NEXA for HDRM

Objectives

A Non-Explosive Actuator for Hold Down and Release Mechanisms (NEXA for HDRM) is being developed.


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Challenges

Please see “System Architecture”.

Benefits

European ITAR-free non-explosive low shock release actuator, which is fully ECSS-compliant.

Features

The main requirements are:

  • Maximum nominal preload: 15kN
  • Low shock
  • Mass: 236g
  • Minimum fire current and signal duration: 3.5A, 30ms
  • Temperature range, operating: -50°C / +150°C
  • Tolerance to misalignment: 2deg half cone
  • Non-explosive actuation
  • Redundancy
  • ITAR-free, fully European
  • Fully ECSS compliant

Plan

The EM testing was concluded in 2012.

Current status

PTR

Contacts

Status date

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 15:20