Cambridge Consultants wins award for its radar system

Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its Prism 200 through-wall radar system.

The Prism 200 system has been designed to be used by police, special forces or the emergency services. It provides quick and covert intelligence on the movement and location of people in a room or building — without the need for invasive sensors.

The portable product uses signal processing to highlight moving people and objects in cluttered environments, through doors or brick, block and concrete walls. It has been deployed in more than 67 countries around the world.

Cambridge Consultants has a history of success with the Queen’s Award. In 2009, the company was awarded the Queen’s Award in the International Trade category in recognition of the strong growth of its export business.

This is in addition to three of its spin-out companies — Cambridge Silicon Radio, Inca Digital and Xaar — also being honoured with Queen’s Awards.

The company, which last year celebrated 50 years of business, has offices in both Cambridge, UK, and Boston, Massachusetts, and is part of the Altran Group.