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Defense

Fighting eavesdropping and interference

National defense communication networks must be able to transport sensitive data with the utmost reliability and security. When it comes to wireless transmission, one highly secure method is frequency-hopping spread-spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, which involves spreading a signal over rapidly hopping radio frequencies. This technique is resistant to interference and difficult to intercept. It does, however, require an extremely precise time reference with extended holdover performance that ensures long-term stability for critical missions. Our OSA 3030B, already deployed by some of the world’s largest national defense organizations, easily meets FHSS requirements for accuracy and fallback.

Safeguarding defense infrastructure

Our cesium clocks guarantee the highly stable and precise frequency signals that are vital for security in the defense sector.
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Our position as market leader in this field has led to the European Space Agency supporting our research and development work.

Longevity you can rely on

With its long-life cesium beam tube, our 3030B meets the stringent requirements for timing signals required over a long period.
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Navigating ultra-precise timing

Inertial navigation systems (INSs) are key to the safe movement of spaceships, submarines, aircraft and missiles. But ensuring the accurate time referencing that an INS needs can be a major challenge. GNSS signals are not available once a submarine, for example, is under the sea. To overcome this, advanced cesium clocks are necessary, and the more precise the time reference, the more accurate the position available to the INS. Our OSA 3030B is ideal for this complex application. Highly compact, it offers a unique set of operational features, including the smallest footprint in its class and excellent frequency accuracy over a large temperature range. Currently deployed by key European naval organizations, the 3030B enables precise and reliable positioning.

At the frontier of innovation

Our cesium clocks meet the most rigorous requirements for accuracy and stability and the necessary immunity against GNSS outages that defense applications require.
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Syncing satellites

Satellite tracking stations perform multiple vital functions that require tools with exceptional accuracy. These include establishing a satellite’s location and orbit while taking into account a complex web of factors such as the Doppler Effect. With precision synchronization, satellites can record and measure data concerning earthquakes, plate tectonics and the Earth's gravitational field. Our cesium clock technology is designed to provide tracking stations with centimeter-level positioning accuracy. Providing unrivalled stability, our solutions ensure frequency signals of the highest order. Our position as market leader in this field has led to the European Space Agency supporting our research and development work.
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