With an unrivalled, world-class track record in satellite, aviation and beyond line of sight drone systems, we are ready to deliver your complex aerospace breakthroughs at rapid pace. Our deeply-rooted expertise in communication, AI and secure systems unlocks commercial potential and opens new horizons of opportunity.
End-to-end communications systems
Iridium’s $3b NEXT satellite constellation was the largest technology upgrade ever to take place in space. It was underpinned by our decade-long contribution as core technology partner – and is indicative of our exceptional capabilities in the system design of non-terrestrial communication networks. From such truly global systems to the development of transceivers, gateway systems and service management platforms, our expertise is extensive.
What does this represent for you? A fast track to reliable, high-performance end-to-end communications systems with minimal risk. We can maximise your bandwidth efficiency while reducing costs to meet strict budgets.
Critical control beyond line of sight
We are experts in the design and development of critical control and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems that extend beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Our teams excel at this new frontier of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) service development. We’ll help you over the many hurdles of BVLOS operations to achieve innovative yet cost-effective, high availability systems. You’ll unlock valuable new UAV services such as surveillance, remote sensing and product delivery. Highly secure control systems will enable robust communication services for the most critical tasks.
Our work is shaping the future of advanced beam forming antennas. In 2020, we announced a remarkable breakthrough: the world’s largest commercial airborne antenna, created to beam 5G connectivity from the stratosphere. Our team includes some of the world’s leading experts in intelligent antenna design. They’re ready to propel full-scale systems into low-cost, high-volume commercial production.
This is highly specialised, challenging engineering with vast potential. Beam steering gives non-terrestrial networks ubiquitous coverage – even when tracking fast moving objects like vehicles and aircraft. This technology delivers the intelligent connectivity that maximises data rates and reliability to unlock a host of innovative use cases.
Reducing SWaP in terminals
Our unique blend of in-house IP, silicon and device development expertise enables us to radically reduce the SWaP (size, weight and power) of terminal equipment. By targeting silicon for satellite, we can help you overcome the economic challenge of creating low-cost consumer terminal equipment.
For LEO operators, the market is ready to be seized – by serving low-cost broadband and IoT connectivity to transform communication for millions of people and businesses across the globe.
AI and data analytics
Gathering data is easy; the real challenge is extracting key information from the data and using this to drive value-creating insights. Our skills in AI, data science, business analysis and system implementation will help you achieve this and transform your organisation with system enhancements.
Our approach is geared to accelerate operational improvements – from automation of network management to enhanced customer services, improving link efficiency or achieving automation for tasks such as predicative maintenance.
Connected systems are now enmeshed into our everyday lives and environments. It’s vital we uphold the highest safety and security standards – to protect your communication systems, data and users from outside threats.
We have expert security assessment and technology solution knowhow to ensure maximum resilience. Our vulnerability analysis defines system security requirements to directly mitigate risks, while our robust system design procedures ensure the latest digital security technologies are properly implemented.
We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible
How we work
Our multidisciplined team will support you at every turn, from systems engineering and R&D to verification and test. A passion for excellence characterises every project, whether you need to develop a next-generation LEO service or create a breakthrough in UAVs to redefine your market. Our proven product development process and vast experience in developing resilient systems suit the most ambitious safety-critical projects down to the ground.
Tech, tools & facilities
Satimo Stargate 64
This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is one of only a handful of facilities in Europe. Within this six-metre cube, we can carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualisation of wireless device behaviour and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimise real-word RF performance of products such as smart implants (including implanted telemetry), connected drug delivery devices and wearables.
Our onsite compute infrastructure allows us to explore options, train and test models more rapidly and get better results.
We run petaflop-scale, containerised compute on site, with multiple NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputers and other GPU and FPGA-accelerated servers. This links to petabyte-scale local NetApp storage, project-specific cloud and our continuous integration systems.
Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of their value. All while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations. Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.
Scalable software test facility
Continuous integration (CI) is central to building and delivering high-quality software. Our virtualised CI test facility enables us to test complex software at scale, with or without hardware in the loop, to identify problems earlier and fix them faster. It provides a clean, isolated virtual build environment, pre-loaded with industry-leading tools such as Coverity static analysis. CI testing is integrated with our version control, enabling every software revision to be automatically built, tested on real hardware and analysed.
News & insights
5G architecture will be like nothing seen before, combining terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) – including high-altitude platforms and low earth orbit satellites.
This paper explores the emerging technology that will unlock the full potential of NTNs and examines the commercial opportunities, which will create value for everyone in the ecosystem.
- Connectivity & IoT
- Radio systems
Cambridge Consultants working in collaboration with Stratospheric Platforms Ltd unveils a wireless antenna unlike anything seen before, delivering affordable 5G connectivity from a fleet of zero-emissions aircraft.
Driven by advances in silicon and machine learning algorithms, Edge AI is presenting vast opportunities for businesses across diverse markets.
- AI & Analytics
- Audio & Video
- Connectivity & IoT
- Electronics & ASICs
- Signal processing
Flylogix will exploit Iridium’s state-of-the-art satellite communications to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to perform remote monitoring of offshore installations.
A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe
Beaming 5G from the stratosphere
The first truly global ‘Push-To-Talk’ mobile communications system
Designing a new generation of the market-leading air traffic control radio system
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