Dr. Michael O’Connor, CEO of Satelles, issued a position statement in response to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report on alternative sources of PNT that was submitted to U.S. congressional committee leaders on April 8, 2020, and released by DHS on May 6, 2020.
The Report on Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Backup and Complementary Capabilities to the Global Positioning System (GPS) highlights the urgent need for GPS backup for critical applications, and it identifies and characterizes a variety of solutions that are available to meet this need today. The report also describes the essential role of the Federal Government in urging industry to implement multiple technologies instead of endorsing or investing in a single solution to back up GPS.
Satelles applauds the Federal Government’s efforts to avoid disruption of our national critical infrastructure in those sectors that depend on PNT services and fully agrees with the recommendations and findings of this thorough report. In expressing the views of the company, Dr. O’Connor underscored that STL from Satelles is one of many forms of alternative PNT that is commercially available to support the varying needs of the critical infrastructure sectors.