Arralis wins place at UK’s largest innovation show and announces a new contract win from the UK Ministry of Defence for GNSS antenna

  • Arralis GNSS antenna wins place at UK’s largest innovation show.
  • Exhibit coincides with announcement of a new contract win from the UK Ministry of Defence for the unique technology

Arralis has beaten tough competition from across the country to win a place to showcase its product at the UK’s largest innovation show this month.

Arralis was one of 100 companies to be selected to unveil its innovation to over 3,000 attendees at Innovate 2015 on November 9th and 10th at Old Billingsgate in London.

Arralis designs and manufactures high frequency semiconductor chips, modules and antennas up to and beyond 110GHz. Using their expertise in antenna design and material science, they have developed a wearable Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Antenna. The Antenna is multi-frequency and facilitates extremely precise Position, Velocity and Time (PVT) information for the receiver.

Uniquely wearable due to its low Space (80x80x5mm), Weight (3-5g) and Power (passive, zero current draw) (SWaP) properties, this unique innovation is printed on a flexible substrate making it low cost and durable.  Military, law enforcement, aerospace, mobile telecommunications, logistics, emergency management and infrastructure applications can all derive huge benefits from the low SWaP antennae array.

The company’s attendance at Innovate 2015 coincides with Arralis being awarded a production contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for its wearable GNSS Antenna, being showcased at the event.

Speaking on the announcement of their selection for Innovate 2015 and MoD contract awarding, Arralis CEO, Barry Lunn said “We are really looking forward to Innovate 2015 and are honoured to showcase beside the best of UK innovation. The fact that it comes on foot of a MoD contract for the technology is an endorsement that our antenna is not just unique but highly commercial.”

Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: “Arralis is a deserved winner and joins a prestigious group of 100 top innovators showcasing their products at Innovate 2015. With attendees ranging from international investors, buyers and visionary entrepreneurs to government and academia, the showcase is a great platform for winning companies.”

Catherine Raines, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment, said: “Innovate 2015 is a fantastic chance for some of the most cutting edge companies in the UK today to meet international partners and do business.

“I am really pleased that Arralis will be among the hundreds of UK firms at the show as well as business delegations from all corners of the world.

“I look forward to welcoming them.”


About Arralis    

Arralis, a Belfast-based company with a parent company in Limerick, specialises in leading-edge, high definition radar and ultra-fast data communications in the Aerospace and Satellite markets. The company has developed world-leading expertise in Radio Frequency, micro and millimetre-wave technology. Their products, which are the ultimate in precision and innovation, are used in both global and space environments where accuracy and reliability are critical. Arralis manufactures millimetre wave semiconductor devices, modules and antennas and provide the Invisible Edge to some of the world’s largest aerospace and security companies.

About Innovate 2015

Innovate 2015 is the UK’s largest multi-sector innovation event and is organised by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). It is set up to create opportunities for export and investment for the UK’s most innovative companies.

For more information on Innovate 2015 and ticket information please visit the Innovate 2015 website.

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Marie Bourke, Arralis