Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Robert Goodwill MP Visits Local Technology Firm that’s Flying High!

SyntheSys Systems Engineers Ltd recently hosted Robert Goodwill, Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Transport. 

From left to right: Daniel Spilman, MP Robert Goodwill and Dr John S Hartas. 

SyntheSys’ main business is ICT consultancy providing innovative systems and training solutions, although this is not all that the Company does.  During a tour of the Company’s head office at St Hilda’s Business Centre, Mr Goodwill was able to meet SyntheSys’ latest recruit, Daniel Spilman, who is already taking the Company to new heights.

Dan graduated from Leeds University with a Masters in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering and was awarded the IMechE best project certificate for 4th year Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering.  Since joining the company in October 2013 Dan has been working closely with the Managing Director, Dr John Hartas, in the Company’s work in the unmanned vehicles market.  Dan has a keen interest in this field and has subsequently designed and manufactured a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is capable of providing a wide range of applications in aerial work.  He has also qualified as a Civil Aviation Authority approved UAV pilot to enable him to operate the UAV commercially.

The solutions that Dan has brought to the company were of particular interest to Mr Goodwill, since his role at the Department of Transports relates specifically to aviation and the introduction of new legislation governing the operation of UAVs.

SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John Hartas commented.  “Dan’s contribution has helped us to diversify into the civilian UAV market, which holds a lot of new potential for us.  It was great for us to discuss this initiative with our local MP who was able to bring fresh insights into how this market is developing.”

SyntheSys’ Resolution UAV services are currently being used locally in a range of different projects including aerial photography, surveying, mapping and advertising schemes.

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Multi National Personnel Complete SyntheSys Data Link Manager (DLM)/Interface Control Officer (ICO) Training Course

We are pleased to announce that personnel from the Norwegian TDL Squadron, Swedish and Finnish JDLOC and Royal Netherlands Air Force have successfully completed our three week DLM/ICO Training Course.

The course was hosted by the Norwegian TDL Squadron at Jørstadmoen camp in the picturesque area of Lillehammer.  Attendees were provided with in depth instruction on Link 1, 11, 16, 22, Variable Message Format and Joint Range Extension Application Protocols.  Using their acquired knowledge and working in small groups, they then continued with a series of challenging Multi TDL Planning exercises, where they had to define progressively more complex TDL architectures and subsequently coordinate the correct allocation of TDL parameters.  Multi National operations and exercises are increasingly demanding more from DLM/ICO and Data Link Management Cell personnel.  Accordingly, our practical modules are designed to thoroughly test, educate and ultimately develop these personnel for the challenges that lie ahead.

Students then briefed their plan before testing and ultimately validating their architecture through the use of simulation and real world operational software.  This interactive learning environment enabled all students to fully visualise their operational plan, identifying elements such as the potential for data looping or the misallocation of critical TDL duties and their impact.  This allowed each individual to manage their architecture as a DLM/ICO would, helping to build confidence, and to apply their newly gained skills and theory in an enjoyable and cooperative learning atmosphere.

SyntheSys would like to thank all those who attended, especially the Norwegian TDL Squadron for hosting this event.  Our next course will be held at CAOC Uedem in June, once again continuing to attract more interest than there are places available.  

If you, or any of your team, want to learn more about the fundamentals of a Data Link environment and how to plan, design, manage and analyse Multi Link Networks, contact our training team here. For details of our 2015 course dates and to secure your FREE copy of the full syllabus, visit our website here