INNOVATION AND R&T
Roxel believes that introducing a spirit and a dynamic of innovation in the company is the best way for Roxel to retain a durable competitive advantage. Therefore, Roxel has launched a project on innovation called InnovaRox, whereby all employees are given the opportunity to express themselves on all domains of the company, and in particular technical performance.
With InnovaRox, Roxel focuses notably on research and development of new technologies and/or applications. A number of actions are underway, be it regarding inert materials, processes, new propulsion technologies…
Thrust management : ITP (Innovation and Technology Partnership)
Roxel is involved as domain leader on solid rocket propulsion in the French British partnership called ITP MCM (Innovation and Technology Partnership for Materials and Components for Missiles). ITP MCM is an Advanced Research Programme self-funded for one half and equally sponsored for the other half by the DGA (Délégation Générale de l’Armement) of the French Ministry of Defence and its British equivalent DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory).
Its aim is to build up, through transnational innovative solutions, the common technology and industrial base required to develop future European guided weapons.
Roxel has proposed a number of topics and is now studying on modulation of thrust, orientation of thrust and a combination of the foregoing to imagine a flexible and agile concept.
Roxel is involved in research in energetic materials through the French MoD (DGA’s) ARP & the UK MoD’s Weapons Technology Centre programmes.
The European University and Scientific Space Research Program PERSEUS (Projet Etudiant de Recherche Spatiale Européen Universitaire et Scientifique) was initiated and lead by the French Space Agency (CNES). This project is looking to spur innovative technical solutions in all areas related to launchers, aimed chiefly at students in higher education.
Roxel is involved since 2006 in the PERSEUS project and is an industrial partner since 2009 on the study of hybrid propulsion solutions. As a recognized expert in propulsion and pyrotechnics, Roxel also counsels the CNES and students on solid propulsion.
Roxel is in charge of the propulsion systems designs, the coordination of associated research activities and the carrying out of propulsion systems testing.