Introduction / Background
The Boise State Tripoli Senior Design Team will perform a flight of a high power rocket with a focus on reducing costs compared to typical high power rockets, incorporating novel techniques into the design, and generating excitement about flying rockets and STEM in general. In order to achieve this mission, a redesign of a high power rocket will be completed. A majority of the rocket components will utilize the standard techniques used for high powered rockets. However, improvements will be explored that implement novel techniques that can be introduced to the hobby.
This e-Portfolio outlines the initial steps in the development process. A market analysis, problem definition, and specifications provide the starting point for the design. From these, conceptual designs for the rocket are explored along with an analysis of those designs. Future work to be completed is outlined along with a tentative budget.
The purpose of this project is to move the hobby of high power rocketry forward. Specifically, our mission is to perform a flight of a high power rocket with a focus on reducing costs compared to typical rockets, incorporating novel techniques into the design, and generating excitement about flying rockets and STEM in general. In order to meet these objectives, the rocket will be large to catch the attention of people while on display to generate interest. The rocket will also need to perform all of the basic functions of a high powered rocket. For this project, these include reaching a minimum altitude of 10,000 feet above ground level, minimum fuselage diameter of 7.5 inches, stable flight, minimize roll during all phases of flight, measurement and transmission of rocket data, and safe recovery of the rocket.