A short summary of your project
We are trying to raise enough money to build our rover design, which will allow us to compete in the UKSEDS Olympus Rover Trials competition. Once we get enough funding to do so, we will be able to build the rover, go to the competition day to compete, and then have a functioning rover afterwards for people to learn from what we did in the future.
The Olympus Rover Trials challenge student teams to design, construct and operate a rover for a habitat construction mission on Mars. Students create a rover concept, trade off performance parameters, and pass through a rigorous review process with panels of engineers from the space sector. The competition aims to:
· Challenge students to perform a complex, systems engineering task of the development of a vehicle to a set of real space mission requirements.
· Enable students to apply taught technical skills and learn new ones relevant to a job in the space industry in an applicable project environment.
· Provide students with an opportunity to develop and practice other important and transferable skills, such as teamwork, leadership and project management.
· Foster interest in the activities of the space sector, especially in space engineering and robotics.
Who are you?
KURE stands for Kingston University Rocket Engineering and is a student-led engineering team based out of Kingston University, London. Historically, Kingston has a strong relationship with the Aerospace Industry, with many students going on to pursue projects and careers in the industry. The Astronautics course at Kingston caters to those students specifically interested in Space Technology.
Astronautics students learn both the theoretical and practical skills associated with getting to orbit and orbit operations. Over the years, Kingston has seen a number of Astro societies to put these skills to use and produced a number of successful projects. KURE aims to continue the work done in such groups as KUSEDS, KURPG and The Engineering Society, and provide a platform for students interested in space technology at Kingston.
KURE’s primary focus is on rocket engineering projects, where the university has a fruitful history with hybrid propulsion. Additionally, many bi-propellant engines and spacecraft related projects have been undertaken by students. KURE allows students to get involved with projects beyond coursework and even independent research.
Taking part in the UKSEDS Olympus Trials would a be a great opportunity for Kingston University Engineering students from all disciplines to apply the skills and knowledge acquired as part of their degree in a practical environment that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to as part of their course. Taking part in this competition will expose us to real world engineering project processes, allowing us to produce documentation such as the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR) as well as manufacture a working protype of our designs.
The experiences and expertise that we would get partaking in this project transcends any classroom lecture or supervised lab work, it is an opportunity to work individually and make meaningful and tangible contributions that can have a positive impact on ourselves and the aerospace industry.
Where will the money go?
- Frame - £100
- Motor - £250
- Micro - Controllers - £25
- 3D Printed Parts - £50
- Misc. - £50
The main reward you will get for donating to this project will be a credit in all presentations the team gives for the competition.
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