Accession Number:

AD1033023

Title:

Fail Safe Command Destruct System

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

VENTIONS LLC SAN FRANCISCO CA SAN FRANCISCO United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A fail safe command destruct system for a multi-stage rocket comprising a first stage flight termination system and an upper stage command enable system. The flight termination system has the added feature that the same battery is the sole power source to the flight termination receiver and to a normally off flight inhibitor that requires power to permit engine operation. The command enable system has a normally inhibiting flight inhibitor that requires power to permit engine operation. The same battery is the sole source of power to the command enable receiver and the flight inhibitor such that battery failure prevents engine ignition. Lack of a command from outside the rocket to the command enable receiver also prevents engine ignition.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE