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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Nonlinear Structural Analysis of an Icosahedron and its Application to Lighter than Air Vehicles Under a Vacuum, Ruben Adorno-Rodriguez

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Thermal and Melt Wear Characterization of Materials in Sliding Contact at High Speed Energy Sink, Christopher J. Alban

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Crack initiation and growth behavior at corrosion pit in 2024-T3 aluminum alloy, Ibrahim Al-Qahtani

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Analysis of Geolocation Approaches Using Satellites, James P. Basel

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Ceramic Matrix Characterization Under A Gas Turbine Combustion And Loading Environment, Dustin J. Bertrand

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The Prospect of Responsive Spacecraft Using Aeroassisted, Trans-Atmospheric Maneuvers, Robert A. Bettinger

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Liquid Spray Characterization in Flow Fields with Centripetal Acceleration, Andrew J. Brinker

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Experimental Characterization of Wings for a Hawkmoth-Sized Micro Air Vehicle, Zachary R. Brown

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A Study of Slipper and Rail Wear Interaction at Low Speed, Greg V. Cavallaro

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Experimental Uncertainty Associated with Traveling Wave Excitation, Geofrey S. Cox

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Hot Streak Characterization in Serpentine Exhaust Nozzles, Darrell S. Crowe

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Ground Target Overflight and Orbital Maneuvering via Atmospheric Maneuvering, Devin K. Dalton

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Operational Characteristics of an Ultra Compact Combustor, Christopher J. Damele

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Design and Analysis of an Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS) for AFIT's 6U Standard Bus, Erin R. Dannemeyer

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Informing Spacecraft Maneuver Decisions to Reduce Probability of Collision, Elizabeth-Ann R. DeNeve

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Crack Initiation and Growth Behavior at Corrosion Pit in 7075-T6 Under Biaxial And Uniaxial Fatigue, Zafer Dolu

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Model Uncertainty and Test of a Segmented Mirror Telescope, Luke C. Dras

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Applying KAM Theory to Highly Eccentric Orbits, Adam B. Dunk

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Continuous Control Artificial Potential Function Methods and Optimal Control, Andrew R. Fields

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Convective Heat Transfer with and without Film Cooling in High Temperature, Fuel Rich and Lean Environments, Nathan K. Greiner

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Design of a Programmable Star Tracker-Based Reference System For a Simulated Spacecraft, Warren C. Grunwald

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Thermal Characterization of the Air Force Institute of Technology Solar Simulation Thermal Vacuum Chamber, Daniel M. Hatzung

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Feasibilty of Very Large Sparse Aperture Depolyable Antennas, Jason C. Heller

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Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Behavior of an Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Composite in Interlaminar Shear and Under Combined Tension-Torsion Loading, Skyler R. Hilburn

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Computer Vision Tracking Using Particle Filters for 3D Position Estimation, Kyle D. Kenerley

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Navigation Solution for a Multiple Satellite and Multiple Ground Architecture, Abraham M. Leigh

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Measurement and Image Processing Techniques for Particle Image Velocimetry Using Solid-Phase Carbon Dioxide, Mei-Ling Liber

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Closed-Loop Control of Constrained Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles, Garrison J. Lindholm

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Optimal UAV Path Planning for Tracking a Moving Ground Vehicle with a Gimbaled Camera, Riley A. Livermore

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Design and Simulation of a Pressure Wave Supercharger for a Small Two-Stroke Engine, Mark R. Mataczynski

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Influence of Mach Number and Dynamic Pressure on Cavity Tones and Freedrop Trajectories, Justin D. Merrick

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The Use of an Ultra-Compact Combustor as an Inter-Turbine Burner for Improved Engine Performance, Jose L. Miranda

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A Comparison of Afghanistan, Yuma, AZ, and Manufactured Sands Melted on EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coatings, Nathaniel P. Opie

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Thermal Loss Determination for a Small Internal Combustion Engine, Joshua A. Rittenhouse

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Measuring Scaling Effects in Small Two-Stroke Internal Combustion Engines, Alex K. Rowton

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Adaptive Positive Position Feedback Control of Flexible Aircraft Structures Using Piezoelectric Actuators, Jared M. Rupp

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Minimization of the Effects of Secondary Reactions on Turbine Film Cooling in a Fuel Rich Environment, Andrew T. Shewhart

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Optimal Autonomous Spacecraft Resiliency Maneuvers Using Metaheuristics, Daniel J. Showalter

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Design and Evaluation of Dual-Expander Aerospike Nozzle Upper Stage Engine, Joseph R. Simmons

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Optimal Collision Avoidance Trajectories for Unmanned/Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Nathan E. Smith

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Development of a Detonation Diffuser, Christopher A. Stevens

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Performance Characterization, Development, and Application of Artificial Potential Function Guidance Methods, Heather M. Stickney

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A Method of Surrogate Model Construction which Leverages Lower-fidelity Information using Space Mapping Techniques, Jason W. Thomas

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Data Fusion for Decision Support, Rebecca A. Unruh

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Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behavior of Unitized Composite Airframe Structures at Elevated Temperature, Michael P. Wilkinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Scattering, Adsorption, and Langmuir-Hinshelwood Desorption Models for Physisorptive and Chemisorptive Gas-Surface Systems, Brook I. Bentley

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3D Finite Element Modeling of Sliding Wear, Rodolfo G. Buentello Hernandez

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Power Requirements for Bi-harmonic Amplitude and Bias Modulation Control of a Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle, Justin R. Carl

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Feasibility Analysis on the Utilization of the Iridium Satellite Communications Network for Resident Space Objects in Low Earth Orbit, John R. Claybrook

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Integration of an Inter Turbine Burner to a Jet Turbine Engine, Matthew M. Conrad

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Opto-Mechanical Design of a Chromotomographic Imager Direct-Vision Prism Element, Timothy E. Coon

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Evaluation of the Thorax of Manduca Sexta for Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle Applications, Brian C. Cranston

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Application of Finite Element to Evaluate Material with Small Modulus of Elasticity, Boyce H. Dauby

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Characterization of Rotating Detonation Engine Exhaust Through Nozzle Guide Vanes, Nick D. DeBarmore

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Aerodynamic Performance and Particle Image Velocimetery of Piezo Actuated Biomimetic Manduca Sexta Engineered Wings Towards the Design and Application of a Flapping Wing Flight Vehicle., Anthony M. DeLuca

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Biaxial (Tension-Torsion) Testing of an Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite, Joseph M. DeRienzo

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Real-Time, Multiple Pan/Tilt/Zoom Computer Vision Tracking and 3D Positioning System for Unmanned Aerial System Metrology, Daniel D. Doyle

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Computational Simulation of Explosively Generated Pulsed Power Devices, Mollie C. Drumm

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Using Hysteretic Energy to Evaluate Damping Characteristics of Hard Coating on Titanium, Colin C. Engebretsen

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Crack Initiation and Growth Behavior at Corrosion Pit in 7075-T6 High Strength Aluminum Alloy, Eric M. Hunt

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Effects of Temperature on the Performance of a Small Internal Combustion Engine at Altitude, Travis D. Husaboe

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Dynamic Constellation Tasking and Management, Steven P. Ingraham

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Design of a Control Moment Gyroscope Attitude Actuation System for the Attitude Control Subsystem Proving Ground, Samuel C. Johnson

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A Study of the Thermal Environment Developed by a Traveling Slipper at High Velocity, Kathleen H. Le

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Development of Optimized Piezoelectric Bending Actuators for Use in an Insect Sized Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle, Robert K. Lenzen

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Finite Element Analysis of a Highly Flexible Flapping Wing, Justin K. Mason

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Design of a Lighter than Air Vehicle that Achieves Positive Buoyancy in Air Using a Vacuum, Trent T. Metlen

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Design and Testing of an H2/O2 Predetonator for a Simulated Rotating Detonation Engine Channel, Stephen J. Miller

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Experimental Characterization of the Structural Dynamics and Aero-Structural Sensitivity of a Hawkmoth Wing Toward the Development of Design Rules for Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles, Aaron G. Norris

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Training Maneuver Evaluation for Reduced Order Modeling of Stability & Control Properties Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Craig C. Porter

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Film Cooling in Fuel Rich Environments, Jacob J. Robertson

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Trajectory Optimization for Spacecraft Collision Avoidance, James W. Sales

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Creep of Hi-Nicalon S Fiber Tows at Elevated Temperature in Air and in Steam, Theodore R. Shillig

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Heat Exchanger Design and Testing for a 6-Inch Rotating Detonation Engine, Scott W. Theuerkauf

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Experimental Analysis of Dampened Breathing Mode Oscillation on Hall Effect Thruster Performance, Christopher D. Vineski

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Characterizing G-Loading, Swirl Direction and Rayleigh Losses in an Ultra Compact Combustor, Jacob D. Wilson

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Porous Emitter Colloid Thruster Performance Characterization Using Optical Techniques, Eric T. Wolf

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Material Characterization for Composite Materials in Load Bearing Wave Guides, Gabriel Almodovar

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Integration, Testing and Validation, of a Small Hybrid-Electric Remotely-Piloted Aircraft, Joseph K. Ausserer

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Satellite Relative Motion Control for MIT's SPHERES Program, Samuel P. Barbaro

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CubeSat Attitude Determination and Helmholtz Cage Design, Megan R. Brewer

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Plume Characterization of Busek 600W Hall Thruster, Duc Minh Bui

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Accurate Modeling of Stability and Control Properties for Fighter Aircraft from CFD, Jedediah H. Butler

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Determination of Effective Crossover Location and Dimensions for Branched Detonation in a Pulsed Detonation Engine, Louis A. Camardo II

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Investigation into Suitability of Geopolymers (Illite & Metakaolin) for the Space Environment, Brandon T. Cesul

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Computational Analysis and Characterization of RC-135 External Aerodynamics, Michael G. Chenery

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Operationally Responsive Spacecraft Using Electric Propulsion, Thomas C. Co

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Hybrid Solution of Stochastic Optimal Control Problems using Gauss Pseudospectral Method and Generalized Polynomial Chaos Algorithms, Gerald C. Cottrill

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Increasing Reliability of a Small 2-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine for Dynamically Changing Attitudes, Steven C. Crosbie

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Gravitational Lens: Deep Space Probe Design, Berkley R. Davis

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Impact of Trench and Ramp Film Cooling Designs to Reduce Heat Release Effects in a Reacting Flow, Michael R. DeLallo

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Conceptual Layout of Wing Structure using Topology Optimization for Morphing Micro Air Vehicles in a Perching Maneuver, James R. Elgersma

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Effect of Accessory Power Take-off Variation on a Turbofan Engine Performance, Anis Faidi

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Freedrop Testing and CFD Simulation of Ice Models from a Cavity into Supersonic Flow, Thomas J. Flora

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Applications of Aerodynamic Forces for Spacecraft Orbit Maneuverability in Operationally Responsive Space and Space Reconstitution Needs, Matthew N. Goodson

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CFD Transient Simulation of an Isolator Shock Train in a Scramjet Engine, Troy C. Hoeger

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Evaluation of the Thorax of Manduca Sexta for Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle Applications, Alex C. Hollenbeck

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Validation of the Chemistry Module for the Euler Solver in Unified Flow Solver, William C. Humphrey Jr.

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Electromagnetic Interference Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanofibers Composites Under Fatigue, Peter A. Hunt

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Cooling Requirements for the Ultra Compact Combuster, Donald D. Johnson