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Payload 07 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2017 - 07

University of North Florida, University of North Dakota
Payload Title:

Ozone Sensors Payload

Student Leader:
  • Jesse Lard
  • Physics
  • University of North Florida
  • University of North Florida Building #50. 1 UNF Drive
  • Jacksonville,Florida 32224
  • Email:jesselard@gmail.com
  • Cell:850-348-3510
  • Fax:904-620-1989
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Nirmalkumar G. Patel
  • Physics
  • University of North Florida
  • University of North Florida Building #50. 1 UNF Drive / University of North Dakota Clifford Hall, Room 5124149 Uni. Ave Stop
  • Jacksonville/Grand Forks, Florida/North Dakota 32224 / 58202
  • Email:npatel@unf.edu or rfevig@space.edu
  • Office:904-620-1670/ 701-777-2480
  • Cell:904-200-2855 /520-820-3440
  • Fax:904-620-1989
Payload class:
Payload ID Number:
2.7 kg
360 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
UNF-UND team have successfully flown payloads on the HASP balloon flights since 2008 and measured the ozone gas profile in the stratosphere. Based on the success, experience and the few known technical issues and motivation of the previous payloads, the UNF-UND team proposes the HASP 2017 flight for the development of improved version of payload to measure ozone profile in the stratosphere. Temperature controller will be used to control operating temperature of all gas sensors at about 302 K. Three different types of sensors boxes will be mounted on the three sides of rectangular payload body. Each sensor box will have 8 gas sensors array. The UV light photodiode will be mounted just below ozone gas sensors box in order to measure amount of photovoltage generated by UV light, which will support the science concept of generation of ozone gas in the presence of UV light. This concept will help us understanding the effect of darkness on the gas sensors and decrease of ozone gas concentration at the night time. In addition, new pressure sensor will measure the low pressure about 1 mbar. GPS will measure the altitude throughout the flight without any blockage of transmission. Ozone gas sensors will be fabricated and calibrated by the students’ team at UNF and also tested at UND. The output of the proposed payload will help us for the development of free flying small gas sensors payload instrument for meteorological weather balloon, rocket or sub orbital space vehicle and may be used at Antarctica for the long duration of balloon flight.
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