Endigit Flight Termination System Tester

A flight termination system (FTS) is used to control the termination of a launch vehicle’s flight. It is critical that flight termination systems work as intended. Endigit has an off-the-shelf solution for testing flight termination systems that we can tailor to your needs.

Flight Termination System Components

  • Flight Termination Receiver (FTR)
  • Safe and Arm Device (SAD or S&A)
  • Explosive Device
    • Explosive Foil Initiator (EFI)
    • Electro-Explosive Device (EED)


Endigit’s Flight Termination System Tester can test both the individual devices separately and the overall system together.

Screen shot of software testing SSTO on a flight termination receiver

Example Flight Termination System Tests

FTR Device

  • Bandwidth
  • Tone reception sensitivity
  • Tone logic
  • Arm
  • Destruct
  • Modulation
  • Tone Frequency
  • Spurious Response
  • Signal Strength Telemetry Output (SSTO)

ESAD Device

  • Power up logic
  • Telemetry
  • Arm
  • Destruct
  • Safe

Full System

  • System Arm
  • System Destruct
  • Stage Separation (for multistage launch vehicles)
  • Bandwidth
  • Tone reception
  • Tone logic
  • Flight Simulation

An Endigit FTS Tester can provide the confidence your devices will operate as needed in must-work scenarios. We can provide you with a cost effective solution for testing.

Contact us today to discuss your FTS testing needs