ITT Excelis, Chronos Technology Team Up for GNSS IDM Offerings

ITT Excelis, Chronos Technology Team Up for GNSS IDM Offerings

ITT Exelis and Chronos Technology Ltd. announced today (November 17, 2011) that they have agreed to jointly pursue and develop product offerings for the GNSS interference, detection and mitigation (IDM) market.

ITT Exelis and Chronos Technology Ltd. announced today (November 17, 2011) that they have agreed to jointly pursue and develop product offerings for the GNSS interference, detection and mitigation (IDM) market.

Satellite-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) systems are vulnerable to many factors, such as signals jamming, resulting in potentially devastating system failures. The collaboration between ITT Exelis and Chronos Technology will allow both companies to respond to the IDM market by offering a set of complementary products and solutions.

"ITT Exelis is excited to collaborate with Chronos Technology to address this important challenge in the PNT field,” said Mark Pisani, vice president and general manager, Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems, Geospatial Systems, a division of ITT Exelis. “The combination of our PNT heritage with Chronos’ timing synchronization and GNSS jamming detection capabilities makes this collaboration a perfect fit."

"GNSS has revolutionized PNT over the last twenty years, but the IDM threat is real and the risks are increasing,” said Charles Curry, founder and managing director, Chronos Technology Ltd. “By joining with ITT Exelis, we will be able to provide practical solutions to the IDM market in the near future."

He added, “ITT Exelis has recognized the technological innovation driven by the GAARDIAN research project into GPS jamming and interference detection, and will bring cutting edge innovations to enhance the GAARDIAN platform. Our relationship with ITT Exelis will continue to develop Chronos’ ability to trade in global markets from our base in rural Gloucestershire.”

For more than 37 years, ITT Exelis payloads and payload components have been on board every GPS satellite and have accumulated in excess of 500 years of on-orbit life without a single mission-related failure due to ITT Exelis equipment, according to the company.

ITT Exelis Geospatial Systems, headquartered in Rochester, New York, supplies night vision, remote sensing, and navigation solutions that provide sight and situational awareness at the space, airborne, ground and soldier levels.

Established in 1986, Chronos Technology Limited provides timing synchronization solutions and GNSS jamming and interference detection products. The company is currently the lead for the UK Government sponsored SENTINEL research program, which followed on from the GAARDIAN GNSS interference detection project to research the location of GNSS jammers. An article on the UK GNSS infrastructure protection program appeared in the September/October 2011 issue of Inside GNSS.

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