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What we do

Transform what matters most

We’ve been innovating for over 60 years, and our team of curious and technical engineers have in-depth market knowledge, exceptional expertise, and a passion for developing cutting-edge solutions that are always tried and tested.

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Connecting the physical and digital worlds

Our engineers, scientists and consultants include world-experts with decades of experience. We apply our rich heritage of doing things no one's done before to make a lasting impact, helping to create long-term value for our customers.

Innovations

Our experts have conceptualised and developed key innovations that have revolutionised industries.

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Automating complex inspection tasks for Rolls-Royce

Turbine engines must be regularly inspected to detect key maintenance requirements given the quality, cost and safety critical nature of the product. Find out how we worked with Rolls-Royce on its INSPECT system to design and develop algorithms that identify defects in compressor blades in videos of engines spinning down after use.

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Dismounted situational awareness systems

Providing dismounted soldiers with access to real-time information to make decisions quicker with increased situational awareness.

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Alternate navigation using satellite signals of opportunity

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are vital for navigation, positioning and timing services. However, they're weak, making then vulnerable to interference and deception. Find out how we investigated using stronger satellite systems to supplement GNSS signals.

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Providing insight to NHS Resolution

Find out how we provided insight to a project focussing on predicting the level of clinical claims based on available NHS data sets.

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Improving geolocation for UK Law Enforcement communities

Accuracy is critical when making use of information from communications data to investigate missing persons cases. Find out how we worked with the Law Enforcement community to help them use geolocation accurately and efficiently.

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Assuring availability and quality for an Emergency Services Network

Over 300,000 first responders across Great Britain need a dedicated emergency services network they can rely on to save lives and help keep communities safe. Roke was tasked with providing independent design assurance of an Air-to-Ground (A2G) network.

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LOCATE-T: Advanced mobile Electronic Support

Find out how we created a mobile extension of our LOCATE system which can be deployed quickly in order to support the operational needs of commanders and their units in complex environments.

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Scanning heavy goods vehicles in motion

Searching heavy goods vehicles at border control can be time consuming and places challenges on how to best deploy patrol officers and resources. Roke developed a robustly designed system to save time, ease operator burden & improve search accuracy by imaging non-metallic goods vehicles.

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Defence against spoofing

In February 2015, the space domain was designated as UK Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Space satellites underpin our national security and defence efforts.

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Wireless data links for oil and gas well monitoring

Developing wireless data links to operate in extreme environments.

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Providing hearing solutions through simulation

Assisting with the development of the radios and antennas in an award winning advanced hearing solution.

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VIPER: Electronic warfare planning and data triage

Reducing operator and training burden, improving pre-mission planning and expediting mission execution and post mission analysis.

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High-speed variant MRA

Working closely with customers to develop a new high-speed Miniature Radar Altimeter (MRA) variant.

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Supporting Field Army Survivability through Electronic Warfare experimentation

Collaborating with key stakeholders and open source research to conduct a threat assessment to determine the likely capabilities of peer adversary Electronic Warfare (EW) equipment.

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DAMARC: Data science in policing

Providing crucial enterprise architecture and stakeholder engagement capabilities to influence the creation of a UK data analysis model and application reference catalogue (DAMARC) contacts network.

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Design and delivery of a UK national threat and opportunity hub

Leading the design and implementation for a multi-agency threat and opportunity hub owned by the UK intelligence, law enforcement, and policing communities.

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NELSON: Driving Royal Navy digitisation

An award-winning digital transformation programme, revolutionising the way the Royal Navy conducts its operations at sea and ashore.

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Wireless utilities management device for decentralised energy

Helping Guru Systems develop an award-winning utilities management device to save energy, time and the environment.

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gekko: surface wave sensing

Creating smart surfaces.

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Developing high assurance systems

Optimising business architecture, technology and processes via emerging cutting edge technologies and techniques, to combat socio-technical cyber threats.

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Soldier as a platform

Empowering soldiers to overcome physical and cognitive burden through the application of technology.

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Delaying and disrupting cyber attacks

Seamlessly enhancing enterprise-level cyber security deployments.

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RESOLVE-Tactical Solution

Providing close target reconnaissance and individual force protection through the use of a bespoke lightweight dismounted close quarter Electronic Surveillance manpack.

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Agile C2

Combining our Collect, Communicate and Understand capabilities to identify optimisation techniques and develop solutions to improve HQ efficiency.

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Situational Awareness

Ensuring the coherence and integration of data and information at all levels of command.

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High Mobility Electronic Warfare Capability (HMEWC)

Developing an integrated command and control system to allow immediate threat warning and building block intelligence collection.

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Complex information systems integration

Making sense of the operational environment through the collection of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data.

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Strategic HF monitoring & direction finding

Providing the ability to monitor, segregate and geo-locate long range strategic targets combined with tactical battlefield HF communications.

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Vision directed autonomy

Enabling vessel and aircraft autonomy at sea.

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Video image search with Media Miner™

Media Miner ™ captures, analyses and segments huge quantities of video data to find common patterns, scenes and objects.

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Acoustic sensing

Accurately locating enemy artillery through acoustics.

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Bio-inspired data monitoring and alerting systems

Developing a robust and sophisticated AI system to help inform human decision making in real-time complex environments.

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Accurate location and navigation without GPS

Developing a self-contained location and navigation system for locations where GPS is not available.

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Developing AI systems that are safe and secure

Assessing how adversarial techniques could be used to ‘fool’ AI systems used in applications such as video surveillance.

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Digital security for transport systems

Ensuring critical infrastructure and transport systems are secure against cyber security attack.

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Automating industrial inspection

Delivering an automated inspection system to allow manufacturers to maintain the accuracy and consistency of their product.

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Characterising criminal behaviour

Enabling law enforcement agencies to quickly and easily visualise data.

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Finding and targeting criminal electronic devices

Giving UK law enforcement officers a toolset to locate and disrupt targeted criminal devices and networks.

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Protecting personnel from IEDs

Protecting against Radio Frequency initiated Remotely-Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices on the battlefield.

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Business transformation in the UK Home Office

Transforming a Home Office programme through delivering a new targeted intercept workflow system.

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Roke on Mars: The technology behind the Beagle 2 Mars Lander

Key parts of our Miniature Radar Altimeters (MRAs) have been thoroughly tested on a 200 million kilometre flight through space to Mars, as part of the Beagle 2 Mars Lander.

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DAB: Ushering in the digital era

We worked with Hitachi and Ensigma to develop the first single chip DAB radio frequency front end.

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Iris: Pioneering road safety

Our Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Iris, has been used in systems performing a variety of applications worldwide and was one of the first systems on the market.

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Hawk-eye: Industry changing technology

Developed in 2001, the world-renowned ball tracking computer system has its roots in Roke, where it was conceived and created.

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Award winning innovation: Roke wins the 2011 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation

We won the award for our groundbreaking RESOLVE electronic warfare manpack product.

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Roke at the Olympics: Supporting Team GB with world-class engineering

Over the years Roke has applied its world-class engineering to support a number of Team GB Olympic athletes including rowing and BMX teams.

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Roke technology has supported Team GB at multiple Olympic Games

We’ve applied our world-class engineering skills to support athletes in a variety of sports, including during the Olympic Games. Over the years Roke technology has worked in tandem with a number of Team GB groups of athletes including the BMX team from Rio 2016, the gold medal winning rowing team of Triggs-Hodge, Reed, James and Gregory from London 2012, and even as part of the bid for the London Games.

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