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  • Due to enormous customer demand, Optisys has opened an office in the UK to better serve its customers locally.

Salt Lake, USA, and London, UK [Thursday 10th June]: Optisys is pleased to announce it has opened an office in the South East of England to better support its current customers in the UK and EU, as our space and defence endeavours in the region increase substantially.

Optisys, a worldwide leader in designing advanced antenna technology, utilises metal additive manufacturing to produce ultra-integrated, low SWaP Radio Frequency products.


The uptake of our revolutionary approach, and unprecedented customer demand, has facilitated the opening of a local office. This action ensures these programmes can be supported efficiently as well as encouraging further collaboration within the commercial and defence industries in general.


“Optisys LTD will not just be a sales office,” commented Adam Arnold, Vice President of Optisys UK, “We want to tap into the excellent RF expertise, and 3d printing support, the UK and EU has to offer us. This will create jobs that will further develop our future technology and processes, to the benefit of our worldwide customers.”


Optisys ambitions to become a leading player in the antenna market is being funded by excellent sales performance from the industries’ realisation of the benefit of its next generation RF products has to offer past, current and future platforms from sea to space.


“This is a natural expansion for our enterprise,” stated Optisys CEO Janos Opra, “the UK and EU have always been very keen to adopt our technology because they really see the benefit over traditional technology. Our goals in the region and the market demand are in complete lockstep and we are looking forward to cementing relationships and exploiting opportunities.”


About Optisys

Optisys, LLC is a privately-owned revolutionary RF design and metal additive manufacturing company. Optisys unique approach allows us to create highly integrated antenna and radar products that achieve extremely low SWaP. Optisys' has a wide product line ranging from feeds to phased arrays, for antenna and radar applications from sea to space.

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Masten Space Systems XL-1 Lunar lander
  • Optisys will provide a space-qualified, turnkey antenna system to transmit data from the lunar surface


Salt Lake, UTAH, [27th April 2021]: Optisys is pleased to announce it has been selected by Masten Space Systems to provide the return link antenna system for Masten’s upcoming mission to the Moon.


The Optisys antenna system will fly aboard Masten’s XL-1 lunar lander, which is scheduled to land at the Lunar South Pole as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. The XL-1 will deliver NASA and commercial payloads to assess the composition of the lunar surface and demonstrate new technologies that will be critical to humanity’s sustained presence on the Moon.


Optisys has a revolutionary RF product design capability and uses metal additive manufacturing to produce those designs. This allows Optisys to fully integrate many components and aspects of antenna systems into a very small, lightweight, and efficient package, saving valuable weight on spacecraft.


Optisys has been selected to provide the full communications system, which will include everything from the radiating element to the control electronics and software.


“This project is a demonstration of Optisys’ excellent space system design capability,” commented Optisys CEO Janos Opra. “Being able to integrate so much of the RF and wider system will provide the smallest, lightest, and most integrated package available on the market.”


About Optisys

Optisys, LLC is a privately-owned revolutionary RF design and metal additive manufacturing company. Optisys’ unique approach allows us to create highly integrated antenna and radar products that achieve extremely low SWaP. Optisys has a broad product line ranging from feeds to phased arrays for antenna and radar applications from sea to space.


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  • MITRE’s FUSE™ technology allows ultra wideband arrays, with up to 10:1 frequency ratio

  • Optisys gains commercial licence to utilise MITRE’s FUSE™ technology

Salt Lake, UTAH, [23rd March 2021]: Optisys is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with MITRE to utilise its patented FUSE™ technology for widespread deployment to Optisys customers. The FUSE technology was created by MITRE on behalf of the US Government, to help reduce time, effort, footprint and cost when installing antennas on vehicles and structures. FUSE, when combined with Optisys array technology, allows ultra-wideband RF arrays to be commercially produced with a frequency ratio of up to 10:1 from a very low-profile aperture. This new development will have a great impact on a multitude of platforms and introduce new capabilities for communication and radar arrays.


“Our technology has always been very wideband in comparison to our competitors,” explained Michael Hollenbeck, CTO at Optisys, “historically our designs have allowed up to 4:1 bandwidth ratio which encompassed all of the Ku and Ka band for instance. With this new geometry, that is particularly amenable to additive manufacturing, we have gained access to much larger frequency ratios, for example from X to Ka band with very low cross polarization; this is unheard of within the industry.”


This new capability is of great interest for SATCOM users, or providers, looking to deploy one passive or phased array that can link to a number platforms using different frequencies, either in sea, land, air or space platforms. The FUSE technology will allow one low SWaP solution to provide this function, replacing multiple antennas and systems.

To prove this feat an Optisys produced FUSE antenna has already been successfully deployed into space aboard a 3U Cubesat, to demonstrate a multi-frequency satellite data relay service. In preparation for the launch, the antenna underwent extensive testing, to prove the antenna could withstand the harsh environment of space.


Another emerging technology, known as Multi-Function RF Systems (MFRFS), where one aperture is used for radar, communications and electronic warfare, could now be a reality with the addition of FUSE to Optisys technology. One device really could operate in such a wide span of frequencies, for example with radar in C and X, and communication in X, Ku and Ka band, that one aircraft, drone or wing suspended payload could provide a true multi role capability encompassing all the electronic warfare, communication relay and ISR functions of many large devices.


“For a long time ultra-wideband arrays have been desired by the industry, especially as platforms have been decreasing in size while increasing in function integration,” commented Janos Opra, Optisys CEO, “as a market leader in highly integrated RF products, and with the addition of the FUSE technology, we are now perfectly placed to assist in the roll out of MFRF systems, from sea to space.”


The FUSE technology is applicable for all Optisys arrays, whether it be a gimbal mounted passive array, NAPA Hybrid phased array, or future dual axis multi-beam developments. Optisys has a solution that suits all budget and performance requirements.

For more information on this journey please see the links below:

https://www.MITRE.org/publications/project-stories/mitre-innovation-leaves-an-indelible-mark-on-global-communications

https://www.MITRE.org/news/press-releases/asi-to-launch-cubesat-demo-that-could-lead-to-quicker-access-to-satellite-data


About Optisys

Optisys, LLC is a privately-owned revolutionary RF design and metal additive manufacturing company. Optisys unique approach allows us to create highly integrated antenna and radar products that achieve extremely low SWaP. Optisys' has a wide product line ranging from feeds to phased arrays, for antenna and radar applications from sea to space.

www.optisys.net

About MITRE

MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

www.mitre.org

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