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An Altitude Control System for Flight Control and Stability of HAB Missions

Authors: Jesus Garcia (Adler Planetarium) , Ken J Walczak (Adler Planetarium) , Cynthia Tarr (Adler Planetarium)

  • An Altitude Control System for Flight Control and Stability of HAB Missions

    Oral Presentation Only

    An Altitude Control System for Flight Control and Stability of HAB Missions

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Abstract

Our Altitude Control System (ACS) is a flight control system for latex high-altitude balloon (HAB) missions designed to allow controlled venting of helium. In the absence of any mechanism to vent helium, a typical latex HAB will rise at a relatively constant rate until it reaches burst altitude. Our ACS is designed to vent helium at a desired altitude utilizing COTS products and some 3D-printed parts. The ACS was developed to extend flight time at a target altitude for imaging and to expand the scientific research potential for latex HAB missions.

Keywords: Flight Control, Altitude Control, Venting, High Altitude Ballooning

How to Cite:

Garcia, J. & Walczak, K. J. & Tarr, C., (2020) “An Altitude Control System for Flight Control and Stability of HAB Missions”, Academic High Altitude Conference 2019(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ahac.635

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Published on
12 Jun 2020