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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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On the Interaction between Gravity Waves and Atmospheric Thermal Tides, Ryan Matthew Agner

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

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Leader-Follower Trajectory Generation and Tracking for Quadrotor Swarms, Michael James Campobasso

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Dynamical Processes of Gravity Waves Propagation and Dissipation, and Statistical Characteristics of Their Momentum Flux in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere, Bing Cao

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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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A Human Factors Approach for Identifying Latent Failures in Healthcare Settings, Tara N. Cohen

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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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Gravity Wave and Turbulence Transport in the Mesopause Region, Yafang Guo

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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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A Prospective Investigation to Develop Data-Driven Interventions and Improve Process Efficiency at a Level II Trauma Center, Tracy L. Litzinger

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An Archival Analysis of Stall Warning System Effectiveness During Airborne Icing Encounters, John Michael Maris

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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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Cross-Scale Energy Transport and Kinetic Wave Properties Associated with Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability, Thomas W. Moore

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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/Dissertations from 2016

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Automotive-Inspired Inceptors and Control Laws Designed for Simplified Piloted Flight, Kashif Ali

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

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The Effects of IS-BAO Implementation and Leadership Performance on Safety Culture in Business Aviation Flight Operations, Christopher Mark Broyhill

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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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Predicting General Aviation Pilots’ Weather-related Performance through a Scenario-based Written Assessment, Jessica Cruit

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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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Predicting the Market Share of a New Airport in Multi-Airport Cities: the Case of Lagos, Samson Oladele Fatokun

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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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A Biomimetic, Energy-Harvesting, Obstacle-Avoiding, Path-Planning Algorithm for UAVs, Snorri Gudmundsson

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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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Sliding Mode Observers for Distributed Parameter Systems: Theory and Applications, Niloofar Nasiri Kamran

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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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The Effect of Generation on Retention of Women Engineers in Aerospace and Industry, Kristine Maria Kiernan

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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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Safety Assurance of Non-Deterministic Flight Controllers in Aircraft Applications, Alfonso Noriega

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The Effects of Safety Culture and Ethical Leadership on Safety Performance, Kevin O’Leary

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Psychological Health Outcomes Within USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft Support Career Fields, Kris Anthony Ostrowski

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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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Development of Fault Tolerant Adaptive Control Laws for Aerospace Systems, Andres E. Perez Rocha

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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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Behavioral Traps in Flight Crew-Related 14 CFR Part 121 Airline Accidents, Jonathan Velázquez

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The Proteus Effect and Gaming: The Impact of Digital Actors and Race in a Virtual Environment, Christopher M. Via

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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/Dissertations 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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Determination of Factors That Influence Passengers’ Airline Selection: A Study of Low Cost Carriers in Thailand, Thapanat Buaphiban

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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