Smart Initiator

100% Success Rate. 1,486 Events Sequenced.

Product Description

With a 100% success rate for satellite releases in orbit today, our smart initiator has truly proven itself. The smart initiator, with output equivalents equal to a NASA Standard Initiator, contains a small microelectronic board with a unique address. A digital command is sent over a data bus from the initiation controller, or Smart Controller, the smart initiator will then arm and fire only on command, when commanded.

Basically, a smart initiator has a chip embedded into it which in turn will synchronize and control massive events.

Smart Initiator Heritage

Based on the 103377-32 and 103377-500, our smart initiator has a legacy dating back to 1976 with over 1,000,000 initiators delivered and 400 different variants.

Key Features

  • High Reliability, high output Reactive Semiconductor Bridge (RSCB) and self-contained smart firing electronics.
  • RSCB doped bridge element with a high caloric output material much more robust and immune than SCBs to vibration, shock or thermally caused bridge-powder gaps.


Satellite Sequencing
Satellite Propulsion
Payload Release


Smart Initiators can be customized to fit many customer envelopes.


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