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Payload 09 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2014 - 09

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
Payload Title:

Thermal Energy Control and Particle Air Filter System (TECPAFS)

Student Leader:
  • Emmanuel M. Torres Oquendo
  • Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
  • Bayamon,Puerto Rico 00956
  • Email:etorresoquendo@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor:
  • Prof. Amilcar Rincon Charris
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
  • 500 Dr. John Will Harris
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00957
  • Email:arincon@bayamon.inter.edu
  • Office:787-279-1912 ext. 2249
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
2.266 kg
473 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/27/2014
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/08/2014
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/31/2014
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/12/2014
Thermal Energy Control and Particle Air Filter System (TECPAFS) will focus on air particle collection of the aerosol mass and size distribution over different altitudes of the HASP flight. Quantifying organic concentrations of persistent organic compounds in the troposphere and lower stratosphere. This way determining the influence of meteorological parameters, such as wind speed, temperature and relative humidity, on the variations of aerosol shape and size distributions and persistent organic pollutants (POP levels). Thermal Phase Change Material Composites will integrate in the payload as another experiment for thermal radiation control, taking advantage of HASP high altitud, low density and low temperature conditions. The results of the thermal data collection and storage should determine the viability of the thermal phase change material and also validate this system for a future CubeSat launch integration. This proyect is supported by the IAUPR, NASA Puerto Rico Space Grant and the government of Puerto Rico(PRIDCO) to train aerospace workforce for the island.
Payload Integration Plan: