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From radiosonde to papersonde: the use of conductive inkjet printing in the massive atmospheric volume instrumentation system (MAVIS) project

From radiosonde to papersonde: the use of conductive inkjet printing in the massive atmospheric volume instrumentation system (MAVIS) project
From radiosonde to papersonde: the use of conductive inkjet printing in the massive atmospheric volume instrumentation system (MAVIS) project
A promising method for the collection of atmospheric data is the en masse release of ‘flocks’ of nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from meteorological balloons. These UAVs would need to be lightweight, cheap, and disposable. Recent advances in Conductive Inkjet Printing (CIP) have allowed the fabrication of electronic circuits onto thin substrates, such as paper. We demonstrate that the direct printing of circuit tracks onto photo paper will allow the creation of such aircraft, which are not only disposable, but biodegradable. We present a prototype ‘Papersonde’, which features a directly printed circuit with a microprocessor, transceiver, barometer and temperature sensor. We also describe in detail the fabrication steps required to create the Papersonde. It is hoped that this circuit will form the basis of the nano UAVs we create for the Massive Atmospheric Volume Instrumentation System (MAVIS) project.
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King, Philip H.
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Scanlan, James
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Sobester, Andras
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King, Philip H.
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Scanlan, James
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Sobester, Andras
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(2015) From radiosonde to papersonde: the use of conductive inkjet printing in the massive atmospheric volume instrumentation system (MAVIS) project. AIAA SciTech 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, United States. 05 - 09 Jan 2015. pp. 1-9 . (doi:10.2514/6.2015-0985).

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Abstract

A promising method for the collection of atmospheric data is the en masse release of ‘flocks’ of nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from meteorological balloons. These UAVs would need to be lightweight, cheap, and disposable. Recent advances in Conductive Inkjet Printing (CIP) have allowed the fabrication of electronic circuits onto thin substrates, such as paper. We demonstrate that the direct printing of circuit tracks onto photo paper will allow the creation of such aircraft, which are not only disposable, but biodegradable. We present a prototype ‘Papersonde’, which features a directly printed circuit with a microprocessor, transceiver, barometer and temperature sensor. We also describe in detail the fabrication steps required to create the Papersonde. It is hoped that this circuit will form the basis of the nano UAVs we create for the Massive Atmospheric Volume Instrumentation System (MAVIS) project.

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e-pub ahead of print date: January 2015
Venue - Dates: AIAA SciTech 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, United States, 2015-01-05 - 2015-01-09
Organisations: Computational Engineering & Design Group

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Local EPrints ID: 374050
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374050
PURE UUID: 6c4aa593-59bc-4a20-b91b-353cdd4e7e80
ORCID for Andras Sobester: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8997-4375

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Date deposited: 10 Feb 2015 10:35
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:48

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Author: Philip H. King
Author: James Scanlan
Author: Andras Sobester ORCID iD

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