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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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

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

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

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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

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Optimal Control Methods for Missile Evasion, Ryan W. Carr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Effects of Additive Manufacturing Methods on the Dynamic Properties of 15-5PH Stainless Steel, Allison A. Dempsey

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

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

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Orbital Resonances in the Vinti Solution, Laura M. Duffy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Optimal Control of an Uninhabited Loyal Wingman, Clay J. Humphreys

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

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

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

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Cavity Geometric Features and Entrainment Characterization Resulting from a Ballistically Induced Hydrodynamic Ram Event, Andrew J. Lingenfelter

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

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

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Investigation of Thermal Scaling Effects for a Turbine Blade Leading Edge and Pressure Side Model, Ryan A. Lynch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Military Applications of High-Altitude Satellite Orbits in a Multi-Body Dynamical Environment Using Numerical Methods and Dynamical Systems Theory, Meredith M. Wilmer

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Orbit Determination Using Vinti's Solution, Steven P. Wright

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Investigation into Active Spanwise Camber Deformation on the Lateral Stability and Roll Control of the X-56A Compared to Conventional Ailerons, Eric T. Yerly

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Minimum-Fuel Trajectory Design in Multiple Dynamical Environments Utilizing Direct Transcription Methods and Particle Swarm Optimization, Alfredo G. Zurita Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Nonequilibrium Finite-Rate Carbon Ablation Model for Radiating Earth Re-entry Flows, Christopher R. Alba

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Finite Element Analysis and Experimentation of an Icosahedron Frame under Compression, Mohammed AlGhofaily

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Error Characterization of Flight Trajectories Reconstructed Using Structure from Motion, Daniel C. Alix

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Tension-Compression Fatigue Behavior of 2D And 3D Polymer Matrix Composites at Elevated Temperature, Saleh A. AlNatifat

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Effect of Mixture Pressure and Equivalence Ratio on Detonation Cell Size for Hydrogen-Air Mixtures, Curtis A. Babbie

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Leveraging External Sensor Data for Enhanced Space Situational Awareness, Charlie T. Bellows

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Creep and Oxidation of Hafnium Diboride-Based Ultra High Temperature Ceramics at 1500°C, Anthony J. DeGregoria

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Navigation Constellation Design Using a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm, Heather C. Diniz

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Optimal Attitude Control of Agile Spacecraft Using Combined Reaction Wheel and Control Moment Gyroscope Arrays, Cole C. Doupe

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Modular Heat Dissipation Technique for a CubeSat, Melih Eken

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Orbit Estimation of Non-Cooperative Maneuvering Spacecraft, Gary M. Goff

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Methods of Measuring Stress Relaxation in Composite Tape Springs, Justin T. Heppe

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Modal Characterization of a Piezoelectric Shaker Table, Randall J. Hodkin

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Exhaust Composition in a Small Internal Combustion Engine Using FTIR Spectroscopy, Kevin P. Horn

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Effect of Prior Exposure at Elevated Temperatures on Tensile Properties and Stress-Strain Behavior of Three Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites, Christopher J. Hull

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Optimal UAS Assignments and Trajectories for Persistent Surveillance and Data Collection from a Wireless Sensor Network, Nidal M. Jodeh

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Dynamic Response Analysis of an Icosahedron Shaped Lighter Than Air Vehicle, Lucas W. Just

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Analysis of Hypersonic Vehicle Wakes, Matthew A. Kania

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Piezoelectric Response of Ferroelectric Ceramics under Mechanical Stress, Sergey M. Kaplan

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A Monocular SLAM Method to Estimate Relative Pose During Satellite Proximity Operations, Scott J. Kelly

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Corrosion Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior at Notched Hole in 7075-T6 Under Biaxial And Uniaxial Fatigue with Different Phases, Ali Khawagi

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Optimized Flight Path for Localization Using Line of Bearing, Namkyu Kim

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Environmental Degradation of Nickel-Based Superalloys Due to Gypsiferous Desert Dusts, Matthew B. Krisak

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Reflections of a Wave: An Analysis of Photonic Doppler Velocimetry Systems, Brian K. Lagrange

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Characterization of a Robotic Manipulator for Dynamic Wind Tunnel Applications, James C. Lancaster

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Tension-Compression Fatigue of an Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite at Elevated Temperature in Air and Steam Environments, Richard L. Lanser

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A CubeSat Mission for Mapping Spot Beams of Geostationary Communications Satellites, Jacob A. LaSarge

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Overall Effectiveness Measurement at Engine Temperatures with Reactive Film Cooling and Surface Curvature, Andrew J. Lynch

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Simulation of Metal Particulates in High Energetic Materials, Eduardo Nieto

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Characterization and Modeling of a Control Moment Gyroscope, Dylan R. Penn

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Investigation of the High-Cycle Fatigue Life of Selective Laser Melted and Hot Isostatically Pressed Ti-6Al-4v, Kevin D. Rekedal

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Creep of Hi-Nicalon™ S Ceramic Fiber Tows at 800°C in Air and in Silicic Acid-Saturated Steam, Scott J. Robertson

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Evaluation of the Military Utility of Employing an Angle of Arrival Payload Hosted on a CubeSat as an Augmentation to Existing Geolocation Systems, Nicholas S. Schmidt