The prime objective of the project was to demonstrate that an optopyrotechnics system can be realized for satellites with available technologies and that the identified benefits can be achieved.
On satellites, optopyrotechnics may provide the following benefits:
The project established several architectural concepts, and selected one concept for breadboarding and test.
The highlights of the resulting breadboard were as follows:
Competitive cost of purchasing, system manufacturing and integration and verification
During the first phase KDA and Airbus established the high level requirements and the system architecture, and conducted a technology trade-off between optopyrotechnics and “conventional” electro-pyrotechnics. During the second phase, KDA breadboarded the chosen architecture, reassessed the technology trade-off, and established the technology roadmap.
Project activities are completed.