Location and tracking systems play a vital role in safeguarding workers, securing valuables, increasing efficiency and gaining valuable business intelligence.

We have the expertise to overcome any location and tracking challenge, from meeting low power or cost requirements to delivering high accuracy and reliability in cluttered and noisy environments.

Our specialisms



People
Knowing where people are can be critically important for both safety and operational efficiency. We combine the full range of tracking technologies with robust back-end system design.
Objects
We can design bespoke systems to monitor vulnerable or expensive items and track assets, from the production line to the shop floor and throughout the logistics chain.
Vehicles
Accurate location tracking is critical for air traffic control or when transporting valuable or dangerous cargo by road. We excel at delivering reliable tracking in challenging environments.

Sensing & algorithms

Tracking and location systems depend on two key elements: sensing technology to measure location and motion; and statistical algorithms to make sense of these often noisy and disparate measurements.

With deep expertise in both disciplines, we’re not tied to any particular technology. Using a systematic, scientific approach, we develop innovative solutions to meet the specific requirements of the situation in hand.

Indoor location tracking

We have achieved a significant breakthrough for indoor location tracking using the tiny, low-cost inertial sensors found in smartphones, coupled with ingenious data fusion algorithms.

Our infrastructure-free system can track an individual’s location without GPS or RF signals – ideal for many applications, from finding firefighters inside a burning building to tracking consumers in a shopping centre.

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Experience


Our experience ranges from developing critical air traffic control and defence systems to work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

Our 20-strong tracking and location team, based in both our Cambridge, UK and Boston, MA offices, is supported by our world-class expertise in allied disciplines, from machine vision to radar engineering.

Today, we’re exploiting the ubiquity of connected devices to develop innovative location systems, through Bluetooth radio propagation and the algorithms that power high volumes of low-accuracy measurements.

Case studies


Case study

Iridium Extreme satellite phone

The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system, Iridium Extreme PTT has provided the low-earth orbit leader with a valuable new revenue stream.

 

Pizzicato fully digital radio transceiver

Enabling a new era in digital radio and IoT devices, through a dramatic reduction in radio size, cost and power consumption.

 

Trace positioning system

Map-based indoor navigation

News & insights


Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

22nd February 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Diary of a developer (part 3) – Foosbot strategy

24th July 2019

How do you teach a robot to play foosball? In part 2 of this blog series, we introduced Foosbot: an internal development project that runs in parallel with our research to discover and develop new machine learning approaches.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location
Press release

Cambridge Consultants and Iridium continue world-changing partnership as $3 billion space upgrade is completed

3rd July 2019

Cambridge Consultants has been Iridium’s partner developing core technology for ground-based devices and infrastructure, part of the largest technology upgrade ever to take place in space.

Opinion

The Slow Boil: How Society Will Eventually Accept Autonomous Vehicles

3rd June 2019

Skepticism towards the deployment and everyday use of autonomous vehicles abounds. However, some of the building blocks that will eventually help you make peace with the technology may already exist inside that shiny new car of yours in the form of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Tracking & location

Events


Speaker

Fruit Focus 2019

17th Jul 2019
NIAB EMR, Kent, UK

At this year’s Fruit Focus we’re discussing the challenges of autonomous navigation in an agricultural environment and presenting developments in sensor technology that add a human-like sense of touch and slip to robotic end-effectors.

Event

CES

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Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), Las Vegas, NV
Stand: Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D, booth 44337

CES is the world's gathering place for all those that thrive on the business of consumer technologies. The global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

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