Baker Engineering Provides UAS & UGV Engine Design & Manufacturing Services

By Mike Ball / 06 Feb 2020
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Baker Engineering, a leading provider of engine design, manufacturing and testing services for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles), has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights how their array of state-of-the-art in-house capabilities can be used by manufacturers of commercial, industrial and military UAVs and UGVs.

Component performance analysisBaker Engineering’s advanced product design and precision engineering capabilities meet the demanding requirements of industry and the US military. A highly trained and experienced team of engineers will take customer UAV and UGV engine propulsion system or component concepts and turn them into professional, expertly analysed designs.The company provides full detailed design and production drawings with Bills of Materials (BOMs), ready to take to the next stage of development and production.

With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Baker Engineering can manage the development process from initial concept through detailed product design, analysis, prototype manufacturing, prototype assembly and testing. Capabilities include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with ANSYS/Fluent, Finite Element Analysis (Structural FEA + Thermal FEA) and Mechanism Analysis.

CNC milling precision componentsBaker Engineering’s advanced manufacturing and prototyping capabilities can create high-precision parts in a variety of materials for any UAV or UGV engine application, from small components to complex and dynamic assemblies. They can cater for entire production runs or one-off samples and prototypes, and specialise in the prototyping and short run production of small-to-mid size complex parts, with expert engineering support throughout the whole process.

Advanced engine testingThe company’s sophisticated test facilities cater for single components up to complete UAV and UGV propulsion systems from 3 to 1500hp. Testing programs are available with custom procedures and fixtures for specific size/tolerance requirements or for performance and durability testing.

Testing capabilities in Baker Engineering’s hi-tech Small and Large Engine Test Laboratories include:

  • Multiple test cells with National Instruments Data Acquisition
  • Superflow 600 flow bench
  • Fuel flow measuring system featuring turbine-type flow meters with signal converters and amplifiers
  • Ventilation and exhaust testing
  • Labview software with customizable GUI interface and multiple inputs for pressure, flow, load, torque and temperature
  • Engine speed and position instrumentation
  • High speed combustion pressure instrumentation
  • Non-combustion motoring analysis.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact
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