wiki/ LV2b Conceptual Design

Nosecone Separation Design

The current nosecone separation system design will consist of a gas-tight parachute container and a conventionally sleeved nosecone. A cold gas generator could be located below the parachutes, which simplifies the wiring, plumbing, and nosecone interface considerably. A cold gas generator could be purchased from a third party such as Aerocon. http://www.aeroconsystems.com/RTM/index.htm A sample model drawn in solidworks is shown below.

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Fin Design

The current fin design involves clamping four fins equally spaced at the bottom of the propulsion module. By tightening the fasteners on each fin, a compression fit is obtained.A sample model drawn in solidworks is shown below.

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Module Coupling Design

The module coupling design consists of a coupler, roughly 2 inches in length, tightly fitting within the ends of the modules. A series of fasteners will sufficiently attach the coupler to the module. A sample model drawn in solidworks is shown below.

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Materials

Materials for the Aeroshell:

Major Airframe components: (excludes parachute and related hardware)