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How has Locata achieved a unique ability to replicate a GPS constellation on the ground?

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The core invention that allows Locata Technology to relicate GPS on the ground is a completely new and patented synchronization method called TimeLoc.

The synchronization of transmitters is essential in an autonomous, high accuracy radio-location system.  Synchronization is one of the critical requirements for GPS, and hence each GPS satellite contains 3 or 4 atomic clocks, which are in turn synchronized by other atomic clocks in the ground-based Control Segment of the GPS system.

TimeLoc allows LocataLite transceivers to achieve incredibly accurate, nanosecond-level timing.  For the first time ever – this is achieved without the use of atomic clocks.  There is no other technology in the world that can do this.