Mayflower Communications was founded in 1986 by prominent researchers from the Draper Laboratories to develop cost-effective solutions for high performance affordable radio navigation and GPS Anti-Jam for government and commercial markets. Originally founded as a technology-focused company, Mayflower has excelled in furthering the state of the art, racking up numerous industry-firsts. Mayflower was the first to develop and demonstrate a low cost, embedded data link capability in its GPS receiver. Mayflower was the first to develop a low cost, low power Anti-Jam solution. Mayflower was the first to develop a compact digital adaptive antenna solution while the rest of the industry was focused on developing large RF antenna solutions. Mayflower was the first to develop an integrated temporal and spatial filter solution that robustly extends the capability of an antenna nulling solution beyond its degree of freedom.
Mr. Naresh Babu Jarmale – Vice President of Engineering, Navigation Group
Mayflower’s participation in the U.S. delegation supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the development of the International Civil Aeronautics Organization (ICAO) standards for Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Communications marked its entry into wireless communication technology.
Mayflower’s focus in wireless communication is to provide wired performance with wireless ubiquity. To this end, Mayflower is developing smart radio, wired-equivalent access, and versatile network technologies under various government-funded programs.
Mayflower has a diverse patent portfolio in its core areas of radio navigation, digital Anti-Jam, and wireless communication technology. A number of Mayflower patented technologies have been reduced to practice in its products.
Mayflower has been successful in nurturing advanced technologies and introducing them to commercial market. Mayflower spun off Envoy Networks, Inc., with funding from leading venture capitalists, to focus on mobile wireless infrastructure market. Envoy Networks was subsequently acquired by Texas Instruments.
The future presents significant opportunities and challenges for improving Civil and Military Navigation and Communication Capabilities. Mayflower is addressing these challenges by creating the most trusted source of navigation, protected navigation, and wireless solutions in the world. The company is well-positioned for the future with significant opportunities in small Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Platforms. In addition, the company is expanding its military offering to the Ground Tactical Vehicles and Radios, Manned and Un-Manned Air Platforms, Sea Surface and Sub-surface, Space Vehicles and Space Launch markets while continuing to be a leader in providing small SWaP solutions and technologies across Civil and Military domains.
The coming years allows for the opportunity to support National Strategic Level Platforms and to expand into the next generation of small SWaP NAVWAR GPS Receivers and Anti-Jam systems. This ensures Mayflower can continue to offer the warfighters the very latest and most efficient technology to support operations in an A2AD Environment.