The PIA-100-1 is designed to provide a central “junction box” interface for all of the critical components of a safety system.
- Common interconnect for a safetysystem
- Power monitoring of the primary and secondary system power
- Communicates to the FTR, TLM, SAD, and external control
- Supports external thermal battery firing
- Provides ready status output
- Accessory for any flight safety system
- Missile safety
- Launch vehicles
- Unmanned airborne vehicles
- Lab test support
PIA-100-1 Power Interface Assembly for Safety System Monitoring
The PIA-100-1 is designed to provide a central “junction box” interface for all of the critical components of a safety system. The unit provides communication interfaces to the FTR, telemetry, safe, and Arm, while controlling the operations and structure for each branch of FTS. Each module performs both power distribution and telemetry communication in a single or redundantly configured system. The PIA forms a critical sub-assembly of the overall flight safety system with a single control interface for all operation.
Non-Traditional Implementation of a Traditional Safety System
Traditional flight termination systems often require heavy and bulky wiring harnesses to accommodate all the wires necessary to connect the hardware elements together. This is compounded if a range safety officer wants more status information available before, and during, flight as more wires are then required for the parameter of interest. This white paper to learn about the advantages of switching to a serial wiring approach, such as a multidrop bus, will reduce wiring and allow for other features, such as more in-depth status information and quick system configuration reprogramming.