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 Nerger||Structures, systems engineering|
|Elias Ortlieb||IT, outreach|
|Benedikt Boos||Thermal, structures|
|Nicklas Marth||Electronics, thermal design|