Satellite deployment requires the measurement of force in order to release a satellite from a rocket or a spacecraft. Compression forces from the payload’s spring mechanism needs to be tested to ensure deployment is successful, and that the satellite does not get damaged as its released.
Interface suggests using custom LW Load Washers within the springs of the separation mechanism. Measuring the force on the springs ensures the two pieces of the spacecraft are properly locked down during launch, but also ensures that separation occurs for the satellite to release into space. Force readings can be amplified with SGA AC/DC Powered Signal Conditioners, and signals can be supplied to the control system of the satellite.
Interface’s custom LW Load Washers successfully ensured the two pieces of the spacecraft were locked together during launch, but also ensured it would be separated in space for the satellite to deploy.