June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Electrical and Computer
This paper discusses an on-going research project that offers an undergraduate research platform in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), especially for high-altitude ballooning in near space, that attracts and engages students in undergraduate research early on, and improves their overall learning experience at college. We first briefly describe an existing ballooning system designed for the 2017 solar eclipse project, and then provide details of the subsystems of our own payload that integrates three different modes of communication technologies to enhance tracking capability of the balloon system. Combined with the Iridium-based balloon tracking, our multiband tracking system can be a useful tool for tracking of high-altitude ballooning systems and provide a platform of undergraduate research for further enhancements or modifications, ultimately contributing to improving the student learning experience.
Lee, W., & Conklin, N. B. (2017, June), Solar Eclipse Ballooning with a Multiband Tracking Subsystem for Undergraduate Research Experience Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28832
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