HAB 15 (10/25/2014):
– Measure the temperature of the air inside and outside of the thermal wake of the balloon.
– Broadcast live throughout entire flight day.
– Capture HD video footage.
– Track and recover all balloon pods.
HAB 16 (10/25/2014):
Carrying two research payloads developed independently from High Altitude Balloon Team
1) Prototype active altitude control vent.
2) High altitude glider equipped with live camera.
Left to Right:
Craig Roberts, Danielle Eckert, Andrew Wallace, Brent Webster, Travis Ditch, Jordan Fuhs, Dilan Arnold, Vincent Brooks, Nick Johnson, Nick Mathis, Dylan Virzina, & Aaron Calvert
Craig Roberts (LEAD)
Dilan Arnold (LEAD)
Vincent Brooks (LEAD)
Danielle Eckert (LEAD)
Flight Trajectory Prediction:
Brent Webster (LEAD)
Launch Site Selection:
Andrew Wallace (LEAD)
Nick Johnson (LEAD)
Command Pod, TU-401, Antennas, Recovery Equipment Power Management:
Dylan Vrzina (LEAD)
Jordan Fuhs (LEAD)
Nick Mathis (LEAD)
Live Launch Feed:
Aaron Calvert (LEAD)
Team Member Profiles
Nick Johnson – Senior in Mechanical Engineering. Interests in Outdoor and other sporting fields.
Dylan Vrzina- Senior Engineering Student with a Mechanical emphasis. I am also pursing a minor in mathematics, and my interest is in automotive.
Nick Mathis – A senior in mechanical engineering, with interests in fluid/thermal systems and sustainable design.
Dilan Arnold – A senior engineering student here at USI. I attended Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City Indiana. My emphasis within a Bachelors of Science in Engineering is mechanical with a graduation date of May, 2015. My interests in this field are fluvial engineering, mechanical design and energy systems.
Vincent Brooks – A senior at USI majoring in mechanical engineering, and has special interest in aerospace and automotives.
Brent Webster – A fifth year senior with an emphasis in mechanical engineering. I enjoy just about any sports, and spend a lot of my spare time in the outdoors (hiking, fishing, & camping).
Aaron Calvert – A senior graduating Spring 2015, with a mechanical emphasis engineering degree. I hope to go into power production when I graduate. I enjoy reading High Fantasy and enjoy playing video games in my down time.
Jordan Fuhs – A senior in mechanical engineering, with interests of racing dirt bikes, lifting weights, and farming.
Travis Ditch – A senior in mechanical engineering, graduating in Spring 2015. Plan to work for Duke Energy upon graduation. Hobbies include: racing dirt bikes, hunting/fishing, playing the drums.
Danielle Eckert – A mechanical engineering student who will graduate in Spring 2015. My hobbies include basketball, video games, exercising, & relaxing with friends.
Andrew Wallace – A mechanical engineering with emphasis in Fluid Thermal & Machine Design. Interests include whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, & cramming for tests.
Craig Roberts – A senior in mechanical engineering, will graduate in Spring 2015. My interest include Strengths of Materials, Machine Design, & Project Management. Hobbies include reading, video games, and exercise.