P08107: First Stage Solid Rocket


Table of Contents

Project Overview



Sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Harris Corporation, Project METEOR is an exciting multi-stage hybrid rocket program that will deliver small payloads to low-Earth orbit. Hybrid rockets use a solid fuel and a gaseous/liquid oxidizer to produce thrust. In order to accurately and effectively guide the rocket into orbit, it requires some sort of thrust-vectoring system. This particular project involves the development of the thrust vectoring system for the 3rd rocket stage, with effort going toward:

If you are interested in joining the team, or would like any more information about observing upcoming rocket tests, please contact Tony Nimeh.

Test-firing a stage of the hybrid rocket

Test-firing a stage of the hybrid rocket

Schematic of current (3rd) stage

Schematic of current (3rd) stage

Administrative Information

Project Name
Thrust-Vectoring System
Project Number
Project Family
Aerospace Systems and Technology
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Jeffrey Kozak (ME)
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Dorin Patru (EE)
Primary Customer
RIT Electrical Engineering Dept.
Customer contact information
Dr. Dorin Patru
Assistant Professor

Team Documents

This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Portions of the team documents have been prepared by a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.

Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher memberhsip in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.

These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.

After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.


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

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Robust Design

Design for the Environment and Sustainability

Design for Reliability

Design for Safety

Testing and Refinement


Published Documents

As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

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