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Payload 06 Information


Payload Flight Number:

2016 - 06
Institution:

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
Payload Title:

EVALUATION OF ATMOSPHERIC PARTICLE COLLECTION PERFORMANCES OF THREE SAMPLING SUBSTRATES AT DIFFERENT LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE.

Student Leader:
  • William E. Roman Nevarez
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
  • Cond. River Park. Apt. S-206
  • Bayamon,Puerto Rico 00961
  • Email:William_e_roman@hotmail.com
  • Cell:(787)600-5588
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Amilcar Rincon-Charris
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Inter-American University of Puerto Rico
  • 500 Dr. John Will Harris Road.
  • Bayamón, Puerto Rico 00957
  • Email:arincon@bayamon.inter.edu
  • Office:(787)279-1912 x 2249
Payload class:
SMALL
Payload ID Number:
06
Mass:
0.467kg
Current:
133mA
Serial Commands:
NO
Discrete Commands:
NO
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled:
Actual:
Flight Operation Plan
Due:
Delivered:
Final Flight / Science Report
Due:
Delivered:
Abstract:
The composition and size distribution of atmospheric aerosol particles are temporary and spatially highly variable. Their occurrence, residence times, physical and chemical properties, such as size distributions and chemical composition, all vary greatly of many orders of magnitude. Therefore, the vertically resolved measurement of physical properties of particles is of great interest. In this study, we would like to determine and interpret the changes in the size and shape of the atmospheric particles and concentrations of trace metals and persistent organic compounds along three altitudinal gradients. We hope to gain experience and insight into the aerosol particle size distribution and atmospheric contamination with metals and POPs, and use this experience for a near future study to be conducted in the tropical atmosphere of Puerto Rico.
Payload Integration Plan:
UIPR_PSIP_2016.pdf