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Title page for ETD etd-11172017-114921

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jarrell, Adam Wesley
Author's Email Address adam.w.jarrell@vanderbilt.edu
URN etd-11172017-114921
Title The Eclipse Ballooning Project at Vanderbilt University and the construction of custom equipment
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Alvin M Strauss Committee Chair
George E Cook Committee Member
  • High Altitude Ballooning
  • APRS
  • Amateur Radio
Date of Defense 2017-11-10
Availability unrestricted
The Eclipse Ballooning Project was a National Space Grant initiative to send as many balloon to the stratosphere during the August 2017 Eclipse. A Vanderbilt team was formed to take part in the initiative. With admission to the project, A common payload was distributed to enable video streaming from the balloon, the centerpiece of the project. Additional packages were developed and added to broaden the scope of the project. The experience high altitude ballooning was documented, as well as lessons learned and recommended modifications to the system for future balloonists. Initial analysis of the measurements taken by the environmental logger flown for two flights is presented.
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