Aitken & Partners

Aitken logo 150Since 1983 Aitken & Partners has been providing reliable, accurate and cost-effective engineering advice. Our clients include major rail transport operators, international resources companies and local and international consultants.

We specialise in telecommunications and electromagnetic compatibility, with much of our work being in the rail industry. Aitken & Partners has also worked extensively in the broadcast industry, in television, FM radio and AM radio transmission.

A strong focus on safety through design, thorough understanding of the principles and assumptions that underly the application of standards and careful attention to detail are hallmarks of our approach.

Much of our work has been innovative and has achieved valuable economic advantage for our clients. For example, we believe the following are "world's first":

  • Operational GPS location reporting system on locomotives, integrated into the communication system
  • Touch screen driving display on a passenger train (or any other!)
  • Computer based radio propagation model for an open cut mine (using the geometric theory of diffraction)
  • Satellite telephony integrated in a railway train communication system with automatic lowest cost path selection.

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  1. John Aitken