EBA&D answers the needs of many with one smart answer. Hot Bridgewire (HBW) Initiators and Detonators are used in a wide variety of applications in both the aerospace and defense industries. These initiators include squibs and detonators. A detonating HBW contains a high-explosive output for use in initiating other high-explosive devices such as linear shaped charge cutting systems and flight termination charges.
While HBW devices cover a wide range of design configurations, there are many common construction components — from low-cost, non-hermetic devices to hermetically sealed devices housed in robust steel bodies. EBA&D engineers many intelligent safety features into these devices, including spark gaps to shunt stray current, static discharge, and electromagnetic pulses away from the bridgewire.