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 2011

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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

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Acoustic Emission Fatigue Crack Monitoring of a Simulated Aircraft Fuselage Structure, Jeremy James Lucas

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Estimation of Air Flow Angles Derived from an Inertial Navigation System, Brett Douglas Mather

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System Identification and State Estimation for Intake Manifold Charge Flow Temperature of a Compression Ignition Diesel Engine, Ryle D. Maxson

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Nonlinear Observers for Human-in-the-loop Control Systems, Samuel Kitchen McKinley

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Redesigning Airport Diagrams with Principles of Cognitive Psychology, Jacob Miller

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Neural Network Fatigue Life Prediction in Notched Aluminum Specimens from Acoustic Emission Data, Muhammed Arif Okur

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Effect of Time Pressure and Task Uncertainty on Human Operator Performance and Workload for Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Missions, Trevor Peterson

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Pilot Perception of Light Emitting Diodes Versus Incandescent Elevated Runway Guard Lights, Hilary Stevens

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2009

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The Interaction of Motivational Orientation and Social Context in a Flight Setting, Noelle D. Brunelle

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Design and Numerical Evaluation of a Counter- Rotating Compressor in the Absence of Boundary Layer Control: Part II, Christopher L. Cassano

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An Analytical Investigation of Natural Frequency for a Symmetric Composite Box-Beam with Thermal Effects, Lakshmi Narayana Sanjeev Chitikela

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Thermal Modeling of Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using Computational Fluid Dynamics with Conjugate Heat Transfer, Craig R. Czlapinski

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A Sensitivity Analysis of Scheduling Changes on Flight Training Resource Utilization Using Discrete Event Simulation, Melissa A. Findlay

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A Comparison of Algorithms That Estimate the Effectiveness of Commercial Airline Boarding Strategies, Dalila Giraldo

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Compression After Impact Load Prediction in Graphite/Epoxy Laminates Using Acoustic Emission and Artificial Neural Networks, Anthony Michael Gunasekera

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The Effects of Elasticity in the Foundation on the Flutter of a Metallic High Aspect Ratio Wing, Horacio Esteban Sepic Kriskovich

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Determination of Stability and Control Derivatives for a Modern Light Composite Twin Engine Airplane, Monica M. Londono

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Removal of Biofilm through Controlled Cavitation, Mathew Chackalackal Mathew

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Change Blindness in the Synthetic Vision Primary Flight Display: Comparing Eye Tracking Patterns with Pilot Attention, Stephen A. Mayo

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Design, Implementation and Validation of an Attitude Determination Subsystem for Nanosatellites, Mathieu Naslin

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The Effect of Pilot and Air Traffic Control Experiences & Automation Management Strategies on UAS Mission Task Performance, Christopher J. Reynolds

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The Effect of Whole and Part-Task Training and Feedback during Simulated Instrument Flight Training, Christian Jon Rossi

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An Intelligible Software (CFA) Approach for Fiber-Reinforced Laminate Failure Analysis Including a Piecewise Representation of the Tsai-Wu Failure Criterion Using Excel and MatLab, Ryan C. Schmidt

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Case Studies of IMF Driven Auroral Emissions, Ryan James Soldin

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Formation Feedback Control of UAV Flight, Stephen Stegall

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Magnetic Stabilization of Nadir-Pointing Small Satellites, Chau Ton

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Flight Regime and Maneuver Recognition for Complex Maneuvers, Jerome H. Travert

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Numerical Simulation of Mode Transition in a Hydrogen-Fueled Scramjet, Manan Ajay Vyas

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2008

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An Investigation of Determinism and Chaotic Behavior in Flight Performance Data: A Chaos Theory and Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Approach, Lionel Blankson Amanfu

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Numerical Simulation of UVA Ramjet/Scramjet Hypersonic Engine with Hydrogen-Air Combustion Using Wind-US, Vishal Anand Bhagwandin

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Using ANSYS Workbench Computer Environment in Turbomachinery Design Process, Patricia Lynn Bowlds

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Modeling and Parameter Estimation of Spacecraft Lateral Fuel Slosh, Yadira Rodriguez Chatman

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Development, Verification, and Future Applications of a 3-DoF Entry and Descent Simulation Tool, Shaun Deacon

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Attitude Determination Using Imaging Lidar, Camille Decoust

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Modular Multi-Stage Axial Compressor Design, Christopher S. Hemerly

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An Investigation of Classical Panel Stiffener Buckling Methods for Modern Airframe Applications, Ryan Timothy Holt

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Development of Automatic CFD Grid Generation for the Design of the Preliminary Wing Sweep Schedule for the Gulfstream Quiet Supersonic Jet, Ali Kazeneh

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Study of the Influence of Nacelle and Pylon on Aerodynamics of a New VU Design, Romain Larose

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Modeling, Analysis and Testing of a Semi-Active Control System for Landing Gear Applications, David James Majko

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Optical Emissions Generated During Ionospheric Heating, Charles Kiumo Mutiso

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Implementation of a Low Cost Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Inertial Navigation Solution, Charles Njenga

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Design and Numerical Evaluation of a Counter- Rotating Compressor in the Absence of Boundary Layer Control: Part I, Naiara Petralanda

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Wing Optimization Technique Based on Vortex Lattice Theory, Santiago Pinzon

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Application of Kalman Filtering to Real-time Flight Regime Recognition Algorithms in a Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System, Rachel Elizabeth Rajnicek

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The Influence of Motivation and Investment on the Length of Time Pilots Fly into Degraded Weather, Bonnie M. Saxton

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The Analysis of Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Data: Exploration of a Proposed List of Improved Safety Parameters, Giorge Marlon Lopes Tsuruta

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2007

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The Effects of Domain Knowledge and Scene Content on Change Detection Using a Change Blindness Paradigm, Marianne T. Baskin

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A Macroscopic Validation of the Evacuation Simulation Prediction Tool on Highway Travel Times, Kay Fortinberry Borglum

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Control System Design and Simulation of Spacecraft Formations via Virtual Formation Approach, Pavan Donepudi

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Validation of Conjugate Heat-Transfer Capability for Water- Cooled High-Speed Flows, Bruno R. Fletcher

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Quantifying the Cognitive, Symptomatic and Neuroendocrine Impact of the Coriolis Illusion; A Countermeasure for Motion Sickness, Catherine Grandizio

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Gender Differences in Auditory Perception of Pure Tone Frequencies and Speech Intelligibility via Bone Conduction Transducers, Meghan Leigh Hodges

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Voluntary and Confidential Reporting Systems as a Means of Reducing the Accident Rate in Shadow 200 Flight Operations, William Lawrence Jagnow

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Investigation of Magnetic Field Profile Effects in Hall Thrusters, Oren Kornberg

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Assessment of the Thermal Improvements Awarded by Horseshoe Vortex Elimination on a Turbine Stator Blade in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Conjugate Heat Transfer, Laurent Lachmann

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Study of Contra-rotating Coaxial Rotors in Hover, A Performance Model Based on Blade Element Theory Including Swirl Velocity, Florent Lucas

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A Computational Method for Flow Separation Detection and Control for Axial Compressor Airfoils, Chang Jun Meang

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Distance Learning for Instrument Flight: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Virtual Mentor, Andrew S. Mendolia

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A CFD Investigation of Axisymmetric Microthruster Nozzles for use on Nano-Satellites, Michael R. O'Gara

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Microthruster Experimental Analysis, Amy Denise Richards

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Fabrication and Compressive Behavior of Corrugated Aramid-Epoxy Cellular Solids, Jeffrey Arthur Schneider

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Prediction of Fatigue Life in 7075-T6 Aluminum from Neural Network Analysis of Acoustic Emission Data, Nicholas S. Spivey

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The Effects of Foreign Accent and Language on Reaction Time and Accuracy in an Air Traffic Control Task, Rosabelle Suarez

Theses - Daytona Beach from 2006

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Magnetic Coupling between a “Hot Jupiter” Extrasolar Planet and Its Pre-Main-Sequence Central Star, Brooke E. Alarcon

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An Airline Ab Initio Flight Training Program in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): An Analytical Approach toward Emiratization, Shareef A. K. Al-Romaithi

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The Sensitivity to Motion Sickness Induced by Aircraft and Flight Training Devices and the Role of Experience During Flight Training, Angela M. Baskin

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Market Valuation of Convertible Securities of U.S. Airlines, Kseniya P. Beltsova

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The Effect of Camera Placement and Display Configuration on a Remote Manipulation Task, Debra Clark

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Theoretical Analysis of Transpiration Cooling of a Liquid Rocket Thrust Chamber Wall, Philip A. Davis

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Neural Network Burst Pressure Prediction in Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels from Acoustic Emission Data, Seth-Andrew T. Dion

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Coupling of Fluid & Solid Thermal Models to Correct Heat Flux Measurements Taken on Launch Vehicles, Danielle M. Ford

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Filtering of Acoustic Emission Data Through Principal Frequency Component Extraction, Justin O. Karl

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Impact Simulation and Analysis of Sandwich Structures, Daewon Kim

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Student Pilot Situational Awareness: The Effects of Trust in Technology, Yoko Kunii

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The Effect of Gender Schematicity on the Assessment of Male and Female Pilots’ Competence Given Identical Scenarios, Jan D. Laplante

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Assessing Reliability of Expert Ratings Among Judges Responding to a Survey Instrument Developed to Study the Long Term Efficacy of the ABET Engineering Criteria, EC2000, Tracy L. Litzinger

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An Investigation of the Dynamic Effects of Flap Deflection on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of an Airplane Wing Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Alexander Moerchel

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Design Optimization of the First Stage Fan Blade of a Low Bypass Turbofan Engine, Troy James Ramnath

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Optimization of Active Rendezvous Trajectories by Genetic Algorithms, Marie Emmanuelle Ricour

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Parameter Estimation of Spacecraft Fuel Slosh Using Pendulum Analogs, Keith L. Schlee

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Dynamics of Nonlinear Diffusion Processes, Dustin A. Sipka

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Evaluation of Probabilistic Methodology for Predicting Satellite Tracking Resources, Matthew Lynn Stubbe