To create a small, yet efficient, power distribution system located in a military helicopter blade hub.
Our team developed a laminated bus bar configuration that distributed power from the center of the device to the PCBs at each edge.
An aerospace company tasked Methode with creating a reliable-but-compact power distribution system that would efficiently distribute power for a helicopter application. Our team developed a laminated bus bar configuration as a pentagram to rotate about its center during operation. The low profile enabled the power to distribute from the center to the PCBs at each edge. The PowerFlex cables come from a circular connector passing through the center hole to supply power to the pads on the bus bar which then distributes the power to circuit boards.