Advances in Aerospace Technology

With the boom in technological advancements in the 21st Century, the aviation industry is one area that is looking forward to the future and encompassing the new technology. The level of cross-over technology has also grown sustainably between the military and commercial applications. This leads to new technology being deployed far quicker and in a cost-effective manner than ever before. Components that were once for use solely in smaller military systems are now being used on a larger scale for commercial carriers.

Digital Air Traffic Control

Digital Air Traffic Control
Traditionally air traffic approaching and taking off from an airport was controlled from the tower on the airfield. In the UK London City Airport, was one of the first airports to be controlled remotely, whilst watching the live video feeds from video cameras mounted at the airport. Clear and reliable images are required to make this possible, to avoid breaches in security or safety issues, from birds or drones around the airfield, along with reviewing weather patterns. 

In-flight Entertainment

In-Flight Entertainment
Technology is improving all the time and the airline industry is looking at new ways to improve the overall passenger experience. The world of inflight entertainment has increased dramatically over recent years. The technology used is akin to a streaming service in the air and with the introduction of 4K screens into some airlines, the future development for this type of broadcast is immense. Passengers now expect facilities like Air to ground and Satellite Wi-Fi to be available onboard, creating an office in the sky, or a place to relax and continue playing their favourite game.

Avionics, Satcom and Antenna

Avonics, Satcom and Antenna
Traditionally coaxial connections within aeroplanes would be running at speeds of around 20-30MHz, but with the technological development of cables and connectors up to 12GHz, it should be possible that, for example, the higher data transfer rate required to run the flight controls from cameras to the cockpit should be achievable by using coaxial connections, as opposed to fiber optic systems previously used.
From a customer level the introduction of Satellite based Wi-Fi services, whilst flying, is another use for coaxial technology and provides additional incentives to choose the airline.


Coaxial Cable Systems

Coaxial Cable Range
As well as our extensive range of board mounted connectors we also offer a precision range of coaxial cable terminations. These include BNC and Micro BNC connectors working up to 12GHz, with their secure bayonet fittings, to the quick release or screw on DIN 1.0/2.3 which work up to 6GHz. All styles of connectors are available for various types of coaxial cable and offer clear imaging solutions, which can withstand the stresses of vibration and movement.



Cable Looms

Cable Looms
Cambridge Electronic Industries are happy to offer cable looms and assemblies from our head office in Waterbeach, which has a cable manufacturing facility. We use only manufacturers’ genuine parts, such as Souriau and Amphenol, as we know that these parts have the backing of the Military specifications as well as superior performance. All our Production staff are trained to the IPC 620 standards of cable loom production, to ensure that the finish of the cable is of the utmost quality, whilst each cable assembly is inspected and tested.