Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides access to master’s theses submitted since 1988. Access is restricted to current ERAU students, faculty, and staff.

Each Daytona Beach master’s degree candidate is required to submit a copy of his or her master’s thesis to the Hunt Library in electronic and print formats. The electronic version of the thesis will be uploaded to Scholarly Commons. For more information on submitting a master’s thesis, please consult Thesis Binding and Submission Process.

Since the inception of Scholarly Commons, requests by researchers from other institutions (academic, commercial, military, and government) to read our graduate research theses have grown tremendously, and continue to increase every semester. To meet this demand, ERAU began offering our entire Master’s Theses collection as open access in December 2016.

If you do not wish your thesis to be open access, please email your name and title of your thesis to commons@erau.edu. Your thesis will be restricted to ERAU students, faculty, and staff within three business days.

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Theses - Daytona Beach from 2017

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Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling: A Global Perspective of Reconnection in the Magnetotail, Miles Thomas Bengtson

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Integration of Macro-Fiber Composite Material on a Low Cost Unmanned Aerial System, May Chong Chan

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Collision Avoidance and Navigation of UAS Using Vision-Based Proportional Navigation, Matthew J. Clark

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Application of Neural Networks to Acoustic Localization, Stephen Cronin

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Computational Modeling of Thoracic Injury Response due to Impact of a Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS), Alexander Fumiyoshi Dori

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Performance Analysis of a Coaxial Helicopter in Hover and Forward Flight, Stanrich D. Fernandes

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Battery Centric Serial Hybrid Aircraft Performance and Design Space, Lenny Gartenberg

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Robust Optimization and Groundwork for Problem Mapping, Leo Austin Ghelarducci

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Supervisory Controls Strategy to Reduce Utility Factor Weighted Criteria Emissions for a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Thomas Francis Gorgia III

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Feasibility of Neural Networks for Maritime Visual Detection on a Mobile Platform, Robert Goring

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Numerical Investigation of a Phase-Change Material Based Photovoltaic Panel Temperature Regulation System, Rohit Gulati

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Structural Design of a Business Jet Winglet, Jaime Gutierrez

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Design, Development and Implementation of Intelligent Algorithms to Increase Autonomy of Quadrotor Unmanned Missions, Diego F. Garcia Herrera

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Dynamic Understeer Control Using Active Rear Toe, Mark Oliver Dixon Kaufman

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A Feasibility Study for Using the ERAU Échelle Spectrograph to Improve Morbital Parameters of Spectroscopic Binary Systems, Stanimir Letchev

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Comparison of RANS Modeling to Dual-Plane PIV Measurements of the Turbulent Tip Vortex Trailed from a Hovering Rotor, Zachary Lietzau

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The Extent of Distraction of Cell Phone Conversations for Passengers in Simulated Flight, Tianhua Li

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Bio-mimicry of a Leopard Tortoise’ Shoulder Girdle in Space Frame Design of an Ambulance Body, Sarah A. Matiko

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Effects of Graphical Weather Information versus Textual Weather Information on Situation Awareness in Meteorology, Stefan Melendez

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Development of an Emulated Free-Floating Environment for On-Earth Testing of Space Robots, Narendran Muraleedharan

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Electrical Optimization of a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Andre J. Napier

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Extended Surface Heat Transfer Coefficients via Endwall Temperature Measurements, Yogesh Pai

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Multi-Agent Path Planning for Locating a Radiating Source in an Unknown Environment, Stephanie M. Schwartz

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Ab Initio Computation of Radiative Properties of Monatomic Hydrogen, Fanny Thomas

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2016

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An Experimental Study of Momentum-Driven Unsteady Jets, Sravan Kumar Artham

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Coupled Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of a Parafoil, Brandon Burnett

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Detecting Delamination in Carbon Fiber Composites Using Piezoresistive Nanocomposites, Sandeep Chava

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Development, Characterization, & Implementation of Phase-Change Material Cold Plates for Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Battery Systems, Kevin Cwiok

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Laboratory Development of a Self-Powered Fontan for Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease, Arka Das

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Computational Investigation of Impingement Cooling for Regeneratively Cooled Rocket Nozzles, Bianca A. De Angelo

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An Aircraft Evacuation Simulation Baseline Using DES for Passenger Path Planning, Xiaoqing Deng

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Tsunami Warning System, Amay Vijay Desai

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Vibration Analysis of a Composite Wing Box with Arbitrarily Shaped Spars and Ribs, Rossana R. Fernandes

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Investigation of Pin Fin Cooling Channels for Applications in Gas Turbines, Royce Fernandes

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Investigation of Communication Constraints in Distributed Multi-Agent Systems, Zhaoyang Fu

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The Effect of Axial Spacing of Constant and Variable Blockages on the Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in a Pulse Detonation Engine, Nicole Gagnon

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Optical Tracking and Spectral Characterization of Cubesats for Operational Missions, Forrest Gasdia

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Improving Damage Tolerance of Composite Sandwich Structures Subjected to Low Velocity Impact Loading: Experimental and Numerical Analysis, Ravi B. Gondaliya

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Effect of Slot Span on Wing Performance, Juan F. Granizo

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Forecast Verification of the Current Icing Potential (CIP) to Predict Lightning Hazards at U.S. Spaceports, Robert Edward Haley

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Closed-Loop CFD Analysis of the Fontan Cardiovascular Circulation, Marwan Hameed

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Effect of Flow-Acoustic Resonant Interactions on Aerodynamic Response of Transitional Airfoils, Joseph Hayden

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Numerical Case Study of an Atom-Photon Interaction in a Cavity Exploring Quantum Control, Javier Jalandoni

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Real-Time Optimization Based Power Flow Controller for Energy Consumption and Emissions Reduction in a Parallel HEV, Abdulla Abdulaziz Karmustaji

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Heat Transfer Analysis of an Oblique Jet Impingement Cooling on CMC Rough Surface, Karthik Krishna

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An Experimental Study of Synthetic Jet Actuators with Application in Airfoil LCO Control, Sanjay Krishnappa

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Turbulence Control in Wall Jets, Jonathan Latim

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Model Predictive Control of a Nonlinear Aeroelastic System Using Volterra Series Representations, Wai Leuk Law

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Study of Surface Tension, Natural Evaporation, and Subcooled Boiling Evaporation of Aqueous Surfactant Solutions, Matthew John Lehman

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Application of Floating Pedal Regenerative Braking for a Rear-Wheel-Drive Parallel-Series Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle with an Automatic Transmission, Dylan Lewis Lewton

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Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Sheet-Graphene Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications, Jiukun Li

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Windshield Defrost and Deice Using Carbon Nanotube Composite, Santhosh Kumar Loganathan

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Fluidic Jet Turbulence Generators for Deflagration to Detonation Transition in Pulsed Detonation Combustors, Jarrett E. Lowe

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Magneto-Rheological Fluid Device as Artificial Feel Force System on Aircraft Control Stick, Vignesh Manoharan

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More Electric Systems Architecture Effect on Business Jet Performance, Kelsey M. Mazur

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Nonlinear Control of a Thermoacoustic System with Multiple Heat Sources and Actuators, Mikael O. Molina Sandoval

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Study of Hybrid Magneto-Active Propellant Management Device for Slosh Damping, Leander Paul

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Performance Characterization of Ceramic Matrix Composites through Uniaxial Monotonic Tensile Testing, Jóhannes Pétursson

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2D Aeroacoustic Analysis of Flow in the Flame Trench, Meghan Pokorski

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A Hybrid Vortex Solution for Surge Margin Enhancement in Axial Compressors, Daniel Port

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A Detailed Uncertainty Analysis of Heat Transfer Experiments Using Temperature Sensitive Paint, Anish Prasad

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Oscillatory Flow Mechanism for Enhanced Heat Transfer, Sultan Taher Raml

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Analysis of a Coupled Micro- and Triple-Impingement Cooling Configuration in the C3X Vane, Chase D. Rossman

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A Computer Program for the Coupled Implementation of Meanline and Throughflow Methods to Simplify the Aerodynamic Design of Multistage Axial Compressors, Alexander V. Rozendaal

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Prediction of Tonal Acoustic Radiation Due to Feedback-Loop Resonant Interactions in Transitional Airfoils, Seyyed Saman Salehian

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Vision-Aided Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles Using Tracked Feature Points, Ahmed Saber Soliman Sayem

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Sensing, Actuation, and Embedded Control for a Custom SCR Nitrogen Oxides Emissions Reduction System, Anuj Kalidas Sharma

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Configuration Validation of a Novel In-Space Propellant Storage and Transfer System, Priyadarshan Sundararaju

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Traction and Launch Control for a Rear-Wheel-Drive Parallel-Series Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Adam Michael Szechy

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SAFTE-VAT Functionality Effects on Flight Instructors' Situation Awareness and Instrument Student Pilots' Performance during FTD Training, Rafael E. Abreu Vega

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UAV as a Service: Providing On-Demand Access and On-The-Fly Retasking of Multi-Tenant UAVs Using Cloud Services, Justin Yapp

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2015

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Direct Adaptive Control for Stability and Command Augmentation System of an Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle, Ron Aditya

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Cubesat Wakes in the Earth’s Ionosphere, Robert M. Albarran II

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Low-velocity Impact Analysis of Composite Repair Patches of Different Shapes, Sarvesh Baliga

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Supersonic Retro-Propulsion Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis Applied to Future Mars Mission, Margarita Nataly Brandt

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Random Actuation Pattern Optimization by Genetic Algorithm for Ultrasonic Structural Health Monitoring of Plates, Pierrot R. Derjany

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The Three-Dimensional Turbulent Boundary Layer on a Rotating Disk, Daniel Digre

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Attitude Determination & Control System Design and Implementation for a 6U CubeSat Proximity Operations Mission, Francisco J. Franquiz

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Scalloped Leading Edge Vaned Diffuser Analysis for a Compact High Pressure Ratio Centrifugal Compressor, Vinod Poonamchand Gehlot

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Investigation of Mountain Waves in the Mesosphere over the Andes Mountains, Jaime Aguilar Guerrero

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Aerodynamic and Structural Design of a Winglet for Enhanced Performance of a Business Jet, Nicolas El Haddad

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Design and Validation of Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed for Proximity Operations Payloads, Kristia K. Harris

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Numerical Investigation of Tonal Noise on a Transitional Airfoil under Varying Conditions, Warren W. Hiner

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Computation of Hypersonic Flows with Lateral Jets Using k-ω Turbulence Model, Spatika Dasharati Iyengar

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Design and Manufacturing of a Mecanum Wheel for the Magnetic Climbing Robot, Shruti Deepak Kamdar

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Hybrid Electric Power System Validation through Parameter Optimization, Hasnaa Khalifi

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The Lunar Exosphere: Spatial and Temporal Variations of Sodium and Potassium Emissions from November 2013 to May 2014, Dona Chathuni P. Kuruppuaratchi

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Benchmarking of Computational Models Against Experimental Data for Adiabatic Film-Cooling Effectiveness for Large Spacing Compound Angle Full Coverage Film Cooling Arrays, Simon R. Martinez

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Determination of a Simplified High-Order Vortex Equation for Radial Equilibrium with CFD Verification, Travis K. Matsumoto

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of Ribbed Channels for Gas Turbine Thermal Management, Yash T. Mehta

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Phased Array Beamsteering in Composite Laminates for Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring, Peter Osterc

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Design of Synthetic Jet Actuator for Flight Control of Small UAV, Priyanka Pagadala

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Lumped Parameter Model for a Self Powered Fontan Palliation of the Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Jang Ho Park

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Aircraft De-Icing System Using Thermal Conductive Fibers, Min Soon Park

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Surface Structure and Its Effect on Reducing Drag, Ragini Ramachandran

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Similarity Analysis of a Swirling Counter-Flow, Jitesh Rane

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Lagrangian Points and Jacobi Constants for a Class of Asteroids, Tasneem Rashid

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Aerodynamic Trade Study of Compound Helicopter Concepts, Julian Roche

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An Approach to Automotive Electrification and Testing, Christopher Rowe

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Numerical Study of Synthetic-Jet Actuation Effect on Airfoil Trailing Edge Noise, Marco Sansone