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High Altitude Ballooning for Space and Atmospheric Observation

Karol, Robert and Lee, Joshua Warren (2012) High Altitude Ballooning for Space and Atmospheric Observation. . (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190214-085344426

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Abstract

The purpose of our project was to conduct a series of high altitude balloon experiments on student-designed launch platforms. Many design goals were considered, including, but not limited to: horizontal control for helium weather balloons, tethered camera platforms (controlled and passive), rocket and glider payloads, self-stabilizing platforms, high-definition video platforms, and miscellaneous data collection. Over the course of the project, the High Altitude Ballooning Group completed two successful high altitude launches and several workshops on payload design and microcontroller programming. We have also conducted tests on tethered camera payloads, including field tests in Alaska for a related JPL study on imaging methane seeping from under frozen lakes.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:There are many people and organizations that have helped us over the course of our project. We would like to thank Michele Judd, Tom Prince, and the rest of the Keck Institute for Space Studies for their generous support of our program. We would also like to thank Fiona Harrison for mentoring our project, Julian Nott for his insight into the field, Caprece Anderson, Debby Miles, and Nina Borg for their help managing accounts and ordering supplies, and John Leichty for introducing us to JPL and for his considerable help and knowledge.
Group:Keck Institute for Space Studies
DOI:10.26206/E25A-KB43
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190214-085344426
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Deposited By: Iryna Chatila
Deposited On:15 Feb 2019 23:14
Last Modified:21 Mar 2019 21:52

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