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Final UCO near space

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by PANKAJ KARNA on 21 April 2014

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Transcript of Final UCO near space

Team Mentors
Ahmed Alshbaan (EP-Mechanical Systems) Dr David L Martin
Blice Okome (EP- Physics) Dr Weldon Wilson
Jerry Haubrick (EP- Physics)
Pankaj Karna (EP- Physics) Near Space Experimental Venture Introduction
Inspiration
Deliverables
1 Experiments / Flight computer /Air frame
2 Pre-flight testing & Data Collection
3 Launch target 60,000 ft
4 Measurement of Cosmic Radiation Intensity
5 Measurement of Earth's Magnetic Field Intensity
6 Recovery

Flight Interface
Video
Conclusion
Acknowledgements Capsule Design Capsule Design

Material : Extruded Polystyrene

Dense
Moisture impervious
Good shock absorbere
Low thermal conductivity (.033 W/m.K) Capsule Prototype Solving an Engineering Design Problem
: Heat Exchange Model



Challenge :

1. Avoid exchange of heat with ambiant environment (-65 C )
2. Prevent Loss of pressure from the capsule
3. Find suitable material and dimensions to meet the above two requirements
The UCO Near Space Venture is an engineering project to design, construct, launch and recover an upper atmosphere research platform Inspiration Our Payload At the heart of payload is the flight Computer
-Processes and logs data Experimental Set Up:
1)Simulate data collection
2)Choose the gauss-meter Device
3)Test the Gaussmeter Device
4)Load it and cross fingers

Challenges:
- Extreme Temperature
-Datalogging
-Battery life
- Loss of payload Near Space Venture Magnetic Field Intensity Variation # The use of high altitude balloons for upper atmosphere
research is becoming highly desirable by academia,
commercial industry, and military # Current costs for rocket based launches are approximately
$10,000 per pound of payload. High altitude balloons provide
a cheaper alternative with reasonable safety factor. # First high altitude balloon Launched in 1896
-led to the discovery of Stratosphere # 244 successful launches reported in 2013 Deliverable 1 Completion of Flight Computer and Airframe Preflight Test and Ground Data Deliverable 2 - stabilizes x, y, and z axes for gaussmeter Target 60,000 ft Achieved 109600ft Deliverable 3 : Launch

Cosmic Radiation Measurement Deliverable 5 : Deliverbale 4 Gimble 1mG = 0.1uT Introduction Outline Time Management Testing &
Simulations Prototypes Launch Project Design Experiments 20 th of April, Saturday 30 weeks of Senior Design Research 6 weeks 20% 6 weeks 20% 9 weeks 30% 4 weeks 15% 3 weeks 10% 2 weeks 10% Acknowledgments Dr David Martin
Dr Weldon Wilson
Dr. Evan Lemly
Dr. Ait Moussa
Mr Harry Mueller
Mr Kevin Rada
Mr Shams Shahadat
National Weather Service, Norman, Ok References Lazarewicz, A. R., & U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory. (1985). Balloon-borne, high altitude gravimetry: The flight of DUCKY Ia (11 October 1983). Hanscom AFB, MA: Earth Sciences Division, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory.

Downing, R. G., Weiss, R. S., & Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). (1984). Results of the 1984 NASA/JPL balloon flight solar cell calibration program. Pasadena, Calif: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Questions Safety Measures The Balloon contained Helium , Hydrogen is a cheapear option but it is flammable

Total weight of payload was less than 12pounds, Individual parts less than 2 pounds as required by FAA

Launch was registered with FAA
all pilots in Oklahoma Airspace had info

Anyone working in the shop(s) as always accompanied by atleast 1 more person as required by our department of Engineering and Physics Conclusion Onboard Electronics Scope Atmospheric Parameters Tracking and recovery Video
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