Performance Study of Low-Cost Rocket Controlled by Solenoid

Benny Begun
Work towards MSc degree under the supervision of Prof. Emeritus Shaul Gutman, from Mechanical Engineering, Technion
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Currently, among aerospace industries, there is an increasing demand for advancements in rocket precision. Although these systems have provided great technological advancement in this arena, they are accompanied by high costs and complex mechanisms.

One of the most common control systems that are used in ammunition systems is the Servo. Despite its common usage, the mechanical complexity and high costs are of disadvantage to aerospace industries.

As a result of the challenges associated with the Servo system, a considerable amount of research has been devoted to obtaining an alternative solution.

The main objective of the current research is to propose a unique method to control a rocket which will strike the balance between precise performances and the cost of the rocket.

We will begin the talk with an introduction and an overview of the current state concerning precise rockets. This will be followed by proposing a new guidance law based on Vector Guidance law which leads to more robust rocket performances while requiring low acceleration commands.

Also, a unique actuating system driven by solenoids that are controlled by a PWM controller will be shown.

Finally, the complete rocket configuration will be introduced. Simulations results will be presented during the talk to exemplify the results

The talk will be given in Hebrew

Wed, 27-11-2019, 16:30 (Gathering at 16:00)

Classroom 165, ground floor, Library, Aerospace Eng.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture

Performance Study of Low-Cost Rocket Controlled by Solenoid