High Altitude Balloon Instrument
Survival Package
Joseph Burns, Tom Fox, Austin Isitor, Nick Schuyler
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Replacement for Temperature Satellite project
in 2005
Grants from Ohio Space Grant Consortium and
National Science Foundation
Idea is to build “package” that will carry
electrical equipment to 100,000 ft, drop, freefall
for 35-40,000 ft, then deploy parachute
Past problems include unsuccessful parachute
deployment
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Because of the altitude involved, we are at the
mercy of the elements at high altitude
Flight prediction software is extremely
important to a successful launch
Ultimate goal of the team is to find a design
that will significantly increase the likelihood of
a successful launch and recovery
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New parachute release mechanism
New ballute design
Eliminate parachute altogether?
Apply knowledge gained to a real life
application
Further the collective knowledge
of the WSUHAB team
Provide insight on designs in support of
Martian atmospheric reentry vehicles
Provide a reliable and safe method of
deploying and retrieving instruments
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Brainstorming ideas for
materials, fundamental
designs, and
manufacturing process
Design of entire unit in
computer in SolidWorks
Fabrication of parts
with Epilog Legend
Mini 24 Laser Cutting
Machine
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Work with electrical
engineering team to
facilitate implementation
of their design
Optimization of
components
Deployment and retrieval
of package
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If design tests
successfully in launch, it
will:
protect instruments
impact the ground at
>35 mph
 deform plastically to
absorb energy
 initially deploy
parachute with no
entanglement
 eventually deploy
inflatable ballute and
keep it inflated
throughout decent
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If design tests
unsuccessfully in
launch, the team will:
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analyze what went
wrong
determine how it went
wrong
correct design
relaunch with
improvements
Suggest improvements
for future designs
Launch
Ballute Total Design
Test Assembly
Real Test of Parts
Assembly of Parts
Fabrication
FEA Analysis
Order Material
Start Date
Completed
Remaining
Proposal to Slater
Test Parachute Design
Assemble in SolidWorks
Calculate Weight
Material Budget
Contact EE Team
Computer Drawings
Hand Drawings
Material Selection
Measure Old Ballute
Order Parachute
11/18/2010
1/7/2011
2/26/2011
4/17/2011
6/6/2011
7/26/2011
Propose Personnel / Manpower Budget
Names
Hourly rate
Hours/day
day
Weeks on
Project
Cost per Person
Joseph Burns
$15
4
6
8
$2,880
Tom Fox
$15
4
5
8
$2,400
Augustine Istor
$15
4
5
8
$2,400
Nicholas Schuyler
$15
4
5
8
$2,400
Total
$10,080
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Purpose of Design Project - College of Engineering and Computer