• Student Position

Rocketry Project

Sub-team summary:

The Aerodynamics sub-team is responsible for the aerodynamic design, trajectory analysis of the rocket, analysis of shock-wave formation, developing configurations and automatic control systems to improve rocket’s performance.

Position description:

The current project in development is an air-brake system. At this point a controller and simulation software have been designed, while a prototype is being built for testing. The goal is to further develop both the controller and software to improve their performance. To achieve this, knowledge of aerodynamics is necessary, so training will be provided also in this subject.

The Control Engineer will be asked to:

  • Research literature
  • Model physical and control system in order to extract transfer functions
  • Optimize the response of the system
  • Further develop simulation software
  • Build and test prototypes

Preferred Skills and Education:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Automatic control system theory
  • Familiarity with aerodynamics
  • Rigid body dynamics
  • Matlab and Simulink
  • Python
  • LaTex
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