Hybrid Competition Information!!

Sponsored by the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC), Florida Space Institute (FSI)  and the North East Florida Association of Rocketry (NEFAR)

The objective of the competition is to build and launch a hybrid powered rocket. There are two categories of competition to choose from.  The first category consists of launching a hybrid rocket to the maximum altitude. The second category challenges the teams to fly their rocket closest to 2000 feet in altitude.  There must be at least two teams competing in each category.  If there is only one team, it will be asked to move to the other category.

  • The rocket can be built from scratch or from a kit.
  • The motor must be a hybrid motor rated “G” or from a lower class. The motor can be built from scratch or purchased from a company. NOTE: If the motor is built from scratch or is modified in anyway, a minimum of 2 documented motor tests must be done to demonstrate the safety, quality, and performance of the motor. Documentation must be performed and submitted before launch and must show thrust curves, impulse, burn-time, etc from the 2 tests (please confer with the judges prior to making any modifications to the motor).
  • Points will be awarded for the phases of the competition. The flight is worth 80% of the total points and the teams Engineering Notebook report is worth 20% of the total points. The points for each part are as follows:
    1. Points for Flight
      • 100 pts for highest or closest to altitude
      • 90 pts for 2nd highest or closest to altitude
      • 80 pts or 3rd highest or closest to altitude
      • 70 pts for 4th highest or closest to altitude
      •  0-10 pts for self built motor
      • 0-5 pts for self built rocket
    2. Points for Engineering Notebook
      • Rocksim or other software Simulations (30 pts)
      • Engineering Data (70 pts)

The engineering notebook will be a bound notebook (Composition NoteBook) which will have all of the team’s engineering data, calculations, drawings and sketches, test results, notes, ideas, meeting notes, etc. This notebook will be returned to the teams on flight day. NOTE: The notebook is NOT a formal final report. We are looking for your project workbook.

More information can be found here: http://floridaspacegrant.org/programs/hybrid-motor-rocket-competition/. Meetings are every Friday at 6:30 pm in room EC 1116.