Orolia Wins $30.3M for Galileo Accurate Timing Solutions
Orolia has announced that its atomic clock solutions have been selected for Galileo’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Each satellite will carry two Rubidium atomic clocks and two passive Hydrogen Masers. Under contracts totaling 26 million euros ($30.3 million), Orolia will supply its Spectratime Rubidium Atomic Frequency Standard and its Passive Hydrogen Masers physics package for an additional 12 Galileo satellites.
In addition to serving as Europe’s independent Positioning, Timing and Navigation (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. The quadruple clock redundancy designed into each Galileo satellite ensures that even if a failure occurs, overall system performance will not be compromised, according to the company.
Orolia is a 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.