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.