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 2018

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Secure Aircraft Maintenance Records Using Blockchain (SAMR), Ahrash Aleshi

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An Underwater Vehicle Navigation System Using Acoustic and Inertial Sensors, Khalid M. Alzahrani

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Homography-Based State Estimation for Autonomous Exploration in Unknown Environments, Andres S. Chavez Armijos

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An Alternative Method of Identification of a Failed Engine in Twin-Engine Propeller Aircraft, Andrey Babin

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Systems Engineering Design of an Electronically Interactive Application for Runway Incursion Prevention, Yixuan Cheng

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Determining the Location of Runway Exits Using Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Christopher Bryan Clemmer

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Gender Difference in Situation Awareness when Receiving Wayfinding Direction by Landmarks and Headings, Ziyi Dong

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Development of a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Longitudinal Model for Future Flutter Testing, Said S. Hamada

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Sensitivity Analyses of Optimized Attitude Estimators Using Sensor Fusion Solutions for Low-Cost MEMS Configurations, Ryan W. Hoffman

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Biofidelic Piezoresistive Sandwich Composites, Nengda Jiang

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Recommissioning REDDI: Reviving a Doppler Asymmetric Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer for Observing Thermospheric Winds, Robert Kallio

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Feasibility Study of a Multi-Purpose Aircraft Concept with a Leading-Edge Cross-Flow Fan, Stanislav Karpuk

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Multi-Scale Fluid Flow Analysis of the Cardiovascular System, Zaid Mahmood

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Effect of Chemistry on Electrodynamics in the Martian Dynamo Region, Morgan M. Matheny

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Parametric Study of Aerodynamic Performance of an Airfoil with Active Circulation Control Using Leading Edge Embedded Cross-Flow Fan, M A Qayyum Mazumder

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A Study into Data Analysis of Varying Types of Langmuir Probes, William Merritt

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Numerical Simulation of Shock Wave Propagation in Ducts with Grooves, Seyed Mehdi Mortazawy

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Vision-Aided Navigation using Tracked Lankmarks, Nicodemus Myhre

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Airport Passenger Processing Technology: A Biometric Airport Journey, Vishra Patel

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A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study on the Aerodynamic Performance of Ram-Air Parachutes, Angelo A. Fonseca Pazmiño

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Nonlinear Acoustic Waves Generated by Surface Disturbances and Their Effect on Lower Thermospheric Composition, Benedict Piñeyro

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Parametrization of Triple Screw Pumps for Aerospace Applications, Allison Putira

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Development to a Flexible Surface acoustic Wave Sensor for Strain Sensing, Neha Vedavathi Ramachandran

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Profitability and Financial Performance Indicators in U.S. Airports - A Preliminary Investigation, Abbas Shaban

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Experimental Investigation of Enhanced Damage Resistant Fiber Metal Laminates, Cannelle Metang Tefoung

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A Novel Magnetorheological Fluid Damper for a Small Spacecraft with Flexible Appendages, Robert Waelchli

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Propulsive Battery Packs Sizing for Aviation Applications, Tianyuan Zhao

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2017

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Development and Characterization of Piezoresistive Nanocomposites for Sensing Applications, Muhammad Anees

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Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Carbon Fiber/Bucky Paper/Zinc Oxide Hybrid Composites, Suma Ayyagari

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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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Low-Cost Wearable Head-Up Display for Flight General Aviation, Pavan K. Chinta

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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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Time-Modulated Array Testbed Prototype for Multibeam Spectrometry, Addison J. Ford

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A Replication Study of Personality Types of Students in a Professional Pilot Baccalaureate Degree Program, Stephanie Gill Fussell

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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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Computational Investigation of the Biomechanics of Babywearing in Regards to Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Gaurav Girish

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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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A Study on the Control, Dynamics, and Hardware of Micro Aerial Biomimetic Flapping Wing Vehicles, Siara Hunt

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Design of Variable Stiffness Composite Panels for Maximum Strength, Joel P. Hurley

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

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Implementation and Verification of a Synthetic Eddy Method (SEM) in the Eagle3d Compressible Flow Solver, Patrick Kopper

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Aerodynamic and Performance Analysis of a Morphing Helicopter Rotor System, Vinay Gopal Krishnan

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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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Effect of Boundary-Layer Tripping on Turbulence Generation and Trailing-Edge Noise in Transitional Airfoils, James Benjamin Lewis

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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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Aviation Propulsive Lithium-Ion Battery Packs State-of-Charge and State-of-Health Estimations and Propulsive Battery System Weight Analysis, Jingsi Lilly

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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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Design of Flight Control Laws for a Novel Stratospheric Dual-Aircraft Platform, Cindy Nshuti

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Development of a Remotely-Piloted Vehicle Platform to Support Implementation, Verification, and Validation of Pilot Control Systems, Sean O’Toole

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

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A GPS Signal Generator Using a ROACH FPGA Board, Kurt L. Pedrosa

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Computer Aided Drafting Virtual Reality Interface, David M. Roach

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

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Analytical and Numerical Approaches on the Stiffness of Magnetorheological Fluid Filled Spring, Stanislav Sikulskyi

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Optimized Thruster Allocation Utilizing Dual Quaternions for the Asteroid Sample Return Mission (OSIRIS-REx), Asher Smith

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Numerical Study of Mixing of a Supercritical Jet in a Supercritical Environment, Neil Sullivan

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

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Maritime Object Detection, Tracking, and Classification Using Lidar and Vision-Based Sensor Fusion, David John Thompson

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Verification, Validation and Application of Shear Stress Transport Transitional Model to a R/C Aircraft, Jon Willems

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Mission Tasking, Path Planning, and System Integration for an Autonomous Surface Vessel, Timothy Zuercher

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