The Journal of High Altitude Ballooning (JHAB) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to high altitude ballooning and related activities.

JHAB is published by the Iowa State University Digital Press for the Stratospheric Ballooning Association.

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The Journal of High Altitude Ballooning (JHAB) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to high altitude ballooning and related activities. is a journal that is dedicated to high altitude ballooning and related activities.

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Vol 2, Issue 1 is coming soon!
Posted by Matthew Nelson on 2022-06-24

The JHAB Editorial team is currently working on a Vol 2, Issue 1 which is expected to be released soon. Please check back here soon!

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Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

The first issue for the Journal of High Altitude Ballooning includes a number of hand-picked articles from previous Academic High Altitude Conferences from 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Review Article


Locating Payloads Using Doppler Shift in the Signal of a Backup CW Beacon

Rick Eason and Joseph Patton

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Tropospheric Sounding with Low-Cost Particulate Matter Sensors

Mark J. Potosnak, Aarti Mistry, Bernhard Beck-Winchatz and Paul Ritter

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

The Regener-Pfotzer Maximum During a Total Solar Eclipse

Gordon McIntosh, Alaina Swanson, Liam Taylor, Erick Paul Agrimson, Kaye Smith and Alynie Xiong

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Implementation of Simultaneous Multi-Streaming of Live Solar Eclipse Video via 5.8 GHz AirMax

Tenger Batjargal, Wookwon Lee and Nicholas B. Conklin

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Thermal Wake Studies During the August 21st 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Kaye Smith, Erick Paul Agrimson, Brittany Craig, Alynie Xiong, Grace Maki, Peace Sinyigaya, Vina Onyango-Robshaw, Ana Taylor, Rachel Lang, Rachel DuBose, Gordon McIntosh and James Flaten

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

HabPi: An Open Source Extensible Framework for High Altitude Balloon Data Collection

Robert Lowe

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Incorporating Redundant Systems to Capture the Kentucky Money Shot

Virginia Smith, Patrick Heelan, Emily Essex and Suzanne Weaver Smith

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Techniques for Payload Stabilization for Improved Photography During Stratospheric Balloon Flights

James Flaten, Christopher Gosch and Joseph Habeck

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of Balloon System Tethered to a Stratosail

Jayakanth Loganathan, Kian-Meng Lim, Heow Pueh Lee and Boo Cheong Khoo

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

The Louisiana Space Consortium Student Sounding Balloon Program

Michael Stewart, Dana Browne, S. Brad Ellison, James Giammanco, Douglas Granger, T. Gregory Guzik and John P. Wefel

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Active Heading Control Platform for Instruments Flown on High Altitude Balloons

Andrew Kruger, Robert Maksimowicz, Mehrunisa Zaheer, Alfredo Almaraz-Vega and Jesus Urquiza

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles

Directional Camera Control on High Altitude Balloons

Matthew Isaac Plewa and Brent M. Scharlau

2021-08-09 Volume 1 • Issue 1 • 2021 • Review of Past AHAC Articles