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Payload 12 Information

Payload Flight Number:

2023 - 12

Gannon University
Payload Title:

VHF-Band Video-Streaming Payload

Student Leader:
  • Andrew Snowdy
Faculty Advisor:
  • Wookwon Lee
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Payload Specification & Integration Plan
Due: 6/29/23
Payload Integration Certification
Scheduled: 7/29/23
Flight Operation Plan
Due: 7/21/23
Final Flight / Science Report
Due: 12/08/23
The proposed payload for HASP 2023 will conduct experiments to test the range of a new VHF-band transmitter at 144 MHz for real-time video streaming as well as the overall functionality of the video streaming payload with the new transmitter. Also, as part of the effort, the Gannon team also desires to learn the procedure to get necessary approval for experimental use of the licensed VHF band in order to properly conduct future experiments with a smaller-scale 2000g high-altitude balloon system. Toward achieving the goals, more specific objectives are 1) to configure a battery-operating Windows 10-based computer having at least one PCIe slot and integrate with the VHF modulator for video streaming at an average data rate of 4.8 Mbps; 2) to design a VHF front-end system to amplify the VHF modulator output by an average power-gain of 24dB; and 3) to estimate the 144 MHz radio range of the VHF transmitter with an average transmission power of 24 dBm (0.251 watts).
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