P08106: Flying Rocket Body & Rocket Stage Integration
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Project Readiness Package

Table of Contents

The objective of the Project Readiness Package is to document:

It will serve as the primary source of information for students necessary during Phase 0 (Planning) to develop a SD I plan and schedule including specific deliverables and due dates. The Project Readiness Package will also support Faculty evaluation of project suitability in terms of depth, scope, and student / faculty resources by discipline.

Administrative Information

Proposal Number: P08106
Project Name
METEOR Liquid HTPB/NOX Tanks and Rocket Stage Integration
Project Number
P08106
Track
Aerospace
Start Term
2007-1
End Term
2007-3
Guide
Dr. Kozak
Customer organization
RIT Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Customer contact information
Dr. Patru
475-2388
dxpeee@rit.edu
Principal sponsor
Harris Corporation and Project METEOR

Project Continuation

This is a continuation of Projects: P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110.

Project Overview

Five previous senior design teams have designed and tested different subsystems of a hybrid rocket motor. This team will have to design and test liquid HTPB/NOX Tanks and Rocket Stage Integration for a 1,000 N Rocket Stage - see also P08105. The successful tests need to be completed in anticipation of the first sub-orbital flight, tentatively scheduled for summer 2008.

Staffing Requirements

Discipline Number of Students Skills Required
EE N/A 0
ME 6 Students with an interest in aero thermo and fluids background. There is also need for at least two team members with interest in structural design.
CE 0 N/A
ISE 0 N/A
Other 0 N/A
NOTE All students on the team are expected to participate in several, weekend long field activities. Attendance is mandatory, except for reasons as described by RIT Policies!

Continuation, Platform, or Building Block Project Information

This is a continuation of Projects: P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110.

Principle Sponsor or Sponsoring Organization

Harris Corporation and Project METEOR

Detailed Project Description

Customer Needs

Five previous senior design teams have designed and tested different subsystems of a hybrid rocket motor. This team will have to:

Customer deliverables (Customer requested milestones, progress reports, and expected product): The team is expected to perform the following successful tests:

A successful test is defined as:

These outcomes are necessary for the first suborbital flight test, tentatively scheduled for summer 2008.

Customer Deliverables

The following requirements complement or repeat the deliverables in the Course Deliverables Document. At the end of the project, the team is expected to deliver to the customer the following documents and materials:

Customer and Sponsor Involvement

The team will be expected to carry out the vast majority of their interactions with the Team Guide, Dr. Kozak. Dr. Patru will act as the customer and will be available for scheduled meetings during the course of the project.

Regulatory Requirements

RIT Risk Management Office (Dr. Patru will take care of all necessary waivers and approvals.)

Project Budget and Special Procurement Processes

The Project has a budget of $ 5K, BUT ALL expenditures have to be reviewed and approved by Dr. Patru. The team is expected to generate an estimated budget by the end of the third week of school.

Intellectual Property Considerations

Everything associated with this project is and will become public domain. Therefore, students will be required to sign a Waiver of Intellectual Property associated with the IP generated during their work on this project. The students are encouraged to carefully read and if they deem necessary to contact a legal counselor before signing.

Engineering Specifications

Refer to Projects: P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110 documents.

Safety Constraints

Refer to Projects: P06006, P07105, P07106, P07109 and P07110 documents.

Detailed Course Deliverables

See Customer Deliverables.

The student team must also meet all requirements related to analysis, documentation, presentations, web sites, and posters, etc. that are common to all projects.

Overall Deliverables

See Customer Deliverables.

Deliverables Breakdown

See Customer Deliverables.

Preliminary Work Breakdown

The following roles are not necessarily to be followed by the team. It is merely to justify the number of students from each discipline. The student team is expected to develop their own work breakdown structure, consistent with the general work outline presented in the workshop series at the beginning of SD1. However, the customer requests a level of detail NO GREATER than weekly tasks to be completed by each student team member for the benefit of the other team members. The customer DOES NOT request any level of detail finer than one-week intervals, but will assist the team members if they wish to develop a finer level of detail to support their own efforts.

ME:
  1. to be completed by Jeff

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Grading of students in this project will be fully consistent with grading policies established for the SD1 and SD2 courses.

This project does not require concept studies. This activity is replaced with the mission operations during the Brick City Festival.

At the end of Senior Design I, the following would be considered when assigning points to the activities in the syllabus rubric:

At the end of Senior Design II, the following would be considered when assigning points to the activities in the syllabus rubric:

These grading criteria will be changed ONLY if causes out of the team control will impact the design, implementation and test flights.

Three-Week SDI Schedule

Course deliverables Documents (Phase 0)

Required Resources

Faculty
Item Source Description Available
Dr. Kozak ME Guide Yes
Environment
Item Source Description Available
METEOR Team Room EE 09-4xx Work Space/Storage Yes
ME Shop ME 09-2360 Small ME Parts Fabrication Yes
Equipment
Item Source Description Available
Test equipment METEOR Used for Electrical Testing Yes
Desktop PC METEOR Used for Simulation Yes
Software
Item Source Description Available
___ METEOR ___ Yes

The team members will be expected to procure the materials needed for the project, excluding the following:

Materials
Item Source Description Available
Misc. small mechanical hardware, NOX tanks EE & ME depts Yes