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Payload 12 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2015 - 12

Louisiana State University
Payload Title:

Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement Apparatus (SURMA)

Student Leader:
  • Victor Fernandez-Kim
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Louisiana State University
  • 10720 Hillwood Avenue
  • Baton Rouge,Louisiana 70810
  • Email:vfernandezkim@gmail.com
  • Cell:225-400-8644
Faculty Advisor:
  • T. Gregory Guzik
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Louisiana State University
  • 359-C Nicholson Hall
  • Tower Dr.
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
  • Email:guzik@phunds.phys.lsu.edu
  • Office:225-578-8597
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
1.6 kg
750 mA
Serial Commands:
Discrete Commands:
Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/26/2015
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 08/07/2015
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 08/03/2015
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/11/2015
The goal of the Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Measurement Apparatus payload is to measure UVA, UVB, and UVC irradiance as a function of altitude, with emphasis on the transmission of UV radiation above the stratosphere. Previous Louisiana State University UV measurement payloads featured fixed pointing angles. However, due to rotation of the HASP gondola, the sensors observed solar UV flux at non-optimum angles. This payload will include UVA, UVB, UVC, and broadband UV measurement photodiodes, data acquisition systems, and a solar tracking system. The solar tracking system will maximize the collected UV radiation by ensuring that the sensors remain directed at the sun for the duration of the flight.
Payload Integration Plan:

Science Report: