Hello everyone. I'm part of a team working on a low-cost, deep-sea camera (BRUVS) project and we're currently facing challenges with our subsea burnwire release system. We're making progress with a design that includes a custom silicone-coated core wire and nichrome wire, but we're exploring more reliable alternatives. I'm looking for advice on commercially available devices or open-source plans that could be adapted to enhance our current system, especially those proven effective in deep-sea environments. Our aim is to integrate a robust and reliable (and relatively low-cost) release system into our camera setup, capable of withstanding deep-sea conditions.
Any suggestions or resources related to subsea burnwire mechanisms or relevant technologies would be greatly appreciated. We're open to exploring different materials or novel approaches to overcome our current challenges. Thanks in advance for all responders!