For over ten years Taylor University has operated a High Altitude Research Platform (HARP). This program includes building instruments and control systems to be flown in the near-space environment. We have designed and built an efficient, and durable buoyancy control system that increases the functionality of high altitude balloons giving us the capability of controlling the ascend, descend, hold altitude as well as avoiding the post-burst chaos and extending the flight time of latex balloons.
Keywords: HARP, Efficient, Buoyancy, Post-burst Chaos, Latex balloon
How to Cite:
Dailey J. F., (2011) “Extended Flight Time of Latex Balloons Through the Use of a Buoyancy Control System”, Academic High Altitude Conference 2011(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ahac.5608