Raspberry Pi for High-Altitude Balloon Applications

IN-HOUSE UPSILON LAB PROJECT

Manager: Trey Knudsen

Contact: 39knudson05@gmail.com

Applications: Open

Learning Objectives: Raspberry Pi, Electronics, Engineering, Python

This project will have a team utilize a Raspberry Pi micro-computer in order control a high-altitude balloon (HAB). HABs are used primarily to collect measurements of the atmosphere at varying altitudes, including near-space! This can help study the weather and climate. Modern balloons generally contain electronic equipment such as radio transmitters, cameras, or satellite navigation systems, such as GPS receivers. Controlling the ascent of the HAB is crucial. This project will focus on developing software that can collect data from an internal measurement unit (IMU) and creating real-time methods to analyze the data.