Canard actuation system for rockets and space vehicles

  • Actuation system for canard control surfaces

Canard Actuation System

The Canard Actuation System is a position controller for the canard control surfaces of rockets and space vehicles. This electro-mechanical actuation system with electronics must withstand enormous accelerations and temperatures, 80g and 900°C. It represents an entirely new concept in highly integrated compact electro-mechanical drives. The new galaxie gearbox technologies provide unprecedented torque and speed to the space industry. A system was developed for the SHEFEX II program conducted by the DLR (German Aerospace and Space Center) to investigate new re-entry technologies focusing on new heat shield designs for protection against high temperatures.

The experiment was successfully accomplished on 22nd June 2012.

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Our experts are recognized innovators and developers of drive technologies for the aerospace industry. In addition to product development itself, we also offer a wide array of services, from feasibility studies and rapid prototyping to in-depth research projects on future technologies. You can profit from our expertise and pioneering spirit – we will be happy to develop an application for you that meets your requirements. Please contact us.

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WITTENSTEIN motion control GmbH - Walter-Wittenstein-Straße 1

WITTENSTEIN motion control GmbH

Walter-Wittenstein-Straße 1

97999 Igersheim