Water Activated
Water Activated Technology

Stratus Systems’ water activated products enhance the survivability of aircrew personnel who crash or eject over the water.  Offerings include automatic life preserver inflation devices and release systems that detach pilots’ parachutes.

UNIVERSAL INFLATOR – FLU-8 and FLU-9 Automatic Life Preserver Inflator

UWARS/NG – Next Generation Universal Water Activated Parachute Release System for Ejection Seated Aircraft

 


UNIVERSAL INFLATOR

FLU-8 and FLU-9 Automatic Life Preserver Inflator

When aircrew eject over a body of water, it is critical that their flotation devices inflate automatically.  The Universal Inflator designed by Stratus Systems is a direct replacement for the current FLU-8 (U.S. Navy) and FLU-9 (U.S. Air Force) automatic life preserver inflation devices for ejection seated aircraft.  Stratus Systems has a complete line of automatic inflators to meet your specific needs.

Features:
  • Increased Reliability
  • Predictable Activation Time (3 +/- 2 sec.)
  • Low Cost
  • Reduced Life Cycle Cost
  • Low Maintenance
  • Dormant Circuitry
  • Environmental Protection To MIL-STD-810
  • EMI Shielded
  • Non-Hazardous Classification For Shipping and Storage
  • Light Weight

 



UWARS/NG

Next Generation Universal Water Activated Parachute Release System for Ejection Seated Aircraft

Following ejection over water, a pilot’s parachute can create drag and pose a serious danger.  By automatically separating crewmembers from their parachutes during these emergency situations, Stratus Systems’ UWARS/NG product enhances survivability.   

UWARS/NG is designed to meet the stringent performance and environmental resistance requirements for high performance aircraft.  Its “Built-In Test” will indicate a “Go/No-Go” system status by measuring battery condition, circuit continuity and electro-explosive-device continuity.  A single flash of an imbedded green LED indicates a “Go” condition.  

The UWARS/NG offers a service life of six years and a shelf life of nine years. To extend service life, the system utilizes advanced lithium coin cells, which are readily available and easily replaced if required.

Features:
  • Sea Water Activated
  • Operates Within 2.0 Seconds After Water Immersion
  • Fully Assembled
  • Fits Both Left and Right Hand Parachute Release Fittings
  • Built-In-Test, No Support Equipment Required
  • Compact and Symmetrical
  • Self Contained, No Assembly Required
  • Commercial Off-The-Shelf Batteries