Created in September 2012, the Rocketry Division develops high-altitude sounding rockets (up to 40 000 ft above ground level) for conducting atmospheric and reduced gravity research. Expertise in hybrid rocket propulsion, airframe design, avionics integration, and payload development characterize Rocketry's technical excellence.

Subsystems OVERVIEW

Primary Subsystems:

  • Structures (design ground-based test equipment and works closely with other subsystems to build internal assemblies)
  • Airframe (designs and builds the composite airframe, and sizes the fins)
  • Avionics (designs and builds all on-board and ground-based electronics and software related to flight telemetry, controls, sensors, and communications)
  • Propulsion (develops the hybrid rocket propulsion system including oxidizer tank, injector assembly, nozzle assembly, engine, and custom engine simulations)
  • Payload (develops and integrates custom payloads that perform various atmospheric or reduced gravity research such as weather sensing or surface tension experiments)
  • Recovery (develops and manufactures parachute systems for safe and reliable post-launch landing sequences)

Figure 1: Overview of UTAT Rocketry's hybrid sounding rocket "Deliverance", which took 1st Place [Canada] and 3rd Place [World] in the Advanced Category of IREC 2016.

Upcoming Competitions

Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition 2017 (Spaceport America Cup)
Breaking the Canadian amateur rocketry altitude record in 2018

Projects & Achievements

2015-16: Deliverance Rocket (1st Place [Canada] & 3rd Place [World] @ Advanced Category of IREC 2016)
2014-15: Eos III Rocket (1st Place in Design, Build, and Analysis @ Basic Category of IREC 2015)
2013-14: Eos II Rocket (R. Gilbert Moore Award for Innovation @ IREC 2014)
2012-13: Eos I Rocket

Team Members

Photos coming soon!

  Andreas Marquis  Division Lead

Andreas Marquis
Division Lead

  Greg Jovanovic  Chief Engineering Designer

Greg Jovanovic
Chief Engineering Designer

  Samuel Looper  Avionics Subsystem Lead

Samuel Looper
Avionics Subsystem Lead

  Fangwei Chang   Airframe Subsystem Lead

Fangwei Chang
Airframe Subsystem Lead

  George Lu   Recovery Subsystem Lead

George Lu
Recovery Subsystem Lead

  Abdullah Gulab   Structures Subsystem Lead

Abdullah Gulab
Structures Subsystem Lead

  Mohamed Khalil   Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Mohamed Khalil
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Mitchell Passarelli   Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Mitchell Passarelli
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Emerson Vargas Nino   Propulsion Subsystem Lead

Emerson Vargas Nino
Propulsion Subsystem Lead

  Matteo Kim  Structures Subsystem Lead

Matteo Kim
Structures Subsystem Lead

  Alireza Razavi  Airframe Subsystem Lead

Alireza Razavi
Airframe Subsystem Lead

  Mohammad Razavi  Safety Officer

Mohammad Razavi
Safety Officer

 

This page last updated 2018-04-12