Manifolds & Connectors
Multiple Port Connectors and Manifolds are used to direct explosive signals from one or more input ETLs and route the signal to one or more output ETLs for sequencing CFS / TRS.
Our connectors and manifolds are qualified in several Emergency Escape Systems including the AV-8B, T-45, T-6, F-15, F/A-18, F-111, JAS-39, AH-1, and AH-64 programs. The tightly dimensioned and machined ports of the manifolds control explosive transfer signals from one ETL to another. Along with controlling tip orientations, the manifold ports are dimensioned to accept different sized threaded fittings assisting with proper assembly and installation of the system. The different size threaded fittings on the ETLs and corresponding manifold ports provide an additional level of proper installation assurance.
The manifold provides “Fail Safe Installation” ensuring high reliability in the explosive signal transfers. The manifolds withstand the mechanical stresses of the detonating and deflagrating transfer and contain the by-products of combustion after the system is functioned at temperature. All the inert manifolds are machined from aluminum alloy 6061-T6/T651 stock, chemical coated in accordance with Military Specifications, and anodized to the desired color and finish for additional protection.
- Operating Temperature
–80°F to +475°F
- Pressure Altitude (TSH&A)
MIL-STD-810, Method 500.2, Procedure
- Temperature Altitude
MIL-STD-810D, Method 520.0, Procedure III, -65°F to +216°F Temperature Range, 0-50K Feet Altitude Range
MIL-STD-810, Method 507.2, Procedure III, 240 Hours aggravated humidity exposure (2 full cycles) 85-95%, to 140°F
MIL-STD-810, Method 516, Procedure I and VI: Peak Amplitude of 25 G for 50 ms
- Lock Shut
MIL-C-83124, Paragraph 184.108.40.206, Devices lock shut then fired at –65°F & +200°F
- Sand and Dust
MIL-STD-810 Method 510.2 except High Temperature 200°F.
- Platform Use & Heritage
AH-1, C-17, CASA-101, T-45, T-6, T-38, F-15, F-18, F-111, JAS-39, AH-1, and AH-46
Generally these type of devices are light weight and take up limited volume. The below table provides average dimensions and weight information.
|TYPE CONNECTOR||L x W x H (INCHES||APPROXIMATE WEIGHT (LBS)|
|UNION||1.65 x Ø 0.75 (Hex 0.75)||0.08|
|3-PORT||1.68 x 1.48 x 0.87||0.12|
|4-PORT||1.68 x 1.48 x 0.87||0.18|
|ELBOW||1.33 x 1.10 x 0.87||0.11|
|BULKHEAD||1.65 x Ø 0.63 (Hex 1.00)||0.1|
|QUICK DISCONNECT||1.64 x Ø 1.20||0.23|