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Payload 05 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2018 - 05

University of Maryland College Park
Payload Title:

High Altitude Atmospheric Turbulence – Triggered Release Information Carrier (HAAT-TRIC)

Student Leader:
  • Lorenzo Narducci
  • Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science
  • University of Maryland
  • EGR 3179 Martin Hall
  • College Park,MD 20742
  • Email:lzonarducci@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Mary Bowden
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Maryland
  • EGR 3158b Martin Hall
  • College Park, MD 20742
  • Email:bowden@umd.edu
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Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 06/22/2018
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 07/27/2018
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 07/19/2018
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/07/2018
The University of Maryland HASP team proposes to continue the two system experiment HAATTRIC similar to that flown on the 2017 HASP Flight. The accompanying thin-film probes of HAAT will be replaced with a suite of PCB microphones. This will allow for characterization of the acoustic disturbance environment in the upper stratosphere, as opposed to the 2017 mission of characterizing temperature and velocity fluctuations. TRIC will siphon off this data and log it to a separate module which will drop halfway through the flight into a net secured onto the pallet. TRIC will demonstrate data acquisition, logging, in flight termination, and a viable tracking system (GPS) as a demonstration for an eventual full drop with a parachute. 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 14 years, launching over 70 sounding balloon flights, a sounding rocket flight, and supporting 6 previous HASP payloads.
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