Oxford Space Systems (OSS) is developing a range of scalable, single-shot deployable helical antennas for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and services. The OSS deployable helical antenna uses stored energy to deploy and achieve a highly accurate shape. The design could be built to print or form a reference design for scaling to meet a bespoke set of frequency and stowed volume requirements. OSS helical antennas have proven performance in orbit and are optimised for IoT constellation volume production.

By leveraging in house knowledge, IP and origami inspired techniques, OSS' deployable helical antennas can be configured to meet a broad range of requirements. For missions where mass and stowage efficiency are critical, OSS offers a holistic, turn-key, customer-centric design service. Bi, Tri, and Quad filar helicals, low in mass but delivering high performance, can be developed and optimised to meet mission requirements.


OSS' deployable helical antennas can be used across a range of applications including

  • Smart agriculture
  • Wildlife
  • Oil & Gas
  • Fishing

Key features

  • High gain
  • Customisable RF features
  • Mass and stowage efficient
  • ITAR-free
  • Suitable for a range of applications from VHF to S-Band

Flight heritage

The system has achieved flight heritage.

Disclaimer: satsearch is not responsible for any mistakes on this page, although we do our best to ensure correctness. Please report any mistakes to us.

Last updated: 2022-05-27

Deployable helical antenna for IoT/M2M applications




lead time
4 to 6 mo
export control


from our blog

Go to blog

Smallsat and CubeSat GPS antennas and GNSS systems

S-band antennas on the global marketplace for space

Optical communications for small satellites and CubeSats - product roundup