'We are building on the approach to provide affordable resilient PNT'
Voice and Data|Seotember 2021
What has open architecture, laser-sharp navigation through GPS and jamming got do with missiles? Rohit Braggs, Chief Operating Officer of Orolia loads heavy ammunition of information and helps us shoot at just the precise spots where communication technology is intersecting with defence technology. Excerpts from his interaction with Pratima harigunani:
Pratima harigunani

What is your view and experience with open and modular architectures?

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) itself is an inexpensive technology to implement and is easily scalable, requiring only the appropriate receiver. But adding expensive, complicated technology to ensure the continuity of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data when GNSS is compromised can actually undermine the intended benefits for systems. Maintaining a state of military readiness is a top priority for defence agencies. The ideal approach would deliver a consistent solution that is cost-effective across different platforms and provides a compatible, scalable system to all of them. Expensive, inflexible solutions will not solve the total problem. To provide affordable secure PNT for every link in the communications chain, a different approach is needed.

How much gap exists in areas like scalability, configuration, integration, etc. for defense technology solutions?

The ability to design system specifications based on a flexible, building-block architecture is often inhibited by the fact that most contractors only provide one part of the solution. That puts the burden on the defence agency to piece together platforms and systems of systems that are not over-engineered in terms of cost, integration complexity or capabilities. At Orolia, we are building on the approach to provide affordable resilient PNT. Using a collection of complementary, flexible and scalable technologies, we can provide PNT precision and access at a lower cost than traditional navigation solutions that rely on high-cost sensors. We offer a cost-effective, bolt-on – fast and easy to integrate – solution with an open architecture that works well with existing systems and increases security on a flexible scale to suit various risk factors.

Is cyber-warfare the next big turf of international politics and military landscape?

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM VOICE AND DATAView All

Network Automation: Driving The Future Of Connectivity

Driven by the need to deliver more capacity and bandwidth, the networking industry is well on the way with network automation. Here is a look at how it is shaping up

7 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

AI-Chips: The New Mobility-Chops

We know what AI is synonymous with. Here is how its core advantage of speeding up a process and adding precision to it translates into the realm of mobility.

8 mins read
Voice and Data
September 2021

Test-drive your internet of medical things

Effective manufacturing test has an important role to play in ensuring quality of connected medical devices. Here is how it can help

7 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

Scale it with software

While a carrier network is confined by device, phone numbers, and the coverage area, software-driven real time network can enable better content delivery

5 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

Beginning of the value+ era

As COVID-19 enters endemic phase and in-person entertainment makes a comeback, OTT players must offer more value and personalized service to retain viewers

3 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

Time for OTT to go exclusive

Better mobile network, low-cost bandwidth, and pocket-friendly handsets are driving the demand for OTT. Next on block is all-in-one personalized content package

4 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

Entertain, but analyze the risks too

There are multiple factors that make OTT platforms vulnerable to cyber risks. Similarly, there are multiple possible ways to manage these risks

4 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

Let the (online) games begin – at the Edge

As consumers play to win, edge cloud helps to deliver gaming experiences faster and with higher performance to ensure lively and fulfilling digital experiences

4 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

A booster Dose For OTT

5G can move the processing ability of handsets to cloud, increasing battery life, and thereby driving OTT audio and video consumption on mobile devices

3 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021

'We are building on the approach to provide affordable resilient PNT'

What has open architecture, laser-sharp navigation through GPS and jamming got do with missiles? Rohit Braggs, Chief Operating Officer of Orolia loads heavy ammunition of information and helps us shoot at just the precise spots where communication technology is intersecting with defence technology. Excerpts from his interaction with Pratima harigunani:

5 mins read
Voice and Data
Seotember 2021
RELATED STORIES

How I Became One of 37,000 Homeless Veterans

Service in the Navy was supposed to guarantee a good civilian job later and access to needed medical care. It didn’t

7 mins read
Newsweek
November 26, 2021

LESS ACTION, MORE SPEED!

SAVAGE’S NEW STRAIGHT-PULL BOLT ACTION ALLOWS FOR FASTER FOLLOW-UP SHOTS.

9 mins read
American Outdoor Guide
October 2021

Not Your Average Space Cadet

NASA astronaut and former Navy SEAL CHRIS CASSIDY never shies from a challenge. Here’s how he stays tenacious.

2 mins read
Men's Journal
March - April 2021

No Matchy-Matchy Allowed

Pattern play adds interest and fun to a bedroom.

1 min read
Cottages and Bungalows
February-March 2021

Butterfly Collection

Colorful butterflies gracefully fly across this throw-size quilt. Did you know they can fly at speeds of up to 30 mph?

4 mins read
Quilter's World
Spring 2021

BUILDING A COMPETITION WORTHY SCALE COCKPIT

Scale competition is a segment in this hobby that I really enjoy.

6 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

HELLCAT VERSUS CORSAIR

GRUMMAN TEST PILOT FLIES THE COMPETITION

10+ mins read
Flight Journal
Annual 2020

THE ART OF ROGER KASTEL

An American artist, most famous for creating the poster for the film Jaws

10+ mins read
Illustration
Illustration No. 70

Sixty-three injured in fire aboard Navy ship; vessel's fate unknown

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) sustained extensive damage from an onboard fire that started while it was tied up in San Diego, and Navy officials say it is too soon to know if the amphibious assault ship will return to service.

3 mins read
Professional Mariner
October - November 2020

Navy continues to modernize yard tug fleet with launch of YT 808

The U.S. Navy took another step toward replacing its aging yard tugboats with the launch of the first vessel in the YT 808 class at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash., in May.

5 mins read
Professional Mariner
October - November 2020