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Rocket Turbopump Health Management System Design

Turbo Solutions developed a health management system for rocket engine turbopumps under the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Phase 1 and Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs. A detailed physics-based model of existing rocket engine turbopumps was developed … Continue reading

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LOX/Methane Turbopump Design

Designed LOX and methane turbopump assemblies (TPAs) as part of a team designing a 60,000-pound thrust expander cycle rocket engine. There were numerous challenges in this project, including the high suction specific speed inducers for both pumps, the high head … Continue reading

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Designed, fabricated, and tested a three-stage turbocompression system for a high-altitude, long endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle (HALE UAV). This turbocompression system included three turbochargers in series with the associated intercoolers, piping, and wastegates, and a space frame for mounting within … Continue reading

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