The Georgia Tech USLI Rocket
Vertically-Integrated Project (VIP) Team
To "challenge university-level students to design, build and launch a reusable rocket with a scientific or engineering payload to one mile above ground level, or AGL. The project engages students in scientific research and real-world engineering processes with NASA engineers."
Figure 1: The Georgia Tech USLI team, Spring 2010.
TECHNOLOGIES: Rocketry, Microcontrollers, Sensors, Structures, Aerodynamics, and experimental technology.
Real-time operating systems, interactive software for human subject research, algorithm development for experimental design and analysis, nonlinear dynamical systems theory, programming embedded systems for educational projects
Development of a rocket propelled vehicle and scientific payload subject to the approval and review process of NASA; optimization of flight hardware; low-cost research systems. Teams may choose a new investigative topic each year, previous topics have included moving oxygen gas in microgravity with a controlled magnetic field and an analysis of vortex shedding around the body of a rocket.
Prof. Eric Feron (AE), Prof. Marilyn Wolf (ECE)
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS:
NASA, ATK, NAR, Space Grant Consortium
- All Disciplines Knowledge of Model and High-Power Rocketry
- AE - Knowledge of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, and interests in experimentation. Construction skills are helpful but not required.
- EE - Background/interest in microcontrollers; sensors, and controls.
Programming skills would be helpful but are not required
- ME - Capable with structural analysis, design, and construction.
- Sciences - Interest in low-cost, small-scale experimentation.
Prof. E.J. Coyle, 609-751-1781, email@example.com