Design of low-cost solid propellant engine test bench and electronic embedded system used for small rockets

Jafet Santivanez, Omar Blas, Camila Saenz, Luis Espinoza, Williams Solis, Jose Cornejo, Paul Palacios, Jaime Estela

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

The development of experimental propulsion projects by undergraduate students introduces new practical knowledge to improve competitiveness in the rocket industry. This work addresses a methodology for testing solid engines based on an embedded and mechanical system at low cost from the modeling of the solid potassium nitrate propellant with candy-rocket sucrose propellant (KNSB). The purpose of this study was modeling of the rocket engine, the design and manufacture of the test bench and the design of the Integrated system to measure the thrust of the rocket engine. Complementarily, the result of an experimental measurement is detailed and compared with the analytical study of the thrust. Using small rockets to study atmospheric precipitation requires several engine tests. For this reason, it is important to study different engines for the academic missions that are proposed in the future. The Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria promotes this research that also participates in the 'CSPACE' launch campaigns organized by the French Space Agency in Tarbes, France and won the Technological Innovation Award from the Peruvian Oil and Energy Mining Society in 2018.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412629
ISBN (Print)9781665412629
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2021 - Mauritius, Mauritius
Duration: 7 Oct 20218 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2021
Country/TerritoryMauritius
CityMauritius
Period7/10/218/10/21

Keywords

  • Automation
  • Rocket engine
  • Space education
  • Test bench

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Design of low-cost solid propellant engine test bench and electronic embedded system used for small rockets'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this