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bulletLiterature Review
bulletMechanical Design Concepts  
bulletMethod of Ascent
bulletProbe Shape
bulletRelease Mechanisms
bulletParachute Deployment
bulletParachute Design
bulletSensor Rods
bulletMechanical Decision Tables
bulletElectrical Design Concepts
bulletDesign Concepts
bulletElectrical Decision Tables
bulletProbe Prototypes





Mechanical Design Concepts

Parachute Design:

We developed four parachute designs. 

        a. Round

        b. Round with a hole in the center

        c. Round with a hole and a drone

        d. Round with a drone


After further research we found that a parachute with a hole is an obvious choice, because it adds stability.  We used this data and these four choices in our decision matrix.


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