25 W Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator


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The FC2 from Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a Launch Vehicle Actuator with an actuator mass of 25 g. It has a power consumption of 25 W and draws a current of 0.9A. This actuator requires a supply voltage of 26-36 V and can support a maximum load of 3781 N. It has a function time of 30 s (at 28 V) and a minimum life of 60 cycles/min. This actuator provides a simple and effective non-pyrotechnic separation system between two components or structures. It features a redundant firing circuit and is comprised of a machined SMA cylinder, encapsulated with redundant resistive heaters and embedded RTDs. The whole assembly is then wrapped in a silicone rubber compound to provide both thermal and electrical isolation. This FC2 actuator has a resistance of 31 ohms and is ideal for solar array and instrument deployment, instrument launch locks, optic covers, and other space applications.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number
  • Manufacturer
    Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD)
  • Description
    25 W Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator

General Parameters

  • Actuator Mass
    0.025 Kg
  • Voltage
    22 to 36 V
  • Current
    0.9 A
  • Power Consumption
    25 W
  • Resistance
    31 Ohms
  • Stall Load
    850 lbf
  • Operating Temperature
    -65 to 80 Degree C
  • Application
    Space, Solar array and Instrument deployment, Instrument launch locks, Optic covers

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