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

Undergraduate

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Poster Session; 10-minute Oral Presentation

Authors' Class Standing

Eric Ford, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Eric Ford

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Jeff Brown

Abstract

The Artemis Mk. IV Research Project is an ambitious development project of over 25 undergraduate students with the overall objective to compete in the Spaceport America Cup in the summer of 2019. The project focuses research in areas such as structural composites, solid propellant manufacturing, trajectory analysis, and parachute design. The project was accomplished by dividing the project into 7 categories: structures, propulsion, avionics, trajectory, development test, systems, and public relations. Each category had an undergraduate student as a group lead responsible for the deliverables of the category. Unique technologies applied in this research include filament wound composite airframes, pi preforms as a method for fin joints, manufacturing methods for solid rocket propellant, and non-traditional parachute designs for rocket recovery. These technologies will be tested in a 2 stage sounding rocket flying to an altitude of 30,000 ft with a maximum velocity of Mach 1.5. The project is being run under the Embry-Riddle Future Space Explorers and Developers Society (ERFSEDS) under the supervision of Dr. Perrell and Dr. Brown.

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

Yes, Spark Grant

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Artemis Mk. IV Research Project

The Artemis Mk. IV Research Project is an ambitious development project of over 25 undergraduate students with the overall objective to compete in the Spaceport America Cup in the summer of 2019. The project focuses research in areas such as structural composites, solid propellant manufacturing, trajectory analysis, and parachute design. The project was accomplished by dividing the project into 7 categories: structures, propulsion, avionics, trajectory, development test, systems, and public relations. Each category had an undergraduate student as a group lead responsible for the deliverables of the category. Unique technologies applied in this research include filament wound composite airframes, pi preforms as a method for fin joints, manufacturing methods for solid rocket propellant, and non-traditional parachute designs for rocket recovery. These technologies will be tested in a 2 stage sounding rocket flying to an altitude of 30,000 ft with a maximum velocity of Mach 1.5. The project is being run under the Embry-Riddle Future Space Explorers and Developers Society (ERFSEDS) under the supervision of Dr. Perrell and Dr. Brown.

 

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