Research and Development Projects, Planning and Management.  Innovation Processes and Management.  Hardware, Software and Process Design, Development and Analysis.

We can help you develop your current products and services, and create your future products and services.

electronic design – power analysis – signal analysis – mechanical systems – acoustic sensing – pneumatic control – algorithm development – data flow design – user interface design – hydraulic systems – ballistics

About Us

BELVES Design Pty Ltd is a research and design consultancy, based in Albury on the New South Wales -Victoria border in South-East Australia.

We have extensive experience in systems review, analysis, and design, data processing and electronics design, analysis and production and software design and production.

Innovation Management and Research and Development planning expertise will help you to nurture and exploit your innovation sources to produce disruptive products to power you into the future.  Procedures and processes can be put into place to better leverage your existing resources.  We can provide advice and support to help you manage your research, development, and innovation to maximise your return on investment.

Electronic design expertise includes work in analogue signal processing, digital signal processing, portable microprocessor based machine controllers, intelligent communications controllers, PLCs, User Interface Design, Command Control and Communication systems of all types.

Process and procedure design review and analysis include work, control and data flow analysis in electronics, manufacturing, and office processes. We can find bottle necks and increase throughput and productivity through modified use of existing processes and innovative development of new processes.

Our ability to design electronics sensor and actuator systems, smart controllers, network data and control paths, and control systems and software make us integration ninjas.

We have experience in circuit design for analogue signal processing, mixed analogue and digital signal processing systems, motor control systems, and battery powered portable systems. Real time systems, complex controls, fancy data handling, are all standard for us; tell us your requirements and constraints and we’ll show you the solution.

Process control, information control, and change management are all routine considerations for us.

 

Projectile Location Systems

Software design, system architecture, communication design, data flow, timing analysis, real time control and analysis, distributed processing, data analysis in real time, distributed information display, built in monitoring and analysis systems. This system has it all.

A Control Computer allows the operator to control 12 display and data collection computers, and 96 analysis and control systems. Each display and data collection computer communicates with two data collection processors that collect data. Each analysis and control system consists of a custom made processor PCB with three sub processors each controlling different hardware, and a central analysis system collecting multiple data channels with nanosecond resolution. All hardware platforms were programmed. All communication paths were defined to allow sufficient throughput in real time. All data was collected analysed and presented in real time. Five different programming languages. Complex three dimensional data analysis algorithms developed. All systems synchronised to within 1ms across the control network, 120m wide and 700m long.

When a rifle is fired the firing time is detected and recorded in milliseconds, at up to 2000 events per second. When a projectile passes a sensor the time of the projectile arrival (in milliseconds) and the sound arriving at each sensor (in nanoseconds) is recorded. All this data is sent back to the control computer and analysed, then sent to the display and data collection computers for graphical display.

All systems, processes, procedures, events, data structures, protocols, algorithms developed and coded by BELVES Design for RYTMAR Technologies.

Alternator Control System

A 28V DC Alternator capable of producing 500 Amps.

This is a specialised alternator developed to meet the requirements of the Australian, British, Canadian, and US Defence Forces.

In order to produce this much power the alternator is water cooled, and has an embedded microprocessor controlling the outputs. The embedded controlled has to survive inside the alternator, and control the very high power outputs, while monitoring the alternator operation to
stay inside the alternator SOA (Safe Operating Area) and protect the alternator from external loads or faults.

This alternator has amazing regulation. It produces constant voltage at loads from 0A to 500A.

The embedded control logic, communication and monitoring systems was developed and programmed in conjunction with the manufacturer – Milspec Manufacturing.

High Speed Radio Data Modems

A client had an existing data system using low speed, long range radio modules. He wanted to increase the data link speed, while retaining the existing radio modules.
The existing radio link operated at long range (5km) but low speed (100 bytes per second, simplex communication, point-to-point). We developed an improved data encoding system, and designed an improved communications protocol and radio interface module that allowed the radio link speed to increase significantly (800 bytes per second, duplex communication, star topology).

This project involved:
• Development of data link quality test protocols and systems
• Development and testing of new data encoding system
• Development of new communications protocol
• Design of new radio interface hardware
• Programming of embedded processors in interface hardware
• Programming of embedded processors in network control hardware
• Programming of PC software to connect to network controller
• Programming embedded software in node connection hardware