Asgard X

Over the course of seven months I worked in a team of three to design and build a sensor to be loaded into the Asgard X program. Our sensor worked in a similar vein to a Geiger counter, allowing us to plot the level of radiation against altitude.
Instead of using a high energy conductor, however, we used a photo-voltaic sensor and some rather clever circuitry. We went to Brussels to attend a weekend of lectures and to deliver our payload which was eventually lifted 3,000m up by two helium balloons (as shown in the image below.)
I was in charge of ensuring the presentations ran smoothly and the circuitry would remain functional in changing conditions. For more information on the results of the experiment or the circuit diagrams used for our PCB, please get in touch!

A team photo of the St. Paul's Asgard X team.