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Title: Analysis of the Heliotrope Flight System Failure on May 29 2015.

Abstract

The flight and unscheduled termination of a prototype solar powered hot air balloon are described. Impact speeds of the falling payload are estimated, and the cause of the unexpected release is discussed. Modifications to the flight system to reduce the chances of this failure mode are presented.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1494169
Report Number(s):
SAND2018-3465
672197
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bowman, Daniel. Analysis of the Heliotrope Flight System Failure on May 29 2015.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1494169.
Bowman, Daniel. Analysis of the Heliotrope Flight System Failure on May 29 2015.. United States. doi:10.2172/1494169.
Bowman, Daniel. Sun . "Analysis of the Heliotrope Flight System Failure on May 29 2015.". United States. doi:10.2172/1494169. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1494169.
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title = {Analysis of the Heliotrope Flight System Failure on May 29 2015.},
author = {Bowman, Daniel},
abstractNote = {The flight and unscheduled termination of a prototype solar powered hot air balloon are described. Impact speeds of the falling payload are estimated, and the cause of the unexpected release is discussed. Modifications to the flight system to reduce the chances of this failure mode are presented.},
doi = {10.2172/1494169},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
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