Hargrave Technologies

Drone Motor Controllers & NDAA-Compliant Drone ESCs for Brushless Electric Motor Control

Hargrave Technologies
Drone Motor Controllers & NDAA-Compliant Drone ESCs for Brushless Electric Motor Control
11-12/10 Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia 2154 Australia Regional offices
+61 2 7804 4273

Hargrave Technologies is an Australian power electronics engineering company specialising in the professional design and manufacturing of NDAA compliant electronic speed controllers (ESCs) which are essential for driving brushless electric motors using various power sources.

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Drawing on over a decade of experience in the aerospace and defense sectors, our drone ESCs are essential for driving brushless electric motors in a variety of multirotor, fixed-wing and VTOL drone platforms. Hargrave Technologies ESCs are currently operating in over 50 countries and have been integrated into more than 10,000 aircraft.

Hargrave Technologies products have played a critical role in ensuring success for our customers in a wide range of missions and use cases.

Our accomplishments include:

  • Delivering exceptional performance and reliability
  • Gaining recognition for our industry-leading ESCs in commercial and defence aerospace markets
  • Offering cutting-edge solutions for the automotive and space industries

UAV Motor Controllers

Our off-the-shelf solutions meet a broad range of immediate requirements, and are designed and manufactured from the ground up in-house at our facilities in Australia, providing end-to-end control over the full lifecycle for maximum quality.

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Our highly skilled engineering team also excels in developing variants or creating bespoke designs to suit the unique needs of our customers. From electronics to software, tailored solutions can be implemented within weeks not months.

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Our Technology

At the heart of our technology is GateKEEPER, a unified technology platform that underpins the next generation of drone motor controllers.

Key features include:

  • Proven motor control architecture with advanced proprietary algorithms, combining the low-speed efficiency of FOC with the high-speed performance of trapezoidal drive
  • Robust performance and high reliability that Hargrave Technologies is known for on any integrated inverter
  • Bespoke controllers can now be derived from the same flight-tested platform as our COTS offerings
  • Supports a new generation of wide bandgap semiconductor technologies including Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride bridges
  • Compatible with any flight controller that supports DroneCAN, PWM or Dshot

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Drone Motor Controllers & Drone ESCs


Compact and lightweight IP67-rated ESC for drone motor control

microDRIVE LP is our smallest and lightest drone motor controller, designed from the ground up around the DroneCAN specification for easy integration into UAV platforms and deployment at scale. The versatile ESC enables you to choose between our groundbreaking high-efficiency FOCAL or rapid-response trapezoidal drive algorithms, allowing you to tailor the solution to your specific needs.Compact IP67-rated ESC

Users can configure over 60 parameters and update firmware from the flight computer. Real-time telemetry allows you to monitor and capture critical data such as current, voltage and RPM, ensuring that issues can be spotted before serious problems occur. microDRIVE LP also provides a host of other advanced features including error-correcting memory, onboard diagnostics, and high-speed circular data logging with storage for up to 72 hours.

The rugged motor controller is IP67-rated for operation in harsh environments, and can be optionally provided as a fully NDAA-compliant product for U.S. government and defense applications.

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Bespoke Drone Motor Control & Power Solutions

In addition to our off-the-shelf solutions, we provide end-to-end consultancy for electronics projects, covering the entire lifecycle including requirements specification, prototyping, testing, manufacturing and certification.

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Our expertise is not limited to motor control systems – we also create bespoke solutions for demanding powertrain applications, as well as for battery management, DC-DC conversion and solar maximum power point tracking.

If you have a custom project in mind that requires an expert and specialised approach, please get in touch to find out how we can help.

Regional Offices & Locations
Hargrave Technologies Australia 11-12/10 Victoria Avenue, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia 2154 +61 2 7804 4273 Contact Website