Wichita Lighter Than Air


Homemade Tracker Test

April 25th, 2016
  • Mission: Assist with launch of latex balloon to test homemade tracking system developed by fellow undergrad.
  • Max Altitude: (recorded) 25,878 ft.
  • Hardware: 1 1500 gram weather balloon, one homemade arduino based tracker and radio system.
  • Notes/failures: I assisted here with preparation and launch in order to test a datalink system developed by a classmate. Launch was successful, though the datalink proved to have power supply issues during flight.