NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT, UK - RFEL, who specialise in high performance electronic signal processing solutions, is proud to announce that it has won the coveted 2012 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, for its unique range of digital signal processing technologies. This is the second time that the company has won a Queen's Award for Innovation, the first being in 2009.
The Queen's Award for Enterprise is the UK's most prestigious Award for business performance and recognizes and rewards outstanding achievement by UK companies. The Innovation category is for continuous innovation and development, sustained over not less than five years to levels that are outstanding for the size of a company's operations.
Dr. Alex Kuhrt, RFEL's CEO, said, "This is tremendous news for RFEL. The last time we won a Queen's Award, it really helped raise our profile on the world stage. To be recognized for our innovation a second time is a great testament to the team of engineers who continually push the envelope to create signal processing solutions that are smaller, smarter and more flexible. As a result, we have companies coming to us to solve their problems when standard, off-the-shelf solutions just cannot deliver."
RFEL's award winning designs enable fast moving events occurring in the radio spectrum (even rapidly moving signals or fleeting, hopping signals) to be identified, acquired and then extracted for analysis. These designs are based on high performance, state-of-the-art, digital signal processing techniques and are incorporated into an increasing number of RFEL's own products as well as their customers' products.
RFEL's solutions have a variety of applications such as in the design of efficient wireless communication (satellite and terrestrial) networks, test and measurement instrumentation, homeland security surveillance systems, bespoke wideband receivers/transceivers and in systems to detect signals from fast moving missiles or other military threats.
RFEL is based on the Isle of Wight, started business in 2000 and now employs over 20 highly qualified engineers. It has been profitable for several years and has been steadily growing year on year both in revenue terms and head count. RFEL's customers are mainly 'Tier 1' companies in each of its main markets, including Selex, Thales, UK Ministry of Defence, Rheinmetall (Germany), CEA (France), Agilent (Switzerland) and LIG Nex1 (Korea), as well as many other major international clients.