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Payload 09 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2013 - 09

Arizona State University
Payload Title:

High Altitude Tracking Solar Survey (HATSS)

Student Leader:
  • Pye Pye Zaw
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • 5104 E Van Buren St.
  • Apt 2215
  • Phoenix,AZ 85008
  • Email:Pye2zaw@asu.edu
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Srikanth Saripalli
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration
  • ISTB4 rm 663
  • 781 E. Terrace Rd
  • Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Email:srikanth.saripalli@asu.edu
  • Office:480-727-0023
  • Fax:480-965-8102
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
7.75 kg
460 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/21/2013
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/02/2013
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/26/2013
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/13/2013
High Altitude Tracking Solar Survey (HATS2.0) payload for H.A.S.P 2013 proposes to test three solar collection methods to quantify the differences in efficiency between each method at high altitude, compare the data to validate theoretical models for the devices by comparing the results with predictions calculated in advance, and to determine if any of the enhancements are viable for use in small space payloads such as the CubeSat. These methods include a standard flat solar panel, optimally angled solar panel on a solar tracker with Fresnel lens concentrator and another without, totaling three methods to test solar collection methods for the purpose of contributing research to alternative energy resources. It is hypothesized that the method with a Fresnel lens concentrator and tracking system will yield a 49% increase in efficiency relative to standard flat solar collection method.
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