Saturday, October 03, 2009

Non-pyro deployment set-up

The attached video shows a non-pyro ejection scheme that is being developed for sugar motors.  It employs a bungee-powered plunger that is initiated by a burn string, in this case fishing line. The video provides a detailed explanation as well as some static tests.  I realize that 'non-pyro' isn't technically accurate since a delay charge buring a line is pyro.  However, no additional initiator or charge is required.