QuantX’s atomic clock gets support


QuantX, the company that has developed some of the world’s most accurate clocks, has won $1 million from SmartSatCRC to develop a new atomic clock designed to operate in space.

The Adelaide technology company will accelerate development of a new atomic clock designed to provide the most precise timing for satellites in space, according to social media posts.

QuantX makes a range of timing products including a compact rubidium optical clock, time synchronisation equipment and its Cryoclock, which delivers ultra-stable time and frequency signals.

The funding will lead to the commercialisation of the company’s compact space clock, which is being developed in partnership with the University of Adelaide.

High precision timing is critical to global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), such as GPS..

“QuantX’s ‘Kairos Mission’ is to deploy an alternate-PNT network that provides powerful, protected and precise timing signals to critical systems on the Earth and in Deep-Space.

“Encrypted timing signals assure integrity of the timing and position information.”

QuantX’s clock is designed to be cheaper, smaller and more precise than those currently used in GNSS satellites.

Picture: QantaX

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