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!

Bennett Leong Division Lead

Bennett Leong
Division Lead

Zeping Sun Chief Engineering Designer

Zeping Sun
Chief Engineering Designer

Michael Ding Avionics Subsystem Lead

Michael Ding
Avionics Subsystem Lead

Ridwan Howlader Payload Subsystem Lead

Ridwan Howlader
Payload Subsystem Lead

Hanzhen Lin Recovery Subsystem Lead

Hanzhen Lin
Recovery Subsystem Lead

Greg Jovanovic Structures Subsystem Lead

Greg Jovanovic
Structures Subsystem Lead

Others (not shown): Fangwei Chang (Airframe Subsystem Lead), Mitchell Passarelli (Propulsion Subsystem Lead), Justin Lin (Structures Subsystem Lead)

This page last updated 2017-01-05