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The 6-Channel Standard Pyrotechnic Module draws igniter power directly from an external battery (not the stack battery power controlled by the Base Module). It's capacity to drive multiple, 4 Amp (maximum) igniters is limited by this external battery. The Driver version has no current limit, but a 5 Amp fuse.

Channel continuity can be read via the I2C bus I/O port and is visually indicated by a yellow LED for each channel. Each channel is independent, but may be connected in parallel to increase current supply, up to 24 Amps per module (up to three modules per stack).

The 6-Channel Pyrotechnic Energy Storage Module unit charges a set of on-board Super-Capacitors (18 Farads) with a maximum total energy of 190 joules. In this case system battery current draw is less than 1.5 Amps during charging and operation. This version has a green LED indicating full charge.

When used as a Driver (no current limit) care must be taken not to overload the system. Initial pulse power for pulling in a high pressure solenoid can be drawn from the capacitors and sustaining current from the 1.5 Amp charger if driven by a pulse width modulated scheme.

Channel continuity can be read via the I2C bus I/O port and is visually indicated by a yellow LED for each channel. Each channel is independent, but may be connected in parallel to increase current supply, up to 24 Amps per module (up to three modules per stack).

The ADC Module provides 8 channels of 16-bit analog conversion for reading various user supplied sensors. Up to four of these modules are supported in a stack for a total of 32 channels of user data acquisition. Maximum sampling rate is 1,024 samples per second, all channels running. The 8-channel ADC is supplied a precision 0.05% reference which can be trimmed to a tighter tolerance. Each module occupies one decode space on SPI bus 0.

In addition, each module has its own 8V precision regulated power supply for powering external sensors or providing the excitation voltage for millivolt bridge type sensors (pressure sensors and load cells). Additionally, the user may specify that the last channel on each module be used to monitor this voltage so that the exact excitation voltage can be automatically factored in the output calculation.

Updated 20 fix per second GPS Module uses a NovAtel OEM615V internal Receiver and ANT-26C1GA external Antenna and has Base Module power control, Power and Lock LEDs. This "V" version has a high vibration oscillator that nearly triples the acceleration that can be tolerated while holding lock. This unit provides not only Longitude and Latitude, but Altitude, Course and Horizontal Velocity information. The Horizontal velocity can be used as an "Event" by the software to qualify user specified actions. This could be used to prevent a motor air-start or staging if the horizontal velocity were too great.

This module has an on-board 3.3V power supply for the receiver and 8V power supply for the external antenna. It uses the stack TTL serial port directly without buffering. Resolution and accuracy are excellent. By submitting an application justifying the use to NovAtel and paying an additional fee, the COCOM limits can be removed from a specific unit. It is up to the purchaser to make these arrangements directly with NovAtel (www.novatel.com) although Black Magic Missile Works can provide assistance.

One or more Battery Modules can be added to the CPU stack.

These modules do not count as part of the eight modules because they do not tie into the stacking connectors.

They merely have the same form factor and mounting, with somewhat greater module spacing due to the AA battery diameter.

The HyperGain® High Performance Parabolic Grid Antenna provides 15 dBi gain with a 19° beam-width for directional applications, backhaul applications, point to point systems and Non Line of Sight (NLOS) installations. It is ideally suited for 900MHz ISM and GSM bands. Typical applications include 900MHz Wireless LAN, SCADA, Wireless Video Links and 900MHz Cellular. External interference of this antenna is minimized due to the excellent front to back ratio. This antenna comes with a 30" coax lead terminated with an N-Female connector.

The HG915G construction features a rust-proof die cast aluminum reflector grid for superior strength and light weight. This antenna's 2-piece reflector grid is simple to assemble and significantly reduces shipping costs. The grid surface is UV powder coated for durability and aesthetics. The open-frame grid design minimizes wind loading.

This antenna is supplied with a 20 degree tilt and swivel mast mount kit. This allows installation at various degrees of incline for easy alignment. It can be adjusted up or down from 0° to 20°. It can mounted to a 1.25" (31.8mm) to 2 " (50.8mm) diameter mast.

The HyperGain® HGV-906U is a high performance omnidirectional antenna designed for the 800 MHz / 900 MHz ISM band. It is ideally suited for multipoint, Non Line of Sight (NLOS) and mobile applications where high gain and wide coverage is desired. Typical applications include 900MHz Wireless LAN, SCADA, Wireless Video Links and 800 MHz as well as 900MHz Cellular band applications.

This antenna features an integral N-Female bulkhead type connector that mounts through the wall of an equipment enclosure. Included with the HGV-906U is a mast mounting kit. Consisting of a heavy-duty steel bracket and a pair of U-bolts, this kit allows installation on masts up to 2.0" in diameter.

This omni antenna’s construction features a rugged 1.3" diameter white high intensity fiberglass radome for durability and aesthetics. It is designed for all weather operation.

The HG913Y High-Performance Yagi Antenna combines high gain with a wide beam-width. They are ideally suited for directional applications in the 900MHz ISM and GSM bands. Typical applications include 900MHz Wireless LAN, SCADA, Wireless Video Links, 900 MHz Cellular, Non Line of Sight (NLOS) applications and point to multi-point systems. External interference of this antenna is minimized due to the excellent front to back ratio. These antennas come with a 18" coax lead terminated with an N-Female connector. It can be installed for either vertical or horizontal polarization.

This antenna features a heavy-duty 1/2" stainless steel boom and solid 1/8" elements. Secure mounting is assured by a 1/8" thick plated steel mounting plate and two plated steel U-bolts.

Digi's XTend-PKG RF modems provide everything you need for out-of-the-box serial cable replacement, enabling quick wireless connectivity of electronic devices across a broad range of applications. Simply feed data into one modem and the data is transported to the other end of a long range wireless link. Data security is provided by 256-bit AES encryption (128-bit AES is available outside of North America). If more advanced functionality is needed, the modems support an extensive set of AT and binary commands.

With superior receiver sensitivity, XTend modems hear what others can't, yielding two- to eight- times the range of competing RF modems. This allows OEMs and integrators to cover more ground with fewer transceivers, reducing the cost of deployment. And with no configuration required, complexity is minimized.

Available in multiple interface options, including RS-232/422/485 and USB, and with an optional NEMA 4-rated enclosure, XTend modems are ideally suited for remote monitoring, building automation/security, industrial automation/SCADA, fleet management/asset tracking and sensor data capture in embedded systems. For hazardous locations, a Class 1, Division 2 rated model is also available.

The 900 MHz North American module and base station provides up to 1 Watt of transmitter power, with a line-of-sight range of 40 miles or more depending on the antenna gain. Telemetry data rate can be set to 9,600 baud (about 1,000 characters per second) for the greatest range or 115,200 baud (over 10,000 characters per second) for about half the range.

When operating at full power and at high data rates (duty cycle) the internal temperature of the modem can increase by 40°C or more. When added to the already high temperature of a rocket waiting at the launch pad in the desert, the 85°C rating of the module can be exceeded. A heat plate that connects to the module heat transfer system reduces the temperature rise to 5°C.

Ground station modems are supplied and various optional high gain antenna systems (omni-directional, dipole and parabolic) are available. In addition, power output can be increased with licensed external amplifiers (5, 10 and 25 Watt models, www.L-com.com).

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    900 MHz Base Station Digi's XTend-PKG RF modems provide everything you need for out-of-the-box serial cable replacement, enabling quick wireless connectivity of electronic devices across a broad range of applications. Simply feed data into one modem and the data is transported to the other end of a long range wireless link. Data security is provided by 256-bit AES encryption (128-bit AES is available outside…
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