Orolia has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to support enroute radar systems through its SecureSync time and synchronization servers, Orolia announced on Monday.
The FAA selected Orolia based on the company's 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 investments. Orolia's Time and Synchronization Device is the only to be approved by the Defense Information Systems Agency for use in U.S. government networks.
“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.“
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. Orolia's SecureSync provides the necessary timing outputs and signals required for these radars. The time server's outstanding 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.
Orolia is the world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions that improve the reliability, performance and safety of critical, remote or high-risk operations. With locations in more than 100 countries, Orolia provides virtually failsafe GPS/GNSS and PNT solutions to support military and commercial applications worldwide.