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UAV Miniature HT Ignition Coils

25/07/2011

UAV Miniature HT Ignition Coils

uav ignition coils 300x191Development has started on a range of a miniature inductive ignition coils, specifically designed for the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV/SUAS) market.

The miniature range includes two new constructions – double ended and single ended, weighing 140g and 55g respectively. Both ignition coils have been undergoing field trials with a specialist UAV engine manufacturer operating on a 3.5hp engine. Gill is planning a pre-sales launch at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America, in August 2011.

The proposed specifications and dimensions of the two coils are indicated below – specifications are subject to change ahead of launch and we welcome your feedback on the proposed design and specifications. Please feel free to leave your comments below or contact us directly with your feedback or suggestions.

Specifications & Dimensions:

Double Ended Coil

Weight: 140g including cables
Drive Conditions: 1.0ms @ 13.5V with IGBT
Primary Resistance: 0.5ohms
Primary Inductance: 1.2mH
Peak Current: 10A
Spark Duration: 330µS
Spark Peak Current: 80mA
Spark Energy: 13mJ
HT & LT Cable Length: 400mm unterminated

Single Ended Coil

Weight: 55g including cables
Drive Conditions: 1.0ms @ 13.5V with IGBT
Primary Resistance: 0.5ohms
Primary Inductance: 1.2mH
Peak Current: 10A
Spark Duration: 330
µS
Spark Peak Current: 80mA
Spark Energy: 13mJ
HT & LT Cable Length: 400mm unterminated

The development of ignition coils for the UAV market follows the successful integration of Gill fuel level sensors and oil level sensors on small, medium and large UAV/UAS platforms worldwide.

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