Autonomous Glider

Project Lead Kemal Ficici     Location Vienna, United States

High Altitude Balloon missions are usually very risky, as there is a high chance of losing or damaging one’s payload during a mission. There are a lot of points of failure, and it is easy to lose track of your payload. Our Autonomous High Altitude Glider project aims to solve that issue. The glider deploys when it reaches a target altitude, detaches from the balloon, and navigates back to a predetermined location using GPS and Gyroscope/Accelerometer data.

This project originally began in 2015, but very little progress was made until it was put on the shelf until June 2017. We plan on finishing this project with at least one successful mission by the end of 2017.

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