TAG: timing

New defense signals offered, new defense editor sought

December 20, 2016By
Iridium satellite, courtesy of Iridium.

Two important new signals — or rather, one signal and one group of signals — became available for military users worldwide last week. Satelles made an exciting announcement of what amounts to a new dimension in satnav: a whole new constellation in low-Earth orbit, bringing global coverage and most critically, a signal strength hitherto unknown to GNSS users. The satellite... read more

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New SatNav offerings come to market via STL service

December 20, 2016By

Pursuant to a recent announcement of new PNT solutions independent of GPS/GNSS signals, provided via the Iridium constellation, GPS World talked with Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia. Orolia has partnered with Satelles to bring new PNT products and services to the global market, with a focus on military, and defense, government and commercial customers worldwide. “We are a manufacturer and... read more

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Feedback sought on federal GPS backup plan

December 5, 2016By

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on the potential use by the federal government of one or more positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies to back up GPS signals and ensure resiliency of PNT for critical infrastructure (CI). A Federal Register notice was published Nov. 30, with a deadline for comments of Jan. 30, 2017. The Transportation Department... read more

What’s GPS World’s biggest story of the year?

November 3, 2016By
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You tell us. Take this month’s Reader Poll by Nov. 16, choosing among eight of the news stories that received the most traffic on our website — or nominate your own choice. All participating are entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card. Here are the nominees for Top GNSS/PNT News Story 2016. US Coast Guard issues GPS jamming alert... read more

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Microsemi’s new time clock protects against GNSS vulnerabilities

October 27, 2016By
Microsemi's new TimeSource Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock protects against serious threats associated with GNSS vulnerabilities.

Microsemi Corporation has announced its TimeSource Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (TimeSource Enhanced PRTC), a new system protecting against serious threats associated with GNSS vulnerabilities. It also enables telecommunications and mobile operators to meet the new G.8272.1 recommendation from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The stringent new ITU-T Recommendation G.8272.1 requires accuracy to within 30 nanoseconds (ns) or better when... read more

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Oscilloquartz to unveil new synchronization technology

October 27, 2016By

Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, will showcase vital new functionality for its synchronization and distribution technology at the 2016 International Timing & Sync Forum (ITSF) in Prague, Nov. 1-3. Demonstrations will reveal additional applications based on enhanced hardware and software in the OSA 5401 Syncplug, an ultra-compact Precision Time Protocol (PTP) grandmaster clock, and the OSA 5420 range of... read more

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Microsemi announces thermally improved chip-scale atomic clocks

September 15, 2016By
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Microsemi Corporation has announced its new thermally improved chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC) components with full operating and storage temperature. The new devices offer low-power holdover atomic clock technology without compromising size, weight and power (SWaP) while operating at a wide temperature range. Microsemi is exhibiting this week at ION GNSS+, being held in Portland, Oregon. With an operating temperature range of -10... read more

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Septentrio launches PolaRx5TR GNSS receiver for timing

September 12, 2016By
The Septentrio PolaRX5TR.

Septentrio has launched its most advanced GNSS receiver for dedicated time and frequency transfer applications, the PolaRx5TR. The PolaRx5TR is the newest addition to Septentrio’s PolaRx product line of GNSS receivers, which led to the selection of Septentrio as preferred vendor for reference stations to UNAVCO for 2015-2018. The PolaRx5TR has 544 hardware channels and supports all major satellite constellations... read more

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