Orolia Selected for FAA Air Traffic Control System Timing Technology - Inside GNSS

Orolia Selected for FAA Air Traffic Control System Timing Technology

Washington, DC, May 6, 2019 – Orolia, a provider of Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions, announced today that its SecureSync time and synchronization servers have been selected to support enroute radar systems across the U.S.

The only Time and Synchronization Device approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for use in U.S. Government networks, SecureSync is designed to provide unparalleled reliability, security and flexibility to synchronize critical aviation operations.

FAA employs a variety of radar types for short-, medium- and long-range air traffic control requirements. These diverse radars require different types of timing signals and outputs to suit their operations. SecureSync provides the necessary timing outputs and signals required for these radars, according to Orolia. The time server’s ability to provide resilient, accurate and reliable timestamps for the data that it receives from radars is used to quickly organize the data for the aircraft control user interface.

“Consistently accurate timestamps and the synchronization of thousands of real-time flight data points are essential for safe and efficient enroute air traffic operations,” said Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO of Orolia. “Orolia is proud to support the FAA’s radar data and aircraft control user interface requirements to improve air travel services nationwide.”

Orolia was selected by the FAA for this competitive program based on its proven timing and synchronization technology, and its ability to offer multiple output options as COTS products that do not require additional research and development time or investment, according to a press release.

Only SecureSync combines multi-GPS/GNSS signal synchronization, options for alternative signals and BroadShield GPS anti-jamming/spoofing protection for transportation systems.

With locations in more than 100 countries, Orolia provides trusted GPS/GNSS and PNT solutions to support military and commercial applications worldwide.