Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 2012


A GPS tracking system for recovering weather balloon packages was designed and tested, and research was also conducted to determine the practicality of a gyroscopic stabilization system for small weather balloon packages. A low budget prepaid phone served as the main component of the GPS recovery system, which proved reliable in several areas of testing. A twin flywheel system powered by small brushless motors failed to stabilize a small weather balloon package when compared to stabilization from strategic weighting of the package.

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