Our specialisms


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. 

Communications systems

While connectivity is becoming ubiquitous in many devices and applications, it poses distinct challenges for the defense 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 ruggedized 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 customized 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 defense 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. 

Data science

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 behaviors 

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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 optimizing 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


Anechoic chamber (Stargate Satimo)
 

Satimo Stargate 64

This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is 20 foot cube, where we can carry out automated three-dimensional measurement and visualization of wireless device behaviour 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.

Facility Continuous-integration software
 

Scalable software test facility

Continuous integration (CI) is central to building and delivering high-quality software. Our virtualized CI test facility – codenamed Smokey – enables us to test complex software at scale, with or without hardware in the loop, to identify problems earlier and fix them faster. Smokey 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 analyzed.

Data, development & test labs
 

Data, development & test labs

With 1 petabyte local storage and specialized 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, enabling 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.

Digital Greenhouse
 

Digital Greenhouse

The Digital Greenhouse is our purpose-built AI research facility, specifically designed to discover, develop and test machine learning approaches in a fast, secure environment. The facility features an NVIDIA DGX-1 Deep Learning Supercomputer, a bank of machine learning computers, petabyte local storage and many teraflops of dedicated compute power.

UX-design-studios
 

UX design studios

Equipped with whiteboards, markers and acres of Post-it notes, we use these spaces to aggregate research data, user stories and create design concepts and keep them visible for the duration of the project. Each design studio allows our project teams to develop ideas and collaborate on designs while preserving client confidentiality.

Electronic production
 

Electronic production

Our flexible, responsive and agile manufacturing facilities are ideally suited to electronic and electromechanical product builds, enabling us to very quickly set up short product runs built 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

NEWS & INSIGHTS


Vlog

Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

18th August 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Why it’s time to start turning quantum sensing theory into real-world commercial advantage

6th August 2020

Quantum theory is about probability. Erwin Schrödinger illustrated this with his famous thought experiment: trap a cat in a box with a randomly fatal device and you would not know whether it is dead or alive. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Press release

Flylogix and Cambridge Consultants to send drones beyond the horizon

16th July 2020

Flylogix will exploit Iridium’s state-of-the-art satellite communications to enable unmanned aerial vehicles to perform remote monitoring of offshore installations.

Press release

AI in telecommunications set to secure the ‘Augmented Human’

21st February 2018

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.

 

CASE STUDIES


 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

 

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.

 

Trace positioning system

Map-based indoor navigation

 

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.

Events


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The Virtual AI Summit Silicon Valley 2020

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The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest conference and exhibition to look at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organisations that are set to transform business productivity.