With a world-class track record of creating breakthrough technology for US clients, our teams in Boston, Seattle and San Francisco are ready to deliver the most complex projects at rapid pace. Our rich history in sensors, communications, AI and secure systems opens new horizons of opportunity.
Tracking & location
Accurate positioning and location in real time is a core requirement for many systems operating within global and regional theaters. Beyond that, passive data collection techniques for forensic data analysis is also vital.
We use the latest advances in sensor technology, algorithms, and connectivity to deliver next-generation solutions with improved accuracy, availability, and coverage.
Our client solutions range from individual components and enhancements to full turnkey, end-to-end operational systems.
Connectivity is standard in many devices and applications, but it poses distinct challenges for the DoD and Homeland Security. This market demands communications systems with enhanced robustness, reliability, availability and security. They must operate with constrained size, weight and power (SWAP) in rugged environments.
With one of the world’s largest independent wireless development capabilities, we are ideally suited to meet these exacting demands. Our expertise is broad: from integrating wireless standards into existing products and platforms to the complete design of customized terrestrial or satellite communications systems.
As mass data acquisition becomes easier and more widespread, extracting information of value becomes more challenging.
We have the skills in data science, business analysis, algorithm design and system implementation to pose the correct questions. This allows you to extract the meaning you need from your data – whether your goal is to make accurate predictions, improve sensor performance or model system behaviors.
Sensing, fusion & detection systems
Advanced sensing and detection are at the heart of many defensive systems. We have a wealth of experience in developing sensor systems from first principles and optimizing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems. We also specialize in fusing data from low-cost sensors with artificial intelligence to provide high-value outputs.
We work across most sensing technologies, such as optical and imaging (including machine vision systems), RF and magnetic, and chemistry-based – while meeting the challenges of low SWAP in rugged environments.
We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible
As autonomy and connectivity increases, it’s vital that your ecosystem is robustly defended against threats. Our technology solutions provide that reassurance. We create secure sensor and communication systems, along with V2X and MaaS technologies that establish greater digital trust, preserving user safety and security.
Technology road mapping & strategic consultancy
If identifying technology threats and opportunities is important in business, it is crucial for the DoD and Homeland Security. Maintaining capabilities and creating operational advantage depend on it.
With our deep understanding of technology as well as both the security and consumer markets, we provide timely, actionable advice on a strategic and tactical level. We have a proven track record of identifying and selecting the right technologies and transferring commercial technology know-how into fast-track developments.
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How we work
Emerging technologies present both opportunities and challenges to existing capabilities. But thanks to our unique blend of deep technology and domain experience, we produce innovative solutions that mitigate threats – and deliver operational benefit to users and senior management alike.
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 rapid prototyping, through to full system development, manufacture, deployment, and in-service support.
Tech, tools & facilities
Satimo Stargate 64
This anechoic radio and antenna test chamber is a highly sophisticated 20ft 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.