Electronics driver module

  • 09-Jul-2012 04:46 EDT
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Moog Space and Defense Group is tapping application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology to design a new electronic driver module for stepper-based applications and solenoid valves used on spacecraft. The new module is part of Moog’s effort to provide advanced motion-control components and avionics for satellites and launch vehicles. Moog will make the new driver module for applications such as solar array drive assemblies and antenna pointing mechanisms. The module will be at least 50% lighter than the current Moog hybrid driver and will operate in radiation environments up to 100 KRad TID and at temperatures from -55 to +100°C. The module’s electrical characteristics include input voltage ranging from 20 to 45 V with a maximum current capability of 2 A. Total power dissipation for the module is less than 1 W in standby mode and less than 6 W at 36 V in all other operational modes. The driver module meets MIL-PRF-38534 Class K requirements and NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 1 requirements.

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