P08106: Flying Rocket Body & Rocket Stage Integration


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P01806 Specific Overview
This year's Rocket Stage Integration team is focused on delivering a system capable of receiving the rocket motor (from P08105). This includes transferring the forces of thrust throughout the entire rocket assembly in addition to delivering the oxidizer (N2O) to the rocket motor.

The goal of this team is to design, analyze and manufacture a working integration system for the rocket engine with the design constraints of a 20 second flight with thrust in excess of 150 pounds force, and a thrust-to-weight ratio above 2 at 80,000 feet.

High Level Objective

Project METEOR is a multiple-stage rocket designed to deliver small payloads into low earth orbit. The current rocket is composed of a solid fuel element in combination with liquid oxidizer in order to generate thrust. Previous METEOR teams have developed multiple components of the entire family of projects. These projects include rocket engine design, test stands, satellite design, and ground launch platforms. Current teams include rocket engine refinement, oxidizer system integration, satellite refinement and test stand refinement.

The goal of the mechanical design teams for the 2007-2008 academic year is to produce a working rocket assembly capable of a flight of 20 seconds with a thrust of over 150 pounds force at 80,000 feet.


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Administrative Information

Project Name
Rocket Stage Integration aka Motor-less Rocket
Project Statement
Senior Design group P08106, which is the second flying rocket body team for the third rocket stage will be building off of the progress generated by the original flying rocket body team of P07109 in the 2006-07 academic year.
Project Family
METEOR projects P08104 through P08107
Project Track
Aerospace Systems and Technology
Start/End Term
Fall/Spring which consists of academic quarters 2007-1 and 2007-3
Dr. Dorin Patru
Electrical Engineering
585 - 475 - 2388
Faculty Guide
Dr. Jeffery Kozak
Mechanical Engineering
585 - 475 - 2148
Primary Sponsors
Harris Corporation and RIT
Team Members
Nathan Confer
Tony Nimeh
Maggie Anderson
Chris Wergin
Tim Seibert

Team Documents

Team Documents are constantly changing and being updated as the project progresses. Currently, the detailed integrated rocket assembly is being displayed.




Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Detailed System Design

Subsystem 1:Tank

Subsystem 2:Oxidizer Delivery System

Subsystem 3:Frame

Robust Design:Subsystem Assembly

Published Documents

Currently, only concept review documentation is being shared via links to power point as seen below. However, due to EDGE's poor interface with Power Point, the user must right click, save file as, and then set the file extension to ".ppt" in order for the document to be viewed properly.

Concept Design Review

Project/Concept Overview

Detailed Design Review

Managerial Design Review

Poster Publication ( imagine RIT )

Final Poster Publication ( final )

Final Design Review

Technical Paper

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