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ADS-B Payload for the RED-4U Re-entry Space Vehicle

PI Richard Stansbury

For this project, Embry-Riddle faculty and students are collaborating with Terminal Velocity Aerospace as a subcontractor a project funded by NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate.

An ADS-B payload produced as part of funded research with the FAA Commercial Space Operations Office shall be refined and eventually integrated into a low-cost Earth re-entry vehicle. For the first phase of the program, TVA and ERAU faculty and students shall integrate the payload systems including ADS-B. The system shall be tested on a high-altitude balloon. When successful, the technology shall be transitioned to TVA's RED-4U spacecraft to demonstrate a highly instrumented, but low-cost reentry vehicle. Balloon testing is expected 3rd or 4th quarter 2014.

Research Dates

02/01/2014 to 12/30/2014


  • Richard S. Stansbury
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept
    Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Kansas

Tags: electrical and computer engineering

Categories: Faculty-Staff