Development of a Composite Solid Rocket Motor Case Demonstrator
In the context of ESA’s Future Launcher Preparatory Program (FLPP), a differential manufacturing process for a high performance composite booster is developed by MT Aerospace AG. The key technologies are dry fiber winding and dry fiber placement in conjunction with the resin infusion process as well as the final joining of pressure vessel and skirt by injection bonding. The objective of the ongoing program is to design, manufacture and test a highly pressurized composite demonstrator, which is competitive from performance, cost and robustness point of view. The design is established from high level booster case requirements, specified by ESA. A full scale test article is build up using a manufacturing development environment of the German Aerospace Center, Institute of Structures and design, Center for Lightweight Production Technology, DLR-ZLP, in Augsburg and it will be tested end of 2016.
Authors: Ralf Hartmond, Marina Wolff and Joachim Scharringhausen
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016