lockable, ultra-low-noise Rubidium atomic clock for highly dynamic defense platform applications. According to Pascal Rochat, managing director of Spectratime, “Next-generation defense airborne radars, drones, helicopters, secure shipboard and radio communications systems use high... read more

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Innovation: Better GNSS navigation and spoofing detection with chip-scale atomic clocks

October 12, 2016By and
FIGURE 2. Test track. The yellow ellipse marks a treed lane with signal obstructions.

Getting there more safely
We discuss how chip-scale atomic clocks can help us navigate more safely by allowing a GNSS receiver to position itself more accurately even with only three satellites in view, and to protect itself by being able to detect a sophisticated spoofing attempt. read more

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DARPA hosts Proposers Day on new atomic clock

January 13, 2016By

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is holding a Proposers Day on Feb. 1 to inform potential contractors about the Atomic Clock with Enhanced Stability (ACES) program. ACES is a potential $50 million program that seeks to develop battery-powered atomic clocks that work to provide warfighters with synchronization and precision timing capabilities during navigation, communications, electronic warfare and reconnaissance... read more

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The Internet of Everything: It’s All in the Timing

June 10, 2015By
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40th Annual NIST Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar
The NIST T&F Metrology Seminar is one of a kind — easily the best in the world for time and frequency metrology. There are so many exciting discoveries concerning time and how time applies to our everyday lives, especially to GPS — all PNT systems actually. Consider that the NIST Time and Frequency distribution system delivers NIST Internet time over the Internet at the rate of 8 billion requests per day from servers at 25 locations across the United States. And that's just the beginning of this tale as old as time. read more

Bill Supports eLoran as GPS Backup

March 27, 2015By

A bi-partisan group of legislators led by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would require the U.S. Secretary of Defense to establish a backup for GPS within three years using eLoran. The National Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1678, was co-sponsored by Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J). Garamendi is the... read more

Dark-Matter Detectives: the Clocks Aboard GPS Satellites

November 18, 2014By
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“Networks of correlated atomic clocks, some of them already in existence, such as the Global Positioning System, can be used as a powerful tool to search for topological defect dark matter, thus providing another important fundamental physics application for the ever-improving accuracy of atomic clocks,” write physicists Andrei Derevianko and Maxim Pospelov in the current issue of Nature Physics journal.... read more

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The Adventure of the Atomic Clock

April 9, 2014By
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In consulting my notebooks for the spring of 2014, I find many remarkable cases that engaged the attention of my intimate friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes. The intrigue into which we were drawn by the visiting American, Geo. P. Hess, probed the unforeseen effects of a launchpad fire, the mysterious slide to the right of two system segments, and the enigma of the vanishing leaders. read more

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Anritsu Offers Atomic Clock for Spectrum Master without Need for GPS

February 24, 2014By

Anritsu Company is launching an internal atomic clock option for its MS2720T Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer that allows users to acquire excellent frequency accuracy, including in environments in which the GPS cannot be used. Integrating the atomic clock inside the MS2720T provides field engineers and technicians with a durable, handheld spectrum analyzer that can deliver the extremely high accuracy... read more

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