GAS TO ETL (HIGH ENERGY HE OUPUT – DETONATIONS)
This initiator receives Ballistic Hot Gas from an ejection seat applying it at the inlet end of the housing. A shear pin securing the piston type-firing pin is severed, releasing the firing pin and impacts a percussion primer. The output of the percussion primers is funneled to a transfer charge containing a load of primary and secondary explosives. The percussion primer output ignites the primary explosive material. The high energy output of the primary initiates secondary explosive material providing a detonating output. The output of this transfer charge initiates the attached ETL allowing it to transfer either a detonating or deflagrating signal along its length.
ETL (HIGH ENERGY ETL – DETONATION) TO GAS
This initiator receives a detonation signal from an ETL HE end tip. The HE output drives an annular firing pin into two percussion primers. The output from the primers initiates an ignition charge. This charge in turn ignites a propellant gas generating explosive material. The gas pressure is routed through a braided hose to the ejection seat gas system so the remaining ejection events can occur.
GAS TO RDCTL (PERCUSSION PRIMER)
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