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Payload 05 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2017 - 05

University of Maryland College Park
Payload Title:

High Altitude Atmospheric Turbulence – Triggered Release Information Carrier

Student Leader:
  • Bianca Foltan
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • EGR 3179 Martin Hall University of Maryland
  • College Park,Maryland 20742
  • Email:bfoltan@umd.edu
  • Cell:518-496-5430
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Mary Bowden
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • EGR 3179 Martin Hall University of Maryland
  • College Park, Maryland 20742
  • Email:bowden@umd.edu
  • Office:301-405-0011
  • Cell:301-275-7723
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
2.8 kg
500 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/23/2017
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/04/2017
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/28/2017
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/08/2017
The University of Maryland (UMD)/HASP team proposes a two-subsystem experiment called HAATTRIC. The HAAT system consists of two thin-film anemometer probes extended into the airstream sensing temperature fluctuations. The TRIC system will accumulate data from HAAT for a significant amount of time, then simulate a drop without disturbing the data logging within HAAT to demonstrate inflight recovery of data. TRIC will remain contained and attached to the HASP interface plate for the duration of the flight, dropping only enough to prove it is disconnected. The operation of this payload will require as much power as the payload can receive from HASP (0.5 amp at 30 V) in addition to power from onboard batteries. After float is achieved, the payload will require an uplink of commands to start the data acquisition system, as well as a command to drop TRIC later in the mission. No downlinked telemetry is required. The UMD/HASP Team includes one graduate student and about a dozen undergrads. The team also includes two faculty advisors, one for overseeing the science objectives and another for her expertise in directing the Maryland Space Grant Balloon Payload Program for 13 years, launching over 60 sounding balloon flights, and supporting 4 previous HASP payloads.
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