GPS/GSM Based Tracking System for the Recovery of High Power Model Rockets

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This report discusses research on GPS/GSM based tracking systems for the recovery of high power model rockets. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.

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Bih, Michael; Gscheidle, Karl H.; Hardy, Debra; Kollipara, Naveen & Kulle, Gregory 2013.

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This report discusses research on GPS/GSM based tracking systems for the recovery of high power model rockets. This research is part of Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Sensor Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grant project.

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Abstract: In high school IGNITE classes during high-power rocket flights, the rockets, sometimes traveling as high as 13,000 feet, are frequently lost. Antiquated visual tracking methods have been proven ineffective at rocket recovery, and, as some of the rocket parts are reusable, the failure to retrieve rockets can cost classes up to hundreds of dollars a year. To solve this problem, an electronic tracking system has been developed utilizing a microcontroller (Arduino Uno) with two RF XBee devices incorporating a GPS chip. The 3-D coordinates of the rocket can be received through the GPS and transmitted via radio waves to a computer. Through this method, the location of the rocket can be sent to the user continuously, allowing him or her to know the bearing of the rocket at almost all times and greatly improving the retrieval rate of said rockets.

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Bih, Michael; Gscheidle, Karl H.; Hardy, Debra; Kollipara, Naveen & Kulle, Gregory. GPS/GSM Based Tracking System for the Recovery of High Power Model Rockets, report, 2013; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181666/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.