HEMERA summer school, Heidelberg/Germany, Sept. 9 – 13, 2019

The HEMERA summer school is open to advanced master students, PhD students and young scientists interested/involved in balloon research, technicians and engineers from the participating agencies and industries. The participation of technicians, engineers and scientists from eastern and southern European countries is particularly welcome.

Major themes of the summer school will cover:

  1. Technologically balloon-related areas, including object pointing and active attitude control and geolocation monitoring. The lectures will be conducted by engineers with special expertise in balloon technology.
  2. Scientific theme connected to atmospheric and astronomical observations as well as commercial applications. The lectures will be given by senior scientists with a strong background in balloon instrumentation and remote sensing.

Teaching at the HEMERA summer school will be provided via lectures and showing casing balloon equipment.  One afternoon and the evening of Sept. 11, 2019 will be dedicated to a social programme (see programme).

Teaching at the HEMERA summer school will be provided via lectures and showing casing balloon equipment.  One afternoon and the evening of Sept. 11, 2019 will be dedicated to a social programme (see programme).

  1. Venue: The summer school will take place at the Marsilius Kolleg at the University of Heidelberg/Germany on Sept. 9 -13, 2019. Lectures and seminar are held in the ground floor of the building INF 130.1 located on the Im Neuenheim Feld (INF) Campus at Heidelberg, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
  2. Enrollment: Participants in the summer school should enroll until July 31, 2019, by sending an email to Prof. Dr. K. Pfeilsticker, pfeilsticker@iup.uni-heidelberg.de (could be changed in future). Admission will be guarantee until all vacancies are filled by return email and payment of the summer school fee (see 3.)
  3. Fee: The fee for the summer school is 100.- €, which includes the catering, the summer school diner as well as the participation in the social programme. The non-refundable fee should be paid until July 31, 2019
  4. Accommodation: Each participant need to book (and pay) his own accommodation. There are plenty of hotels in each category available at Heidelberg, however. Click here to for an overview on hotel at Heidelberg  http://www.heidelberg.de/hd,Len/300652.htmlConvenient and moderately prized accommodation offer the so called ‘Gästehäuser’, for example those offered by the University which is located next to the Marsilius Kolleg,http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/institutions/guesthouses/index.html ,or operated by private operatorshttp://www.gaestehaus-endrich.de/start.htmhttp://www.heidelberg-pension.de/69118-gaestehaus-komm.htmlhttp://www.4-jahreszeiten.de/gaestehaus/en/http://www.gasthaus-heidelberg.de/
  5. Information on Heidelberg: For a general tourist Information on Heidelberg, see here http://www.heidelberg-marketing.de/en

For the venue location see here http://www.marsilius-kolleg.uni-heidelberg.de/lageplan-anreise-en.html

 

Preliminary programme of the HEMERA summer school (March 9, 2019) :

Monday

Sept. 9, 2019

Tuesday

Sept. 10, 2019

Wednesday

Sept. 11, 2019

Thursday

Sept. 12, 2019

Friday

Sept. 13, 2019

9:00-9:15

Welcome

9:00-10:30

 

9:00-10:30

On-board services for scientific gondola: basics services: platform structure; Telemetry, Tracking & remote Control (TT & C); power supply and thermal control. (suggested by Andre)

 

9:00-10:30

Balloon operations: launching methods; launching procedure; flight control; trajectory management and recovery.

(suggested by Andre)

 

9:00-10:30

Scientific and industrial applications

9:30-10:00

Pietro Ubertini, Scientific challenges in balloon assisted astronomical observations, INAF, Italy

Atmospheric dynamics (Lagrangian modelling) (Albert Hertzog?, …..)
10:00-10:30

Challenges in industries& communication using balloons (talks from Airbus, Thalès Alenia Space, Google Loon) (invited talk)

Assembling: Show of hardware

(the hardware could be displayed until Friday noon)

10:30 -11:00

Coffee break

10:30 -11:00

Coffee break

10:30 -11:00

Coffee break

10:30 -11:00

Coffee break

10:30 -11:00

Coffee break

11:00-11:30

Scientific challenges in balloon assisted aeronomy research (Valery Catoire?, …..)

11:00-12:30

The balloon system I:

Scientific interest; history; the different balloons families balloon physics/thermo-dynamic (suggested by Andre)

11:00-12:30

Design consideration of scientific instrument / gondola: Mass, size, power supply and testing considerations. Availability of COTS and construction cost.  Testing: vacuum & thermal test, mechanical test and bench test & TT & C test. (suggested by Andre)

11:00-12:30

Show of hardware

 

11:00-12:30

Scientific and industrial applications

11:30-12:30

Fundamental aspects in atmospheric physics& meteorology

12:30 -14:00

Lunch break

12:30 -14:00

Lunch break

12:30 -14:00

Lunch break

12:30 -14:00

Lunch break

12:30 -14:00

Lunch break and farewell

14:00 -15:30

Atmospheric dynamics (Nathalie Huret?)

14:00 -15:30

The balloon system II: components: equipped envelope; flight-train; on board / ground system and scientific payloads  (suggested by Andre)

14:00 -18:00

Social activities/Option

  i.     Visit of the castle

 ii.     Guided tour through the town

iii.     Boat trip on the Neckar river

14:00 -15:30

Safety requirements: ICAO regulation; mechanical design of gondola and flight train; electrical design:  redundancy (Fail Safe) of house-keeping system; constraints on balloon facility location and on balloon trajectories.

 
15:30 -16:00

Coffee break

15:30 -16:00

Coffee break

  15:30 -16:00

Coffee break

 
16:00 – 17.30

Atmospheric radiation and photo-chemistry

16:00 – 17.30

Balloon environment:  atmospheric profiles; infra-red and solar fluxes; near-space radiations and flight-train mechanical environment (release, ascent, ceiling and descent). (suggested by Andre)

19:00 – 22:00

Summer school diner

16:00 – 17.30

Selected scientific and industrial applications