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High Power Interconnects

How the Hyperboloid Technology can Provide Superior Performance in Defense and Aerospace Applications

In the past years Smiths Interconnect has been exploring the potential of the energy revolution for combat vehicles, both on the ground and in the air. Whether hybrid in the short term or fully electric in the future, there will not only be a transition in how these vehicles’ drivetrains are powered, but also all their equipment currently powered by pneumatic or hydraulic systems, and all these functional elements will need high power interconnects.

One of the product that Smiths Interconnect has developed with this aim is the HBB series which delivers a breakthrough of raw power and ruggedness combined with a simpler, safer locking system.  It is based on the patented Hypertac® hyperbolic technology formed by a ‘basket of wires’ contact design which provides contact 360° around the pin and uniformly down its whole length. This has proven to provide a continuous high current no matter how harsh or violent the operating conditions are.

The new five-pole HBB connector just launched also adds flexibility, redundancy and additional safety to the series’ established high current handling and reliability credentials. It has wide application potential in the defence sector, from electric fighting vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to missile launcher platforms and ground radar installations.

This webinar will take you through the benefits of the Hypertac® Hyperboloid technology in the high power interconnects and show you how it can provide superior performance in defence and aerospace applications.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover the current requirements in the market for high power applications
  • Understand the growing need for power in combat vehicles and aerospace systems
  • Find out more on the advantages of the Hypertac® hyperbolic technology in High Power applications
  • Go in depth on the HBB product family features and benefits

Presented By


Gregory Kay

Global Product Line Manager

Gregory Kay is an experienced product and engineering manager with a special focus on new product development in the defense, space and aerospace industries. At Smiths Interconnect he provides direction in product line development for the Mil Arinc product line and for growth in the defense, space and aerospace markets.


John Anderson

Principal Enginer, Mil Arinc and Defence, Space and Aerospace

John Anderson is a Principal Engineer for the Mil Arinc and Defence, Space and Aerospace team at Smiths Interconnect, leading the development and engineering of new products and platform solutions. With over 30 years of experience in interconnect technology, he has led the development of a wide range of platform and bespoke connection systems for a variety of demanding applications

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