SI:

  • Systems level design/integration.

  • Schedule enforcement.

  • Performance monitoring.

  • Integrate system level assembly cad.

 

System Lead (Applies to all system leads):

  • Schedule enforcement & member accountability.

    • Delegate tasks and ensure members perform tasks by set deadlines.

  • Collect, consolidate and validate documentation for all assignments.

  • Integrate cad from component designs into system level assemblies.

  • Report weekly on schedule adherence.

  • Have a lot of motivation.

 

PPT:

  • Lead:

    • Schedule meetings

    • Ensure internal team accountability, and that deadlines are met

    • Ensure each component of the rocket motor meets necessary requirements

    • Integrate PPT components

    • Ensure compatibility with other subsystems

    • Ensure all team members have the tools and assistance they need to complete their tasks to standard and on time

  • Plumbing:

    • Determine and design necessary plumbing components

    • Ensure components can support necessary pressures, temperatures, and flow rates to meet motor needs

    • Create proper CAD and written documentation of the design process

    • Present analysis for the plumbing system

  • Nozzle & Injector:

    • Design of rocket nozzle to optimize performance

    • Use method of characteristics and CFD analysis to optimize nozzle & injector components

    • Ensures components can tolerate relevant stresses and chemistry

    • Create CAD and written documentation for the design process

  • Chemistry:

    • Determine desired fuel mixture for optimal application performance

    • Calculate the necessary O/F ratio of the appropriate fuel type

    • Calculate expected combustion temperatures and pressures

    • Consult with team to determine appropriate volumes and configurations for propellants

    • Documentation of the analytical process with complete calculations

  • Thermal Structure (Analysis):

    • Ensure that all components can tolerate thermal loads presented by the motor

    • Consult with team to design attachment components and necessary insulation to be compatible with other subsystems

    • Analyze thermal loads through the structure

    • Document analysis and design procedure

 

Flight systems:

  • Lead:

    • Design configuration of avionics bay, recovery systems and payload accommodation inside rocket body.

    • Interface with structural lead to ensure configuration works, and planning fault monitoring design.

    • Interface with PPT to plan fault monitoring.

    • Track adherence to safety requirements and write protocol document.

      • Wire safety / launch sequence protocol.

    • Look into extra points for accommodating their payload (See documentation).

    • Electronic component layout.

  • Avionics:

    • Develop flight code on teensy microprocessor in C.

      • Launch sequence, in-flight monitoring, staging, deployment, recovery.

    • Integrate sensor/fault monitoring equipment.

    • Ensure redundancy for critical systems.

    • Select and test communications equipment.

  • Recovery:

    • Research deployment strategies and select for our application.

      • Compressed gas or explosive?

      • Dual deploy configurations.

        • COTS or SRAD?

      • Parachute selection.

    • Develop any technology necessary to guarantee chute deployment.

 

Structure:

  • Lead:

    • Management and internal deadlines with margin to meet global deadlines.

    • Makes sure all rules are complied with and met.

    • Documentation of all design, processes, analysis and anything needed to tell others the story of the design.

    • High level trade analysis of all methods and narrow down options for subsystem members.

    • Makes sure all members are accountable for components and deadlines. If not satisfactory or not met expectation, correct or deal with subsystem member consequences.

    • Makes sure all members have all the tools needed to team member success.

    • Keeps track of the BOM and purchase requirements.

 

  • Nose Cone:

    • Selection of optimal nose cone shape for our speeds, cost and mfg.

    • Hand calculation of stresses and aerodynamic.

    • CFD & FEA with a clear explanation of inputs, boundary conditions, few screenshots and a final results. You should be able to create a 1 - 2 page summary of findings.

    • Detailed NX CAD.

    • FMEA.

    • Quotes, vendor communication and documentation of all explored methods/ investigated items. Add finalized items to the Structure BOM.

  • Frame:

    • Hand calculations of stresses.

    • CFD & FEA with a clear explanation of inputs, boundary conditions, few screenshots and a final results. You should be able to create a 1 - 2 page summary of findings.

    • Perform analysis of all mounted components that are attached on the vehicle.

    • Optimization of material, weight, forces and component placement attachment points.

    • Detailed NX CAD.

    • FMEA.

    • Quotes, vendor communication and documentation of all explored methods/ investigated items. Add finalized items to the Structure BOM.

 

  • Fins:

    • Hand calculations of stresses & attachment methods.

    • CFD & FEA with a clear explanation of inputs, boundary conditions, few screenshots and a final results. You should be able to create a 1 - 2 page summary of findings.

    • Optimization of material, weight, forces and component placement attachment points.

    • Detailed NX CAD.

    • FMEA.

    • Quotes, vendor communication and documentation of all explored methods/ investigated items. Add finalized items to the Structure BOM.

 

MFG/Test:

  • Lead:

    • Interface with system leads to report feasibility analysis on component manufacturability.

      • Suggest component alterations.

    • Have certification for manufacturing in lab.

    • Indicate when items will be deliverable by, and execute.