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Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK 10 June 2016, Arqiva the communications infrastructure company, is trialling eLoran timing technology – which delivers precise UTC traceable time – from the Anthorn transmitter in

Cumbria.  Chronos Technology is running the trial through its Innovate UK – the UK’s Innovation Agency - grant supported research project “GAUL”.

As a provider of broadcast, satellite and telecommunications services, Arqiva is dependent on accurate time and frequency, so by trialling the eLoran technology alongside its existing Global Positioning System (GPS), it will be able to monitor any time and frequency inaccuracies that can occur as a result of external factors, such as local interference, jamming, spoofing and space weather events.

Prof Charles Curry, Managing Director of Chronos Technology said: “We are delighted to be working with Arqiva on this project to trial eLoran timing to complement the existing GPS derived time.  The project will compare eLoran and GPS timing and their relative stability and accuracy to UTC. It will also demonstrate how eLoran timing signals can be continuously synchronised to UTC, using the Loran Data Channel, for indoor only reception locations.”

Simon Mason, RF Technology Director of Arqiva said: “We need precise time for our transmissions to ensure we deliver the best service that we can to our customers.  During this trial we are aiming to achieve sub microsecond accuracy relative to common time scales, such as UTC.”