Santa Rosa, CA, August 31, 2005 - EndRun Technologies, a manufacturer of time and frequency equipment, was enlisted by the United States Navy to develop an ultra-precise GPS Timing Module for its Shipboard Acoustical Receiver Transmitter System (SARTS). Synchronization is the critical factor involved in a system like SARTS and signals from Timing Modules aboard Navy submarines are used for this purpose.
By using information received from the Global Positioning System (GPS), the Timing Module can determine accurate time while the submarine is surfaced. When the submarine submerges, GPS signals can no longer be received so the Timing Module must maintain its accuracy for up to 24 hours with less than 1 microsecond of drift. This is an extremely stringent requirement and most products on the market are unable to maintain such precision.
"We were pleased to be able to help the U.S. Navy meet their rigorous timing needs." says Greg Kret, Director of Sales. "The requirements of the SARTS presented a fun challenge to EndRun engineers who have many years of experience in highly-precise oscillator control and GPS-based timing systems. This is the kind of expertise needed to develop a Timing Module with such accuracy and we were happy to be able to provide the Navy with this product."
To maintain such rigorous timing specifications the RTM3204 GPS Timing Module includes a Rubidium oscillator. It has full network connectivity, is about the size of a tissue box, and is available now for commercial use. Call 1-877-749-3878 for more information or go to www.endruntechnologies.com.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide radio-navigation system consisting of a constellation of 24 satellites. It is maintained by the United States Military and is used worldwide for navigation purposes. A lesser known function of the GPS is to provide precise timing information.
About EndRun Technologies:
EndRun Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and markets precision time and frequency products. These products are needed in widely dispersed markets such as calibration laboratories, power utilities, military test range timing, wired and wireless telecommunications and many others.