Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Koenig, Keith

Committee Member

Cinnella, Pasquale

Committee Member

Hannigan, Thomas, III

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


A rocket test system was developed and fabricated for the purpose of testing hybrid rocket motors. The test system includes a rocket test stand, load cell, and data acquisition system that is capable of safely and accurately recording thrust data from each burn. This paper documents the test system design and operation. The test system has been used to study the performance results from using multiple types of fuel utilized in hybrid motor systems. The types of hybrid motors used typically have thrust values below 1000 lbf. Along with different fuels, different motor configurations were also used during testing to determine if each hybrid rocket fuel reacted similarly under altering conditions.