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March 18, 2019: Harp Technologies refurbishes HUTRAD radiometers.
Harp Technologies has refurbished the 6.8 GHz, 10.65 GHz, and 18.7 GHz radiometers of a legacy HUTRAD system. The HUTRAD system was originally developed in the mid-1990s in the Helsinki University of Technology (now: Aalto University, Espoo, Finland). The refurbished HUTRAD radiometers were successfully applied in the CIMRex flight campaign in the Arctic in March 2019 to support the future passive microwave satellite mission CIMR (Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer). The work was be carried out under a programme of, and funded by, the European Space Agency (ESA) and under the leadership of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).
December 31, 2018: Harp Technologies hits an all-time high in net profit.
With the recruitment of new personnel, improvement of facilities, test equipment, and design tools, as well as an all-time high in the annual net profit, Harp Technologies has had very successful fiscal year 2018. In addition, the growing project base of ongoing customer projects gives confidence for the year 2019.
December 12, 2018: Harp Technologies shares expertise at ESA Workshop.
Harp Technologies presented “Low-loss millimetre wave ferrite switches for remote sensing and telecommunication” at the 8th ESA Workshop on Millimetre-wave Technology and Applications. The workshop took place in the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on December 10-12, 2018. On this topic, Mr. Huy Nguyen of Harp Technologies presented company’s state-of-the-art ferrite switch technology for millimetre waves. The main theme of the workshop was millimetre-wave and terahertz sensing and communications. Harp Technologies sponsored the event as silver sponsor.
November 1, 2018: Harp Technologies’ new Technical Director nominated.
Mr Petri Jukkala (Lic. Sc.) has started as the new Technical Director of Harp Technologies. Before joining Harp Technologies, Mr. Jukkala has served 30+ years in microwave, space, defence, and telecom industries in various engineering, chief engineering, and managerial positions. For example, he has participated in the development of approx. a dozen satellites for astronomy and remote sensing. His wast experience in relevant engineering and managerial disciplines will be valuable for many current and future customer projects.
March 29, 2018: Harp Technologies shares expertise at MicroRad 2018.
Harp Technologies presented “Real-Time RFI Processor for the Next Generation Satellite Radiometers” at the 15th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2018), which took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, MA, USA, on March 27-30, 2018. On this topic, Dr Janne Lahtinen of Harp Technologies presented technology to detect anthropogenic Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) in microwave remote sensing radiometry. MicroRad is organized biennially and it is the premier gathering of the international microwave radiometer community.
December 31, 2017: Harp Technologies’ turnover reaches an all-time high.
During the fiscal year 2017, Harp Technologies’ growth has continued and its turnover has reached an all-time high. Several successful equipment and instrument deliveries were made and a few major customer R&D projects were initiated, including important openings in terms of new customers and business areas. The solid project base of ongoing customer projects gives a good foundation on which to step into 2018.
October 27, 2017: Harp Technologies signs a contract with the Defence Forces.
Harp Technologies has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command for the research project “Cost-Effective Satellites”. The aim of the project is to study the feasibility and applicability of small satellites for military applications. This assignment will reinforce Harp Technologies’ expertise in the areas of military technology and new space.
August 15, 2017: Harp Technologies joins AFDA.
Harp Technologies has been accepted into the Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries (AFDA). AFDA has over 100 member companies and it works in close cooperation with the Finnish Ministry of Defence, the Finnish Defence Forces, and other security authorities in Finland. AFDA is a member of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).
August 1, 2017: Harp Technologies at Elkom Fair.
We would like to invite you to meet us at the Elkom fair on October 10-12, 2017. Elkom is the leading event in professional electronics in the Baltic region and it will be held in the Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. Please visit us at booth 7k129 to discuss how we could help you in the areas of RF, microwave, and/or millimetre-wave technology.
April 4, 2017: Harp Technologies shares expertise at MTT’17.
Harp Technologies presented “Low-loss calibration switches for radiometers at the W-band” at the Microwave Technology and Techniques Workshop (MTT’17). The workshop took place in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on April 3-5, 2017. On this topic, Dr. Lahtinen of Harp Technologies presented new low-loss waveguide switches for the W-band, developed by the company. MTT’17 was organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and it was a premier event to present the status and trends in the fields of microwave systems and technologies for space and ground applications.
December 31, 2016: Harp Technologies steps confidently into 2017.
With several successful equipment and instrument deliveries and major upgrades in measurement capabilities in 2016, Harp Technologies has had a successful year. With past successes, a solid base of ongoing projects, and a very interesting open offer base, the company steps confidently into 2017.
September 5, 2016: Harp Technologies extends its measurement capabilities.
Harp Technologies has upgraded its state-of-the-art Anritsu VectorStar Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) to enable measurements up to 125 GHz. This investment improves Harp Technologies’ capacity to provide R&D services, for example, for the development of millimetre-wave active and passive sensors and 5G backhaul technology for telecommunication.
June 7, 2016: Harp Technologies shares expertise at GSMM2016.
Harp Technologies presented its “Higher-Order Ferrite Junction Switch for Radiometer Calibration” at the international joint conference of the 9th Global Symposium on Millimeter-Waves (GSMM2016) and the 7th ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications. The joint conference took place in Espoo, Finland, on June 6-8, 2016. On this topic, Mr. Huy Nguyen of Harp Technologies presented a new low-loss switch design for millimetre waves, which is suitable for radiometer calibration and for other critical applications. The GSMM is organised annually and the ESA workshop typically every three years and the current conference concentrated on recent breakthroughs, innovations, and emerging techniques in the field of millimetre-wave and terahertz science and technology, especially in sensing and communications.
May 4, 2016: Harp Technologies becomes a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Harp Technologies has been invited to become a member of the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and has gladly accepted the invitation. The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote industry and commerce in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. With 6800 members, it includes all the leading companies in the region.
April 15, 2016: Harp Technologies shares expertise at MicroRad 2016.
Harp Technologies presented “Evaluation and comparison of RFI detection algorithms” at the 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016), which took place in Espoo, Finland, on April 11-14, 2016. On this topic, Dr Janne Lahtinen of Harp Technologies discussed the performance of various algorithms, in relation to microwave remote sensing radiometry, to detect different anthropogenic Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) signal types. Dr Lahtinen also presented “Fully polarimetric radiometer calibration: determining retardation plate’s phase shift”, introducing a new method to improve the calibration accuracy of fully polarimetric radiometers. MicroRad is organized biennially and it is the premier gathering of the international microwave radiometer community.