Rapid Deflagration Cord Transfer Lines (RDCTLs) are semi-rigid lines loaded with RDC inside an aluminum or stainless steel tube. They have the flexibility to route in modern aerospace and defense structures and the strength to withhold their shape and provide damage tolerance and reliability. RDCTL’s smaller diameter and lighter weight make them ideal when weight and volume are critical to a vehicle. RDCTL are designed with three types of end fittings to allow for various combinations of input stimulus and output requirements.
- High Energy (HE) generating or accepting a detonation event.
- Low Energy (LE) generating or accepting a pressure or flame front event. This line can’t initiate an HE end fitting.
Percussion Primer (PP) accepting a mechanical input from a firing pin striking this end fitting. RDCTLs with this end fitting allow the replacement of traditionally explosive loaded parts with inert devices (i.e. Inert Arm Fire Initiator, Inert Gas/ RDCTL Initiator, Inert Acceptor, etc.). The output from this line can be LE or HE.