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Dr. Ramsey’s. Summer Research Project. Summer 2013. With: Ian Egland and Brian Zohorsky. Project “Dream”. Goals. Contribute collected meteorological data. http://dream.ianegland.name/blog/. http://dream.ianegland.name/wiki/. Engineer payload and receiving system . Weather Balloons.

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Dr ramsey s

Dr. Ramsey’s

Summer Research

Project

Summer 2013

With: Ian Eglandand Brian Zohorsky


Project dream

Project “Dream”

  • Goals

  • Contribute collected meteorological data

http://dream.ianegland.name/blog/

http://dream.ianegland.name/wiki/

Engineer payload and receiving system


Weather balloons

Weather Balloons

  • Limitations

  • Weight

  • Power

  • Temperature

  • Safety

  • Legal


Payload

Payload

  • Microcontrollers

  • Arduino Uno

  • Arduino Due

  • Raspberry Pi


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Payload

  • Sensors

  • GPS

  • Barometer

  • Hygrometer

  • Thermometer

  • HD Camera


Receiving system

Receiving System

  • Amateur Radio

  • Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS)

  • Polarization

    • Quadrifiliar Helix Antenna

  • Amateur Television

    • Fast Scan TV

    • Slow Scan TV


Receiving system1

Receiving System

  • Publishing

  • On Web

    • Virtual Private Server (VPS)

  • On Mobile

    • Android

  • NOAA’s National Climactic Data Center


Expectations

Expectations

  • Retrieve position, temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity from a helium-filled weather balloon at altitudes exceeding 100,000 feet, in as close to real time as possible.

  • Record HD video of the journey.

  • Make collected data available to the meteorological community.


Future work

Future Work

  • Lower cost

  • Extended Flight Time

  • Alternate Power Sources

    • Solar Cells

  • More Electronics Projects

    • CubeSat

    • Lab Monitoring

    • Home Automation


Thanks for your time

Thanks for your time.


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