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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

ENGR178 HM - High Power Rocketry

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Spjut

Offered: Spring

Description: This course uses high power rockets as a vehicle for learning and demonstrating competence in modeling, experimental data collection and data analysis of rigid body and flight dynamics. In particular, students will perform 1-D analytical and numerical characterization of flight data including motor performance, testing and characterization of avionics and telemetry, develop and use models for inertial navigation and sensor fusion, and characterize structural dynamics during flight. The final project will demonstrate all of the above from data the students collect during flights of the rockets the students will construct and instrument, designed to reach Mach 1.6 and an altitude of 13,000 ft.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR080 HM  for Engineering majors or the combination of ENGR079 HM  and permission of instructor for non-majors with the appropriate background.
Corequisite(s): Corequisites: TRA or NAR Level 1 certification. Level 2 certification strongly recommended.