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Inside Frequency Control

Assured PNT: Going Beyond GPS Timing

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Aug 30, 2021 6:30:00 AM

The most important thing a soldier must maintain on the battlefield is Situational Awareness: being able to identify and understand what is happening around you and how it pertains to the mission. Over the past few decades, Global Positioning System (or GPS navigation technology) has become an integral tool for helping US forces stay aware of their surroundings. Now, new Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technology is helping to enhance traditional GPS timing in many ways. Time to explore further!

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Topics: GPS & GNSS, Defense & PNT

6 Emerging PNT Technologies & Solutions of the Future

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Jan 7, 2020 8:42:08 AM

The U.S Department of Homeland Security considers 13 of the nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors to be ‘critically dependent’ on PNT technology. Also, a loss of PNT would cost the U.S an estimated $10 BILLION a day. Not only do many everyday consumers use PNT & GPS on a daily basis, it's also crucial for military and intelligence operations. Other industries that strongly rely on GPS based PNT include

  • Radio communications
  • Network synchronization
  • Intelligence systems
  • Information gathering
  • Cruise missiles
  • Weapons systems
  • Electronic warfare
In this post we're going to cover some of the challenges facing PNT today as well as 6 emerging PNT technologies and solutions that will revolutionize the future.
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Topics: Space & Satellites, GPS & GNSS, Military & Defense, Defense & PNT

What are GPS Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDO)?

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Mar 19, 2019 9:26:00 AM

GPS Disciplined Oscillators (GPSDO) are one of today's most trusted and accurate sources of timing.  These powerful devices (sometimes called GPS clocks) consist of a high-quality stable oscillator and a GPS receiver. The GPSDO works by disciplining (or steering) the oscillator output to a GPS device or GNSS satellite signal via a tracking loop.

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Topics: crystal oscillators, RF Technology, GPS & GNSS, Integrated RF, Defense & PNT

[Press Release] Bliley Introduces 'Atlas 1PPS' - GPS Disciplined OCXO

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Feb 26, 2019 9:46:00 AM
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Topics: GPS & GNSS, Integrated RF, Defense & PNT

Critical Infrastructure in the 21st Century (GNSS & PNT Solutions)

Posted by Rob Rutkowski on Aug 21, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Building resilience into Global Positioning System (GPS) timing and frequency receivers is crucial in the 21st century. Since the presidential directive on U.S Space-Based Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (PPD-21), federal agencies have been advancing their efforts when it comes to GPS and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) capabilities. 

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Topics: GPS & GNSS, Defense & PNT

The Biggest Big Data Challenge in the EW Battlespace

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Mar 27, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Electronic warfare (EW) is a continuous competition between electronic countermeasures (ECM) and electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM). Electronic warfare systems deploy millions of sensors worldwide on a wide range of platforms such as IR, Acoustic, Radio, and Optic systems, all in the coordinated effort to harness and control the RF (radio frequency) spectrum, the highly contested electronic battlespace.

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Topics: Space & Satellites, Defense & PNT

BACN: Battlefield Airborne Communications Node

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Mar 20, 2018 6:30:00 AM
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Topics: aerospace, Military & Defense, Defense & PNT

The NGJ Mission - Deny, Degrade, and Disrupt Threats

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Feb 20, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) has been under development now since 2013. In 2016 the US Navy awarded the company a 1 billion dollar engineering and manufacturing development contract for the NGJ system slated to replace the ALQ-99 legacy systems used in the EA-18G electronic attack aircraft.

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Topics: Military & Defense, Defense & PNT

Electronic Warfare: Invention Breeds Innovation

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Feb 15, 2018 6:30:00 AM

There is an old pearl of wisdom which claims that necessity is the mother of invention and nowhere is that truer than in the history of warfare, and especially electronic warfare. New military technology is always followed by innovative countermeasures developed specifically to defend against the new threat. In the case of electronic warfare, defensive measures quickly evolved into new offensive and intelligence gathering technologies.

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Topics: Military & Defense, Defense & PNT

What You Should Know About Anti-Submarine & Anti-Air Warfare

Posted by Bliley Technologies on Jan 30, 2018 6:30:00 AM
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Topics: Military & Defense, Defense & PNT