Participants: LTU Division of Space technology and Swedish Space Corporation (SSC).
When flying stratospheric scientific balloons, there is a great need to be able to measure the winds in the nearby air layers in the stratosphere. You want to know which different wind directions you have available in close vicinity to the balloon, as the choice of wind layer is what determines the direction of the balloon.
Today, you use the balloon itself, which is costly in terms of time, ballast and gas emissions (helium). It also entails a number of risks that jeopardise the scientific mission as well as all the hardware. A better and more reliable measuring method could be a contribution to several industries.