Building Smarter Batteries and Power Products Here in the US
Tell us what you need out of your batteries,
and we’ll help you get there.
Packet Digital is a Fargo, ND, based engineering company focusing on battery and power system development for autonomous systems, with an emphasis on UAS. With decades of experience in battery design, battery management systems, and embedded programming, Packet Digital can solve the toughest challenges.
We design, test, and manufacture smart batteries and power systems for cutting-edge UAS platforms around the world
We work closely with our customers to understand their requirements, and we are able to develop high-performance batteries that extend flight times, even with increased payloads, and offer simple, reliable operation over a longer lifetime.
When you’re serious about battery performance, you choose Packet Digital.
Up to 30% Higher Energy Density
US Designed and Developed
Up to 100% Longer Battery Life
What are Smart Batteries?
A true smart battery pairs cells with electronics that provide real-time monitoring and reporting of critical performance data. This data provides important information to your flight computer, allowing it to make decisions in flight, ensuring safe and reliable operation, and early notice of developing problems. It also communicates with the charging system to ensure safe charging and prevent catastrophic failures. Smart batteries can also ensure safe storage and shipping by de-energizing the outputs when not attached to a UAS or charger.
Provides accurate state of charge information and power warnings to your UAS so you know how much charge you have left. This lets you reduce the margin to fly longer missions or use a smaller battery.
Monitors cell temperatures, which is particularly important for charging. Charging batteries that are too hot or cold can destroy them quickly.
Automatic self-discharge during storage also dramatically increases the battery’s life.
Monitoring and reporting faults helps you stay safe and retire your batteries if they’ve been abused or are just wearing out.
January 2023. Packet Digital announced an expanded investment by purchasing a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to manufacture batteries and power electronics in Fargo, ND
Packet Digital Awarded an $8.5 million Contract to Develop Smart Batteries, Chargers, and Power Systems for the United States Naval Drone Fleet
December 2022. Packet Digital will design and manufacture high-performance UAS battery systems for the next generation of Navy Maritime Logistics UAS
Packet Digital Chosen to Supply Lockheed Martin’s Indago 4 Drone With Custom, USA Assembled Batteries And Chargers
August 2021. Batteries and chargers are designed, assembled, and distributed from Packet Digital’s new headquarters in Fargo, ND.
Packet Digital Awarded Nearly $8 million Contract By The AFRL To Develop Advanced Space Power Systems
June 2021. Packet Digital will focus on reducing component size while increasing efficiency and reliability
February 2021. The fixed-wing, hybrid UAS utilizes solar panels installed on the wings, autonomous soaring algorithms, and hydrogen fuel cell technology to create a new class of small UAS with the ability to stay in flight for over two days.