NextNav and Satelles today announced that they have partnered on an alternative positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) testbed in the San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of the testbed is to demonstrate PNT technologies in the absence of GPS/GNSS. NextNav designed the testbed and is operating it with STL from Satelles as the primary timing source.

Christina Riley, VP of Commercial PNT at Satelles, said this about the collaboration: “We’re excited to be integrated as the GNSS-independent timing reference for this alternative PNT testbed and are looking forward to continuing our collaborative work to build stronger PNT solutions to augment GPS globally.”

Read the full press release from NextNav and Satelles for complete details (newswire | PDF).

UPDATE: This story was also picked up by GPS World and Inside GNSS.