Developing a standard payload module for the Zuni rocket

Clark, Matthew (2002). Developing a standard payload module for the Zuni rocket Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Clark, Matthew
Thesis Title Developing a standard payload module for the Zuni rocket
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Professor. Richard Morgan
Total pages 59
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract

This thesis topic was proposed by the Australian Space Research Institute with the goal of ensuring the continuation of the Small Sounding Rockets Program that has been run by them since 1997. In 2001, ASRI lost its capability to carry out the launches for the SSRP. This thesis has revived the program by compiling relevant information, redesigning Zuni Payload Module and producing self consistent documentation and procedures for fabrication and assembly. The new design is standardised in every respect to enable the inter-compatibility of all the components of the payload modules and to facilitate the development of payload experiments and other components in the future. Three units, designated ZPM6 were built to meet ASRI’s performance requirements and were flight tested during launch trials in October 2002. A Technical Reference Manual and Payload User Guide were compiled and presented to ASRI to accompany the new hardware.

Keyword Payload module
Zuni rocket
Additional Notes * Mechanical engineering undergraduate theses. Sem 2, 2002

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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