Corporate Profile

Company Information

Company Name
Kaon
Company ABN/ACN/NZBN
2956175
Address
5 Wey Court, Mary Road Guildford Surrey, UK GU1 4QU
Postal Address
As above
Web Address
www.kaon.co.uk

Company Data

Number of Employees
20
Is your company a small to medium enterprise (SME)?
yes
Is your company a product or service orientated business?
product
Does your company currently supply directly to the ADF or Department of Defence?
no
Does your company currently supply directly to a Defence prime contractor?
yes

Industry and Defence Engagement

Member of an industry group or association

no

Kaon is a member of a number of Defence industry Frameworks in the UK including Progeny and the ASC.

Contact Information

Primary Point of Contact

Name
Ian
Email
ijp@kaon.co.uk
Position
Pickering
Telephone
0044 1483 543552
Mobile
0044 7921 215335

Company Capabilities

Company Capability

Company Overview

Kaon is a small company based in the UK that provides advanced sonar processing systems and HMIs to the Royal Navy. The Company also provides network systems, interface electronics and software, advanced HMIs, sonar data capture systems, replay and analysis systems and software. Kaon systems are fitted in UK SSNs, SSBNs and Type 23 Frigates. The Company is also a prolific innovator and is a key member of UK underwater research community.

Capability
COTS
Software
Electronics Design and Assembley
Acoustics and Sonar
Networks
HMIs
Interfacing
Applied Research
Showcase Capability

Kaon sonar sensor processing systems and software from beamforming to screen.
Kaon record, replay and analysis systems and software. Kaon recorders are RAID, HDD or SSD based depending on application. Recording rates can be in excess of 1600MBytes / sec.
Kaon has developed a UK CESG assured software encryption module.
Deployed Kaon systems are UK security accredited.

Discriminators
Kaon sonar processing systems and software are substatially cheaper and more effective than larger mainstream suppliers
Kaon's products are constantly involving and the company exploits the latest COTS hardware wherever possible
Kaon system features, functionality and performance are significantly better than competitor systems
Kaon HMIs and system architectures are designed around and for end users.

Key Customers

Key customers
UK MOD - sonar systems, recording systems, replay systems, network systems, interfacing electronics and software, HMIs
Thales UK - recording systems, interface electronics and software
BAE - network design consultancy, interface electronics and software, consultancy
Dstl - algorithm development, applied research, consultancy, very high data rate recording solutions
FWG (German Government Research Organisation) - Marine Mammal Detection System, Trial arrays, systems and software
Ultra Electronics - Sonar Recording Systems, Marine Mammal Detection Systems
Atlas Elektronik UK - Research services
Qinetiq / SEA - Vertical Line Array Processing
Key Partners
Closely work with BAE and Thales on many projects.
Partnering with Boeing to deliver future ASW product

Standards and Accreditations

Standards and Accreditations
ISO9001:2008
TickITplus
Cyber Essentials

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