Solid Rocket Motor Design and Applications
$1990 per person
This three-day course provides a detailed look at the design of solid rocket motors (SRMs), a general understanding of solid propellant motor and component technologies, design drivers, critical manufacturing process parameters, sensitivity of system performance requirements on SRM design, reliability, and cost; and transportation and handling, and integration into launch vehicles and missiles. The general approaches used in the development of new SRMs are covered, including the methods used to balance customer vs. SRM manufacturer requirements, design and cost trade-studies, and timelines for the development and qualification of a SRM.
All types of SRMs are included, with emphasis on current motos for commercial and DoD/NASA launch vehicles such as LM Athena series, OSC GMD, Pegasus and Taurus series, MDA SM-3 series,strap-on motors for the Delta series, Titan V, and Ares / Constellation vehicle. The use of surplus military motors (Minuteman, Peacekeeper, etc.) for target and sensor development and university research is discussed. The course also introduces nano technologies (nano carbon fiber) and their potential use for NASA’s deep space missions.
Richard Lee has more than 45 years of experience in the space and missile industry. He was a Senior Program Manager at Thiokol, where he was instrumental in the development of the Castor 120 SRM. His experience includes managing the development and qualification of DoD SRM subsystems and components for the Small ICBM, Peacekeeper and other R&D programs. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in developing and coordinating SRM performance and interface requirements at all levels in the space and missile industry, including government agencies, prime contractors and suppliers. He has been very active in coordinating functional and physical interfaces with the commercial spaceports in Florida, California, and Alaska. He has developed safety criteria with the participation of representatives from academia, private industry and government agencies (USAF SMC, 45th Space Wing and Research Laboratory; FAA/AST; NASA Headquarters and NASA centers at Kennedy, Johnson, Marshall, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and the Army Space and Strategic Defense Command. He has also consulted with launch vehicle contractors in the design, material selection, and testing of SRM propellants and components. Mr. Lee has a MS in Engineering Administration and a BS in EE from the University of Utah.
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