Within the project ATEK (propulsion technologies and components for carrier systems) technologies are developed which are essential for the realization of carrier systems. Their design, simulation, production and qualification with special regard to recyclability are at the center of the project.
The development of a novel nozzle block consisting of the C/C-SiC material and its flight qualification is an important new hardware work of the project. Furthermore, hybrid structures consisting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) and integrated insulation material and hybrid components consisting of CFRP and metal compared to pure metallic booster housing structures are analyzed, developed and qualified in ground facilities. Within the project, a software tool is being developed, which enables the design of a complete hybrid rocket engine including
subsystems within 100 days.
The focus of the department of High-Performance Computing in this project is on data analysis, optimization and code efficiency. For example, the investigation of hybrid rocket engines leads to large datasets that have to be reduced in complexity and have to be searched for essential structures in the combustion flame.