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Combined Trajectory Simulation and Optimization for Hybrid Rockets using ASTOS and ESPSS

Schmierer, C. and Kobald, Mario and Steelant, Johan and Schlechtriem, S. (2017) Combined Trajectory Simulation and Optimization for Hybrid Rockets using ASTOS and ESPSS. 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), 3.-9. Jun. 2017, Matsuyama, Japan.

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The combined simulation of propulsion system performance and trajectory is crucial for the design of a space mission. Therefore the trajectory simulation and optimization software ASTOS is used together with the rocket propulsion simulation tool Ecosim- Pro/ESPSS to simulate and optimize different missions for launcher and spacecraft applications. A special focus is put on hybrid rocket engines. This class of rocket engines is advancing at a high speed and applications in different fields are investigated and developed. High safety, low cost and using ”green” propellants makes hybrid rocket engines a viable choice for a propulsion system. A simulation toolset for ASTOS to calculate and optimize hybrid rocket engine performance is developed. A connection to the dedicated propulsion simulation tool ESPSS is implemented to further improve the simulation of hybrid rocket engines in a loop with the trajectory design. The software interface is successfully implemented and first optimization results look very promising.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112616/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Combined Trajectory Simulation and Optimization for Hybrid Rockets using ASTOS and ESPSS
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schmierer, C.christian.schmierer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kobald, MarioMario.Kobald (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1708-3944
Steelant, Johanesa-estec, nlUNSPECIFIED
Schlechtriem, S.stefan.schlechtriem (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 June 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Hybrid rocket Propulsion, sounding rocket, Micro Launcher, Hydrogen Peroxide
Event Title:31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS)
Event Location:Matsuyama, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:3.-9. Jun. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Reusable Space Systems and Propulsion Technology
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion > Propellants
Deposited By: Kobald, Dr. Mario
Deposited On:09 Jun 2017 08:43
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:52

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