Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator


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The FC6 from Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a Launch Vehicle Actuator with an actuator mass of 110 g. It has a power consumption of 112-143 W and a current of 1.4-4 A. This TiNi Frangibolt Actuator requires a supply of 95-105 V and maximum load support of 26,689 N. It has a function time of 40 s @ 100 V and a life of 60 cycles/min. This actuator provides a simple and effective non-pyrotechnic separation system between two components or structures. It has a redundant firing circuit and maximum reliability through design simplicity. y. The device 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 FC6 actuator has a resistance of 7-70 ohms and is ideal for solar arrays 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
    Non-Pyrotechnic Launch Vehicle Actuator

General Parameters

  • Actuator Mass
    0.110 Kg
  • Voltage
    22 to 36 V / 95 to 105 V
  • Current
    1.4 to 4 A
  • Power Consumption
    112 to 143 W
  • Resistance
    7 to 70 Ohms
  • Stall Load
    6000 lbf
  • Operating Temperature
    -65 to 80 Degree C
  • Application
    Solar array and Instrument deployment, Instrument launch locks, Optic covers

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