|Project Summary||Project Information|
High altitude balloons are used by both researchers and hobbyists to explore near space altitudes while operating within an affordable budget. The RIT Space Exploration group is planning to launch a high altitude balloon into near space environment (>100,000 ft.) in order to test CubeSat subsystems. Instrumentation for such flights can be designed to collect, record and transmit various sensor data including temperature, pressure and images. An instrumentation platform will be constructed to collect this vital data along with transporting the experimental subsystem modules for future operations.
The goal of this project is to create an instrumentation platform capable of sustaining high altitude environments and capturing/storing sensor data for transmission. Captured data includes temperature, pressure, inertial measurements, and digital images. Select sensor data will be overlaid on the captured video stream and sent to the communications subsystem for transmission to a ground station. Captured sensor data will also be stored to an SD card and packaged for transmission. A reaction wheel assembly will be designed and implemented to stabilize the instrumentation platform in one axis. The resulting design must be fully functional in conjunction with HABIP-COMMS, while operating nominally up to 120,000 feet elevation for at least 3 hours. The design must weigh less than 2 pounds and the ground recovery signaling system (GRSS) must be operational for 24 hours after launch.
|Sydney Kaminski||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lincoln Glauser||Lead Embedded Engineeremail@example.com|
|Chris Schwab||Lead Hardware Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steven Giewont||Lead Controls Engineeremail@example.com|
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