TrueTime Now Ships SAASM-Based Time and Frequency Receiver to Department of Defense and Authorized U.S. Allies.Business Editors & High-Tech/Defense Writers
SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2002
TrueTime's Mark V Delivers GPS SAASM SAASM Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module
SAASM Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (US DoD GPS system) P(Y) Code Time and Frequency
TrueTime Inc. (Nasdaq:TRUE), the leading provider of precision time and frequency products to the U.S. Government, today announced that TrueTime's Mark V time and frequency receiver has been introduced with GPS SAASM receiver.
The Mark V receiver incorporates Selective Availability Anti Spoofing Module (SAASM) P(Y) Code Precise Positioning Service (PPS (Packets Per Second) The measurement of activity in a local area network (LAN). In LANs such as Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI, as well as the Internet, data is broken up and transmitted in packets (frames), each with a source and destination address. ) technology and provides it to the Department of Defense (DoD) and authorized U.S. allies. TrueTime has supplied the DoD with ultra precise Mark V GPS P(Y) code receivers since 1997.
The next generation Mark V takes full advantage of the precision, accuracy and anti-spoofing capabilities of the SAASM P(Y) Code. The 12-channel, all in-view receiver corrects for Selective Availability and provides direct Y-code acquisition. The Mark V is augmented with Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM RAIM Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
RAIM Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (aviation/aerospace)
RAIM Risk Arbitrage Index Manager
RAIM Rapid Application Implementation Methodology ) Fault Detection and Exclusion per RTCA RTCA Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics
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RTCA Requirements and Technical Concepts for Aviation DO-229 to protect against satellite/system anomalies and spoofing. Using TrueTime's Mark V, the DoD and authorized Government customers can obtain the most reliable GPS-based timing possible with accuracy better than 10 nanoseconds to Universal Time Coordinated (time, standard) Universal Time Coordinated - An incorrect term for Coordinated Universal Time. (UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, Temps Universel Coordonné) The international time standard (formerly Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT). Zero hours UTC is midnight in Greenwich, England, which is located at 0 degrees longitude. ).
"The addition of SAASM approval enhances our capabilities to serve the vital needs for national security. We are very proud to once again be chosen as a preeminent supplier to the U.S. Government for our robust time and frequency products. Our next generation Mark V SAASM-based receiver provides the security, reliability and serviceability that our customers demand," said Scott Davis, TrueTime's director of instrumentation sales.
The superior performance levels achieved by the 1U (1.75-inch) rackmount Mark V are the result of a strategy based on accurate position determination, dual frequency GPS tracking, system integrity monitoring, multi-satellite ensembling techniques and a high-stability ovenized oscillator oscillator
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IRIG Inertial Reference Integrating Gyro B time code and serial I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output time strings. Using the keypad or RS-232 port, users have control over a variety of time formats, configurations and output options, including GPS and oscillator status and controls.
The modular backplane architecture of the Mark V supports multiple time and frequency output options to address specific needs. These plug-in output modules can be incorporated at any time and significantly increase the clock adaptability to changing mission requirements. The base models support up to four single-height plug-in modules. Using the optional 3.5-inch high chassis, up to 10 single-height modules can be accommodated. Remote control over a local network is easy using TrueTime's Telnet network interface plug-in option. Using Telnet, users can remotely check the status and/or configure the Mark V. Most operations possible via the RS-232 port are also possible via Telnet. The network interface option supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (protocol) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol - (DHCP) A protocol that provides a means to dynamically allocate IP addresses to computers on a local area network. The system administrator assigns a range of IP addresses to DHCP and each client computer on the LAN has its TCP/IP (DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Software that automatically assigns temporary IP addresses to client stations logging into an IP network. It eliminates having to manually assign permanent "static" IP addresses. DHCP software runs in servers and routers. ) so that no user intervention is required for the Mark V to be network ready. Password protection is provided to maintain secure access to the unit.
The Mark V is also available in an airborne configuration.
For more information on TrueTime and its innovative timing and synchronization solutions, visit the TrueTime Web site at www.truetime.com.
TrueTime Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets precision time and frequency products that are essential components used by many technology-based markets to provide greater accuracy and resolution than can be obtained from conventional timing devices. TrueTime Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol "TRUE." TrueTime's Web site is http://www.truetime.com.
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