Orolia Atomic Clocks Selected for Galileo Satellite (Learn More, Videos)

Orolia’s atomic clocks and other Resilient PNT solutions play a major role in the accuracy and reliability of PNT data from GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, IRNSS and other satellite systems.
Orolia’s atomic clocks and other Resilient PNT solutions play a major role in the accuracy and reliability of PNT data from GPS, Galileo, BeiDou, IRNSS and other satellite systems.

Orolia, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, reports that its world-leading atomic clock solutions have been selected for the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) in contracts totaling €26M.

The need for extremely accurate and robust time references is essential for today’s highly dynamic and mobile world.

Towards that end, Orolia will deliver the most stable, accurate timing solutions available, and this latest initiative builds on the company’s long-standing role in providing the world’s most precise timing technology for satellite programs.

Each satellite will carry two Rubidium atomic clocks and two passive Hydrogen Masers, the most stable clock in the world.

Rb Atomic Frequency Standard (RAFS)
Rb Atomic Frequency Standard (RAFS)

Orolia will supply its Spectratime Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard and its Passive Hydrogen Masers physics package for an additional 12 Galileo satellites, under these contracts.

These new satellites reinforce Orolia’s world leadership position in the number of active atomic clocks in space, including more than 100 in the Galileo system.

“We’re honored to continue supporting the European Commission with precise timing for Galileo,” said Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois.

Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia
Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia

“These new contracts further emphasize Orolia’s position as the world’s leading provider of resilient positioning, timing and navigation (PNT) solutions.”

In addition to serving as Europe’s independent PNT source, Galileo can also serve as a secondary signal source for systems such as GPS, GLONASS or BeiDou in the event of service disruption.

Galileo delivers the highest accuracy of any GNSS system in operation today.

(Learn More. Galileo is the global navigation satellite system that is currently being created by the European Union (EU) through the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European GNSS Agency. Courtesy of DEEP SPACE TV and YouTube. Posted on Sep 20, 2016)

The quadruple clock redundancy designed into each satellite ensures that even if a failure occurs, overall system performance will not be compromised.

More than 150 Orolia Spectratime atomic clocks are flying to support Galileo, IRNSS, BeiDou, GAIA and other missions, some for more than ten years.

Orolia provides the expertise necessary to design solutions for highly reliable space applications.

(Also, Learn About Orolia Assured PNT. Courtesy of Orolia and YouTube. Posted on May 24, 2018)

Orolia Won Two in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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  • Orolia

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • MEOSAR Search and Rescue (SAR) Satellite Ground System
    • Best SAR Satellite Ground System

Additionally, Orolia, through its Spectracom brand took home top honors in Resilient PNT.

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  • Spectracom

    • Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • VersaPNT 
    • Best Resilient PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) Solution
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included representatives from:

  • 2018 ASTORSThe Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 in New York City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).

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Orolia is a leading designer and manufacturer of a full range of high-performance, low cost GNSS synchronized crystal solutions, Rubidium and Maser sources, smart integrated GNSS reference clocks, rugged PNT devices, GNSS simulation and clock testing systems.

Orolia’s PNT solutions support a variety of critical applications including defense, government, space, maritime, enterprise networks, aviation and telecommunications.

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