The Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) is a multinational competition with a goal of bringing a ten pound payload to either 10,000 or 23,000 feet above ground level. Our current project for this competition is to bring the Rover payload to 23,000 in a custom designed and built rocket. The IREC project has five total subteams; Avionics, Propulsion, Recovery, Simulation, and Structures.
Oversees the electronic systems of a rocket, including flight altimeters and a custom data collection system featuring a pitot tube, as well as a ground station and telemetry system.
Responsible for designing, building, and testing solid rocket motors to provide the necessary thrust for the rocket. This entails formulating and casting propellants, designing and machining motor hardware, and performing and analyzing static and flight tests.
Fabricates and designs tailor made reefed parachute for effecient recovery purposes.
Tests materials and strucural components of the rocket to ensure flight success and discover safety risks.
Constructs the body tubes of the rocket out of specialty materials.