CBL - Campus del Baix Llobregat

Projecte llegit

Títol: Development and manufacturing of a Thrust Vectoring System for reusable rocket dynamics research

Estudiants que han llegit aquest projecte:

Director/a: ROYO CHIC, PABLO

Departament: DAC

Títol: Development and manufacturing of a Thrust Vectoring System for reusable rocket dynamics research

Data inici oferta: 10-07-2023     Data finalització oferta: 10-03-2024

Estudis d'assignació del projecte:
Tipus: Individual
Lloc de realització: EETAC
Paraules clau:
Reusable Rocket, Flight Dynamics, Attitude Control, Space, UAS, VTOL
Descripció del contingut i pla d'activitats:
The main objective of this project is to design and build a
spacecraft capable of flying like a drone but with the dynamic
principles of a rocket. Basically, this spacecraft will have an
air-propelled Electric Ducted Fan (EDF) totally fixed in the
structure, and the movement in the 3 axes of the Unmanned Aerial
Vehicle (UAV) will come from the mobile fins located just below
the propelled jet, that will deflect that jet to get the
necessary moment to direct the spacecraft to where the user

The project itself will be done from scratch, choosing the
different necessary components, designing the spacecraft and
finally proceeding to its construction and subsequent calibration
to optimize the flight. All the control of the UAV will be
carried out through a Pixhawk flight controller, and a computer
with Mission Planner will be used as a ground station to be able
to monitor the state of the spacecraft through its telemetry.
Overview (resum en anglès):
Nowadays, the space industry is experiencing exponential growth, fueled by private companies and the conception of new and ambitious challenges. In recent years, the cost of reaching space has been drastically reduced, and to a certain extent, reusable rockets are to blame for that cost reduction.

Unfortunately, and it has always been so, the space industry has always required a lot of resources and funding, and even with the drastic cost reduction with the incorporation of this new type of rockets, the development of technologies by students and researchers from universities around the world is still very difficult.

To address this problem, this thesis will attempt, by reducing the cost to a maximum, to develop a system where it can study the dynamics of reusable rockets and be able to develop technologies around them.

To do this, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) will be designed from scratch with the main objective of imitating the behavior of this type of rocket while trying to reuse as many components already used by the university as possible, helping to reduce costs, and also helping to reduce the environmental impact of the project itself.

Through the different chapters of this work, it can be seen, from the conception of the initial requirements and selection of the different components, to the 3D design and subsequent manufacturing of the system itself, which will be calibrated and tested in different test flights, taking advantage of the university's facilities.

Ultimately, this work aims to serve as a useful tool for future students and researchers to deepen their knowledge of the attitude control of this type of rockets, and furthermore, to develop new technologies around the system that is intended to be designed and manufactured in this thesis.

© CBLTIC Campus del Baix Llobregat - UPC