Experimental Rockets

AMDC designs, develops and tests small experimental rockets that demonstrate new approaches to modularity, flight control, and prototyping. Cooperation with student groups in experimental flight activities ensures exchange of know how and experiences with the next generation of aerospace engineers. In addition AMDC is analyzing the environmental impact of rocket launches.

Rapid Prototyping of Experimental Rockets

The videos show the test flight of a small reusable experimental rocket, that was realized together with the Institute of Flight System Dynamics at the Technical University Munich. The rocket features a modular design that allows quick and easy substitution of the guidance system module, including an optional sensor package, and the propulsion module. Various combinations are possible.

Test flight July 2021

AMDC Liquid-Fueled Engine

Liquid-Fueled Engine

The philosophy behind this engine prototype is “cheap, simple, and variable”. This pressure-fed engine features a ceramic shell for structural integrity, a simple capacity-cooled combustion chamber, and an exchangable injector plate, which allows hotfire tests with various propellant combinations and mixture ratios. From the beginning, the engine is designed as a flight model, and is capable to power small suborbital rockets.

Environmental Aspects of Rocket Launches

As more and more rockets are launched, the environmental aspects of exhaust plumes become more important. AMDC is analyzing the structure and chemical composition of exhaust plumes based on simulation tools and measurements.

In 2020 and 2021 measurements were performed in Trauen during hot firing tests of a 1o kN hybrid engine of the WARR e. V. in the DLR test facility

Plume measurement results