Presentation Title

Project HALON

Advisor Information

James Taylor

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

6-3-2015 12:30 PM

Abstract

Project HALON (High Altitude Learning Over Nebraska) is a NASA Nebraska Space Grant-sponsored project in which college and high school student teams utilize the Space Systems Engineering Process to design near-space experiments. The overall goal of the UNO ACME Lab Team is to design a high altitude balloon payload that is stable and capable of transmitting real-time imagery from the balloon to mission control. This spring, Project RODEO will be launched by the ACME Lab Team to research and collect data on the movement of the payload and the feasibility of using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi components to send video to the ground station. The payload, a Raspberry Pi computer with four sensors collecting data, is contained in a styrofoam box and attached to a weather balloon that provides lift for the experiment. Two triple-axis accelerometers will be placed on opposite corners of the payload to measure all movement of the payload during flight. Data collected will be used to determine the amount of control authority needed to counter payload motion in future experiments. The other two sensors will measure interior and exterior temperature of the payload to confirm if the equipment was working within operational parameters. To test realtime imagery capability, an off-the-shelf wireless router and webcam will be placed on the bottom of the payload to test the video connectivity and quality. With this research, a stable payload could capture stable images of the solar eclipse over Nebraska in 2017.

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Project HALON

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Project HALON (High Altitude Learning Over Nebraska) is a NASA Nebraska Space Grant-sponsored project in which college and high school student teams utilize the Space Systems Engineering Process to design near-space experiments. The overall goal of the UNO ACME Lab Team is to design a high altitude balloon payload that is stable and capable of transmitting real-time imagery from the balloon to mission control. This spring, Project RODEO will be launched by the ACME Lab Team to research and collect data on the movement of the payload and the feasibility of using off-the-shelf Wi-Fi components to send video to the ground station. The payload, a Raspberry Pi computer with four sensors collecting data, is contained in a styrofoam box and attached to a weather balloon that provides lift for the experiment. Two triple-axis accelerometers will be placed on opposite corners of the payload to measure all movement of the payload during flight. Data collected will be used to determine the amount of control authority needed to counter payload motion in future experiments. The other two sensors will measure interior and exterior temperature of the payload to confirm if the equipment was working within operational parameters. To test realtime imagery capability, an off-the-shelf wireless router and webcam will be placed on the bottom of the payload to test the video connectivity and quality. With this research, a stable payload could capture stable images of the solar eclipse over Nebraska in 2017.