Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides access to master’s theses submitted since 1988.

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.

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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 2021

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A Framework to Detect the Susceptibility of Employees to Social Engineering Attacks, Hashim H. Alneami

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Towards a Federated Identity and Access Management Across Universities, Jameel Alsulami

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Fault Tolerant Deep Reinforcement Learning for Aerospace Applications, Christoph Elias Aoun

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A Comprehensive Mapping and Real-World Evaluation of Multi-Object Tracking on Automated Vehicles, Alexander Bassett

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Indirect Model Reference Adaptive Control with Online Parameter Estimation, Jovan Bruce

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Gold Standards Training and Evaluator Calibration of Pilot School Check Instructors, Paul M. Cairns

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A Comparison of Safety Management Systems Training Methods at a Collegiate Flight-Training Institution, Mackenzie Tyler Dickson

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A Comparative Study Between 6 Degree-of-Freedom Trajectory Model and Modified Point Mass Trajectory Model of Spinning Projectiles, Ange Du

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Automated Scenario Generation Using Halton Sequences for the Verification of Autonomous Vehicle Behavior in Simulation, Andrew Ferree

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Relative Pose Uncertainty Quantification Using Lie Group Variational Filtering, Christopher W. Hays

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Dynamic Task Allocation in Partially Defined Environments Using A* with Bounded Costs, James Hendrickson

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Estimation of Spacecraft Attitude Motion and Vibrational Modes Using Simultaneous Dual-Latitude Ground-Based Data, Zachary William Henry

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Artificial Intelligence Driven Infrastructure Management and Maintenance Plan, Julian Jesso

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Design and Flight-Path Simulation of a Dynamic-Soaring UAV, Gladston Joseph

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International Analysis on the Traffic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Fanny Margaretha Kristiansson

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Modeling of a Hybrid-Electric System and Design of Control Laws for Hybrid-Electric Urban Air Mobility Power Plants, Sohail Bin Salam Lahaji

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The Effects of Carry-on Baggage on Aircraft Evacuation Efficiency, Sang-A Lee

The Effects of Carry-on Baggage on Aircraft Evacuation Efficiency, Sang-A Lee

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A Reduced-Order Model Bi-Modal Excitation of a Supersonic Planar Jet, Benjamin Malczewski

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Active Control of Coherent Structures in an Axisymmetric Jet, Michael Marques Goncalves

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Investigation of Trajectory and Control Designs for a Solar Sail to the Moon, Michelle Nadeau

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Desalination for Sustainable Water Production with an Emphasis on Low Pressure Distillation, Jessica Vivian Savage

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Shape Optimization of a Sandwich Composite Plate with Low-Velocity Impact Loading and Effect of Finite Difference Sensitivity Analysis, Utsav Shah

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Assessment of Evacuation Network Performance under Different Evacuation Scenarios: The Florida Keys, Erika Shellenberger

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Effect of Galvanic Corrosion on Crack Propagation of Cold Expanded Holes in AA2024-T3, Ken Shishino

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Computational Investigation of Perforated Plate Film Cooling Utilizing Conjugate Heat Transfer, Jonathan Sippel

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Adaptive and Neural Network-Based Aircraft Tracking Control with Synthetic Jet Actuators, Joshua Teramae

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Background Flow Influence on Impulsive Jet-Driven Micro Droplet Dispersal, Vaishak Thiruvenkitam

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Envelope Analysis of Speed-Controlled eVTOL Urban Air Mobility Vehicles, David Thompson

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Validation of a Two-Dimensional Clinostat Design to Provide Functional Weightlessness to Custom Gas Exchange Vessels, Collin R. Topolski

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Air Traffic Controllers’ Occupational Stress and Performance in the Future Air Traffic Management, Hui Wang

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Adaptive Control for Nonlinear, Time Varying Systems, John Zelina

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Analysis of Ship Airwakes Using Modal Decomposition, Nicholas Zhu

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2020

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Evaluating Scenarios That Can Startle and Surprise Pilots, Rahim Daud Agha

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Topology Optimization and Analysis of Thermal and Mechanical Metamaterials, Lee Alacoque

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Authentication Based on Blockchain, Norah Alilwit

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7-DOF Robotic Arm XY-Plane Translational Stability, Christopher Dean Alkire

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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Analysis and Countermeasures of Commercial Aircraft Avionic Systems, Dhafer Fayez Alqushayri

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UAS Model Identification and Simulation to Support In-Flight Testing of Discrete Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Control Laws, Mansi Subhash Bakori

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Analysis of Local Convection Heat Transfer Rates of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide in Tubes, Yang Chao

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Geomagnetic Aided Dead-Reckoning Navigation, Andrei Cuenca

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Interaction of High Aspect-Ratio Micro-Pillars with Wall Turbulence, Pratik Suhas Deshpande

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Development of a State-Space Aeroelastic Model of a Flexible T-Tail Aircraft for Flutter Analysis, Patrick S. Downs

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Relative Attitude Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft Using Electrostatic Torque, John Galjanic

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Experimental Analysis of Heat Generation in Carbon, Mounisha Ganesan

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Three-Dimensional, Vision-Based Proportional Navigation for UAV Collision Avoidance, Guanhong Gao

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Flexible Strain Detection Using Surface Acoustic Waves: Fabrication and Tests, Rishikesh Srinivasaraghavan Govindarajan

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Analysis of Crashes Involving First Responder Vehicles, Josie Gray

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Analysis of After Impact Characteristics and Structural Optimization of CFRP Composite Plate, Zhennan He

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Close Formation Flight Missions Using Vision-Based Position Detection System, Ashok Sarath Chandra Reddy Irigireddy

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Dynamic and Control of Air-Bearing Spacecraft Simulator, Jacob Joseph Korczyk

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Shape Optimization of Microfiber Composite Energy Harvesters, Suyash Lahoti

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Effect of Cold Work Expansion on the Fatigue Life of Pre-Cracked Al 2024-T3, Christopher Leirer

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Novel Computational Infant Musculoskeletal Model for Biomechanical Analysis of Infant Movement, Yeram Lim

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Foundations of the Geometric Mechanics Udwadia-Kalaba Framework for Rigid Body Constrained Motion Analysis, Brennan McCann

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Drones Detection Using Smart Sensors, Aishah Moafa

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Neusch Automated Filter System: A Custom-Designed Photo-Filter Switching Apparatus for Embry-Riddle’s 1 Meter Telescope, Tyler Neusch

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Python Implementation of Batch Least-Squares Filter for Satellite Orbit Determination, Austin Ogle

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A Comparison of PID and Sliding Mode Controllers When Applied to the Orbit Raising of a Satellite Using Solar Sail Propulsion, Kayla Marie Ormiston

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Constrained Motion Analysis of Spacecraft Trajectory in Restricted Three Body Problem, Harshkumar Patel

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DMD and POD Modal Analysis for Store Separation, Nicholas Peters

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An Open Source, Autonomous, Vision-Based Algorithm for Hazard Detection and Avoidance for Celestial Body Landing, Daniel Posada

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Optimization of Spacecraft Formations about Lagrange Points for the Next Generation Space Weather Prediction Mission, Roberto Cuéllar Rangel

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Methodology for Quantifying Resiliency of Transportation Systems, Hannah Rose Russell

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Viscoplastic Study of 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Composites, Alexander M. Seifans

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Constrained Motion Analysis and Control of Spacecraft Asteroid Hovering with Formulation Extension in Geometric Mechanics Framework, Wesley Thomas Stackhouse

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Abduction Contractures within Infants with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Nathan Stanton

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Use of Lidar Data to Investigate the Influence of Bottom Friction Coefficients for Storm Surge Modeling of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle, Sky Comarsh White

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Parametric Analysis of Particle Spreading with Discrete Element Method, Yuxuan Wu

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Numerical Analysis of Multi-Functional Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor, Xin Xu

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2019

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Prediction of Noise Associated with an Isolated UAV Propeller, Samuel O. Afari

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Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bridge Girders for Extremely Aggressive Environments, Abdellah Emad Azeez

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Building a 21st Century Multi-User Commercial Spaceport: Development and Application of the Spaceport Readiness Level Scale, Ryan Babb

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Thermal Bending, Buckling and Post-Buckling Analysis of Unsymmetrically Laminated Composite Beams with the Effects of Moisture and Geometric Imperfections, Claudia Barreno

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Adaptive Commanding of Control Moment Gyroscopes with Backlash, Justin G. Bourke

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Multirotor UAS Sense and Avoid with Sensor Fusion, Jonathan Mark Buchholz

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Geometric Effects of Thermal Barrier Coating Damage on Turbine Blade Temperatures, Shane Colon

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Finite Element Model Validation and Testing of an Off-Road Vehicle under Dynamic Loading Conditions, MacKenzie Susan Cunningham

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The Effectiveness of Augmented Reality for Astronauts on Lunar Missions: An Analog Study, Godfrey Valencio D’souza

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Hybrid Structural Composites with Energy Harvesting Capabilities, Simon Furnes

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Building and Integrating an Information Security Trustworthiness Framework for Aviation Systems, Anna Baron Garcia

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Adaptive Learning Terrain Estimation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications, Pedro L. Vergara Garcia

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Hypervelocity Impact Analysis of Hybrid Nanocomposite Sensors for Inflatable Space Structures, Yachna Gola

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Design and Performance of a Communications System for a Low-Cost High Altitude Balloon Platform for Troposphere and Stratosphere Research, Noemí Miguélez Gómez

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Planar Ion Probe for Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density Cubesat Mission, Liam Owen Gunter

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Blocks' Network: Redesign Architecture based on Blockchain Technology, Moataz Hanif

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Effects of Musical Ability on Flight Planning, Situational Awareness, and Flight Path Deviations, Andrew P. Henry

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Astrodynamics of the Next Generation Space Weather Prediction Mission, Mark Herring

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Fuel Shortages During Hurricanes: Epidemiological Modeling and Optimal Control, Sabique Ul Islam

Nonlinear Estimation and Control Methods for Mechanical and Aerospace Systems under Actuator Uncertainty, Krishna Bhavithavya Kidambi

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A Step toward Ending Long Airport Security Lines: The Modified Boarding Pass, Joel Lee

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Feasibility of Circular Orbits for Proximity Operations in Strongly Perturbed Environments around Uniformly Rotating Asteroids, Nicholas Peter Liapis

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A Hybrid Vortex Solution for Radial Equilibrium in Axial Compressors, Wenyu Li

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Temporal-Spatial Analysis of Emergency Evacuation Traffic, Lorraine Margot Acevedo Loreto

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Experimental and Computational Analysis of a 3D Printed Wing Structure, Aryslan Malik

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Fuel Efficient Control Design and Constrained Motion Analysis for Spacecraft Coulomb Formation in Elliptic Chief Orbits, Muhammad Wasif Memon

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In-Situ Measurement of Resin Shrinkage for Aerospace Components, Samarth Motagi

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CFD Study of Taylor-Like Vortices in Swirling Flows, Sattar Panahandehgar

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Covering Shock Wave Induced Interfacial Mixing: Numerical Study and a Control Primer, Erik S. Proaño

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Uncover the Power of Multipath : Detecting NLOS Drones Using Low-Cost WiFi Devices, Ashok Vardhan Raja