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Optical pyrotechnology for launchers and satellites
Author(s): E. Livermore; L. O. Lierstuen; R. Raknerud; H. I. Nerby; L. Kluken

Paper Abstract

Pyrotechnics components and subsystems are employed for ignition, valve operation, separation systems and many other functions on both launchers and satellites. Other technologies exist, for example thermal or magnetically driven initiators and electric initiators. The choice of technology is mainly driven by application, cost and the environmental requirements to be met, such as shock and thermal requirements. The bulk of the initiator functions on board, including neutralization, are driven by the pyrotechnic chain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105631R (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304215
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E. Livermore, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace (Norway)
L. O. Lierstuen, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace (Norway)
R. Raknerud, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace (Norway)
H. I. Nerby, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace (Norway)
L. Kluken, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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