Summary

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.

Applications

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.

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Last updated: 2022-05-27

Deployable helical antenna for IoT/M2M applications

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9TRL
lead time
4 to 6 mo
export control
ITAR-free

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