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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Until recently most experiments in the conditions of microgravity have been performed by astronauts on large spacecraft like the International Space Station (ISS). The dramatic reduction in the cost of space launch in recent years enabled the rise of services where experimentation and fabrication in microgravity can be done on small spacecraft automatically, and the outcomes can be safely returned to ground within short timescales. TTP’s extensive experience in additive manufacturing and microfluidics is applied to the development of compact automated satellite payload for experimentation and fabrication on board of small spacecraft.