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Company Overview of Cobham CTS Limited

Company Overview

Cobham CTS Limited, trading as Cobham Technical Services, manufactures and distributes satellite and wireless communications systems, advanced sensors, and counter-IED systems. The company also provides vector field software solutions, and lightening testing and consulting services. Cobham CTS Limited was formerly known as ERA Technology Limited and changed its name to Cobham CTS Limited in March 2011. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Leatherhead, United Kingdom. Cobham CTS Limited operates as a subsidiary of Cobham plc.

Cleeve Road

Leatherhead,  KT22 7SA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1920


44 1372 367000


44 1373 367099

Key Executives for Cobham CTS Limited

Managing Director
General Manager and Director
General Manager of The Abu Dhabi Office
Marketing Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Cobham CTS Limited Key Developments

Cobham Technical Services and Boulder Wind Power, Inc. Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Revolutionary Wind Turbine Technology

Cobham Technical Services is helping Boulder Wind Power, Inc. (BWP) accelerate development of a radical new permanent magnet generator through use of advanced electromagnetic design software. Based on a permanent magnet, direct drive design, BWP's generator uses a unique axial flux, air-core architecture that increases efficiency and reliability, and will ultimately reduce the cost of wind generated electricity to compete at parity with fossil fuels. In support of the initial engineering studies taken on at the company's formation in early 2010, BWP chose to use the three-dimensional (3D) version of the Opera electromagnetic simulator from the Vector Fields Software range of Cobham Technical Services. BWP cites the software's accuracy, the ease with which its analytical capabilities can be adapted to suit specific requirements, and Cobham's willingness to collaborate in further developing key areas such as dynamic modeling as the primary factors behind its choice. Like all permanent magnet direct drive wind turbines, the generator rotor of BWP's 3.0MW design turns at about 13 revolutions per minute, necessitating a high pole count. Opera's advanced solvers allow high periodicity to be leveraged, so that the analytical model can be a fraction of the size of the complete generator - significantly reducing simulation times. This is particularly important for BWP because it makes exclusive use of the 3D version of Opera, which is necessarily more computationally demanding than the 2D version. While many wind turbine designers employ two- dimensional simulation for the main components in a generator, and only use three-dimensional simulation for elements such as the end turns on windings, BWP's designers must use full 3D simulation at every stage, in order to model the generator's novel architecture as accurately as possible.

Cobham Technical Services Announces the On-Demand Presentation Demystifies Use of FEA for Motor and Generator Design

Cobham Technical Services helps designers of electric motors and generators use finite element analysis (FEA) techniques to accelerate product development and improve design accuracy. The presentation will also be of interest to electromagnetic and electromechanical analysts, as well as engineers who are currently using analytical design packages for rotating machines. Titled Introduction to Rotating Electrical Machine Design using Opera;, the presentation outlines how Cobham's low frequency electromagnetic simulation software enables designers to improve the performance of motors and generators to meet specific economic, efficiency and operating environment targets. Making extensive use of graphics, it covers all key areas of FEA and is ideal for people who are new to the subject. In Opera, current carrying conductors are represented using coils; Opera 3D provides a comprehensive library of standard coil forms such as solenoids, racetracks and bedsteads. If the required coil is not in the library, it can be represented by a continuous combination of bars, arcs and bricks. Scripting facilities enable users to create libraries of commonly used coils for a particular machine very easily.

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