1. bookVolume 114 (2017): Issue 11 (November 2017)
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The design and the performance of stratospheric mission in the search for the Schumann resonances

Published Online: 29 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 114 (2017) - Issue 11 (November 2017)
Page range: 233 - 242
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2353-737X
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1 time per year
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English
Abstract

The technical details of a balloon stratospheric mission that is aimed at measuring the Schumann resonances are described. The gondola is designed specifically for the measuring of faint effects of ELF (Extremely Low Frequency electromagnetic waves) phenomena. The prototype met the design requirements. The ELF measuring system worked properly for entire mission; however, the level of signal amplification that was chosen taking into account ground-level measurements was too high. Movement of the gondola in the Earth magnetic field induced the signal in the antenna that saturated the measuring system. This effect will be taken into account in the planning of future missions. A large telemetry dataset was gathered during the experiment and is currently under processing. The payload consists also of biological material as well as electronic equipment that was tested under extreme conditions.

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