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Linear Shaped Charge Device (LSCD)

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Pyroalliance designs and manufactures specific Linear Shape Charge Devices for different applications. These products, machined from a linear profile with an initiation port at each end, are dedicated to terminate a mission, sink used motor cases or passivate propellant tanks. With a new generation of copper cutting cord incorporated into the charge holder, Pyroalliance offers lead free solutions compliant with the latest market needs.

Those LSCDs, combined with other Pyroalliance’s products, are part of Flight Termination pyro-chains.

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LSCD at a glance

Pyroalliance’s LSCD equips the Vega family and Ariane 6 ArianeGroup - ESA

Benefits

  • Very high reliability level
  • Fast execution
  • Increased performance in a small footprint
  • Easy integration (precise mechanical interfaces and mounts)
  • No preventive maintenance needed
  • Lead free
  • REACH-compliant

 

Applications

  • Destruction / Flight Termination
  • Motor case sinking

 

Please scroll down to discover more specifications on LSCD :
Key figures, product operation mode video, the complete product sheet to download.

Key figures

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OUR RANGE OF PERFORMANCE
ESTIMATED CUTTING PERFORMANCES: Up to 22 mm in steel and 35 mm in carbon composite
MAIN DIMENSIONS: 0.60m to 2m length
Up to 28mm diedric linear shape charge
DETONATION VELOCITY: > 7700 m/s
LINEAR CHARGE (RDX): 25-380g/m depending on cord type
OPERATING TEMPERATURE: Down to -80°C
Up to + 100°C
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