A world-class development partner for space and ground, we help our customers to create innovative solutions for terrestrial and satellite communications.
Creating opportunities by developing leading edge technology
We help our customers to create innovative solutions for systems based on the ground, in the air and in space. Our team is involved in terrestrial and satellite communications, which include IoT, 5G, satellite payload and electronically-steered antennas, focusing on emerging and fast growing areas, such as 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN), intersatellite links and connectivity & aero safety for commercial UAVs.
We also have expertise and technologies applicable to electric propulsion for small satellites, experiments & manufacturing in microgravity and addressing space sustainability.
We advise on and develop bespoke technology solutions. Our clients own the resulting IP, which is often cheaper than existing solutions.
From understanding a market opportunity, to concept generation and detailed realisation, we undertake all stages of technology, product and service development.
Our teams offer unrivalled expertise in terrestrial and satellite communications, sensor development, software and data processing, with the ability to draw in wider expertise from across TTP as required for each project.
We work stand-alone or in close partnership with our clients’ internal teams to deliver technology solutions for our clients.
Our teams deliver developments in record time, enabling clients to be first to any market from enterprise automation to cargo and personal mobility.
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5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)
5G NTN is destined to become one of the most significant developments arising from 3GPP in the coming 3-5 years. Seamless integration of satellite and terrestrial components in the Radio Access Network extends the reach of service providers everywhere and gives rise to new use cases. TTP has the capability to evolve your next generation of products and services, leveraging our 5G NTN insights and roadmap to 6G.
Satellite networks system performance
The number of satellite communications constellations and their satellites is growing rapidly. New satellite networks require a thorough analysis of their performance which takes in account the capabilities of modern satellites, their payload and ground equipment. TTP has developed a set of computer modelling tools to simulate the satellite network performance for a wide range of scenarios. The outcomes of this modelling and analysis provide a solid foundation for business decision making by satellite network operators.
Solutions for Commercial Unmanned Aviation
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are raising the curtain on the next revolution in enterprise automation, cargo and passenger mobility by expanding their range to BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operations. Scalable, safe and regulation-compliant drone platforms require solutions that align multiple pieces of the drone technology puzzle. Focusing on connectivity and aero safety, we apply our expertise in communications, sensors and artificial intelligence together with our experience in the aeronautical sector to offer end-to-end technology development services for drone vendors.
Data Relay for LEO small satellites via GEO satellites
TTP is developing a low-SWaP space-qualified satcom data terminal for LEO nanosatellites and launch vehicles, which enables near-real-time RF ground contact communications. This broadens the range of capabilities of small satellites and opens up new service opportunities. Antenna configurations can be customised for specific satellite types and sizes to optimise the data link performance.
The success of the satellite industry and its services depends on safely scaling the operation of large satellite constellations in orbits shared with thousands of other such satellites, as well as space debris.
We deploy the applicable expertise of our multi-disciplinary team to develop game-changing improvements to the space assets, particularly in the areas of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and collision avoidance (CA).
Electric Propulsion for Small Satellites
The radical reduction of legislated timescales for de-orbiting of satellites at the end of mission – to reduce space debris – requires even cubesats to be equipped with some kind of propulsion.
TTP applies its experience in precise electrostatic ejectors of liquids to the development of electric propulsion for nanosatellites.
Intersatellite Communications Solutions
These issues can be addressed by using intersatellite links (ISL) which provide data communications between satellites – within the same constellation or using other providers of such services. This way data can be relayed by one or more satellites before being delivered to Earth via a ground link. This method can provide a continuous ground contact with a minimum latency, i.e. near real time.
Intersatellite links can be established within the same constellation (i.e. between satellites orbiting the Earth at the same or similar altitude) or via satellites at much higher altitudes, i.e. medium (MEO) or geostationary (GEO) orbits. Also, ISLs can employ RF (L-, Ku or Ka-band) or optical spectrum.