Ordnance firing system

  • US 6,584,907 B2
  • Filed: 03/16/2001
  • Issued: 07/01/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An ordnance firing system for an aerospace device comprising a plurality of reactive effectors, the system comprising:

  • firing control system circuitry for controlling the firing of a plurality of initiators;

    a plurality of initiators comprising planar, low-energy initiation elements connected to the firing control system circuitry;

    a low-energy power source for arming the initiators;

    a low-energy power source for powering the control circuitry; and

    at least one sensor, wherein at least one initiator is programmed to self-arm or initiate based on a signal received from the sensor.

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