GEARS project ready to enter the Critical Infrastructure market

Published: 
09 December 2021
Grid systems rely on GNSS clocks as a time reference source and atomic clocks as a backup in case of outages. GNSS receivers are comparably low-cost, reliable, high-precision timing sources that can be implemented in a large number in intelligent grids.
Grid systems rely on GNSS clocks as a time reference source and atomic clocks as a backup in case of outages. GNSS receivers are comparably low-cost, reliable, high-precision timing sources that can be implemented in a large number in intelligent grids.

EUSPA-funded ‘’GEARS’’ set to conclude at the end of December developed a super accurate and highly robust Galileo-enabled receiver to provide time and frequency data for critical infrastructures. Join our webinar on 16th December 2021 for all the details!

GNSS Timing capability is at the core of Critical Infrastructures (CI). The GNSS CI market is driven by its strategic importance rather than its size. Currently, telecommunications represent 90% of the overall CI market and with the arrival of 5G, shipments of GNSS devices are expected to soar. Moreover, new regulations require financial institutions to trace operations within a consistent and accurate time scale, while smart grids are replacing traditional solutions in the field of energy.

In 2019, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) awarded a grant to positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution provider Orolia to develop a resilient time and frequency receiver to protect critical GNSS-reliant systems. The Galileo Authenticated Robust Timing System (GEARS) project developed an accurate and highly robust Galileo-enabled receiver for critical infrastructures. After two years of continuous work, Orolia is ready to market GEARS to boost operators' confidence in Galileo's Timing and Synchronisation services.

A webinar is scheduled for December 16th at 14:30 CET to present the concepts, activities, and results obtained by GEARS. Participants will be able to interact with the project contributors through a dedicated Q & A session.

You can register free here

About Fundamental Elements

Fundamental Elements is an EU R&D funding mechanism supporting the development of EGNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers, and antennas. The Fundamental Elements projects are part of the overall European GNSS strategy for market uptake, led by EUSPA. Read more.

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Updated: Dec 08, 2022