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.

For Dissertation and Thesis submission information please visit the PhD Dissertation and Master's Thesis Homepage.

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 2013

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Measuring Acoustic Attenuation of Polymer Materials Using Drop Ball Test, Yi Zhang

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2012

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Debris Propagation due to a Space Vehicle Breakup at High Altitudes, Juan A. Alvarado

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The Effect of Cockpit Noise on the Temporary Threshold Shift of Cessna 172SP Flight Instructors, Andrew Robert Bellini

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An Experimental Investigation of GLARE and Restructured Fiber Metal Laminates, Adelina Vanessa Benedict

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High-Fidelity Modeling of Airfoil Interaction with Upstream Turbulence, Jacob Brodnick

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The Effects of Energy Beverages in Counteracting the Symptoms of Mild Hypoxia at Legal General Aviation Altitudes, Daniel Mark Bull

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Implementation of Microwave Transmissions for Rocket Exhaust Plume Diagnostics, Nicholas George Coutu

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Analysis of the Impact of Scenario-Based Training on the Aeronautical Decision Making of Collegiate Flight Students, Mariko Genevieve Doskow

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Identification and Classification of Stratospheric Sudden Warming Events, Thomas S. Ehrmann

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Design and Implementation of the Kinect Controlled Electro-Mechanical Skeleton (K.C.E.M.S), Jason Richard Ekelmann

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The Effects of Feedback Delivery Mechanisms on Employee Engagement Participation, Augusto Espinosa

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Evaluating Dynamic ‘Landing Gear Unsafe’ Auditory Alerts as a Defense Against Habituation, Vincenzo Fasano

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Low-Cost Flight Test Telemetry Systems, Mario Noriega Fogliani

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Determining Kanban Size Using Mathematical Programming and Discrete Event Simulation for a Manufacturing System with Large Production Variability, Abigail Michele Gaston

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Level of Agreement in the Mental Models of Human Factors Practitioners and Systems Engineers Working in Collaborative Teams, Jerry A. Gordon

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Development of a Supervisory Control Unit for a Series Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Brian Neal Harries

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Analysis of the Effects of Hypoxia on Cognitive Processing Ability, Meaghan Catherine Hart

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Background Factors That Affect Pilot Success in Regional Airline Training, Derek Alan Herchko

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Naturalistic Study Examining the Data/Frame Model of Sensemaking by Assessing Experts in Complex, Time-Pressured Aviation Domains, Katherine P. Kaste

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The Effect on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Reporting Culture from Implementing an Aviation Safety Action Program, Robert Blake Kelly

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The Development of a Force Balance for Testing Micro Aerial Vehicles, Michael Christopher King

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Structural Damage Classification using Support Vector Machines, Xiang Li

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The Effect of Control and Display Lag on UAS Internal Pilot Manual Landing Performance, Marshall Everett Lloyd

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Quality and Quantity of Sleep Study and its Relationship to the Performance of LPGA Tour Players, Maria Elena Lopez

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Assessing Color Discrimination, Joshua R. Maxwell

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Novel Airframe Design for the Dual-Aircraft Atmospheric Platform Flight Concept, Eric Michael McKee

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Social Facilitation and Test Anxiety in Flight Simulation Training, Heidi Manijeh Mehrzad

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Identifying Signatures of Plasma Waves and Reconnection Associated with Kelvin-Helmholtz Activity, Thomas Wesley Moore

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E-learning in Multi-cultural Environments: An Analysis of Online Cabin Crew Training, Jose Felix de Brito Neto

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The Engineering Process for the Design of a Motorcycle Chassis and Suspension, Derek J. Noce

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Ranging of Aircraft Using Wide-baseline Stereopsis, Kevin Todd Rigby

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Facility Implementation, Production, and Use of Biodiesel on a University Campus, Michelle Erin Rodio

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The Effects of Different Optokinetic Drum Rotation Speeds on Motion Sickness Symptoms, Cognitive Performance and Sleep Amount, Wilfredo Rodríguez-Jiménez

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Design and Optimization of a Deflagration to Detonation Transition (DDT) Section, Francisco X. Romo

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An Evaluation of RTA Symbols to Improve Pilot Situation Awareness, Erik D. Schmidt

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Spacecraft and Propulsion Technician Error, Daniel Clyde Schultz

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Neural Network Fatigue Life Prediction in Steel I-Beams Using Mathematically Modeled Acoustic Emission Data, Prathikshen Nambiar Selvadorai

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Effects of Oxygen Deprivation on Pilot Performance and Cognitive Processing Skills: A Pilot Study, David Francis Shideler

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Acoustic Emission Signal Classification for Gearbox Failure Detection, Jun Shishino

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The Effects of Familiarity and Persuasion on Risk Assessment, Casey L. Smith

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A Gap Analysis of Meteorological Requirements for Commercial Space Operators, Nicholas Stapleton

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Evaluating the Effect of Smart Parking Technology on Campus Parking System Efficiency using Discrete Event Simulation, Glenn Phillip Surpris

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Exploration of Sensemaking in the Education of Novices to the Complex Cognitive Work Domain of Air Traffic Control, Travis J. Wiltshire

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The Effects of Expertise and Information Location on Change Blindness Detection within an Aviation Domain, Dinorah Zárate

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Investigation of Shroud Geometry to Passively Improve Heat Transfer in a Solar Thermal Storage Tank, Matthew Keene Zemler

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2011

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The Distance between Colors; Using DeltaE* to Determine Which Colors Are Compatible, Rosandra N. Abeyta

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On the Variation of Gravity Wave Activity through the Solar Cycle at the South Pole, Ryan Matthew Agner

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Investigating Factors Associated with Burglary Crime Analysis using Logistic Regression Modeling, Daniel Antolos

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Nonholonomic Feedback Control Among Moving Obstacles, Stephen Gregory Armstrong

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Assessing the Effects of Climate Change and Addressing Solutions at L. F. Wade International Airport, Bermuda, Sebastian Romeo Phillip Brisson

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The Effects of Observers’ Expectations and the Probability of a Change Occurring on Change Detection Performance, Robert A. Brown

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Development and Implementation of a Fault Mitigating Control System for a Biodiesel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle for the EcoCar: The NeXt Challenge Competition, Sean Christopher Carter

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Supervisory Autonomous Control of Homogeneous Teams of Unmanned Ground Vehicles, with Application to the Multi-Autonomous Ground-Robotic International Challenge, Katrina L. Corley

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State of the Art of Piloted Electric Airplanes, NASA's Centennial Challenge Data and Fundamental Design Implications, Lori Anne Costello

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Identifying an Optimal Dining Plan System for the Entertainment Industry, Joseph Crimi

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Analysis of Airport Security Screening Checkpoints using Queuing Networks and Discrete Event Simulation: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach, Stephen Louis Dorton

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Effects of Interpreter Use on Rapport and HUMINT Collection, James E. Driskell III

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Hydrostatic Pressure Testing of a Square-Cross Section Stainless Steel Propellant Tank Manufactured Using Selective Laser Sintering, Spencer Fuller

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Neural Network Prediction of Ultimate Compression After Impact Loads in Graphite-Epoxy Coupons from Ultrasonic C-Scan Images, Nikolas L. Geiselman

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The Effects of System Reliability and Time Pressure on Unoccupied Aircraft Systems Operator Performance and Mental Workload, Rania Wageh Ghatas

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The Development of a Phase Locked Excitation Testing Method for Full‐Scale Wind Turbine Blades, Waleed Fathi Gowharji

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Ultimate Compression After Impact Load Prediction in Graphite/Epoxy Coupons Using Neural Network and Multivariate Statistical Analyses, Alexandre David Grégoire

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Effect of Thermally Induced Deformation in a Supersonic Combustion Facility, Aditya Ajit Gupte

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The Effects of System Reliability and Task Uncertainty on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator Performance under High Time Pressure, Manuela Jaramillo

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An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Emergency Locator Transmitters to Reduce Response Time and Locate Wreckage in U.S. General Aviation Accidents, Ajit Jesudoss

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Optimizing High Volume Traffic Surges using Discrete Event Simulation, Claire L. Johnson

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Fabry-Perot Observations of Midlatitude Neutral Winds and Atmospheric Gravity Wave Activity, Marjory Anne Katon

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Analysis of Effects of Financial Factors on Profitability of Low-Cost and Legacy Carriers, Nicholas Joseph Kleoppel

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Translational and Rotational Control of an Asteroid Orbiting Satellite, Takahiro Kuhara

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Guidance, Navigation and Control of a Fly-By-Wire Transport Category Airship Designed for Hover Cargo Delivery, Harshad H. Lalan

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Development of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Process for a Large Scale Hybrid Composite Wind Turbine Blade, Jin Woo Lee

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Experimental Investigation and CFD Simulation of Active Damping Mechanism for Propellant Slosh in Spacecraft Launch Systems, Dhawal Leuva

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Classification of Marine Vessels in a Littoral Environment Using a Novel Training Database, Robert Andrew Lister

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Analysis of Staff Scheduling Effect on Hospitality Staffing Service Efficiency During High-Occupancy Conditions Using Discrete Event Simulation (DES), Robert Joseph Malony

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Innovative Double Bypass Engine for Increased Performance, Sanjivan Manoharan

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Analysis of LEO Radiation Environment and its Effects on Spacecraft's Critical Electronic Devices, Luz Maria Martines S.

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The Propulsive Design Aspects on the World’s First Direct Drive Hybrid Airplane, Ankit Nanda

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A Comparison of Fuel Efficiencies Between DC-9-30 and B-737NG Aircraft for Delta Airlines at Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Brandon Scott Newman

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The Effects of Caffeine and Expectancy on Short Term Memory, Sara O'Brien

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The Effects of Eye Gaze Based Control on Operator Performance in Monitoring Multiple Displays, Allison Popola

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Effects of Online Training on Aircrew Monitoring Behaviors: A Field Study, Brian A. Potter

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The Development and Deployment of a NEXRAD Education / Training Module for Use by General Aviation Pilots, Erin Anne Roberts

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Preliminary Design of an Asteroid Hopping Mission, Michael D. Scheppa

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Integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Class E Airspace: The Effect on Air Traffic Controller Workload, Jeeja S. Vengal

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Development of a Higher-Order Navier-Stokes Solver for Transient Compressible Flows, Arjun Vijayanarayanan

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Nurturing Systems Thinking: Developing a Framework Based on the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) to Improve Systems Development Processes, Arjun Vijayanarayanan

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The Effect of Shift Turnover Strategy and Time Pressure on Aviation Maintenance Technician Performance, William R. Warren

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Numerical Analysis of Gun Barrel Pressure Blast Using Dynamic Mesh Adaption, Sathish Xavier

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A Low Cost, Computer-Vision-Based, Target-Tracking Hexapod, Lafe Zabowski

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2010

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Sensitivity Analysis of Optimum Tutor Staffing Schedule Using Discrete Event Simulation, Tara Michelle Allen

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Numerical Simulation of a Liquid Jet Atomization and Break-Up Using ANSYS-CFX 12.0, Yash Akhil Bhatt

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Investigation of Scaling Effects for a Synthetic Jet Actuator Using High and Low Fidelity Analyses, Amandine Bourlier

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The Taiwan Civil Aviation Safety Reporting (TACARE) System in Aircraft Maintenance: An Evaluation of the Acceptance of Voluntary Incident Reporting Programs for Maintenance Personnel in Taiwan, Yi-Fan (Tom) Chen

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A Three-Year Study of the Magnetic Field Fluctuations in the Magnetospheric Cusp, Christina Seiman Chu

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The Development of a Phase Locked Wind Turbine Blade Finite Element Model to Predict Loads and Deflections during Fatigue Testing, Kyle Freeman

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Optical Properties of Type III-V Semiconductor Spherical Quantum Dot Heterostructures, Nathan Haluska

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The Development of an Adaptive Control System for a Phase-Locked Excitation (PhLEX) Method for Advanced Wind Turbine Blade Fatigue Testing, William Michael Haupfear

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Parametric Viscous Analysis of Gust Interaction with Stationary and Elastically Mounted Airfoil, Timothy M. Hollenshade Jr.

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Extension to Multiple Species of a Two-Equation Turbulence Model for High Speed Flows, Martin Horvath

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Neural Network Burst Pressure Prediction in Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels Using Mathematically Modeled Acoustic Emission Data, Junya Iizuka