Orolia, the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions and Platinum Award Winner for Two Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has successfully acquired Skydel Solutions, an innovative GPS/GNSS signal simulation company based in Montreal, Canada.
This latest PNT industry news was announced during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Exhibition in Huntsville, Alabama.
With Skydel’s unique capabilities, Orolia now offers customers even more diverse Resilient PNT solutions with new sophisticated testing and simulation protocols, additional customized signals and superior vulnerability assessments for military and commercial applications where GNSS failure is not an option.
(Orolia’s Assured PNT Defense Platform is an innovative turnkey solution to the threats and vulnerabilities of GPS/GNSS, ensuring military forces the continuity of trusted PNT data needed for mission success. Courtesy of Orolia and YouTube. Posted on Mar 21, 2019.)
As the latest addition to the Orolia portfolio, Skydel brand solutions bring a new paradigm to the GNSS simulator scene, by combining innovative algorithms and off-the-shelf hardware to help protect the world’s most critical GNSS-reliant systems operating through GPS, Galileo and other global navigation satellite networks.
Skydel technology also supports secure communications signals such as SAASM, M-Code, PRS and other alternative signals with approved partners to provide real-world PNT vulnerability testing for critical infrastructure applications worldwide.
(Learn More about the SDX out-of-the-box GNSS simulator that’s easy to use while enabling the highest level of simulation control. With its powerful and intuitive API, you can create complex simulation scenarios that leverage SDX’s deep feature set without the need for advanced programming skills. Courtesy of Skydel Solutions and YouTube.)
“The need for continuous, reliable GNSS signals is growing exponentially worldwide, particularly for military and commercial systems that depend on accurate PNT data,” said Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois.
“The threats to these systems are growing too, whether it’s through signal jamming, spoofing or meaconing.”
“With Skydel’s unique industry expertise, Orolia now offers even more rigorous, broad spectrum testing and simulation solutions to ensure continuous signals, even in GNSS denied environments.”
By combining Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerated computing and software-defined radios (SDR), Skydel-powered simulation solutions generate signals in real time, with uncompromising performance for the most demanding use cases.
They are available as complete turnkey systems suitable for all GNSS simulation needs, including everything from compact test benches to complete CRPA test systems.
“Since our inception in 2014, Skydel has enjoyed exponential growth. This strategic move with Orolia will allow us to keep our focus on disruptive innovation and accelerate our global reach,” said Stéphane Hamel, CEO of Skydel.
Learn More: Orolia SecureSync® SAASM
Secure and Rugged Time and Frequency Synchronization System
SecureSync® SAASM combines Orolia’s precision time and frequency technology with an ultra-secure Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM)-based GPS receiver.
This system was conceived specifically to satisfy the Joint Chiefs of Staff mandate that all newly-fielded Department of Defense GPS systems be SAASM-compliant (CJCSI 6130.01C: Enclosure E).
SecureSync SAASM offers a choice between two SAASM receiver options: a 24-channel Miniature Ruggedized Unit (MRU) and a 12-channel Ground-Based GPS Receiver Application Module (GB-GRAM).
Mission-critical military applications will benefit from SecureSync SAASM’s extreme reliability, security, and flexibility.
An important advantage of SecureSync SAASM is its ruggedized shock and vibration-tested chassis, designed to meet MILSTD-810F for environmental performance.
The base unit provides an extremely accurate 1PPS timing signal aligned to a 10 MHz frequency signal without any 10 MHz phase discontinuity.
An assortment of internal oscillator options is available to fulfill a broad range of requirements for holdover and phase noise.
The modular design enables a wide variety of highly specialized time and frequency functions. Up to 4 additional input/output modules can be added to each SecureSync SAASM to cater it to your specific needs.
You can choose from a vast selection of option cards to add to your configuration of timing signals, including additional 1PPS or time code (IRIG, ASCII, HaveQuick), frequency outputs (10 MHz, 5 MHz, 2.048 MHz, or 1.544 MHz), telecom T1/E1 data rates, multi-port NTP, and PTP.
Modules can also be custom designed to meet the exact specifications of any military program.
SecureSync SAASM is a security-hardened network appliance designed to meet rigorous network security standards and best practices that ensures accurate timing through multiple references, tamper-proof management, and extensive logging.
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*Orolia was also a multiple Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
- Argonne National Laboratory
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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