Exploring the opportunities of a balloon-satellite in Bangladesh for weather data collection and vegetative analysis
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CitationRhaman, M. K. (2016). Exploring the opportunities of a balloon-satellite in Bangladesh for weather data collection and vegetative analysis . IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 38(01), 1–6. doi:10.1088/1755-1315/38/1/012009
For a third world country like Bangladesh, satellite and space research is not feasible due to lack of funding. Therefore, in order to imitate the principles of such a satellite Balloon Satellite can easily and inexpensively be setup. Balloon satellites are miniature satellites, which are cheap and easy to construct. This paper discusses a BalloonSat developed using a Raspberry Pi, IMU module, UV sensor, GPS module, Camera and XBee Module. An interactive GUI was designed to display all the data collected after processing. To understand nitrogen concentration of a plant, a leaf color chart is used. This paper attempts to digitalize this process, which is applied on photos taken by the BallonSat.