Tracking & location
Accurate positioning and location is a core requirement for many systems operating within a global, regional or personal environment – both in real time and non-real time.
We use the latest advances in sensor technology, algorithms and connectivity to deliver next-generation solutions with improved accuracy, availability and coverage.
We provide solutions for our clients, from individual components and enhancements to full turn-key, end-to-end operational systems.
While connectivity is becoming ubiquitous in many devices and applications, it poses distinct challenges for the defence and security sector. This market demands communications systems with enhanced integrity, availability and security, while in many cases also operating at low power from a ruggedised platform.
With one of the world’s largest independent wireless development capabilities, we are ideally placed to meet these demands, from integrating wireless standards into existing products and platforms to the complete design of bespoke terrestrial or satellite communications systems.
Technology futures & strategic consultancy
Identifying technology threats and opportunities is important in any business, but critical to maintaining capabilities and creating operational advantage in defence and security.
With our deep understanding of technology as well as both the security and mainstream markets, we provide timely, actionable advice on a strategic and tactical level. We have a proven track record in identifying and selecting the right technologies and transferring commercial technology know-how into fast-track developments.
As gathering data becomes ever easier and more widespread, extracting information of value from this mass of information becomes ever more challenging.
We have the requisite skills in data science, business analysis, algorithm design and system implementation to pose the correct questions and extract the required meaning from your data, whether your goal is to make predictions, improve sensor performance or model system behaviours.
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Sensing & detection systems
Advanced sensing and detection are at the heart of many defensive systems. We have a wealth of experience in both developing sensor systems from first principles and optimising commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems.
We work across the majority of sensing technologies, such as optical and imaging (including machine vision systems), RF and magnetic, and chemistry-based, while meeting the challenges of low size, weight and power for use in a rugged environment.
How we work
Emerging technologies present both opportunities and challenges to existing capabilities. Our combination of deep technology and domain experience produces innovative solutions that mitigate threats and deliver operational benefit to both users and senior management.
Our world-class engineers, scientists and consultants provide everything from actionable insight into technology trends, user-driven and business-driven requirements capture, concept generation and proof-of-concept prototyping, through to full system development, manufacture, deployment and in-service support.
Tech, tools & facilities
Satimo Stargate 64
持续集成 (CI) 是构建和交付高质量软件的核心。我们的虚拟 CI 测试工具，代号为 Smokey，使我们不论有无硬件环境，都能规模化地测试复杂的软件，更早发现问题并及时修复。Smokey 提供了一个洁净独立的虚拟构建环境，预装了行业领先的工具，例如 Coverity 静态分析。CI 测试与我们的版本控制相集成，使得每个软件版本都可以在真实的硬件上自动构建、得到测试和分析。
Data, development & test labs
With one petabyte local storage and specialised hardware for telecoms chassis design, machine learning development and more, this facility allows us to develop, test and operate new cloud-ready digital services rapidly in a secure environment.
It enables rapid end-to-end prototyping and experimentation of sensitive concepts. We work across the full spectrum of cloud service providers, supporting both public and private infrastructures.
数字温室(Digital Greenhouse) 是我们专门建造的人工智能研究院，其初衷就是要营造一个快速、安全的环境用以发掘、开发和测试机器学习方法。值得称道的是，该研究院配置了一台 NVIDIA DGX-1 深度学习超级计算机和一组机器学习计算机，拥有拍字节级(PB)的本地存储和每秒数万亿次浮点运算的专用计算能力。
UX design studios
Equipped for creative, collaborative thinking, we use our UX design spaces to aggregate research data, user stories and create design concepts that remain visible for the duration of the project. Each design studio allows our project teams to develop ideas and explore designs while preserving client confidentiality.
Our flexible, responsive, and agile manufacturing facilities are ideally suited to electronic and electromechanical product builds, enabling us to rapidly build short product runs to an extremely high quality. We can build our own PCBAs using industrial representative equipment and ensure manufacturability during design. Having our own EPD facility is also extremely helpful in development, driving out DfX activities in eCAD and feeding test results back into the design process from an early stage.
We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible
Flylogix will exploit Iridium’s state-of-the-art satellite communications to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to perform remote monitoring of offshore installations.
Cambridge Consultants today launches a major new report, stating that the telecommunications sector will be an AI pioneer, as many features of 5G and IoT networks will depend on AI to reach maximum potential.
Founders of early-stage start-ups are characteristically passionate, driven and optimistic. Understandably so. Very often they are nurturing a breakthrough idea with the capacity to disrupt business and change the world for the better. So, as they embark on the mission to sell their vision, they should accentuate the positive and keep negative thoughts of risk to the back of their mind, right? Wrong.
- AI & Analytics
- Connectivity & IoT
- Innovation management
- Project management
- Strategic advice
- Synthetic biology
Simulation is only as good as its approximation to the real world… its ‘equivalence’ in technical terms. We’ve been looking at how using intelligent simulation with a modular framework can deliver results faster to drive autonomous system development forward.
- AI & Analytics
Our task was to rise to a challenge set by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), part of the UK government Ministry of Defence. The organisation sought innovations that would deliver a step change in military logistics capability across maritime, land and air domains. The autonomous behavioural engine we demonstrated to them enables fast and safe unmanned logistics in congested, dynamic environments.
Partnership with the UK’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe
Beaming 5G from the stratosphere
Connecting buyers and suppliers across the defence acquisition supply chain, DPRTE will provide a wealth of skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities. Come and visit us at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.
Excitement reverberates around the prospect of ubiquitous connectivity, with cellular coverage direct from satellites to standard IoT devices and ultimately, even smartphones. The big question is – how do we as an industry ensure such promise is turned to commercial reality? Join our webinar to learn more and hear from those leading this race.
Marking this exciting new chapter in trading relations between the UK and Japan, the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Smart City Institute Japan (SCI-J), the largest smart cities association in Japan, are hosting a webinar, inviting innovative UK technology companies to learn from the Open Data Institute (ODI) in the UK and NEC in Japan to compare the successes and challenges in open data utilisation.