The first frontier: High altitude ballooning as a platform for student research experiences in science and engineering

Shane L. Larson, John C. Armstrong, William A. Hiscock

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Abstract

High altitude balloon platforms are ideal for providing hands-on research experiences for students in physics, atmospheric science, engineering, and other aerospace-related disciplines. We describe a basic high altitude balloon platform that can be constructed and operated by undergraduate students. The existing HARBOR and BOREALIS programs are used to illustrate some possible science and engineering research projects that students can pursue as part of a high-altitude flight program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-497
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume77
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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