Development of a Subminiature Enhanced Flight Termination Receiver
AffiliationEglin Air Force Base
L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics
KeywordsFlight Termination System (FTS)
Enhanced Flight Termination Receiver (EFTR)
Subminiature Enhanced Flight Termination Receiver (SEFTR)
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AbstractAs the size of missiles and UAVs shrink, so does the volume available for the Flight Termination System (FTS). Small, light weight FTS systems open up applications not possible with the larger and heavier conventional FTS systems. This paper presents a novel approach for the design, implementation and test of a subminiature Flight Terminate System Receiver for use in the Subminiature Flight Safety System (SFSS). This receiver implements the new digital-based Enhanced Flight Termination System (EFTS) protocol, while maintaining a volume of less than 1 cubic inch with power consumption of less than 2 watts. Combining all of the necessary functionality into a small package while meeting the rigorous requirements of the Range Commanders Council (RCC) specifications (EMI, vibration and shock) presented significant challenges. The Subminiature Enhanced Flight Termination Receiver used in the SFSS has been named the "SEFTR".
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