The Academic High Altitude Conference Proceedings are published by the Stratospheric Ballooning Association and the Iowa State University Digital Press.

Stratospheric Ballooning Association Conference Digital Repository

The Stratospheric Ballooning Association, in partnership with Iowa State University, hosts all of our conference papers in this digital repository. The Academic High Altitude Conference (AHAC) is an annual conference that is run in coordination with the Stratospheric Ballooning Association, Iowa State University, and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. The conference focuses on high-altitude balloons for STEM education, research, and technology development.

This digital repository also stores special event conferences (like the Between Eclipses Remote Conference) and is open to the public.

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2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

AHAC 2022 is a Hybrid conference held on September 23 and 24, 2022 at Iowa State University.

Poster Presentation


Latex Balloon Valve System

Jackson Murphy

2022-09-21 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Development of an Open Hardware Weather Balloon Package

Evelyn Haase, David Delene and Ronald Adrey Fevig

2022-10-12 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Rocket Plume Sampling using a Balloon Deployed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Ronald Adrey Fevig, David Delene, Ismail Gultepe, Nick Craine and Gary Pundsack

2022-10-12 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Lessons Learned from Doing High-Altitude Ballooning with Novice Ballooning Students

Benjamin L. Stottrup

2022-10-13 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Iridium system

Kristoffer Jonathan Allick

2022-10-13 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Lessons From Zero Pressure Balloon Construction

Christopher Robert Long

2022-10-13 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Gravity Wave Detection in the Stratosphere using High Altitude Balloon GPS Data

Nicholas Stegmeier, Marybeth Catlett, Sarah Gordon, Bryce Kim and Randal Larimer

2022-10-13 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Simulating Trajectories of Floating Stratospheric Balloons in Support of 2023 and 2024 Eclipse Ballooning Missions

Alex Omweri, Shea Larson and James Flaten

2022-10-13 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Useful Recovery Equipment for Stratospheric Ballooning Teams

Ethan Thompson-Jewell, Jesse Cook and James Flaten

2022-10-13 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Personal Neutron Dosimeter Analysis of Cosmic Rays from Stratospheric Ballooning Missions

Zoe Sternberg, Kaitlyn Blair, Hope Holte and Anisa Tapper

2022-12-20 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

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PTERODACTYL: A Versatile Flight Computer for Stratospheric Ballooning

Seyon Wallo, Ashton Posey, Paul Wehling, Andrew Van Gerpen and James Flaten

2023-03-02 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Development of a Flexible Vent for Latex Weather Ballooning

Shea Larson, Jesse Cook, Seyon Wallo, Ethan Thompson-Jewell, Ashton Posey and James Flaten

2023-03-02 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Additional Techniques for Improving Photography on Stratospheric Balloon Flights

James Flaten

2023-03-02 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

The Solar Launched Automatic Power System: A Long-Term Solution for Mid-Flight Power Complications

Kelly Deschaine, Chaitanya Garg, Michael Hoffman, Madelaine Lebetkin, Michael Shipman and Grace Warznak

2023-03-02 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

Electric Lift Augmentation of Scientific Balloons Using Gossamer Blades

Nicholas Kenny and Dale Lawrence

2023-03-02 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference

T.U.F.F : The Utility of Live Tension Measurements for Scientific Ballooning and Flight Dynamics

Jeremy Joseph Kuznetsov, Daniel Everett Grammer, Malcolm Maas, Jaxon D. Lee, Jim Oliver Villegas and Owen Moran

2023-03-01 2022 Academic High Altitude Conference