PSAS Launch Vehicle 3 (LV3)
This is the repo for the LV3 airframe. This holds everything you need to know about making a rocket out of carbon fiber. This includes CAD files, design and prototyping logs, simulation and testing data, most of all the manufacturing procedures for the carbon fiber airframe modules.
If you aren't allowed to push, send Joe or Andrew your Github username and ask for access. (This is different from getting added to the PSAS "organization".)
If you're looking to copy or build on this work check out the doc directory, especially the layup procedure and please message the people who have committed frequently/recently with any questions (or better yet, make an issue with your question).
If you want to work on the CAD model, you'll need to have the dependencies cloned to the same directory as this repo. So, something like
PSAS ├── lv3.0-airframe ├── lv3.0-recovery ├── lv3.0-camera-ring ├── lv3.0-umbilical-ring ├── sw-cad-airframe-nsr └── reaction-control
- psas/lv3.0-recovery -- CAD and analysis for the eNSR-based recovery system
- psas/lv3.0-camera-ring -- 360 degree camera module based on the RunCam Split 2
- psas/lv3.0-umbilical-ring -- passthrough module for the umbilical and arming switches (uses same format as camera ring)
- psas/sw-cad-airframe-nsr -- Mechanical separation system for the nosecone/parachute
- psas/reaction-control -- Cold gas reaction control system
- psas/LV3-design -- Early conceptual design of LV3
psas/mme-capstone(DEPRECATED) -- One of the repositories created durring the 2014 capstone. This contains code for some of the tools they used. psas/sw-cad-carbon-fiber-process(DEPRECATED) -- Yet another repo from the 2014 team. This contains CAD for some of the tools they made.
Check out the issues list if you're looking for something to do. Keeping a TODO in the README never works out.
If you're working on the project in any way, please add yourself to this list.
|IRL Name||Github username||Current Role|
|Joe "Rocket Czar" Shields||@Joedang||project coordination; MFG; design|
|Leslie Elwood||@lelwood||MFG; design; logistics|
|Alex "the Pretty Good" Farias||@alexkazam||MFG|
|Ian Zabel||@IanZabel||cradle design; modelling|
|Kyle Blakeman||@kablakeman||module sanding|
|Peter McCloud||@petermccloud||CNC machining|
|Marie "Marie House" House||@hmarie2||anti-lithobreaking precautions|
|Adam Harris||@SaturnVF1||MFG; manual machining|
|Josh Carlson||@paperman5||CNC machining; design|
|Jacob Tiller||@JacobTiller||machining; design|
|Erin Schmidt||@7deeptide||system integration; design|
|Nathan Bergey||@natronics||patron saint|
|Andrew Greenberg||@andrewgreenberg||benevolent dictator; pixie wrangler|
What and where
|-- cad holds the Solidworks files for all the machined parts │ ├── COTS models for Commercial Off-The-Shelf parts │ ├── CubeSatAirframeMount "Cradle" that holds the flight computer (OreSat) inside LV3 | |-- finCan | |-- LongFinFiles current fin design (flyable and manufacturable) | |-- module files for 18 and 24 inch modules │ │ ├── jigs jig for drilling side holes in module rings (and other radial parts) │ │ └── layup | |-- nose nosecone and mold subassemblies | |-- radome radio-transparent fiberglass module | `-- railSled part for interfacing with the launch rail │ ├── CAM G code for the rail sled (obsolete) │ │ ├── Base │ │ ├── Neck │ │ └── Trunk │ └── Old rail sled designs |-- doc all pure documentation | |-- aiaa-3.6.1 LaTeX template for AIAA | |-- extAbstract extened abstract for the AIAA paper | |-- img image resources for documentation | |-- mfg step-by-step instructions for manufacturing | |-- paper the conference paper we're submitting to AIAA Space │ ├── FlightComputerMount stuff about the Cradle │ ├── textbook summary of composite techniques in general | `-- updates bi-monthlyish status updates on the project |-- sim simulations and calculations | |-- DATCOM DATCOM cases for cross-validating the design (abandoned) | | |-- case | | | |-- LV3 case for the LV3 airframe (not complete) | | | `-- exMiG | | |-- doc DATCOM documentation | | `-- exlinux example DATCOM cases | |-- ORK open rocket models | | `-- prev | |-- OpenFOAM CFD models | | `-- LV3\_LD-Haack model of the 1:5 nose cone | | `-- rcf_100 100-node-long mesh | | |-- 0 initial conditions | | |-- constant fluid properites | | `-- system simulation parameters | |-- plots plots of the open rocket data | |-- reductions reductions of the openrocket simulations | `-- simData output of the openrocket simulations |-- test data from physical tests on modules | `-- profilometer surface roughness data │ └── tinyMold └── tools sources/CAD/docs for physical tools used to make LV3 ├── Composite_Table the table we do all the layups on ├── crusher-control controller software for one of the crush testers at PSU ├── oven-controller the temperature controller for the oven │ ├── Oven_Controller the temperature controller for... wait │ │ ├── Box enclosure for the oven controller │ │ ├── OvenControl the temperature contr-- again?! │ │ └── oven-controller-master "A Deja Vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix." │ └── src source code for the controller ├── Sheet_Cutting_Templates templates used to cut sheets of CF, adhesive, et cetera └── strain-gauge-amplifier instrument used to take strain measurements in a crush/tensile test