Pyrotechnic Gas Generators

Rapid & Reliable. When it comes to separation safety, there is no room for error. Our gas generators are a gas-producing pyrotechnic device – initiated by electro-explosive or mechanical percussion devices and ETLs.

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  • Gas Generators (pressure cartridges) use pyrotechnic mixtures to produce hot gas for a multitude of applications. They can be mechanically, electrically or laser initiated. Upon receipt of an input stimulus, the propellant in the gas generator will ignite, emitting heat, hot particles and/or gas at a controlled rate to provide the necessary input to the next level assembly. PacSci EMC can tailor a design by incorporating propellant grains of various geometries and associative hardware features to meet needed pressure vs. time gas delivery requirements.

  • Used to pressurize and/or actuate flight control surface systems, they are also known as start cartridges, typically provide gas flow to spin a turbine as part of the starting sequence for turbojet engines. They may also be used to provide actuation pressure to control the rate of mechanical movement in mechanical actuation systems.

  • All-Fire
    4.5 amps for 10 milliseconds minimum ( .999 reliability at 95% confidence )


    No-Fire
    1.0 amp / 1.0 watt for 5 minutes maximum


    Operating Temperature
    -54°C to +71°C


    Burn Time
    With the application of the All-Fire current, Generators are tailored to produce gas delivery at application specific pressure / time requirements.


    Function Time
    With the application of the All-Fire current, Generators will begin to generate hot gas within 50 milliseconds.


    Applicable Specifications
    Qualified to
    MIL-DTL-23659
    MIL-STD-1512
    MIL-STD-1576
    MIL-HDBK-83578

  • All-Fire
    4.5 amps for 10 milliseconds minimum ( .999 reliability at 95% confidence )


    No-Fire
    1.0 amp / 1.0 watt for 5 minutes maximum


    Operating Temperature
    -54°C to +71°C


    Burn Time
    With the application of the All-Fire current, Generators are tailored to produce gas delivery at application specific pressure / time requirements.


    Function Time
    With the application of the All-Fire current, Generators will begin to generate hot gas within 50 milliseconds.


    Applicable Specifications
    Qualified to
    MIL-DTL-23659
    MIL-STD-1512
    MIL-STD-1576
    MIL-HDBK-83578

ENVELOPE/INTERFACE DESIGN

Gas Generator geometric interface features and performance can be customized to fit many customer envelopes/applications.