Alternative Ejection Methods: An Investigation
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It is important to note that this investigation is to be treated as an addition to the High Powered Rocketry Capstone project conducted over the course of this semester. The motivation itself stemmed from the realization of the need for additional precautions in the deployment of the quadcopter from the rocket. However, this system would have lasting effects through the existence of Oklahoma State University's High Powered Rocketry Club (HPR Club). The initial plans for this investigation was to cover the feasibility of using compressed Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gas as an alternative method for ejection and deployment of component from within the rocket. This quickly changed to a general investigation of improvement to the current ejection system after it became clear that the usage of CO2 created more problems and introduced more risks than could be reasonably outweighed by its possible benefits. Ultimately, this investigation concludes that it is best to continue the usage of black powder with some later experimentation into the usefulness of smokeless powder for local purposes. The full paper from the rocketry Capstone project is available upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.