Start Cartridge

PREDICTABLE PRESSURE. RELIABLE ENGINE START.

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WHAT IS A START CARTRIDGE

Our cartridges are specialized gas generators that produce gas pressure from propellant grains to start turbojet engines. The output can be customized to specific performance factors for engine design. The cartridge is initiated with a 1-amp/1 watt electro-explosive device (EED) which can be initiated with standard battery power. With the addition of a PacSci EMC Igniter, you have all the components for a tailored engine start system for your program.

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OUR HERITAGE

PacSci EMC boasts a long track record of tailoring cartridges to specific missile and drone applications. Optimized for small turbine engines used in missiles, air launched decoys, targets and drones, we have 20+ years of experience manufacturing start cartridges with thousands delivered for application in systems.

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Bridgewire
    1 ± .1 ohms
  • Function Time
    <10 mSec
  • Burn Time
    2 seconds minimum
  • Cartridge Burn Time
    2 minutes minimum
  • All-Fire
    3.5 amps, 10 ms. pulse
  • No-Fire
    1 amp/1 watt for 5 minutes
  • Function
    This device produces an exhaust gas with a temperature of less than 2200 oF.
    Produces approximately 1500 psi for a minimum of two seconds when fired with a .144″ diameter equivalent orifice.
  • Operating Temperature Range
    -65 0F (-54 0C) to +160 0F (+71.11 0C)

ENVELOPE/INTERFACE DESIGN

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