Miniature Rocket Ignition Safety Device

L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems sponsored a team of students to design and build an Ignition Safety Device to be used miniature rockets by drawing inspiration from an out-the-front knife. The goal for the design was that it stored energy over a long period of time and released it over a short period of time.

The 2017 team, comprised of 5 Mechanical Engineers, exploded into action defining the project and executing each step to ultimately create their final design. They started over 50 preliminary concepts and selected the very best design to further develop, test and prototype. 

Team Anzen Fuzing completed their project and met or exceeded each of their performance goals by using a unique bistable, over-the-center mechanism. L-3 will now be able to further test their design in the rocket system because it met each design goal, saving the company time and money had they designed the device in house.

Because of the classified nature of the project not much more information was provided to the team as far as the plans for use, but their design was praised by their contact at L-3 FOS.

School Year (term): 
L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems
Team Name: 
Anzen Fuzing
Ken Hardman
Team Members: 
Zach Pribyl, Taylor Farish, Nico Hansen, Teagan Nakamoto, Thomas Wilkinson

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