8 October 2020

Qamcom wins order for major space project

Our member company Qamcom, which specialises in products and services in such fields as radar systems, autonomous systems, wireless connectivity, AI, and industrial IoT, has won a prestigious order for the planned radio telescope SKA (Square Kilometre Array) in South Africa. The facility will receive radio waves from space to enable research into the early universe.

Qamcom gives a practical application to research by planning the industrial implementation. The contract with SKA involves electronics that must withstand tough and challenging environments over time.

“This is a project that suits us perfectly in terms of context, complexity, and technology. We’re experts at bridging the gap between research and industrial application, and at turning technology into value,” says Bengt Münter, Project Manager at Qamcom in Gothenburg.

The project will run for nearly a decade and, when completed, will be one of the world’s largest and most state-of-the-art facilities. In Sweden, the work involved in the construction of SKA is being coordinated by the Onsala Space Observatory at Chalmers University of Technology, with support from the Swedish Research Council and Big Science Sweden.

Big Science Sweden congratulates Qamcom on this exciting contract!

Pressrelease (in swedish)