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The Stratospheric Ballooning Association hosts conferences that promote our mission in supporting those that are engaged in high altitude ballooning and other stratospheric activities.  Our annual conference is the Academic High Altitude Conference (AHAC) that is held each year.  Information on AHAC and any other conference will be updated on this page.

AHAC 2018

Additional information will be posted soon.

When:  October 26th and 27th 2018 (Friday and Saturday)

Where:  University of Nebraska – Omaha


Conference Topics

For 2018 the theme for this year’s conference will be “K-20 HAB: Making connections between research and education.”.  However, the following general topics are accepted at all conferences as well.

  • High Altitude Ballooning and Education
    • University level
    • High School level
    • Elementary/middle school level
    • STEM Outreach
  • High Altitude Ballooning Operation Techniques and Practices
    • FAA Rules and Regulations
    • Launch Procedures
    • Flight Procedures
    • Recovery Procedures
  • High Altitude Ballooning Engineering Design and Implementation
    • Payload Engineering
      • Tracking systems
      • Command and Control
      • Data recording
      • Embedded Processor Systems
  • Launch Equipment and Engineering
  • Flight and Mission Control Equipment and Engineering
    • Antenna Tracking
    • Communication Equipment
    • Tracking Software
    • Prediction Software
    • Command and Control Software
  • Recovery Equipment and Engineering
    • Mobile equipment
    • Mobile Software
  • High Altitude Ballooning in Scientific and Research Applications
    • Scientific Research
      • Biological
      • Atmospheric
    • Near Space Research

Other topics may be allowed as well as long as it fits the mission of the SBA.