Defence Hybrid Systems

Our high reliability electrical systems allow increased performance, high reliability, reduced mass and world class efficiency using fault-tolerant architectures providing solutions to complex problems for safety critical systems and equipment.

Coupled to advanced gearbox and drive design we offer radial flux surface permanent magnet technology and bespoke electrical motor design, offering innovation to existing and new topologies coupled to thermal management of high power systems and fault-tolerant architectures to improve safety and reliability.

Whether supporting a new bespoke design or supporting existing products through obsolescence or upgrade, our ability to integrate our technology to the customer’s application provides fully tested, robust solutions.

By taking a systems approach we can develop a solution from your Cardinal Point Specification or create a detailed design specification to meet your requirements, offering added value through our library of IP.

Supporting products that have been in service for over 40 years has given us a wealth of experience in the management of products through their lifecycle from design through maturity, and protecting obsolescence for legacy products.

  • We have invested in people and design systems to enable us to respond rapidly to innovative, bespoke, technically complex customer requirements.

    Complementing our systems engineering capability, we have Safety-Reliability, Electrical Machine, Machine Element, Electronic/Software, Thermal and Mechanical Design disciplines.

  • We have a complete software solution for electric motor and drive simulation design, incorporating:
    SPEED – the worlds leading analytical software package for the design of electric motors (with integrated FEA)
    Motor-CAD – a unique analytical software package for the thermal analysis of electric motors
    SPEED & Motor-CAD’s analytical based algorithms give instantaneous calculation speeds and allow ‘what-if’ analysis in real time

    FLUX – finite element software well adapted for accurate electromagnetic simulation of electric motors
    PORTUNUS– a system simulator developed for the calculation of drives and mechatronic systems. A thermal library allows for thermal analysis of almost any device with mixed electrical/mechanical/thermal simulation

  • We use KISSsoft AG for the design of machine elements.

    Some of the benefits of KISSsoft AG include:

    • The software is developed by mechanical engineers for mechanical engineers
    • There are a wide variety of application fields: defence, aerospace, industrial, automotive, energy and more
    • Sizing, optimisation, rating and CAD integration of power transmission elements are available in a single, integrated package
    • Analysis according ISO, AGMA and DIN standards, VDI, FKM guidelines
    • Engineering services, training and consultancy
    • It’s a high-quality tool for sizing machine elements, reviewing calculations, determining component strength, and documenting safety factors and product life parameters
  • We are familiar with the requirements of ARP4761 guidelines and methods for conducting the safety assessment process on civil airborne systems and equipment.

    To conduct our Safety and Reliability methodology we use Reliasoft, Lambda Predict, BlockSim and FMEA.

  • Today’s technology roadmaps for hybrid systems require robust, highly reliable and fault-tolerant systems. Denis Ferranti have the capability for safety-critical applications.

    Denis Ferranti have capability and experience in simplex/duplex/multiplex control and power-stage architectures.

    We design airborne electronic hardware and software inline with ARP4754A certification consideration for highly integrated and complex aircraft systems incorporating DO254 and DO178.

  • To make an enquiry about Bespoke Ruggedised Motor Design please contact us.