The NOSYCA "field" qualification program
In the light of the obsolescence of OSB (Open Stratospheric Balloons) piloting equipment, the difficulty of ensuring their maintenance, and the appearance of many new safeguard requirements, it was decided to completely overhaul the system for the release, monitoring and piloting of these aerostats (in all their flight phases). New developments in the command/control system of the balloons inevitably also led to a review of all the aerostat components (sensors, actuators, support elements) in order to make them NOSYCA compatible. This new OSB configuration was named BSO-Revol_1.
NOSYCA: OF MAJOR SIGNIFICANCE TO THE BALLOON SECTOR
The results of the work carried out by the NOSYCA/BSO-Revol teams are of major significance to the CNES balloon teams: these developments will help restore flight capacity to OSB segment aerostats.
Furthermore: the functions developed within the framework of this project, which are now available, can be reused (if suitably adapted) for the development of future command/control systems of aerostats in CNES’ other stratospheric sectors:
The trials which will take place in the coming weeks/months will in fact be closely followed by both CNES’ balloon teams and the scientific community, who are frequent users of these vehicles.
Everyone wishes the greatest success to project leader Jacques MONGIS, to his development team and operational teams tasked with implementing these tests.