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UA ASCEND!. Fall 2013. Amanda Urquiza Brooke Williams Eric Moser Andrew Siemens Ryan Stelzer Alex Yudkovitz. The Team. Test capability and efficiency of solar panels; use as sole power source for next semester’s payload - how much power can be obtained - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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UA ASCEND!

UA ASCEND!Fall 2013

The TeamAmanda UrquizaBrooke WilliamsEric MoserAndrew SiemensRyan StelzerAlex Yudkovitz

Fall 2013 Goals Test capability and efficiency of solar panels; use as sole power source for next semesters payload - how much power can be obtained- practicality of solar panels for near-space use- factors that help or hinder solar panels effectiveness

Better understanding of electronics, i.e. arduino, basic circuits, and programming

Videos for outreach events

StructureTwo carbon fiber cylindersSmaller cylinder nested inside large cylinder25.5 cm tallSmall cylinder: 14.7 cm diameterLarge cylinder: 19.7 cm diameterTwo-part liquid foamWhen mixed, solidifies into foam and expands2 lbs per cubic footPolystyrene foamHouse internal componentsLexan PolycarbonateUsed to cap the top and bottom of payloadKeyswitches

Structure

ExperimentSample Output: Time 00:00:45 x: 0 y: 0 z: 1.0 (g) altitude: 600 (m) voltage: 1.5 (v)

ElectronicsControlled by Arduino UnoPowered by a 9V battery2 cameras facing downHack HDMuviOutreach

ElectronicsBMA 180 AccelerometerC6840 AltimeterOpenLog Data loggerSolar panel arraySilicon flexible solar

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