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Comp IV Pod Design
To assist weight savings while ensuring strength and rigidity, this pod has a base of composite sandwich paneling with a honey comb core. The other pod subsystems are attached via hardpoints at certain locations on the chassis.
Awarded the 2018 Innovation Award, we took our initial nitrogen thrusting system and heavily modified it to optimize weight while still providing necessary safety implementations.
The purpose of the vertical and lateral stability systems are to constrain pod movement experienced during the run by supporting the pod's weight, preventing lateral movement, and handling vibrations.
The purpose of the braking system is to completely stop the pod during both the high speed phase and taxiing phase of the run. The system also acts as a safety mechanism to stop the pod if any abnormal operating conditions are detected.