New Circular Connector for Military & Aerospace Applications

By Mike Ball / 12 Jan 2022
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TE Connectivity DBAS 9 circular connectorTE Connectivity has launched the DBAS 9, a new circular connector that provides increased configuration options for enhanced design versatility. Designed for harsh military and aerospace applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), the DBAS 9 combines the high-reliability of the proven DBAS 7 design with the flexibility of standard D38999 inserts, and allows for solutions using AS39029 signal and power contacts.

Thanks to the wide range of inserts, shell types and accessories with multiple surface-finishing options, the DBAS 9 is ideal for custom solutions such as integrated backshells, fiber optic and high-speed solutions. DBAS 9 connectors can also be manufactured according to European Space Agency (ESA) procedures by request, to improve traceability and quality insurance for critical space applications.

Other features of the DBAS connector include:

  • Visual and sensitive push-pull locking system for blind mating applications
  • Leading clip to help prevent accidental unmating on demand
  • Easy locking/unlocking (in heavy duty lanyard configuration)
  • Scoop-proof
  • Wide range of arrangements and configurations of D38999 inserts: high density, hybrid signal and power layout and high-speed
  • Rack and panel feature

Aurélie Cordier, product manager for TE’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine division, commented: “The DBAS 9 connector offers a solution for engineers looking for a connector that is easy to install and uninstall, while providing high performance that can withstand extreme shock, vibration and high temperatures up to 200°C. The DBAS 9 connector is ideally employed in harsh applications, such as umbilical connectors for missiles and rockets where lanyard quick release or rack and panel mating is used.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact