Helix Geospace Selected for Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme Cohort 4
Helix Geospace, a leading designer and manufacturer of precision GNSS navigation antennas, is delighted to announce its acceptance into Cohort 4 of the Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme. This notable accomplishment strengthens Helix Geospace’s position as a frontrunner in the industry, showcasing its expertise in developing and deploying resilient GNSS solutions for autonomous mobility navigation.
The Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme is a respected initiative funded by the UK government aimed at accelerating the deployment of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technologies across the UK. The programme brings together exceptional companies, providing them with a unique platform for collaboration, support, and knowledge sharing. Our inclusion in Cohort 4 is a testament to the company’s exceptional capabilities and commitment to transforming the future of safe transportation.
As a participant in the Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme, we will have access to an extensive network of industry experts, policymakers, and investors. This invaluable opportunity will enable us to validate our next-generation antennas and to further enhance our Dielectrix antenna technology, strengthens our market presence, and strengthen strategic partnerships within the CAM ecosystem.
“Joining this esteemed programme aligns perfectly with our vision to revolutionise the future navigation of mobility. By leveraging the expertise and support offered by Zenzic, we are poised to accelerate our advancements in navigation for autonomous technologies. This milestone not only propels Helix forward but also helps to position us as a leading force in providing resilient GNSS solutions and shaping the future of transportation as we head towards >10cm navigational accuracy for autonomous vehicles.” Says Tom Gooderham, Project Lead Engineer, Helix Geospace.
Being chosen as one of the five participants in the Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme is a testament to our relentless dedication to pushing the limits of resilient, precision GNSS navigation. We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional team, whose unwavering commitment and tireless efforts have made this accomplishment possible. We also want to express our deep appreciation to Zenzic for recognising our potential and entrusting us with this invaluable opportunity.
About Helix Geospace:
Helix is a UK-based privately funded company currently 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:
Helix focuses on antenna technology for PNT (Position, Navigation and Timing) and satellite communications. With variants for GPS and Galileo GNSS constellations and the Iridium LEO satcomms constellation, Helix antennas are multifrequency 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, and high levels of resilience against environmental and deliberate disruption. The helical antenna 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. We’re now developing electronics anti-jamming/spoofing systems that deliver the optimum defence against malicious attempts to undermine satellite navigation and communications.
About the Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme:
The Zenzic CAM Scale-UP Programme represents a visionary approach to connected, safe, and efficient transportation, as it serves as a UK government-funded initiative aimed at propelling the development and deployment of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) technologies throughout the United Kingdom. This programme stands as a catalyst for progress, fostering comprehensive support, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing to shape the future of transportation.