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Distributed Real Time Spectrum Monitoring

Organisations with assets or critical processes that rely on radio signalling can range from international airports and power stations to office blocks. This requires constant monitoring for radio interference threats, and responding effectively to them when they occur.

Smart City Parking System

Finding a parking space in a busy city can be frustrating. It is also a leading contributor to traffic congestion and air pollution within urban environments.

Smart Utility Meters

Reporting usage statistics for billing is just the tip of the iceberg. Smart Meters provide communications between individual properties and the nationwide utility networks – facilitating a broad range of functionalities.

Smart City Street lighting Infrastructure

The monitoring and control of street lights has become the backbone of global Smart Cities – initially driven by the need to save energy and reduce costs, but rapidly becoming the ubiquitous hub through which all manner of urban data feeds are collated.

Drone Inspection of Solar Farms

Government incentives and lower cost Photo Voltaic (PV) cells have seen solar generation expand across the UK over the past decade. Solar energy is now capable of contributing close to 10 GW to the national grid in peak seasons.

Re-imagining 5G Broadband with mm-Wave

Starry is re-imagining broadband access by developing an ecosystem of products designed to simplify and improve our connected lives.

Smart Street Lighting

The monitoring and control of streetlights has become increasingly common in the UK owing to the move towards electricity metering demanded by new regulation and the rising cost of energy. A major initiative to replace streetlights across the country has presented the opportunity to introduce smarter street lighting and embrace the environmental “green agenda”.

Microwave Camera for Detecting Hidden Objects

Our client, the Department for Transport (DfT), awarded Plextek with the Transport Technology Research and Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) to conduct a research study into the improvement of aviation security and screening procedures at airport checkpoints.

Surveillance Radar for Comprehensive Threat Detection

Our client, a world leader in providing state-of-the-art perimeter surveillance systems, wanted a mm-wave radar capable of long-range detection with a low false-alarm rate.

Millimetre-Wave Radar for Foreign Object Detection

Wave Tech, a Korean-based RF signal technology company, required a short-range Foreign Object Detection (FOD) system for airport runways.

Project Cubert

Our client, Colebrook Bosson Saunders (CBS), approached us to take the original concept from inception into high volume production for the commercial consumer market.

Measuring Training Effectiveness

A flexible, cost-effective virtual reality training system. Delivering quality specialist training and measuring results through user choices and decisions.

Sensor Monitoring of Manhole Infrastructures

In America’s biggest cities hundreds of service manholes catch fire or explode every year. To protect the people from these risks, our client wanted a system that could detect and transmit early warnings about sites before reaching critical state so preventative action could be taken.

Ambulatory ECG Monitoring

Our US-based client wanted to develop a battery powered ambulatory device to obtain electrocardiogram (ECG) information from an adult patient. Their vision was to monitor vital signs of ambulatory patients in real-time and then transmit this data via the wireless medical telemetry system frequencies used in hospitals upon arrival.

Electronics Manufacturing

Plextek works with large defence contractors on complex hardware programmes. Often delays in designing a single module will delay the whole programme. Challenging requirements means that the appropriate technical expertise is not widely available, making delays hard to recover.

Technology Assessment of Digital Systems

UK forces use video cameras extensively for remote monitoring and surveillance. With most current systems using analogue technology, we assisted our client, Ministry of Defence, assess the transition to digital…

MonitorMe Vital-Signs Monitoring Device and Telephone

With our client, Sanandco, we developed a telephone handset that is equipped with integrated sensors to capture vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. These vital signs are…

A Passive Radar Identification Tag for Unambiguous Object Localisation

Practical object and vehicle recognition in intelligent and autonomous transport systems remains a data-first problem. The more unique data that is captured and identified, the more…

Armour Integrity Monitoring System (AIMS™)

Body armour can be damaged during training or operations resulting in considerable reduction in its ability to provide impact protection. Damage to the ceramic plate often takes the form of hairline…

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