Follow

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

PDF

Investigation of a Pressure Wave Supercharger for an Industrial Diesel Engine, Brian A. Beasley

PDF

Combustion Dynamics and Heat Transfer in an Ultra Compact Combustor, Brian T. Bohan

PDF

A Study of the Hexakis Icosahedron Vacuum Lighter Than Air Vehicle and the Effects of Air Evacuation on the Structural Integrity, Anthony A. Castello

PDF

Computational Investigation Using Bleed as a Method of Shock Stabilization, Dayle L. Chang

PDF

Thermochemical Non-Equilibrium Models for Weakly Ionized Hypersonic Flows with Application to Slender-Body Wakes, Matthew P. Clarey

PDF

Optimal Trajectory Generation in a Dynamic Multi-Body Environment using a Pseudospectral Method, Jacob A. Dahlke

PDF

Evaluation of High Velocity Wear, Armando DeLeon

PDF

Control, Characterization, and Cooling of an Ultra-Compact Combustor, Kevin J. DeMarco

PDF

Experimental and Computational Analysis of the Interaction of Carbon and Silicon Ablation Products in Expanding Hypersonic Flows, Brian E. Donegan

PDF

Effects of Manufacturing Process Variables on Ultrasonic Testing in Electron Beam Melted Ti-6AL-4V, Andrew D. Durkee

PDF

Influence of Coolant Flow Rate Parameters in Scaling Gas Turbine Cooling Effectiveness on a Flat Plate, Jacob P. Fischer

PDF

Human Optimization and Performance Enhancement in Flight via Real-time Biofeedback (Project HAVE HOPE), Michael S. Fritts

PDF

Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 1100°C in Air and in Silicic Acid-Saturated Steam, Logan M. Gumucio

PDF

Analytical Determination of a Helicopter Height Velocity Diagram, Michael J. Harris

PDF

Passive Load Testing for Evaluation of Electromechanical Actuators, Jeremiah R. Hoffman

PDF

An Efficient Euler Method to Predict Shock Migration on a Straked Delta Wing Design, Dylan N. Hope

PDF

Design, Buildup, and Testing of a Radial Rotating Detonation Engine for a Compact Auxiliary Power Unit, Riley Huff

PDF

Space-based Maneuver Detection and Characterization using Multiple Model Adaptive Estimation, Justin D. Katzovitz

PDF

Carbon Nanotube Fibers: Mechanical Behavior and the Effects of the Space Environment, Ryan A. Kemnitz

PDF

Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 1000°C in Air and in Silicic Acid-Saturated Steam, Brian G. Kroeger

PDF

Algorithms for Small Satellite Formation Flying, Robert B. LaRue

PDF

Wall-Modeled Large Eddy Simulation of a Three-Dimensional Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction, Nicholas J. Marco

PDF

Creep of Nextel 720/a Ceramic Matrix Composite with Laser Drilled Effusion Holes at 1200°C in Air and in Steam, Savannah N. Minor

PDF

Quasi-Static Nonlinear Analysis of a Celestial Icosahedron Shaped Vacuum Lighter Than Air Vehicle, Kyle D. Moore

PDF

Study of Abnormal Grain Growth in Beta Annealed Ti-6al-4v Forgings, Lee R. Morris

PDF

Three-Dimensional Wall Effects in a Scramjet Cavity Flameholder, Evan P. Oren

PDF

Thermal Management of Satellite Electronics via Gallium Phase Change Heat Sink Devices, Brian O. Palmer

PDF

Optimal Finite Thrust Guidance Methods for Constrained Satellite Proximity Operations Inspection Maneuvers, Eric R. Prince

PDF

Creep of Hafnium Diboride -20 Vol% Silicon Carbide at 1500°C in Air, Glen E. Pry

PDF

Design and Testing of an Additively Manufactured CubeSat Structural Bus, Karson A. Roberts

PDF

The Study and Application of Carbon Nanotube Film Heaters for Space Applications, Christopher C. Rocker

PDF

Arrhenius Rate Chemistry Informed Inter-phase Source Terms (ARCIIST) for Macro-Scale Explosive Hydrocodes, Matthew J. Schwaab

PDF

Pseudo Linear Hall Effect Thruster Characterization through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements, Braeden A. Sheets

PDF

Parameter Study of an Orbital Debris Defender using Two Team, Three Player Differential Game Theory, David F. Spendel

PDF

Investigation of Geometric and Thermal Scaling Effects on Simulated Turbine Vane Leading Edge Model, James G. Tewaheftewa

PDF

Analysis of Additively Manufactured Injectors for Rotating Detonation Engines, Michael C. Waters

PDF

Application of Spectral Solution and Neural Network Techniques in Plasma Modeling for Electric Propulsion, Joseph R. Whitman

PDF

Tensile Properties and Fatigue Behavior of Geopolymer Matrix Composites with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement at Elevated Temperature, Steffan M.L. Wilcox

PDF

Characterization and Analysis of Plasma Instabilities in a 600 W Permanent Magnet Hall Thruster, Samuel D. Wright

PDF

Simplex Control Methods for Robust Convergence of Small Unmanned Aircraft Flight Trajectories in the Constrained Urban Environment, Michael D. Zollars

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

PDF

Characterization and Scaling Study of Energy Pathways in Small Four-Stroke Internal Combustion Engines, Jason R. Blantin

PDF

Fatigue behavior of an advanced melt-infiltrated SiC/SiC composite at 1200°C in air and in steam, Nicholas J. Boucher

PDF

Stressed Oxidation of Hafnium Diboride in Air at 1500°C, Thomas A. Bowen

PDF

Investigation of Dynamic Store Separation out of a Weapons Bay Cavity Utilizing a Low Speed Wind Tunnel, Andrew D. Bower

PDF

Analysis of Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures Using Finite Element Methods, Christopher A. Box

PDF

Military Space Mission Design and Analysis in a Multi-Body Environment: An Investigation of High-Altitude Orbits as Alternative Transfer Paths, Parking Orbits for Reconstitution, and Unconventional Mission Orbits, John N. Brick

PDF

The Impact of Atmospheric Fluctuations on Optimal Boost Glide Hypersonic Vehicle Dynamics, Melissa A. Dunkel

PDF

Evaluating the Autonomous Flying Qualities of a Simulated Variable Stability Aircraft, Ali M. Hamidani

PDF

Hall Effect Thruster Characterization through Potential, Magnetic, and Optical Measurements, Nicholas L. Hyatt

PDF

Time-dependent Validation of Finite Element Strain Distribution of a Plastically-Deformed Plate via Digital Image Correlation, Kevin R. Knapp

PDF

Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 900°C In Air and In Silicic Acid-Saturated Steam, Ronald K. Mitchell

PDF

Formation Flight of Earth Satellites on KAM TORUS Using Classical Orbital Elements, Marissa C. Reabe

PDF

Investigating Analytical and Numerical Methods to Predict Satellite Orbits Using Two-Line Element Sets, Adam T. Rich

PDF

Analysis of an Experimental Space Debris Removal Mission, Krista L.L. Roth

PDF

Relating Film Cooling Performance Between Ambient and Near Engine Temperatures, Christopher J. Vorgert

PDF

Computational Optimization Under Uncertainty of an Active Flow Control Jet, Luke A. Welch

PDF

Satellite Propulsion Spectral Signature Detection and Analysis for Space Situational Awareness using Small Telescopes, Pamela L. Wheeler

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

PDF

Corrosion Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior At Notched Hole In 7075-T6 Under Different Biaxial Stress Ratios, Khalid A. Alghamdi

PDF

Effect of Stress Ratio on Fatigue Crack Growth Rate at Notched Hole in 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy Under Biaxial Fatigue, Reja Alshahrani

PDF

Design and Experimentation of a Premixed Rotating Detonation Engine, Ionio Q. Andrus

PDF

The Scaling of Loss Pathways and Heat Transfer in Small Scale Internal Combustion Engines, Joseph K. Ausserer

PDF

Test and Verification of a CubeSat Attitude Determination and Control System in Variable Magnetic Fields, Eric A. Bassett

PDF

Multi-CubeSat Deployment Strategies: How Different Satellite Deployment Schemes Affect Satellite Separation and Detection for Various Types of Constellations and Missions, Scott A. Biehl Jr.

PDF

Liquid Fuel Film Cooling: a CFD Analysis With Hydrocarbon Fuel, Jacob D. Bills

PDF

Flow Field Dynamics in a High-g Ultra-Compact Combustor, Andrew E. Cottle

PDF

Formation Flight of Earth Satellites on Low-Eccentricity KAM Tori, Christopher T. Craft

PDF

Conceptual Design, Structural Analysis, and Design Space Exploration of a Vacuum Lighter than Air Vehicle, Brian C. Cranston

PDF

Localized Plasma Measurement During Instability Modes In a Hall Thruster, David A. Cunningham

PDF

Dynamic Properties of Additively Manufactured 15-5PH Stainless Steel, Allison A. Dempsey

PDF

Key Detection Rate Modeling and Analysis for Satellite-Based Quantum Key Distribution, Jonathan C. Denton

PDF

Spectroscopic Measurement of Gas Temperature in Small Internal Combustion Engines, Matthew J. Deutsch

PDF

Orbital Resonances in the Vinti Solution, Laura M. Duffy

PDF

Space Object Self-Tracker On-Board Orbit Determination Analysis, Stacie M. Flamos

PDF

Enhanced Flow Migration in Full Annular Ultra Compact Combustor, Nicholas A. Gilbert

PDF

Evaluation of Verification Approaches Applied to a Nonlinear Control System, Kerianne H. Gross

PDF

Particle Image Velocimetry and Analysis Methods Using Cleanly Seeded Particles in Supersonic Flow, Paul A. Gulotta

PDF

Surface Roughness of Electron Beam Melting TI-6AL-4V Effect on Ultrasonic Testing, Evan T. Hanks

PDF

Adaptive Estimation and Heuristic Optimization of Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics, Joshuah A. Hess

PDF

Investigation Into Reynolds Number Effects On A Biomimetic Flapping Wing, Daniel K. Hope

PDF

Evaluation of Unmanned Aircraft Flying Qualities Using JSBSim, Joshua P. Kim

PDF

Space Qualification Testing of a Deployable Shape Memory Alloy CubeSat Antenna, Carl L. Kobza

PDF

Fatigue behavior of an advanced SiC/SiC composite at 1300° C in air and steam, Michael Lee

PDF

Analysis of a Modified Equivalent Circuit Model for Lithium-Ion Battery Modules in CubeSats, James J. Liu

PDF

Performance Testing of Various Nozzle Design for Water Electrolysis Thruster, Yuen Liu

PDF

Geolocation of RF Emitters Using a Low-Cost UAV-Based Approach, Michael A. Magers

PDF

Development of a Modularized Software Architecture to Enhance SSA with COTS Telescopes, Julian P. McCafferty

PDF

Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of a Small Through-Flow Wave for Use Within the Brayton Cycle, Micahel J. McClearn

PDF

Meeting The DoD’s Tactical Weather Needs Using CubeSats, Shayna K. McKenney

PDF

Short Duration Missions to Earth Crossing Asteroids, James B. Millar III

PDF

Vibrational Analysis of a 12U Chassis, Daniel G. Miller

PDF

Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behavior of Unitized Composite Airframe Structures at Elevated Temperature, Mohamed Noomen

PDF

Analysis of a Near Real-Time Optimal Attitude Control for Satellite Simulators, Ryan M. Patrick

PDF

Effectiveness Based Design of a Tactical Tanker Aircraft, Andrew K. Petry

PDF

Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 700°C in Air and in Silicic Acid-saturated Steam, Matthew W. Piper

PDF

Design and Flight Test of A Weapons-cavity Acoustics And Separation Test Bed, Zachary Probst

PDF

Force and Moment Measurements Applicable to a Flexible Weapons System, James B. Sellers

PDF

Electro-Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Sheets in Simulated Space Environments: The Dawn of “Carbon Spacecraft”, Jacob W. Singleton

PDF

Pointing Analysis and Design Drivers for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Quantum Key Distribution, Jeremiah A. Specht

PDF

Multi-Trajectory Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System with Flight Tests (Project Have ESCAPE), John V. Trombetta

PDF

Influence of Coolant Flow Rate Parameters in Scaling Gas Turbine Cooling Effectiveness, Connor J. Wiese