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Using the Cadence OrCAD PCB suites,

Blue Bear Systems has produced world-leading,

ground-breaking technology to the Defence, Commercial and Emergency sectors

“The team really likes OrCAD and all the support they get from Parallel Systems, it is a great product and service”

- Ian Williams-Wynn -Managing Director

Blue Bear have been working within the defence sector for over 14 years providing a suite of unmanned systems to both the aerospace and maritime markets. 

“IPM5 is targeted for next generation drones that need to fly quietly and safely around us and is the first in the IPM range to prove itself in live flight testing’’.

- Dr. Yoge Patel, CEO

A foldable, fixed wing platform called iSTART with all European content, small enough to fit in a backpack and can be easy operated by only one person.  This versatile vehicle is launched by hand, has plug ‘n’ play payloads and will fly autonomously. The mission planning is via a ‘point and click’ interface where you task it to ‘look here, land there’.  This unmanned system provides eyes into sky where and when you need them, relaying vital information without risking personnel.

Blackstart is a larger fixed wing option that is also hand launched and belly landed.  Its greater endurance of approximately 90 minutes allows it to stay where you want it for longer, relaying full motion video or other important data. The system’s small footprint makes it easy to move around, so you can operate close to the action without sacrificing other resources that are needed and the Blackstart is scalable so it can be adapted to your specific payload requirements.

The systems are remotely controlled or flown autonomously using  SNAP® autopilot and avionics. An easily accessible Matlab Simulink® interface allows SNAP® to be readily programmed to control platforms and on-board systems. SNAP® can also be used to provide autonomy to maritime vehicles and was recently used in (Autonomous Surface Vehicles) ASV’s vehicle to demonstrate the utility of USVs in the determination of unlawful activity at sea.

SNAP-NET® is a network enabled version of SNAP® which allows multiple autopilots to exchange information efficiently, enabling co-ordinated control of separate platforms over mobile ad-hoc networks, as well as distributed control of physically large systems, where several autopilots may be used as local sub-system controllers.

The sensor will detect, capture, relay and analyse information in ‘real time’ to the operator via Nexus® Ground Control Station. The flexible, open systems architecture can be configured to meet the processing, I/O, video and graphics needs of a variety of different rugged applications.

Rapid deployment and response are key to the emergency services in order to ensure public health and safety.
Our systems deploy quickly and easily giving you eyes in the sky where and when you need them, relaying ‘real time’ data for immediate assessment of any situation.

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Their size and versatility teamed with our autonomous Safepilot (SNAP®), means that our systems can fly into inaccessible areas that are too dangerous for personnel to enter, giving you critical ‘real time’ information.

Possible applications: Disaster site monitoring & mapping, post disaster relief operations, forest fire operations support, fire scene inspection, critical infrastructure inspection, crowd surveillance, criminal car tracking and road & highway traffic monitoring.

Possible applications: conflict zones, counter-terrorism, anti-piracy, drug interdiction, patrol and surveillance operations. Military, Coast Guard, Search and rescue, border protection and law enforcement.


OrCAD PCB professional is a very powerful PCB suite and the 3D MCAD integration is fantastic, quick and detailed. Precision is very important for our products and OrCAD gives all the Schematic and PCB toolset we need to deliver world class products

Whilst designing, its very important for us to have version control to manage the design data. We use the OrCAD EDM VAULT solution for all our work-in-progress data

We also utilise the excellent Component Information Portal (CIP) so we know real costs and quantity on hand etc. CIP pulls all the parametric data from online component distributors so the information is always up to date and on hand

We were very pleased with the Parallel Systems Online Training courses. The courses are great because the engineers can learn at their own pace and get recognised certification upon completion, all without leaving their workstation. Learning best practices with the tools saves us time and enables us use the tools how they were intended to be used


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