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Developing better wireless communications technology for the military

Case study from IQHQ Ltd who pitched their ideas to industry and investors at the CDE Marketplace on 27 April 2016.

IQHQ’s prototype radio transmitter being fitted to a 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle.
IQHQ’s prototype radio transmitter being fitted to a 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle.

Through Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding, IQHQ has designed, developed and successfully demonstrated a new military wireless communication wideband radio system.

Later this year IQHQ will demonstrate the system to the US and French government in conjunction with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

In future, this work could provide the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with more resilient, reliable, agile and more capable wireless communications technology.

Neil Bourhill, Managing Director, IQHQ says: “IQHQ’s first ever contract was a CDE contract. From that seed-corn work the company has grown tremendously to now, where the company’s technical achievements are influencing MOD policy in the area of future wireless communications. CDE was a lifeline and a strategic platform for IQHQ, opening doors into cutting-edge research programmes under Dstl’s direction.”

Founded in 2009 and based in Malvern, Worcestershire, IQHQ is an SME that develops state-of-the-art, military-grade radio technologies. It has a range of patents and inventions in key technologies such as very high-resilience receiver design, spectrum management and through-wall penetration.

View the pitch presentation slides.

About CDE

CDE funds novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research. We work with the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to develop cost-effective capabilities for UK armed forces and national security.

CDE is part of Dstl.

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Published 20 April 2016