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Vacuum Chamber Test:

 

Results:

The avionics board sucessfully took altimeter measurements and deployed both the drogue and main parachutes at an appropriate altitude. 

 

Setup:

Testing the electronics by sending them up to 10,000' AGL is for all intents and purposes impossible without actually launching the rocket. We can however simulate a flight by dropping the pressure inside a vacuum chamber and slowly increasing it back to the starting pressure. Elevation change to pressure change is a dynamic ratio with many variables, the primary being temperature. We assesed that 1000' of elevation change approximately equals 1inHG though. The vacuum chamber seen below is what was used for testing. The gauge on it was not precisely marked and mechanical leaks in the vacuum line did not lend to fantastic accuracy but ~500ft resolution could be obtained with patience and care. 

 

 

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