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Authors' Class Standing

Francisco - Sophomore Shane - Junior Jessy - Freshman

Lead Presenter's Name

Francisco Pastrana

Faculty Mentor Name

Janet Marnane

Abstract

Abstract

The Society 4 S.P.A.C.E. Club at Embry-Riddle has been working on the development of a weather balloon that will reach a height of 80 to 100 thousand feet and collect data from the atmosphere. The weather balloon is attached to a Styrofoam box that contains an Arduino board controlling a set of sensors that will measure: temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction. All the data collected will be transmitted with a XBEE antenna to the ground station. A capsule of compressed CO2 will be used to eject a parachute once the free falling Styrofoam box has reached an altitude of 1,000 feet. The Styrofoam box will be retrieved using GPS data, and once refurbished it will be fully reusable.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes

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Atmospheric Weather Balloon for Near Space Research

Abstract

The Society 4 S.P.A.C.E. Club at Embry-Riddle has been working on the development of a weather balloon that will reach a height of 80 to 100 thousand feet and collect data from the atmosphere. The weather balloon is attached to a Styrofoam box that contains an Arduino board controlling a set of sensors that will measure: temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction. All the data collected will be transmitted with a XBEE antenna to the ground station. A capsule of compressed CO2 will be used to eject a parachute once the free falling Styrofoam box has reached an altitude of 1,000 feet. The Styrofoam box will be retrieved using GPS data, and once refurbished it will be fully reusable.

 

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