Racal Design Process
Racal Acoustics has been designing, developing, qualifying and manufacturing communication ancillary products since 1910.
Over that time we have developed our design processes to ensure the products we manufacture deliver the capability advantage, performance and feature sets our customers demand.
Racal's design and development engineers specialize in a number of fields:
Electrical and electronic
Environmental and qualification certification
Where necessary, to gain access to and advantage from specific technological developments, Racal has developed partnerships with external providers.
Understanding Your Needs
Understanding exactly what products our customers need, why they need them and how they plan to use them in the field, is a fundamental part of product conception and development.
Our relationships with end-customers facilitate constant feedback on product performance; information that is used by our design and development teams to improve current products and bring positive enhancements to products still in the design phase.
Additionally, business development and product management teams are constantly refining product development roadmaps and strategies. This ensures that our future communications ancillaries keep pace with quickly evolving communication technologies and end-users’ operational scenarios.
Racal employs a stage-gated design process that ensures we develop our products in line with designated quality and development procedures.
A dominant focus of our cross-functional and multi-disciplined teams is knowledge of how and where our products will be used. This factor influences every aspect of product design; material selection, acoustic performance, even the size and the location of control switches to ensure easy and convenient use in all operational and environmental conditions.
Racal Acoustics is a specialist defense communications product company. At the center of our success is our detailed knowledge of the military environment and the design criteria needed to ensure the high performance, reliability and durability of each an every product we make.
The compatibility of our products with existing and future individual soldier protective equipment, such as ballistic helmets and eyewear, is just one of Racal's core competencies. Another key skill is in ensuring the electro-magnetic immunity and compatibility (EMI and EMC) of our products with the array of communications equipment available.
Products developed and manufactured by Racal Acoustics are designed to conform to the highest and most testing military standards.
Rigorous product testing and design validation in specialist testing laboratories, coupled with the release of Operational Evaluation (OpEval) samples, prove designs with the end-user before series production.