Concept Development for SEDS Vulcan-I Rocket

There's been a lot to hash out on this rocket design. One of the sections that can be started on immediately is the payload bay for the main parachute and drouge parachute, which constitutes a separate system from the fuel tanks and pneumatic lines in the lower section of the rocket. This recovery section will have an electronics bay, stored in the nosecone, which will house all the electronics needed for recovery in addition to telemetry and flight data electronics.  

 

 Whiteboard sketches of the entire recovery bass section. 

Whiteboard sketches of the entire recovery bass section. 

There will be multiple leave aluminum ejection wells which will contain the Blackpowder charge and seal the electronic match for ignition needed to blow out the parachutes.  These will be installed on the same bulkhead that the recovery lines attached to via a stainless steel U bolt. 

 

The nosecone will be purchased commercially from Public Missiles LTD.  unfortunately, the standard for a nose cone and high powered rocketry around this size is 7.5 inches rather than 8 inches – this means that there will have to be a half inch shoulder transition on the lower half of the recovery bay in order to enlarge the diameter to the 8 inch diameter of the fuel tanks for the rocket. This will likely be done by applying a filler around the circumference of the recovery day, sanding it down to the proper dimensions, and adding a strip of fiberglass over it.