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March 27th, 2019

Orolia Acquires Skydel to Further Enhance GNSS Simulator Technologies

Orolia has successfully acquired Skydel Solutions, a GPS/GNSS signal simulation company based in Montreal, Canada — this latest PNT industry news was announced during the Association of the U.S. Army's Global Force Exhibition in Huntsville, Alabama.
With Skydel's capabilities, Orolia now offers customers even more diverse Resilient PNT solutions with new sophisticated testing and simulation protocols, additional customized signals and superior vulnerability assessments for military and commercial applications where GNSS failure is not an option.
As the latest addition to the Orolia portfolio, Skydel brand solutions bring a new paradigm to the GNSS simulator scene, by combining innovative algorithms and off-the-shelf hardware to help protect the world's most critical GNSS-reliant systems operating through GPS, Galileo and other global navigation satellite networks. Skydel technology also supports secure communications signals such as SAASM, M-Code, PRS and other alternative signals with approved partners to provide real-world PNT vulnerability testing for critical infrastructure applications worldwide.
Orolia CEO Jean-Yves Courtois noted that the need for continuous, reliable GNSS signals is growing exponentially worldwide, particularly for military and commercial systems that depend on accurate PNT data. The threats to these systems are growing as well, whether it's through signal jamming, spoofing or meaconing. With Skydel's unique industry expertise, Orolia now offers even more rigorous, broad spectrum testing and simulation solutions to ensure continuous signals, even in GNSS denied environments.
By combining Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerated computing and software-defined radios (SDR), Skydel-powered simulation solutions generate signals in real time, with uncompromising performance for the most demanding use cases. They are available as complete turnkey systems suitable for all GNSS simulation needs, including everything from compact test benches to complete CRPA test systems.