Seraphim Space Camp Mission 6
Helix Technologies is delighted to announce its participation in the autumn 2020 Seraphim Space Camp cohort. Designed to fast-track start-ups in the Space sector towards investment and scale-up capability through its extensive network with investors and corporates, the 10 week programme includes mentorship by successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
James Lewis, CEO of Helix Technologies says,
”Our resilient super-accurate GNSS antennas are generating a lot of interest in both upstream and downstream space applications, including phased array antennas for satellites, and precision GNSS applications like autonomous vehicles, wearables, and defence applications. Space Camp introduces us to a wonderful network that will accelerate us into new customer relationships and development programmes.”
About Helix Technologies:
Helix is a UK-based privately funded start-up located at the Harwell Campus near Oxford, noted for its cluster of space-tech businesses. The company is developing antennas for high accuracy GNSS location and high-bandwidth datacomms, and the precision manufacturing processes necessary for their manufacture.
About the Technology:
With variants for GPS and Galileo GNSS constellations (BeiDou and GLONASS versions are in development), Helix antennas are multi-frequency resonant devices with tightly targeted frequency discrimination. They utilise multiple helical conductor filaments on a high dielectric constant ceramic core. The selective nature of the design assures integrity of data delivered to the receiver enabling positional accuracy to 10cm to be computed, which out-performs the industry demanded 30cm accuracy. Moreover, the helical antenna pattern’s resonance means that troublesome reflected signals, typical of modern cities’ ‘urban canyons’ are ignored, while the on-frequency accuracy makes the system resilient to ‘noisy neighbour’ spectrum interference and deliberate jamming. All this comes in a compact and robust form factor light enough for drones and small enough for vehicle aesthetics.