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- <td><strong>Advanced Avionics:</strong> Avionics are the computer &quot;brains&quot; of the rocket. We&#39;re trying to be one of the first amateur groups in the world to make an actively guided rocket &ndash; i.e., a rocket that is autonomously guided by an onboard computer. Technically speaking, we&#39;re hoping to build an amateur DGPS-aided inertial navigation system. </td>
+ <td>[[AvionicsTeamHome]]: Avionics are the computer &quot;brains&quot; of the rocket. We&#39;re trying to be one of the first amateur groups in the world to make an actively guided rocket &ndash; i.e., a rocket that is autonomously guided by an onboard computer. Technically speaking, we&#39;re hoping to build an amateur DGPS-aided inertial navigation system. </td>
<td><img align="center" height=319 src="/psas/Current_project/LV-1/Payload/Resources/FC_Intro.jpg" width=320></td>
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- <td><strong>Adaptable Airframes:</strong> We&#39;re working on modular airframe sections to reduce the weight and cost of the rocket while increasing adaptability. Airframe sections are easily swappable, as are the fins and skin. Technically speaking, we&#39;re hoping to push our mass fraction up as high as possible - beyond 60% for a single stage vehicle - while still maintaining robustness. </td>
+ <td>[[AirframeTeamHome]]: We&#39;re working on modular airframe sections to reduce the weight and cost of the rocket while increasing adaptability. Airframe sections are easily swappable, as are the fins and skin. Technically speaking, we&#39;re hoping to push our mass fraction up as high as possible - beyond 60% for a single stage vehicle - while still maintaining robustness. </td>
<td>[[smalllv2airframe.jpg]]</td>
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- <td><strong>High Energy Motors:</strong> Given the number of launches we would like to do in the future, we are developing our own solid-fuel motors. Technically speaking, we&rsquo;re using an industry standard Ammonium Perchlorate/Aluminum composite formula to produces motors in the 10K-60K N-sec range. In the future we&#39;ll move to hybrids for their safety and controllability. </td>
+ <td>[[PropulsionTeamHome]]: Given the number of launches we would like to do in the future, we are developing our own solid-fuel motors. Technically speaking, we&rsquo;re using an industry standard Ammonium Perchlorate/Aluminum composite formula to produces motors in the 10K-60K N-sec range. In the future we&#39;ll move to hybrids for their safety and controllability. </td>
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- <td><strong>Mobile Ground Systems:</strong> Since our launch sites and times are dictated by the FAA and the whims of the weather, our ground systems are designed to be as mobile and flexible as possible. The ground systems include the launch tower, launch control module, radio systems, computers, and logistical equipment. </td>
+ <td>[[GroundTeamHome]]: Since our launch sites and times are dictated by the FAA and the whims of the weather, our ground systems are designed to be as mobile and flexible as possible. The ground systems include the launch tower, launch control module, [[CommunicationsTeamHome]], [[SoftwareTeamHome]], and logistical equipment. </td>
<td>[[SmallLaunchTower.jpg]]</td>
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## <a name="So what have you done so far?"></a> So what have you done so far?
-We've successfully launched three rockets so far:
+We've successfully launched three complete rocket systems so far:
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<h2><a name="What are your current projects?"></a> What are your current projects? </h2>
- <p> We&#39;re currently working on the next generation vehicle, called <a href="/psas/Current_project/LV-2/LV2menu.html">Launch Vehicle No. 2</a> (LV2) which was first launched in [[BlackRockSept2002]]. When all subsystems are complete it will have a projected altitude of 21km (70,000ft), an advanced avionics system which will be the basis for our active guidance system, a modular airframe system, and perhaps most importantly, build on everything we&#39;ve learned from the last three rockets. LV2 is partially funded from a $10,000 grant from the NASA Space Grant Program. A [[Usenix2003Paper]] giving an overview of the project and focusing on the software of the avionics system will be presented at <a href="http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix03" target="_top">USENIX 2003</a>. </p>
+ <p> We&#39;re currently working on the next generation vehicle, called <a href="/psas/Current_project/LV-2/LV2menu.html">Launch Vehicle No. 2</a> (LV2). The modular airframe and recovery systems were first launched in [[BlackRockSept2002]]. When all subsystems are complete it will have a projected altitude of 21km (70,000ft), an advanced avionics system which will be the basis for our active guidance system, a modular airframe system, and perhaps most importantly, build on everything we&#39;ve learned from the last three rockets. LV2 is partially funded from a $10,000 grant from the NASA Space Grant Program. A [[Usenix2003Paper]] giving an overview of the project and focusing on the software of the avionics system will be presented at <a href="http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix03" target="_top">USENIX 2003</a>. </p>
+ <p> We&#39;ve also been working on paraffin-oxygen hybrid rocket motor technology and have a lab-scale rocket motor which is helping direct the design of a full-scale motor. </p>
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