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Payload 05 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2019 - 05

University of Maryland
Payload Title:

HAAT (High Altitude Atmospheric Turbulence)

Student Leader:
  • Mr. Lorenzo Narducci
  • Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science
  • University of Maryland
  • EGR 3179 Martin Hall
  • College Park,MD 20742
Faculty Advisor:
  • Dr. Stuart Laurence
  • High-Speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion Lab
  • University of Maryland
  • EGR 3158b Martin Hall
  • College Park, MD 20742
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Payload Specification & Integration Plan
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Final Flight / Science Report
The University of Maryland HASP team proposes to upgrade the capability and fidelity of the HAAT payload that was flown on the 2017 and 2018 HASP flights. The objective of HAAT is to develop the capability of characterizing/profiling stratospheric turbulence; data which represents a fundamental gap in knowledge which is necessary to aid in the prediction of boundary layer transition for hypersonic vehicles. HASP 2019 will combine the capabilities of previous HAAT designs. It will be equipped with two fine-wire probes for unsteady velocity and temperature measurements and a suite of various sensitivity PCB microphones for measuring acoustic pressure fluctuations into the tens of kilohertz. The fine-wire probes will enable the investigation of frequency ranges relevant to hypersonic boundary layer instabilities of the order of tens to hundreds of kilohertz; i.e. disturbance wavelengths of the order of millimeters to centimeters which are relevant to flight speeds of 2km/s to 5km/s. The UMD HASP team includes one graduate student, eight undergraduate students, and will be project managed by a Post-Doctoral Associate working with Dr. Stuart Laurence. The team also includes two faculty advisers, Dr. Stuart Laurence and Dr. Mary Bowden. Dr. Mary Bowden has directed the Maryland Space Grant Balloon Payload Program for 15 years, launching over 80 payloads, a sounding rocket, and supporting seven previous HASP payloads.
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