The Systems Technology Group

The Systems Technology Group

In 2013 we established the Systems Technology Group (STG) to function as a separate R&D unit to design, develop, and prototype modules and sub-systems. Our multi-disciplinary team, with expertise in mechanical, electronic, and software design and modeling, is integrating these technologies with G&H’s expertise in photonics. The STG accelerates G&H’s move up the value chain by providing a strong pipeline of component and sub-systems.

The STG offers our customers a complete system design, development, and manufacturing service.

The STG systematically addresses organic growth through a set of strategic R&D development programmes that set-up around key growth areas. The group manages a balanced portfolio of development programmes that address short-term product development as well as applied R&D in emerging technologies. Projects with longer term exploitation horizons, often involve partnering with key stakeholders in commercial development contracts or working in co-funded governmental R&D projects.

We are strongly engaged in developing and qualifying photonic sub-systems, exploiting our strong component technology base and developing unique products for industrial sensing, Aerospace & Defense and Life Science.

Key areas of focus are:

  • Components, and modules for next-generation Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Sub-systems for industrial in-fiber and atmospheric sensing
  • Photonic transmission systems for satellite laser communications
  • Systems for quantum technologies enabling new sensors on ground and in space.

The STG combines the strong component technology of the business with unique system design know-how, strengthening the vertical integrated nature of our product line. Key skills include:

  • Optical design and simulation of sensing or transmission systems involving semiconductors, free-space and fiber-optic components.
  • Analog laser electronics and digital control systems including u-ICs and FPGAs
  • Firmware, software and GUI capabilities for communication and control
  • Mechanical system design and FEA analysis for thermo-mechanical performance assessment
  • Experimental verification of requirements for photonic systems
  • Environmental performance evaluation of systems under development including shock, vibration, thermal cycling in air and vacuum, EMC testing to Telcordia, MIL or ECSS standards
  • Product development to AS9100 standards