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Near Space Balloon data recorder
I am organizing a near space balloon launch with the local science museum and the amateur radio community as a STEM project.  I am trying to sort out how much data can be recorded on a cell phone and to see if it fits the five to 6 hour duration of such a flight.  Can the phone be programmed to transfer data during the flight to a computer/transceiver for real time monitoring?  If there is a page with the specifications for the software, please let me know.  I am running an experiment at 1 hz to see what happens.  It will probably work great but I completely new at this.

For information, a small helium filled balloon carrying a payload of about 4 pounds will rise to about 80,000 feet and burst.  The payload comes down by parachute.  The balloon is tracked with GPS through the APRS system.  This type of project has been going on for over 20 years so there is a lot of experience out there but nobody seems to have used a cell phone.

David Voit

Messages In This Thread
Near Space Balloon data recorder - by David Voit - 08-12-2019, 09:26 PM
RE: Near Space Balloon data recorder - by PE1BMC - 06-02-2020, 05:22 PM

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