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TracLRI Satellite Web Application

Tablet and Laptop

The Client

The Cobham brand is one of the oldest and most respected in the defence and aerospace market. With over 11,000 employees across 5 continents, Cobham is truly a global company. Cobham SATCOM, a division of Cobham, uses state-of-the-art technologies to develop satellite communication equipment.


The Challenge

X Studios was tasked to work with a team of Cobham engineers to come up with a web based application that integrated with their hardware to control some of their satellite product line. A web application that controlled such expensive hardware required flawless execution. Needless to say, our team was very excited at the prospect of creating such a power web application.

Cobham Satellite
Wireframe Computers

Strategy & Approach

Cross-Platform Rich User Interface

One of the main objectives was to create a rich user interface that worked across all platforms including mobile browsers. High-level wireframes were first designed, in order to establish the overall layout. This allowed the Cobham engineers to work on the hardware aspects of integration while having a visual footprint of the interface.

Satellite Control Tools

A series of functional tools were created to assist satellite integrators in setting up their satellites via the web interface. A jog tool allows users to control the rotation of all mechanical aspects including the azimuth, elevation and pol adjustments, even from the convenience of a mobile phone or tablet. Controlling a satellite dish has never been more intuitive.

Diagnostics Center

Advanced diagnostic tools can alert the operator in real-time of all satellite related data. Some of the data displayed includes GPS data, strength of signal, and internal system messaging and more all from a web interface.