Abstract Title

Level 3 Rocket

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

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Francisco Pastrana Senior Patrick Serafin Senior Ankit Junior Jonthon Junior Vijay DuraySami Graduate

Lead Presenter's Name

Francisco Pastrana

Faculty Mentor Name

Pedro Llanos

Abstract

The Payload and Integration Lab student team located in the College of Aviation, under the mentorship of Dr. Pedro Llanos, has been working on the design, construction and testing of a Level 3 Rocket capable of carrying a payload to a target altitude. The payloads consist of Nano-laboratories ranging from 1U (10 cm3) to 6U. Each 1U Nano-Laboratory can be as heady as 2.20 lbs (1.00 Kg). The maximum payload weight is 6 times that. The construction of this rocket follows the certification process provided by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). The Level 3 Rocket is a continuation of previous research conducted at the university. In the past, the team has launched a Level 1 and Level 2 rockets with a 3D printed capsule that carried the CRExIM (ERAU first Suborbital Payload) payload to an altitude of 5,500.00 ft and 7,500.00 ft, redpectively. This vehicle will allow to assess the performance of future suborbital payloads under the effects of large accelerations, decelerations, vibrations, and impact loads during landing. The overall dimension of the rocket is 17 ft in length, 10.85 inches in diameter, total mass of 50 lbs., cargo capacity of 12.22 lbs., and max altitude of 21,000.00 ft.

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

Yes, Spark Grant

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Level 3 Rocket

The Payload and Integration Lab student team located in the College of Aviation, under the mentorship of Dr. Pedro Llanos, has been working on the design, construction and testing of a Level 3 Rocket capable of carrying a payload to a target altitude. The payloads consist of Nano-laboratories ranging from 1U (10 cm3) to 6U. Each 1U Nano-Laboratory can be as heady as 2.20 lbs (1.00 Kg). The maximum payload weight is 6 times that. The construction of this rocket follows the certification process provided by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). The Level 3 Rocket is a continuation of previous research conducted at the university. In the past, the team has launched a Level 1 and Level 2 rockets with a 3D printed capsule that carried the CRExIM (ERAU first Suborbital Payload) payload to an altitude of 5,500.00 ft and 7,500.00 ft, redpectively. This vehicle will allow to assess the performance of future suborbital payloads under the effects of large accelerations, decelerations, vibrations, and impact loads during landing. The overall dimension of the rocket is 17 ft in length, 10.85 inches in diameter, total mass of 50 lbs., cargo capacity of 12.22 lbs., and max altitude of 21,000.00 ft.

 

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