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HIGH ALTITUDE BALLOON FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND TELEMETRY USING RASPBERRY PI & ARDUINO UNO
Pushkar Anand* and Dr. Rajesh S L.
The purpose of our project was to conduct a series of high altitude balloon experiments on student-designed launch platforms. Many design goals were considered, including, but not limited to: horizontal control for helium weather balloons, tethered camera platforms (controlled and passive), high-definition video platforms, and miscellaneous data collection. Over the course of the project, the High Altitude Ballooning payload design and microcontroller programming was designed and tested. We have also conducted tests on tethered camera payloads. We have also tested the system for atmospheric data collection and collected the data from the respective sensors and successfully mapped the data for scientific purposes. No such system exists to date that maps data first hand independently. Also the imagery obtained is full High Definition and can be used for geoinformatic and cartographic purposes.[Full Text Article]