Performance Electronics, Ltd. is a leading provider of custom electronic design and manufacturing services for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and unmanned systems. With extensive experience in embedded systems, mechanical design, signal processing, data acquisition and more, we can create bespoke solutions to your exact design requirements.
We also provide a range of engine management systems and electronic control units developed specifically for the UAV industry, with the ability to control every aspect of a small drone engine.
Electronic System Design & Manufacturing Services
Custom & OEM electronic control systems engineering solutions
Our custom electronic product design services for UAVs and unmanned vehicles encompass the full turnkey development lifecycle from concept through to final production.
We can design to your exact specifications, and can even help you finalise your requirements if you are unsure.
We have the expertise you need to bring your custom UAV electronic designs to life, including hardware and software development, industrial and mechanical design, control systems engineering, and manufacturing and testing.
Our product creation process encompasses five phases:
Phase 1 – Discovery and Planning
To begin the process, we gather requirements, undertake proof-of-concept studies and formulate the overall system architecture. We also generate the product specification and provide you with project timeline and costs.
Phase 2 – Electronic System Design and Development
This phase involves electronic hardware design, software and app development, as well as mechanical design, simulation and product integration. We create prototypes and perform initial system validation.
Phase 3 – System Evaluation, Testing and Refinement
Prototypes are tested and evaluated under both laboratory and real-world conditions. We revise the system design as necessary to achieve customer specifications, and once completed we undertake the final customer review and sign-off prior to production.
Phase 4 – Manufacturing Engineering and First Production
Manufacturing processes and required tooling are developed, and we design the required production test systems and methodology. An initial small batch of production systems are built.
Phase 5 – Ongoing Production and Design Maintenance
We scale up manufacturing to full production, managing the supply chain and inventory for system components. Over time, we optimize and maintain the product design.
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Electronic Engine Management Systems
Programmable Drone Engine Control Units (ECU)
Our PE4 electronic engine control units (ECUs) for drones and unmanned vehicles are compact, lightweight and capable of controlling every aspect of small two- or four-stroke engines.
We can provide full integration services for both existing and new UAV engine designs and airframes.
Our PE4 engine control units include two injector drivers and two internal ignition coil drivers, CANbus communications, and up to 40 hours of data logging.
All models feature dedicated TPS, MAP, IAT, trigger and sync inputs, two additional generic digital and analog inputs, and tachometer output.
A range of other input and output capabilities is also provided, varying by model:
All PE4 drone ECUs are provided with our proprietary peMonitor and peViewer software.
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