Control Actuation Systems

Control Actuation Systems

For Tactical Missiles, Guided Munitions, Torpedoes and Rockets

Designed for challenging military applications, our Control Actuation Systems (CAS) are capable of sustaining high angular slew rates and high torsional load levels. All mechanical, electronic and software elements are fully integrated. Suitable for tail fin or canard control applications. Our CAS team has over 200 years of combined expertise, ready to work on your custom solution.


Efficiency & Capability Impact
  • Size and weight have been optimized for minimal power draw
  • Designed for cost control
  • Outside dimension minimized to allow additional booster capability, increased range, higher speeds
  • Rapid, accurate response provides greater control at hypersonic speeds

We have the capabilities to design all unique components/assemblies associated with a Control Actuation System be it stand-alone electronics and actuators, or a fully integrated actuation system. 

  • Analog and digital designs 
  • Microprocessor, DSP and FPGA electronics 
  • Motor drive electronics 
    • From 28V to 27V and 100A per channel 
  • Electromechanical actuation design 
    • Rotary (up to 5,000 in-lbf/44,500NJ)
    • Linear (up to 10,000 lbf/44,500 NJ) 
    • All geared 
    • Ballscrew / Leadscrew based 


  • Serial communications 
  • Software / Firware design and development 
  • EMI / EMC circuitry and enclosures 
  • High G control actuation systems 
  • High temperature thermal management 
  • Processor electronics 
  • Low voltage power supplies 
Three Loop Servo
  • Position, velocity and current
    • Sensor based (output position feedback element)
    • Sensor-less
Rate-less Servo
  • Position
    • Sensor based (output position feedback element)
    • Sensor-less
Fully Integrated Architectures
  • Electronics and mechanisms in boat tail
  • CAS electronics and guidance electronics
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NOTE: The listed performance data may represent specific program requirements and not the design limitations of the device.