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.