The Battery-Based Electronic Time Delay leverages existing technologies to produce a highly accurate time delay solution. This includes the use of a high energy lithium metal oxide battery developed and qualified specifically for military and aerospace applications. This is similar to other DOD qualified aircrew safety critical items such as the FLU-8/P Automatic Inflation Device and Seawater Activated Parachute Release (SEAWARS) device. These batteries have long storage lives of greater than 10 years.
Our Electronic Time Delay has completed concept development and design validation testing. Delay times of +/- 2 milliseconds have been demonstrated across the operating temperature range. Design Verification Testing (DVT) and Qualification testing in accordance with MIL-C-83124 are planned.
The electronics module leverages our extensive experience in developing, qualifying and producing mission critical electronic sequencing and safety devices for Missile Defense Agency (MDA) interceptor applications. The module incorporates our patented Reactive Semiconductor Bridge (RSCB) to ensure output propellant ignition reliability exceeding MIL-STD specification requirements.
Our current design baseline is initiated via ballistic gas with a hot gas output required for aircrew escape system applications. The design can be tailored to accommodate detonation inputs and outputs.