March 28, 2019


Organic Oxygen Sensor Reference Experiment

The measurement of oxygen concentration is becoming more and more important, in an age where most modern devices are equipped with an ever increasing range of sensors. On the one hand, this type of sensor serves a scientific purpose, such as a detailed observation of the Earth’s atmosphere. On the other hand, machines equipped with sensor technology play a valuable role in daily life through the analysis of technical processes which require the measurement of oxygen concentration, e.g. combustion processes in automobiles and power plants.

Our aim is to test a novel oxygen sensor which is based on the principle of biluminescence. The ambient oxygen concentration is to be continuously measured during the balloon flight, and a concentration profile of the flight generated. In contrast to traditional optical oxygen sensors, the biluminescence-based sensor does not suffer from photodegradation. A distinguishing feature of the sensor is that it is composed solely of organic electronics, which allows a cost-effective and material-saving production.


Jakob Lindenthal Sensor development, project leader
Rico NergerStructures, systems engineering
Elias Ortlieb IT, outreach
Jonas Weis IT
Julius Karlapp Electronics
Benedikt Boos Thermal, structures
Martin Feuerherdt Structures
Nicklas Marth Electronics, thermal design
Aldo Bürkner Structures
First render of the sensor box

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