KY EPSCoR: FY21: NASA Space Grant Project: Kentucky Re-entry Universal Payload System: Enhancing Instrumentation Suite - Match for 3200003095

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The Kentucky Re-entry Universal Payload System (KRUPS) is a low-cost atmo- spheric re-entry vehicle under development by undergraduate students through senior design projects at the University of Kentucky. KRUPS aims at advancing aerother- modynamic physics while serving as a universal payload system for upper atmospheric and microgravity experiments. The design of KRUPS has been ongoing for 5 years, starting from conceptual design to sounding rocket tests. This proposal is two folds. First, it aims at funding a senior design project that would directly benet the greater mission of KRUPS. The students will be tasked to add additional instruments into KRUPS including an on-board camera facing the back of the capsule to capture the parachute deployment and dynamics following a sounding rocket test ight, and a spectrometer to measure emission signatures in the front of the capsule. The second part of the proposal aims at providing the students with hands-on rocket payload development experience by having them attend the RockOn! workshop at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in summer 2021.
Effective start/end date8/1/2010/31/22


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