Team Jarts Rocket Design

Alex Folz, Brett Foster, Eric Logisz, Cameron Schulz


The objective of the 2012 Wisconsin Space Grand Consortium collegiate rocket competition was to construct a rocket capable of live video feed through the thrust phase while flying to an exact altitude of 3,000 feet.

The airframe of the rocket was designed utilizing a simplistic, low weight design to provide a properly balanced rocket. The main chute was designed for two separate scenarios of deployment; the first scenario involves a remote controlled manual deployment, and the other is activated by an automatic elevation trigger, which will serve as a failsafe to ensure the rocket makes a safe landing. A numerical simulation, developed in MATLAB, was used to predict the performance of the rocket. The maximum predicted acceleration calculated is 506 ð’‡ð’•/ð’”ðŸ, and the maximum predicted altitude calculated is 3480.6 ð’‡ð’†ð’†ð’•. Further analysis of the rocket design and discrepancies are attached below. 

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