SHC Member Publications

Papers and presentations of SHC Members

2020 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum
August 24-28 2020, Virtual Event

Mckynzie Perry, Aaron Hunt, Spencer Christian
Ground Test Development of 800 lbf Nitrous Oxide-Ethane Engine
Manuscript

2020 Von Braun Symposium Poster Competition
October 2020, Huntsville, Alabama


Areeb Mohammed, Austin Gabhart, Phillip Wilkerson
An Approach to the Development of a High Endurance Solar Electric Motorglider
Poster

J. Stark, Q. Booker, A. Roberts, T. Marshall, M. Downey, T. McKinney
Development of Active and Passive Approaches for Stabilizing Weather Balloon Payloads to Improve High-altitude Video Collection
Poster 

Talon Safreed, Ben Schartung, Jacob Jones
An Examination of Ignition Systems for the Tartarus 800lb Nitrous Oxide-Ethane Engine
Poster

Manav Dave, Harrison Smith
Propellant Conditioning of Nitrous Oxide During Storage and Operations
Poster


2020 AIAA Region II Student Conference
April 2020, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (COVID-19) 


Mckynzie Perry and Aaron Hunt
Hazard Mitigation and Safety Practices for Static Firing of 800 lbf Nitrous Oxide-Ethane Engine
Manuscript

Spencer Christian and Garrett Ellis
Evaluating Nitrogen Solubility in Nitrous Oxide and its Potential Effects on Combustion
Manuscript

Noah Adams
Valve Selection Considerations for a Student Liquid Bipropellant Rocket
Manuscript

Sean Rabitte and Alexander Mohs
Investigation of Ignition Systems for an 800 lbf Thrust Bipropellant Engine
Manuscript

Manav Dave and Harrison Smith
Propellant Conditioning of Nitrous Oxide During Storage and Operations
Manuscript



2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
December 2019, San Francisco, California


Christopher Helmerich, Everett Cavanaugh, Sarah Dangelo, Elena Pradhan, Kayla Capitain, Frederick Snopl, Sean Widmier
High Energy Lightning Emission Network for Multi-Point Observations of TGFs from Balloons
Poster


Everett Cavanaugh, Christopher Helmerich, Sarah Dangelo
Balloon-Borne Detector for Gamma-Neutron Spectroscopy of TGFs
Poster


2019 Von Braun Symposium Poster Competition
September 2019, Huntsville, Alabama


Everett Cavanaugh, Christopher Helmerich, Sean Widmier, Jered Hunn
The Design and Testing of a Gamma Neutron Spectrometer for the HELEN Project
Poster

2019 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum
August 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana


McKynzie Perry and Erik Korzon
Update on the Student Development of a Nitrous Oxide-Ethane Bipropellant Rocket Engine
Manuscript

2019 Reseach Horizons Day
March 2019, Huntsville, Alabama


Matthew Haskell, Erik Korzon, Elena Pradhan
End-to-End Development of a High-Altitude Pressure Vessel
Poster

2019 AIAA Region II Student Conference
March 2019, Cocoa Beach, Florida


Sean Widmier, Thomas Salverson, Colin Oberthur, An Nguyen, Sean Mitchell, Kyle Daigle, Trystan May
Design and Development of an Autonomous Payload Return Vehicle
Manuscript

Matthew Haskell and Erik Korzon, Elena Pradhan
Developing an Anti-Coincidence Shielding System for Hard X-Ray Detection in a Balloon-Borne Telescope
Manuscript

Aaron Hunt, McKynzie Perry, Oakley Copland 
Ablative Insert Development for a Nitrous Oxide-Ethane Engine
Manuscript 

2018 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2018, Huntsville, Alabama


F. Gonzalez, N. Schragal, E. Leiser, A. Raney, J. Seese
Rainbow Horizons: High Altitude Visible Spectrum Analysis
Poster

ALFRED Team
Designing an Anti-Coincidence Shielding System for the ALFRED Project
End-to-End Development of a High Altitude Pressure Vessel
Anticoincidence Detector Performance Analysis
Poster

Mission Overview for a Cislunar Gamma-ray Burst Detector
Simulation of an X-ray/Gamma-ray Polarization CubeSat

Aaron Hunt, Oakley Copeland, Mckynzie Perry, Benjamin Thompson
L1 Month: Utilizing High Power Rocketry as a Training Tool for Student Organizations
Poster

Christopher Helmerich, Erik Korzon
Anticoincidence Detector Performance Analysis - 2nd Place Undergraduate Science
Poster

2018 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum
July 2018, Cincinnati Ohio

McKynzie Perry, R. Dalton Hicks, Oakley Copeland, Adam Bower, James Biaglow, Kaitlin Russell, and Thomas Bennett
Design and Testing of a Self-Pressurizing Liquid Propelled Rocket
Manuscript



 

The 2018 CubeSat Developer's Workshop

2018 Research Horizons

N. Schragal, F. Gonzalez, T. Jemison, E. Leiser, C. Miles, A. Raney, J.
Seese, M. Shelton
Rainbow Horizons High Altitude Visible Spectrum Analysis
Poster

B. Thompson, J. Fuchs, A. Hunt, G. Ransdell, W. Hankins, O. Copeland, L. Anderson, A. Mills, M. Fletcher, R. Benetti, F. Wessling
Overview of the SABER Mission and Launch Vehicle Design
Poster

E. Cavanaugh, C. Helmerich, E. Pradhan, J. Hunn, F. Snopl, K. Capitan,
S. Dangelo, J. Miller, F. Gonzalez, A. McLeod, C. Wolfe, S. Widmier, I. Slamen
High Energy Lightning Emission Network (HELEN)
Poster 

2018 AIAA Region II Student Conference
April 2018, Mobile, Alabama


Jared Fuchs, Aaron Hunt, Benjamin Thompson, Oakley Copeland, Matt Fletcher, Logan Anderson, Austin Mills, Grant Randsell, Colin Oberthur, and William Hankins
Overview of the SABER Mission and Launch Vehicle Design
Manuscript

Tyler Sholes, Jared Fuchs, Samantha Johnson, Alay Shah, and Ian Hines
Designing a Science-Based CubeSat Mission
Manuscript

McKynzie Perry, Kaitlin Russell, Rilee Kaliher, Erik Korzon, Michael Angeles, and Dalton Hicks
Launch Vehicle and Supporting Ground System for a Self-Pressurizing Liquid Rocket Engine
Manuscript

Aaron Hunt and McKynzie Perry
Additively Manufactured Molds for Low Cost, Geometrically Complex Fiber-Reinforced Resin Structures
Manuscript

Grant Ransdell and Austin Mills
Overview of Zero Pressure Balloons and Independent Manufacturing Design
Manuscript

Marcus Shelton and James Biaglow
Development of a Self-Pressurizing Ethane-Nitrous Oxide Propulsion System for an Amateur Rocket
Manuscript 

2018 AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition
January 2018, Kissimmee, Florida


Matthew Haskell, Jared Fuchs, Benjamin Thompson, and William Hankins
Concept Study of a Reusable Suborbital Launch Vehicle 

2017 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2017, Huntsville, Alabama


Kaitlin Russel, McKynzie Perry, Erik Korizon, Rilee Kaliher, Grant Elliot, and Claire Daly
Design and Construction of a Bi-Propellant Liquid Rocket
Poster

Daniel Corey, Thomas Bennett, Brendan Luke, and James Biaglow
Development of a User-Friendly System Mode and Simulation for an Amateyr Liquid-Fueled Rocket
Poster

Benjamin Thompson, Jared Fuchs, Oakley Copeland, Aaron Hunt, William Hankins, and Logan Anderson
Overview of the SABER Mission and Launch Vehicle Design
Poster


Jared Fuchs, Lucas Capps, and Kyle Renfroe
Development of a Gamma-Ray Scattering Polarimetry Detector for CubeSats
Poster


Christopher Helmerich, Everett Cavanaugh, Sarah Dangelo, Corey Wolfe, Jennifer Miller, Elena Pradhan, Ian Slamen, Sean Widmier, Tyrell Jemison
Radiation Detection in Various High Altitude Environments
Poster

2017 AIAA Region II Student Conference
March 2017, Huntsville, Alabama


Matthew Haskell, Jared Fuchs, Benjamin Thompson, and William Hankins
Concept Study of a Reusable Suborbital Launch Vehicle
Paper | Presentation

Davis Hunter, McKynzie Perry, Aaron Hunt, and James Biaglow
Development of a Multistage High-Power Rocket
Paper | Presentation

Sarah Dangelo and Daniel Corey
PILOTS: Embedded Software Testing for High-Power Rocketry Payloads
Paper | Presentation

McKynzie Perry
Design Considerations When Upgrading the Impulse of a High Powered Rocket
Paper | Presentation

Davis Hunter and Rilee Kaliher
The UAH Space Hardware Club Sounding Rocket Program
Paper | Presentation

Christopher Helmerich, Everett Cavanaugh, Sarah Dangelo, Cory Wolfe, Jennifer Miller, Ian Slamen, Sean Widmier
Radiation Detection in Various High Altitude Environments
Poster

Research Horizons 2017

E. Cavanaugh, C. Helmerich, T. Jemison, J. Kim, J. Miller, E. Pradhan,
S. Widmier , C. Wolfe, Dr. F. Wessling
Physoon - High Altitude Radiation Detection
Poster

2017 AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition
January 2017, Grapevine, Texas

Davis Hunter and William Hill
Design, Construction, and Flight of a High Power Rocket Vehicle and Autonomous Payload 

2016 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2017, Huntsville, Alabama
 

ALFRED Team
Designing an Anti-Coincidence Shielding System for the ALFRED Project
Poster

2016 International Astronautical Congress
October 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico


Beth Dutour
ARISS as an Effective Tool to Engage Middle School Students
Abstract | Presentation 

2016 AIAA Region II Student Conference
April 2016, Huntsville, Alabama


Beth Dutour and Ashley Scharfenberg
UAH AIAA Community Outreach
Paper

Davis Hunter, William Hill, and Bradley Henderson
Design, Construction, and Flight of a High Power Rocket Vehicle and Autonomous Payload
Paper

2016 Research Horizons Poster Session
April 2016, Huntsville, Alabama

Bradley Henderson
Design of a Master Cutdown Payload for High-Altitude Balloon Applications
Poster

2015 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2015, Huntsville, Alabama


Adam Bower, Evan Unruh, and Justin Smith
Project Low Horizon - Horizon Detection through the use of Infrared Sensors
Poster

Bradley Henderson and Davis Hunter
Design and Fabrication of a Boosted Dart Rocket System
Poster

Adam Eldemire, Chloe McFadden, and James Biaglow
Using a two-tier PID control system to stabilize CanSat rotation around nadir
Poster

Nathaniel Stepp
Dynamic Modelling & Attitude Control of a High Altitude Balloon Payload
Poster 

2014 AIAA Region II Student Conference
April 2014, Memphis, Tennessee

Markus Murdy
NASA Composite Cryotank Technology Demonstrator Overview and Sump Door Fabrication Report
Abstract

Markus Murdy, Ethan Hopping, and Nathaniel Stepp
Design of a Cost Effective Thrust Stand for Introducing Thrust and Impulse
Manuscript

Ali Butt
A Review of Real-Time Radiography as a Solid Propellant Burn Rate Measurement Technique
Presentation

Nathanial Long
New Training Methods of the UAH Space Hardware Club
Manuscript | Presentation

2014 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2014, Huntsville, Alabama


Geoff Suiter
Balloon Diameter Measurement and Altitude Determination through Gas and Thermal Properties
Poster

Markus Murdy
High Powered Composite Payload Fairing Rocket for Deployable Robotics
Poster

Nathanial Long
The One Month Project as a Training Tool of the Space Hardware Club
Poster

Matt Rodencal
Calibrating Balloon EUSO
Poster

2013 AIAA Region II Student Conference
April 2013, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

SHC Group,
STEM Outreach - Engaging 8th Graders with Astronauts through the ARISS Program
Manuscript | Presentation

Mark Becnel,
Integration of the Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Diffusion Thruster for Testing
Manuscript | Presentation

Markus Murdy,
Development of a Composite Payload Fairing Rocket
Manuscript | Presentation

Josh Thibaudeau,
Deployable Stable Particle Deflector for Nano Satellites
Manuscript 

2013 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2013, Huntsville, Alabama


Mark Becnel,
THE UAH ARISS PROGRAM, PROMOTING STEM BY PRACTICING AMATEUR RADIO WITH ASTRONAUTS
Poster

Matt Rodencal
DEVELOPING THE CHARGERSAT-1 ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM
Poster

Mason Manning
The Design of the ChargerSat-1 RTOS
Poster

2012 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2012, Huntsville, Alabama


Mark Becnel,
BALLOONSAT AS A PLATFORM FOR DEPLOYING THE NEUTRON COUNTER
Poster

Markus Murdy,
100K, HIGH ALTITUDE STUDENT ROCKET
Poster

Matt Rodencal and Eric Becnel,
CHARGERSAT-1 PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT
Poster

2012 International Astronautical Congress
October 2012, Naples, Italy


Amy Parlett
THE CORONA SATELLITE PROGRAM AND THE BEGINNINGS OF RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES
Abstract

Angela Yi
THE REDSTONE AND JUPITER ROCKETS - PREDECESSORS TO THE SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAM
Abstract

Emma Fry
THE ROLE OF SPACE SYSTEMS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE APRIL 2011 SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES MULTIPLE TORNADO OUTBREAK
Abstract

Eric Becnel
SURFACE ROUGHNESS EFFECTS ON MICROGRAVITY BOILING
Abstract | Manuscript | Presentation

John Alcorn
SPACE EDUCATION THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL CANSAT COMPETITION - A PLATFORM FOR HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT IN STEM FIELDS
Abstract | Manuscript
THE LUNAR ROVING VEHICLE - A LEGACY OF LUNAR SURFACE EXPLORATION
Abstract

Mark Becnel,
TECHNIQUES TO DIGITALLY PRESERVE THE HISTORICAL FILM OF A SPACE AGENCY
Manuscript | Presentation

Matt Rodencal,
MAXIMIZING OVERALL ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM EFFICIENCY IN PICO/NANO-SATELLITES WITH INNOVATIVE PLUG-AND-PLAY BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM
Abstract | Manuscript | Presentation

Tyler Hughes,
STEM OUTREACH THROUGH BALLOONING AND MOBILE DEVICES
Manuscript | Presentation

2012 AIAA Region II Student Conference
April 2012, Cape Canaveral, Florida


John Alcorn,
Air Safety Fundamentals – Lessons Learned From the Deadliest Disasters in Aeronautics
Abstract | Manuscript | Presentation

Mark Becnel,
BALLOONS BUILD SATELLITES: THE PROGRESSION OF A STUDENT SATELLITE DESIGN GROUP
Abstract | Manuscript | Presentation 

2012 CubeSat Developers Workshop
May 2012, San Luis Obisbo, CA


Matt Rodencal,
INNOVATIVE PLUG-AND-PLAY BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM TO MAXIMIZE OVERALL ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM EFFICIENCY IN 1U AND 2U CUBESATS
Abstract | Presentation

Also presenting:
Author: Danny Smith
Presenter: Tyler Hughes

2011 International Astronautical Congress
October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa


Eric Becnel,
SURFACE TENSION EFFECTS ON MICROGRAVITY BOILING
Abstract | Manuscript | Presentation

John Alcorn,
THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF WALTER HAUSSERMANN TO ROCKET DEVELOPMENT
Abstract | Manuscript | Manuscript (Deutsch/German) | Presentation

Mark Becnel,
BALLOONSAT AS A PLATFORM FOR DEPLOYING THE NEUTRON COUNTER
Abstract | Manuscript | Presentation  

2011 Von Braun Symposium Poster Session
October 2011, Huntsville, Alabama

Mark Becnel,
BALLOONSAT AS A PLATFORM FOR DEPLOYING THE NEUTRON COUNTER
Abstract | Poster

2011 CubeSat Developers Workshop
May 2011, San Luis Obisbo, CA


Matt Rodencal,
AN AFFORDABLE, EFFICIENT, 1U CUBESAT ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM SCALABLE FOR 2U AND 3U SYSTEMS
Abstract | Presentation

Also presenting:
Gavin Smith 

 

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