Actarus Project

Open Source Arduino & Android-based High Altitude Balloon with Gps Assisted auto "Return To Launch"

Some links to start from

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Similar projects:
http://www.natrium42.com/halo/flight2
http://www.thefintels.com/aer/hab1.htm
http://www.stratospera.com/

Theory:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-altitude_balloon
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/Numbers/Math/Mathematical_Thinking/designing_a_high_altitude.htm

Usefull calculators:
Ascent Rate Calculator: http://www.cusf.co.uk/calc/
Descent Rate Caculator: http://www.onlinetesting.net/cgi-bin/descent3.3.cgi
Balloon Landing Predictor: http://habhub.org/predict/

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