Orolia Defense & Security, a provider of software-defined simulation solutions for navigation warfare, and a 2020 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Solution, has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility (GWEF) to deliver a BroadSim Wavefront Software-Defined CRPA Simulation System.
BroadSim Wavefront is a pillar of innovation among Orolia’s Skydel-powered advanced GNSS simulators.
(Listen in as Tim Erbes of Orolia Defense & Security demos Orolia’s Wavefront Simulation technology, using the Skydel Simulation Engine to generate multiple threats, and UHU Technology’s Northstar GPS health monitor to verify and provide situational awareness, highlighting the importance of signal angle of arrival. Courtesy of Orolia Defense & Security and YouTube.)
The GWEF provides laboratory testing and simulation tools for developing precision-guided weapon technology, including a comprehensive scope of GPS/INS systems and integrated components like sensors, signals of opportunity, and Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas.
CRPAs are fundamental in many platforms due to their enhanced protection against electronic attacks in NAVWAR environments.
The Broadsim Wavefront simulator will be integrated into a test environment for networked, collaborative and autonomous weapon systems being developed under the Golden Horde program.
Golden Horde is one of four Air Force Vanguard programs designed to rapidly advance emerging weapons systems and warfighting concepts through prototype and experimentation.
Of the several capabilities the GWEF required, features such as low-latency hardware-in-the-loop, automated calibration, and the flexibility to quickly integrate future signals and sensors were the most critical and serve as a key reason Orolia’s BroadSim Wavefront was selected.
This system will also be capable of testing eight-element CRPA systems, eight simultaneous Fixed Radiation Pattern Antenna systems, or a combination of CRPA and FRPA systems.
(Thanks to the Skydel Simulation Engine, Skydel’s Wavefront Systems have eliminated the calibration inefficiencies by autonomously time, phase and power aligning the signals for you. Using real-time monitoring the CRPA signals are assured to be synchronized within 1° for the duration of the simulation. This continuous calibration is imperative to keep your signals aligned through temperature fluctuations on the wavefront system. Now you can focus on the more important tasks of testing, verifying, and validating your CRPA navigation system’s performance without calibration concerns. Check out this brief video to learn more about Skydel’s Wavefront Systems capabilities. Courtesy of Orolia Defense & Security and YouTube.)
“When designing BroadSim Wavefront, we re-imagined every aspect for the user,” explains Tyler Hohman, director of products for Orolia Defense & Security.
“Though the GWEF unit contains eight nodes (corresponding to each antenna element), it can be scaled from four to 16 antenna elements.”
“One of the greatest advancements is our continuous phase monitoring and compensation technique.”
“It automatically monitors, aligns, and adjusts the phase of each RF output continuously throughout the duration of a scenario.”
“Gone are the days of re-calibrating each frequency on your system, limiting your scenario duration or re-calibration every time you power cycle your system.”
“Simply turn the system on, start the scenario, and your Wavefront system phase aligns and remains aligned for the entirety of the test.”
Leveraging the Skydel Simulation Engine, BroadSim Wavefront also supports high-dynamics, MNSA M-Code, alternative RF navigation, open-source IMU plug-in, and 1000Hz iteration update rate.
“Because of the software-defined architecture, many upgrades don’t require additional hardware, which has been a crucial advantage for customers who are already using this solution,” Hohman said.
The next generation of CRPA testing is led by BroadSim Wavefront.
(Learn More in this brief webinar to uncover the methods and solutions for testing CRPA, how it applies to different industries and applications, and how Orolia’s software-defined approach reveals limitless possibilities for users while strengthening the mission for critical operations. Courtesy of Orolia Defense & Security and YouTube.)
Orolia Defense & Security, a proxy-regulated company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Orolia, provides resilient PNT solutions and custom engineering services to U.S. government agencies, defense organizations, and their contractors, and is authorized to work on the full spectrum of U.S. government classified and unclassified projects, in addition to supporting strategic partnerships for key defense PNT technologies.
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Orolia Takes Platinum in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
itioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions ensure that government agencies and armed forces have the situational awareness data needed for rapid, informed decision-making in all conditions.
At the heart of today’s government and military infrastructure lie precision time and frequency platforms, which are critical for continuous and accurate PNT data. Time-stamped data and synchronized networks support a wide range of diverse applications from video surveillance to radio communications, radar systems, and missile defense. Field operations present even greater challenges, with advanced technology requirements that must perform in remote and rugged conditions worldwide.
Orolia’s VersaSync is a mobile time and frequency reference solution to synchronize critical military and security operations where failure is not an option. Combining precision master clock technology with exceptional flexibility, VersaSync delivers accurate, software configurable time and frequency signals under any circumstances, including GPS-denied environments. Its small SWaP (size, weight and power) and rugged form factor make VersaSync ideal for mobile applications in the harshest conditions. Its small footprint and universal design enable easy integration of resilient timing and mission synchronization functionality into defense systems architecture.
VersaSync also offers built-in PNT cybersecurity at no additional cost, as well as network-centric functionality including NTP/PTP precise time transfer over Ethernet with security protocols that prevent network vulnerabilities. For additional security, more options can be integrated including GPS jamming and spoofing detection software, SAASM encrypted signals and Low Earth Orbit satellite connectivity.
VersaSync currently supports a variety of DoD air, land and sea programs for time stamping and military network synchronization related to Test Ranges, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Missions, UAV Payloads, Sensor Support (Radars, Sonars, Optronics) Tactical Vehicles Network Synchronization, and Cyber/Electronic Warfare.
*Orolia was also recognized with Multiple Wins in the 2019, 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs.
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