Poster Title

Abstract of Solar Charged 9V Batteries Sent to Stratosphere VS Solar Charged Batteries on the Ground [Hybrid Poster C-2]

Grade Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Institution

Kentucky Community and Technical College System

KY House District #

4

KY Senate District #

3

Department

Dept. of Science

Abstract

The balloon satellite, filled with helium, carried diverse payloads weighing under 12 pounds all together and it ascended about 92,000 feet above ground. In one of the experiments on the payload, a set of 9V batteries was insulated, attached to a solar panel, and sent into near space. The purpose of the experiment was to test if that sending solar powered batteries into near space would generate a greater voltage than the control set of batteries. The difference in voltage of 9V lithium batteries between the ones on the ground and the ones sent into the stratosphere charged by solar power was studied. After the payload was retrieved, the voltage of the batteries were measured with a voltmeter and compared to the voltage of the control set of batteries that were attached to a solar panel on the ground. Results failed to authenticate the hypothesis. The control set generated a voltage of 7.35 V and the variable set attained a voltage of 7.16 V. The results were affected by outside variables when the payload landed.

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Abstract of Solar Charged 9V Batteries Sent to Stratosphere VS Solar Charged Batteries on the Ground [Hybrid Poster C-2]

The balloon satellite, filled with helium, carried diverse payloads weighing under 12 pounds all together and it ascended about 92,000 feet above ground. In one of the experiments on the payload, a set of 9V batteries was insulated, attached to a solar panel, and sent into near space. The purpose of the experiment was to test if that sending solar powered batteries into near space would generate a greater voltage than the control set of batteries. The difference in voltage of 9V lithium batteries between the ones on the ground and the ones sent into the stratosphere charged by solar power was studied. After the payload was retrieved, the voltage of the batteries were measured with a voltmeter and compared to the voltage of the control set of batteries that were attached to a solar panel on the ground. Results failed to authenticate the hypothesis. The control set generated a voltage of 7.35 V and the variable set attained a voltage of 7.16 V. The results were affected by outside variables when the payload landed.