Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Deepam Rana, Junior Paul Hemsworth, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Deepam Rana

Faculty Mentor Name

Ilteris Demirkiran

Abstract

The project's primary goal is to research, design, and manufacture solid rocket motors for competition and hobby use. Solid rocket propulsion is one of the most common forms of propulsion and is used primarily for rocket boosters and in model rocketry. This is because unlike other forms of propulsion, the manufacturing cost is significantly lower, and the manufacturing process is less involved. This research project is primarily focused on the hobby side. The current stage of the project is to collect data from static test fires of our propellant. The data recorded will give all the information needed to predict how our propellant will burn when scaled up or down. The manufacturing of these motors is being conducted with the assistance of Embry-Riddle Future Space Explorers and Developers Society, and tests will be performed at the Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry. The end goal of this project is to manufacture low cost, high-performance rocket motors, that will be used at Spaceport America Cup.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Spark Grant

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Experimental Solid Rocket Propulsion

The project's primary goal is to research, design, and manufacture solid rocket motors for competition and hobby use. Solid rocket propulsion is one of the most common forms of propulsion and is used primarily for rocket boosters and in model rocketry. This is because unlike other forms of propulsion, the manufacturing cost is significantly lower, and the manufacturing process is less involved. This research project is primarily focused on the hobby side. The current stage of the project is to collect data from static test fires of our propellant. The data recorded will give all the information needed to predict how our propellant will burn when scaled up or down. The manufacturing of these motors is being conducted with the assistance of Embry-Riddle Future Space Explorers and Developers Society, and tests will be performed at the Northeast Florida Association of Rocketry. The end goal of this project is to manufacture low cost, high-performance rocket motors, that will be used at Spaceport America Cup.

 

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