Legendary Timing Device and Frequency Control Scientist, John A. Kusters, Onboard with EQUATE Space-Time Technologies to Advance EQUATE's First-of-its-kind GPS Technology

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Bliley Technologies, Inc., announces that it has recently brought renowned timing and frequency control pioneer, John (Jack) A. Kusters, onboard as a consultant to its spin-off company, EQUATE Space-Time Technologies, LLC.

Bliley Technologies, Inc., announces that it has recently brought renowned timing and frequency control pioneer, John (Jack) A. Kusters, onboard as a consultant to its spin-off company, EQUATE Space-Time Technologies, LLC (co-owned by Bliley Technologies, Inc., and Allan Space-Time Solutions, LLC).

Kusters, credited for the co-invention of the SC-cut crystal and a longstanding contributor to IEEE frequency control symposiums, will consult to EQUATE on its front-edge, "denied-GPS" technology designed to yield precise time, frequency, position, velocity, acceleration, local vertical and orientation in the absence of GPS signals. He is a Stanford University graduate and Hewlett-Packard veteran.

"As a highly regarded expert in frequency control methods and with his unparalleled work in the quartz resonator and oscillator arenas, Jack is an ideal consulting match for Bliley and the EQUATE Space-Time Technologies' team," said John W. Cline, President and CEO of Bliley Technologies. "Jack's willingness to participate in EQUATE technology development bodes well for both its tremendous potential and advancement in the marketplace."    

EQUATE co-partner and atomic clock physicist, David W. Allan, anticipates that EQUATE GPS technology will meet the position, location, and guidance needs of military and first-responder personnel, as well as the industrial and commercial sectors, where GPS signal access is impeded or fully blocked (such as in buildings, forestation, underground and underwater). Potential applications for EQUATE technology span individual and small units, sensor/surveillance platforms, unmanned aerial and undersea vehicles, underground uses, avionics and space.

About David W. Allan, Founder of Allan Space-Time Solutions, LLC:

David W. Allan, known for characterizing the Allan (two-sample) Variance, spent 32 years of his career at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colo., where he was responsible for the generation of official time for the United States, coordinating that time with other nations, and with the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) -- assisting the BIPM in their task of generating official time for the world.

Allan consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense in characterizing and using atomic clocks in space for GPS. He and his team developed the GPS common-view technique, which was adopted by the several contributing nations toward the generation of International Atomic Time (TAI) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Amongst numerous other achievements, he developed a technique for obtaining military-level time accuracy from GPS without having a military receiver. Receivers using this technique have been deployed throughout the world for synchronizing telecommunications networks and wireless (cell-site) transmitters via a joint development effort with Hewlett-Packard.

An award-winning scientist, Allan was nominated in 1992 as the NIST nominee in physics for the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal. He founded Utah-based Allan Space-Time Solutions, LLC, a scientific consulting firm, in 2001.

About Bliley Technologies, Inc.:

Current headquarters for EQUATE Space-Time Technologies, LLC, and a leading provider of crystal-based frequency control solutions for over 75 years, Bliley Technologies (http://www.bliley.com) is recognized internationally for high-volume and custom manufacturing of quality quartz crystals and crystal oscillators for wireless and wireline communication, SATCOM/space, military and aerospace electronics, and other instrumentation applications. Bliley specializes in producing frequency control products for demanding applications.

At its state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facilities, Bliley designs and produces: Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillators (OCXOs); Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators (TCXOs); Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillators (VCXOs); Crystal Oscillators (XOs); Precision AT, SC, IT and FC cut crystals; and Quartz Transducers.

Contact Bliley Technologies, Inc., at 2545 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie, Pa., 16506-4512. Phone: (814) 838-3571


Dana Thompson

(814) 838-3571, Ext. 283


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