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 a 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 an example 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 maximize 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 specialized, challenging engineering with vast potential. Beam steering gives non-terrestrial networks pervasive coverage – even when tracking fast moving objects like vehicles and aircraft. This technology delivers the intelligent connectivity that maximizes 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 organization 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 multi-disciplinary team will support you at every turn, from systems engineering and R&D to verification and test. A passion for excellence characterizes 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
Anechoic test chamber
Our custom anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is a highly sophisticated 5m cube. Inside, we carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualization of wireless device behavior and test body-worn technology using body phantoms or real live test subjects. This helps us to understand and optimize 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
A new way forward for industry: the pervasive intelligence of evolved intent-based networking
This paper outlines our concept of ‘evolved intent-based networks’ – utilising pervasive intelligence from across an entire communications network to automate configuration that supports a specific set business of requirements. The ability to assure a specific service and experience level offers huge opportunities.
- AI & Analytics
- Connectivity & IoT
- Digital service innovation
- Radio systems
Cambridge Consultants building the world’s largest commercial airborne antenna
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.
The future of AI is at the edge
Driven by advances in silicon and machine learning algorithms, Edge AI is presenting vast opportunities for businesses across diverse markets.
- AI & Analytics
- Connectivity & IoT
- Electronics & ASICs
- Signal processing
Flylogix and Cambridge Consultants to send drones beyond the horizon
Flylogix will exploit Iridium’s state-of-the-art satellite communications to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to perform remote monitoring of offshore installations.
Welcome to the office in the sky
The office in the sky has arrived. This is the story of an extraordinary business travel transformation – courtesy of office-grade, multi-Mbps inflight connectivity with minimal latency.
The world’s largest commercial airborne antenna
Beaming 5G from the stratosphere
Ofcom: review of developments in IoT
Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts
Realizing the vision of LEO satellite connectivity
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.
Have we (finally) achieved autonomous operations for drones?
We'll be joining industry experts in this panel session to explore how businesses are utilizing autonomous drones today to deliver value, and discuss what the future of autonomy looks like.
The Pathway to Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)
We'll be joining industry experts in this panel session to discuss the steps needed to make Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) a reality. We'll be exploring topics such as requirements for ground and air infrastructure, costs, regulations, public acceptance and more.
Fostering technology advances that will accelerate adoption of uncrewed aircraft systems
Uncrewed operations in Advanced Air Mobility promise significant rewards for ambitious innovators, but the question remains, how does the industry achieve the safety and value proposition standard necessary to accelerate public acceptance of autonomous aircraft to bring about commercial viability?
The answer lies in a host of technology advances. By attending this webinar, you will gain an understanding of the innovation taking place, and how collaboration across industries will create safer and more commercially successful autonomous operations.