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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Development and Testing of the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment, Brady D. O'Neal

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Final Assembly, Testing and Processing of the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment (RIGEX) for Spaceflight Qualification, Jeremy J. Owens

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Performing Particle Image Velocimetry in a Supersonic Wind Tunnel Using Carbon Dioxide as the Seed Material, Donald W. Peltier III

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Efficiency and Pressure Loss Characteristics of an Ultra-Compact Combustor with Bulk Swirl, James T. Radtke

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Radar Orbit Analsis Tool Using Least Squares Estimator, Sandra M. Rashash

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Development of an Experimental Platform for Testing Autonomous UAV Guidance and Control Algorithms, Justin R. Rufa

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Modeling Acoustic Effects on Shear Coaxial Jet Flow Utilizing Molecular Dynamic Simulation, Jermaine S. Sailsman

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The Effects of Microstructure on Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Nickel Alloy IN-100, Erik C. Saladin

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Effects of Prior Aging at 191°C on Creep Response of IM7/BMI 5250-4, Robert A. Salvia

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Rotorcraft Smoothing Via Linear Time Periodic Methods, Christopher S. Schulz

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Critical Life Prediction Research on Boron-enhanced Ti-6Al-4V, Kevin A. Schwendiman

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Simulation of the Dynamically Coupled KC-135 Tanker and Refueling Boom, Jeremy J. Smith

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CFD Analysis of a T-38 Wing Fence, Daniel A. Solfelt

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Optimal Orbital Coverage of Theater Operations and Targets, Kimberly A. Sugrue

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Three Dimensional Analysis of a Composite Repair and the Effect of Overply Shape Variation on Structural Efficiency, David A. Sutter

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Compressive Creep Behavior of NEXTEL™ 720/Alumina Ceramic Matrix Composite at 1200°C in Air and in Steam Environment, Neil R. Szymczak

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Experimental Methods to Characterize Nonlinear Vibration of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles, Adam P. Tobias

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Characterization of a Hall Effect Thruster Using Thermal Imaging, James W. Tomaszewski

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A Comparison of Film Cooling Techniques in a High Speed, True Scale, Fully Cooled Turbine Vane Ring, Michael J. Umholtz

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Comparison of Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Representation of Materials, Michael J. Vanderhyde

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The Aerodynamic Performance of the 24 Inch Houck Configuration, Michael M. Walker

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Finite Element Solution: Nonlinear Flapping Beams for Use with Micro Air Vehicle Design, Robert L. Walker

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Structural Optimization of a Distributed Actuation System in a Flexible In-Plane Morphing Wing, James T. Westfall

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Cyclic Creep and Recovery Behavior of Nextel™ 720/Alumina Ceramic Matrix Composite at 1200° C in Air and Steam Environments, Bridgett A. Whiting

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Optimal Wind Corrected Flight Path Planning for Autonomous Micro Air Vehicles, Michael D. Zollars

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Scaling Flight Tests of Unmanned Air Vehicles, Jeevani I. Abeygoonewardene

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A Systems Engineering Approach to Integrated Structural Health Monitoring For Aging Aircraft, Alan P. Albert, Efstathios Antoniou, Stephen D. Leggiero, Kimberly A. Tooman, and Ramon L. Veglio

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Effects of Phase Difference between Axial and Contact Loads on Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Titanium Alloy, Mohammad Almajali

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Numerical Investigation of Cavity-Vane Interactions within the Ultra Compact Combustor, Jonathan F. Anisko

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Free Flight Store Simulation Using Beggar, Judson T. Babcock

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Some Aspects of the Mechanical Response of BMI 5250-4 Neat Resin at 191°C: Experiment and Modeling, John G. Balaconis

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Quantitative Analysis of a Turbulent Wind Tunnel with Obstructions for use in Liquid Flame Spread Experiments, Beau M. Brantley

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Characterization of Functionally Graded Materials, Benjamin D. Chapman

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Structural Health Monitoring Considering Internal Beam Damage, Jessica B. Chronister

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Analysis and Simulation of Hypervelocity Gouging Impacts, John D. Cinnamon

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Development of In-Plane Surface Deformation Sensing for Thin Film PVDF Actuated Membrane Mirrors, John J. Cornelius

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Vacuum Chamber Construction and Contamination Study of a Micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster, Jacob H. Debevec

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Particle Image Velocimetry Using a Novel, Non-Intrusive Particle Seeding, Charles J. DeLapp II

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A Wind Tunnel Investigation of Joined Wing Scissor Morphing, Christopher C. Dike

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Design, Build and Validation of a Small-Scale Combustion Chamber Testing Facility, Eric R. Dittman

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Integrated Conceptual Design of Joined-Wing Sensor Craft Using Response Surface Models, Josh E. Dittmar

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Situational Awareness and Synthetic Vision for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Testing, Joseph M. Dugan

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Some Aspects of the Mechanical Response of PMR-15 Neat Resin at 288°C: Experiment and Modeling, Christina M. Falcone

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Graphitized Carbon Foam with Phase Change Material, Angelinda D. Fedden

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Application of Spline Variational Analysis Method in the Modeling of Composite Repairs, Brian M. Fredrickson

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Modeling Fracture in Z-Pinned Composite Co-Cured Laminates Using Smeared Properties and Cohesive Elements in DYNA3D, Jason K. Freels

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Experimental Analysis of Propeller Interactions with a Flexible Wing Micro-Air-Vehicle, Brian J. Gamble

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The Determination of Remaining Satellite Propellant Using Measured Moments of Inertia, Jason W. Geitgey

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Detailed Design of the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment, Jeremy S. Goodwin

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Optimal Dynamic Soaring for Full Size Sailplanes, Randel J. Gordon

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Cost Comparison of Expendable, Hybrid and Reusable Launch Vehicles, Greg J. Gstattenbauer

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Structural Analysis of the Rigidizable Inflatable Get-Away-Special Experiment, Anna E. Gunn-Golkin

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Comparative Analysis of Two-Stage-to-Orbit Rocket and Airbreathing Reusable Launch Vehicles for Military Applications, Joseph M. Hank

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Aerodynamic Loss and Mixing Over a Cavity Flame Holder Located Downstream of Pylon-Aided Fuel Injection, Lane C. Haubelt

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Cycle Performance of a Pulse Detonation Engine with Supercritical Fuel Injection, Timothy M. Helfrich

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Development and Testing of an Inflatable, Rigidizable Space Structure Experiment, Sarah K. Helms

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Effects of Frequency and Environment on Fatigue Behavior of an Oxide-Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite at 1200°C, Griffin Hetrick

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Theoretical Modeling of the Transient Effects of a Towline Using the Method of Characteristics, Christopher A. Hill

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Maneuver Estimation Model for Geostationary Orbit Determination, Brian J. Hirsch

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Experimental Investigation into the Aerodynamic Ground Effect of a Tailless Chevron and Lambda-Shaped UCAVs, Won In

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Characterization of Compressive Creep Behavior of Oxide/Oxide Composite with Monazite Coating at Elevated Temperature, Patrick R. Jackson

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Development and Validation of Reentry Simulation Using MATLAB, Robert E. Jameson Jr.

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Development of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platform: Modeling, Simulating, and Flight Testing, Nidal M. Jodeh

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Optimization of a Low Heat Load Turbine Nozzle Guide Vane, Jamie J. Johnson

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Structural Design of Wing Twist for Pitch Control of Joined Wing Sensor Craft, Fred A. Kimler III

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Characterization of Pulse Detonation Engine Performance with Varying Free Stream Stagnation Pressure Levels, Wesley R. Knick

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High Altitude Airship Station-Keeping Analysis, Douglas P. Kondrack

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Effects of Environment on Creep Behavior of Two Oxide-Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites at 1200°C, Pavlos Koutsoukos

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Evaluation of Factors Contributing to Damping of Coated and Uncoated Titanium Plates, Dustin W. Lee

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Simulation of a Moving Elastic Beam Using Hamilton's Weak Principle, Elliott J. Leigh

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Assessing the Potential for Improved Scramjet Performance through Application of Electromagnetic Flow Control, Martin F. Lindsey

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Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Nickel Alloy IN-100, Elhoucine Madhi

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Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes of a Nonlinear, Uniform Cantilevered Beam, Daniel J. Marquez-Chisolm

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Characterization of UAV Performance and Development of a Formation Flight Controller for Multiple Small UAVs, Patrick A. McCarthy

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Inertia Measurement and Dynamic Stability Analysis of a Radio-Controlled Joined-Wing Aircraft, William A. McClelland

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An Analysis of Nonlinear Elastic Deformations for a Homogeneous Beam at Varying Tip Loads and Pitch Angles, Robert J. McGraw

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Effect of Hold Times on Fatigue Behavior of Nextel 720™/Alumina Ceramic Matrix Composite at 1200°C in Air and in Steam Environment, John M. Mehrman

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Characterizing a Co-flow Nozzle for Use in a Filtered Rayleigh Scattering System, David S. Miceli

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A Comparison of Main Rotor Smoothing Adjustments Using Linear and Neural Network Algorithms, Nathan A. Miller

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Design and Numerical Simulation of Two Dimensional Ultra Compact Combustor Model Sections for Experimental Observation of Cavity-Vane Flow Interactions, David S. Moenter

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Alleviation of Buffet-Induced Vibration Using Piezoelectric Actuators, Shawn D. Morganstern

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Experimental investigation of the Aerodynamic Ground Effect of a Tailless LAMBDA-Shaped UCAV with Wing Flaps, Jason T. Mostaccio

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Wear Analysis of CU-AL Coating on TI-6AL-4V under Fretting, Karl N. Murray

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Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Shot-Peened IN 100, Jonathan L. Ng

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A Comparative Analysis of Single-Stage-to-Orbit Rocket and Air-breathing Vehicles, Benjamin S. Orloff

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Covariance Estimation and Autocorrelation of NORAD Two-Line Element Sets, Victor P. Osweiler

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The Effects of Using Solar Radiation Pressure to Alleviate Fuel Requirements for Orbit Changing and Maintenance of the DSCS II F-13 Satellite, Jody A. Paris

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Three Component Velocity Measurements in the Tip Vortex of a Micro-Air-Vehicle, Hong-Joon Park

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Validation of a Scaled Plane Strain Hypervelocity Gouging Model, Ronald J. Pendleton

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Control Demonstration of a Thin Deformable In-Plane Actuated Mirror, Gina A. Peterson

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Parameter Estimation of a Tactical Missile using Linear Regression, Kelly S. Powers

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Rate Dependence of Tensile Properties and Stress-Strain Behavior of an Oxide/Oxide Ceramic Matrix Composite at Elevated Temperature and the Effects of Low-Magnitude Sustained Loading on Composite Microstructure, Andrew T. Radzicki

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Optimal Coverage of Theater Targets with Small Satellite Constellations, Axel Rendon

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An Exploration of Several Structural Measurement Techniques for Usage with Functionally Graded Materials, Robert A. Reuter

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An Investigation into Robust Wind Correction Algorithms for Off-the Shelf Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Autopilots, Brent K. Robinson

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Formation Flight Control for Aerial Refueling, Steven M. Ross

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Creep-Rupture Behavior of a Woven Ceramic Matrix Composite at Elevated Temperatures in a Humid Environment, Jennifer L. Ryba

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Effects of Polishing Shot-Peened Surfaces on Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V, Kasey S. Scheel

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Lightweight In-Plane Actuated Deformable Mirrors for Space Telescopes, Michael J. Shepherd

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Effect of Environment on Creep Behavior of an Oxide/Oxide CFCC with ±45° Fiber Orientation, Gregory T. Siegert