The AFTU Development Roadmap

Our concepts for mini, micro and nano AFTU Products

Optimized Future Designs

Sagrad is ready and capable to extend the current AFTU architecture for improved size, weight, and manufacturability. We are seeking customer collaboration for future designs based on end-user requirements and engaging with lead customers to help fund the development of the next-generation AFTUs.

Leverage the current AFTU design

  • Simplify circuitry and functionality
  • Focused on liquid fuel termination
  • Single telemetry output (Ethernet or RS-422)
  • Eliminate spare and sensor inputs if not needed
  • Add external circuitry like GPS combiner, power switch, etc.
  • Optimize cabling to drive down weight

Seeking Lead Customers / Applications to Drive Final Specs

  • Can Customize Packaging to Application
  • Ready to Start Development Now

Mini-AFTU Concept Overview

Half the Size and Weight of Current Product

  • 50 in3 / 1.5 lbs.
  • Serves larger market

Leverages Existing Design

  • Minimizes development risk
  • Same qualification process
  • Fast Time To Market:
  • Engineering development units in 5 months ARO
  • Production units in 10 months ARO

Integrated next-generation GPS

Design for Higher Volume / Long Life Production

Micro-AFTU Concept Overview

Redesigned for Small Size and Low Weight

  • Repackaging current design to high density
  • Aggressive reduction of electronics size
  • 14 in3 / 12 oz
  • Potential integrated custom GPS
  • Aggressive connectors / enclosure optimized for applications
  • Collaboration with lead customers allows for optimized product
  • Maintains existing architecture to minimize risk

Designed to Support Higher Volume Production

Seeking Lead Customers / Applications to Drive Final Specs

Nano-AFTU Concept Overview

Designed for direct integration into autonomous flight safety systems

Optimized for smallest possible size / weight

  • Develop multi-chip modules
  • Next-generation processor with optimized embedded code
  • Integrated custom navigation sources
  • Implements advanced packaging and connector technology
  • Potentially half the size and weight of micro-AFTU

Leverage Mini-AFTU technology & architecture to minimize risk

Seeking Lead Customers / Applications to Drive Final Specs

AFTU Comparison

AFTU

Version

Volume

(In3)

Weight

(lbs)

Prototype

Lead

Time

Production

Lead

Time

Features

Current

100

3

Complete

2M

Design Complete

Available now

Mini-AFTU

50

1.5

7-12M

+4M

Fast to Production

Lighter

Micro-AFTU

14

0.75

12-14M

+6M

Very small

No S/W Changes

Nano-AFTU

6

0.25-0.5

12-18M

+6M

Very Small

Lowest Production Cost

Versatile

AFTS News & Announcements

Lisa Valencia
May 24, 2017

Engineer Manages AFTS Software Certification

Lisa Valencia is the project manager for the Autonomous Flight Termination System, AFTS, in the Engineering Directorate at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Lisa is working with Sagrad to develop AFTUs for the program. Read More

March 12, 2017

Self-destruct in action

For the first time in decades of launches from the Cape, responsibility for commanding the rocket to self-destruct, if necessary, lay with computers on board the SpaceX Falcon 9. Read More

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SAGRAD COMPANY OVERVIEW

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Sagrad is a privately-held corporation, incorporated in August of 2004. The business is organized into four business units that provide products and engineering services to companies worldwide.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Aerospace
  • OEM Products
  • Electronics Manufacturing

Sagrad provides full lifecycle electronics development, from requirements through design, development, in-house manufacturing, test and packaging.