Mission design and analysis of USM high-altitude balloon / Ahmad Shaqeer Mohamed Thaheer and Norilmi Amilia Ismail

Mohamed Thaheer, Ahmad Shaqeer and Ismail, Norilmi Amilia (2017) Mission design and analysis of USM high-altitude balloon / Ahmad Shaqeer Mohamed Thaheer and Norilmi Amilia Ismail. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 14 (2). pp. 62-92. ISSN 1823-5514

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Abstract

High-altitude balloons (HABs) are unmanned balloons, which are usually filled with helium or hydrogen and can float over approximately 50 km above the sea level. This study aims to develop the mission planner and hardware associated with HAB. The main system of HAB is divided into five subsystems, namely, balloon and navigation, communication, on-board data handling and payload, structure, and thermal system. The design process starts by determining the mission requirements. Through the mission timeline, the flight time is estimated to configure the mode of operation for the mission. A tradeoff analysis is conducted on selected components. The initial selected components that are suitable for the mission are tested individually based on several case studies. After the component testing, the subsystems are integrated and are tested as a whole system. Based on the preliminary results, the configuration and design of the HAB is finalized and a test launch is performed. Finally, the flight test results are collected and analyzed.

Item Type: Article
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Mohamed Thaheer, Ahmad ShaqeerUNSPECIFIED
Ismail, Norilmi AmiliaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Lifting and pressing machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Power resources
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Energy consumption
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering
ISSN: 1823-5514
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 62-92
Item ID: 21114
Uncontrolled Keywords: High-altitude balloon, subsystem, payload, communication, tracking
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 10:07
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/21114

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