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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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

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

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Scalloped Leading Edge Vaned Diffuser Analysis for a Compact High Pressure Ratio Centrifugal Compressor, Vinod Poonamchand Gehlot

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Economic Interrelationships and Impacts of the Aviation/Aerospace Industry in the State of Florida using Input-Output Analysis, Kelly Whealan George

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Investigation of Mountain Waves in the Mesosphere over the Andes Mountains, Jaime Aguilar Guerrero

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Aerodynamic and Structural Design of a Winglet for Enhanced Performance of a Business Jet, Nicolas El Haddad

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Design and Validation of Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed for Proximity Operations Payloads, Kristia K. Harris

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Numerical Investigation of Tonal Noise on a Transitional Airfoil under Varying Conditions, Warren W. Hiner

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Computation of Hypersonic Flows with Lateral Jets Using k-ω Turbulence Model, Spatika Dasharati Iyengar

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Design and Manufacturing of a Mecanum Wheel for the Magnetic Climbing Robot, Shruti Deepak Kamdar

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Hybrid Electric Power System Validation through Parameter Optimization, Hasnaa Khalifi

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The Lunar Exosphere: Spatial and Temporal Variations of Sodium and Potassium Emissions from November 2013 to May 2014, Dona Chathuni P. Kuruppuaratchi

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Benchmarking of Computational Models Against Experimental Data for Adiabatic Film-Cooling Effectiveness for Large Spacing Compound Angle Full Coverage Film Cooling Arrays, Simon R. Martinez

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Determination of a Simplified High-Order Vortex Equation for Radial Equilibrium with CFD Verification, Travis K. Matsumoto

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of Ribbed Channels for Gas Turbine Thermal Management, Yash T. Mehta

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Phased Array Beamsteering in Composite Laminates for Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring, Peter Osterc

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Design of Synthetic Jet Actuator for Flight Control of Small UAV, Priyanka Pagadala

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Lumped Parameter Model for a Self Powered Fontan Palliation of the Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Jang Ho Park

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Aircraft De-Icing System Using Thermal Conductive Fibers, Min Soon Park

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Surface Structure and Its Effect on Reducing Drag, Ragini Ramachandran

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Similarity Analysis of a Swirling Counter-Flow, Jitesh Rane

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Lagrangian Points and Jacobi Constants for a Class of Asteroids, Tasneem Rashid

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Aerodynamic Trade Study of Compound Helicopter Concepts, Julian Roche

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An Approach to Automotive Electrification and Testing, Christopher Rowe

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Numerical Study of Synthetic-Jet Actuation Effect on Airfoil Trailing Edge Noise, Marco Sansone

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Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Proprioceptive Electroadhesion Pad for Space Applications, Walter Saravia

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Modeling and Simulation of Radiation from Electronic Transitions in Hypersonic Atmospheric Reentry Flow, Curtis Scholz

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The Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Analysis and Redesign of an Aircraft Refueling Door Hinge Utilizing Additive Manufacturing, Kurt A. Schwarz

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Sensor Fusion and Obstacle Avoidance for an Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Gurasis Singh

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Development and Prototype Validation of an Additive Manufactured Cubesat Propulsion Tank, Geovanni A. Solorzano

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An Experimental Method to Calculate Coefficient of Friction in Mecanum Wheel Rollers and Cost Analysis Using DFMA Techniques, Nishant Sonawane

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Investigation of Pulse Detonation Engines: the Effect of Variable Blockage Ratio on the Deflagration to Detonation Transition, Christopher Tate

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Identifying Secondary Crashes by Using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Determining the Secondary Crashes Characteristics, Yuan Tian