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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Analysis of a Hybrid Rocket Burn Using Generalized Compressible Flow, Naveen Sri Uddanti

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An Investigation of Cooling Configurations in Gas Turbine Engines Using Jet Impingement, Bhushan Upalkar

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Comparing Different Methods for Estimating Total Open Heliospheric Magnetic Flux, Samantha J. Wallace

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Aircraft Detection and Tracking Using UAV-Mounted Vision System, Yan Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Modeling and Experimental Investigation of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector, Mohanad Abdulazeez Abdulraheem Alfellag

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National Culture: Understanding the Impact of Cross-culture on Airline Pilots' Safety Performance in the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) Region, Shareef Abdulla Kaddas Al-Romaithi

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Enhancement Techniques of Boiling Heat Transfer, Basim Qasim Ali Al-Sukaini

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Design Optimization of a Composite Wing Box for High-Altitude Long-Endurance Aircraft, Philip T. Arévalo

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Human Behavior During Spaceflight: Evidence from an Analog Environment, Kenny Mikael Arnaldi

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Finite Element Modeling of Macro Fiber Composite Actuators with Application to Wing De-icing, Boutros Youssef Azizi

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Decreasing the Power Consumption of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Architectures, Domenic Leo Barsotti

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Early Damage State Criterion from a Fault-Seeded Helicopter Gear Using Acoustic Emission and Neural Networks, Rudy L. Baum

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Proof of Concept Test for Dual-Axis Resonant Phase-Locked Excitation (PhLEX) Fatigue Testing Method for Wind Turbine Blades, Jenna Austin Beckwith

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Langmuir Probe Instrument Suite for Mesosphere Turbulence Experiment Mission, Adam Blake

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Execution of a Hybrid Vehicle Controls Development Effort Utilizing Model-Based Design, Hardware-in-the-loop Testing, Agile Scrum Methods and Requirements Engineering, Derek Simon Bonderczuk

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Evaluation of Mixing-Limited Quasi-Global Wind-US Model for HIFiRE 2 Flowpath, Michael R. Borghi Jr.

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Development of a System Architecture for Unmanned Systems Across Multiple Domains, Charles Randall Breingan Jr.

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An Analysis of Helicopter EMS Accidents using HFACS: 2000-2012, Christopher G. Bryan

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Assessment of the Thermal Advantages of Biased Supersonic Cooling, Michael J. Carkin

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An Analysis of Airport Surface Deviations using the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), James H. Cistone

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Evaluation and Flight Assessment of a Scale Glider, Alvydas Anthony Civinskas

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Speaker Dependent Voice Recognition with Word-Tense Association and Part-of-Speech Tagging, Theodore Philip King Ernst

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Investigation of Pulse Detonation Engine Flow Conditions for Turbomachinery Integration, Luis Estefano Ferrer-Vidal Espa˜na-Heredia

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Liquid Slosh Analysis Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Kristopher S. Field

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Fatigue Damage Prognosis of Internal Delamination in Composite Plates Under Cyclic Compression Loadings Using Affine Arithmetic as Uncertainty Propagation Tool, Audrey J-M Gbaguidi

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Investigation of Traditional and Alternate Living Hinge Designs for Fused Deposition Modeling Additive Manufacturing Process, Cassandra Sue Gribbins

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The Effect of the 2-Dimensional Magnetic Field Profile in Hall Thrusters, Megan Lewis Harvey

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Long-range Propagation, Interaction, and Dissipation of Small-Scale Gravity Waves in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere, Christopher J. Heale

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3D Simulation of the Velodyne HDL-32E Lidar Integrated with an Autonomous Marine Vehicle, Alecia A. Hurst

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Vision-Aided Navigation for GPS-Denied Environments Using Landmark Feature Identification, Tennyson Samuel John

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Exploration of a Computational Fluid Dynamics Integrated Design Methodology for Potential Application to a Wind Turbine Blade, Gaurav Kapoor

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Development of an Exteroceptive Sensor Suite on Unmanned Surface Vessels for Real-Time Classification of Navigational Markers, Christopher Lloyd Kennedy

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A Continuous/Discontinuous FE Method for the 3D Incompressible Flow Equations, Nikolaos Kyriazis

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Modeling Hydrodynamic Stability of Incline-Liquid Airblast Nozzle for Gas Turbine Combustion, Kevin Matiko

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To Study the Effect of Catalyst on the Physical Parameters of Carbon Spheres, Tejas Shailesh Mehta

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Free-Piston Stirling Convertor Model Development, Validation, and Analysis for Space Power Systems, Jonathan F. Metscher

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Bio-Inspired Mechanism for Aircraft Assessment Under Upset Conditions, Israel A. Moguel

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Fundamentals of Machine Design and Manufacturing: Design of a Compliant Winding Machine, Gazal Kaur Nagi

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Aerodynamic Study of Forces due to Wind Velocity and Angle of Attack on Parabolic Solar Troughs, Brian Northshield

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Energy Conservation By Intermittently Recirculating and Aerating an Aquaponics System with an Airlift, Bjorg Magnea Olafs

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Robust and Adaptive Nonlinear Control of Limit Cycle Oscillations in UAVs Using Synthetic Jet Actuators, Natalie Ramos Pedroza

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Design and Development of Scalable Solar Powered Water Purification Systems for Developing Nations, Shavin Pinto

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Design and Dynamic Analysis of a Variable-Sweep, Variable-Span Morphing UAV, Nirmit Prabhakar

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Ion-Cyclotron Resonance Heating of O+ in the Topside Ionosphere and Mapping Outflows to the Magnetosphere, Anthony W. Pritchard

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Winglet Performance Evaluation through the Vortex Lattice Method, Phil R. Rademacher

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Separation Bubbles and Vortex Formation in Cavity Flows, Kartheek Ravulapati

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Run-Time HEV Engine-Generator Power-Speed Optimization for Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reduction, Chester Paul Rowe II

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Inverse Volume-of-Fluid Meshless Method for Efficient Non-Destructive Thermographic Evaluation, Hussein Awad Kurdi Saad

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Flow Separation Control Using Synthetic Jets on a Flat Plate, Karunakaran Saambavi

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Design of a Lean Manufacturing System for the Production of Compliant Wind at Sparton Electronics, Arash Sabet-Rasekh

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A CFD Investigation of the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Fluid Flow through an Impeller and Multi-Objective Design Optimization of a Centrifugal Pump, Mohammed Khammat Sagban

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Slosh Damping with Floating Magnetoactive Micro-Baffles, Vijay Santhanam

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Extreme Value Analysis of Rainfall Events Over the Kennedy Space, Adam David Schnapp

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Experimental Validation of a New Distributed Cooperative Control Algorithm for Multi-agent Systems with Switching Communication Topologies and Time-Delays, Junzhen Shao

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3D Aerodynamic Optimization of NREL VI Wind Turbine Blade for Increased Power Output and Visualization of Flow Characteristics, Tsewang Rabga Shrestha

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Performance Improvement through Velocity Triangle Optimization-Driven Redesign for Mitigating the Horseshoe Vortex in Axial Turbines, Vladislav Shulman

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Development, Analysis, and Comparison of Electromechanical Properties and Electrode Morphology of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites, Balaji Sivasubramanian

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A Comparative Study of the Low Speed Performance of Two Fixed Planforms versus a Variable Geometry Planform for a Supersonic Business Jet, Aaron C. Smelsky

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Axial Compressor Design with Counter-Rotation and Variable RPM for Stall Mitigation, Madhur Tiwari

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Characterization of Electron Number Density of Rocket Exhaust Plumes Through Microwave Transmissions, Jorge Torres

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Effect of Air Carrier Restructuring Strategies on Post-bankruptcy Performance, Harold Dale Townsend

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Unsteady Viscous Cavity Flow Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Chandramouli Vadlamudi

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Pathology and Motivation in Players of Grand Theft Auto IV, Christopher M. Via

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The Effects of Rewards on the Ability of an Autonomous UAV Controlled by a Reinforcement Learning Agent to Accomplish a Target Localization Task, Hemali Dinesh Virani

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Scalable, Solar Powered Membrane-Based Water Purification Systems for Community Development in Developing Countries, Yung Wong

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Incoherent Scatter Radar Observations of Dynamic Ion Composition Changes at High Latitudes during Geomagnetic Storms, Bryan C. Wright

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Reduction of Secondary Flow Losses in a Turbine for Use in Man-Portable Power Generation, Andrew J. Yatsko E.I.

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Relating Air Quality in the Work Environment to Occupational Health Disease, Hussien Awad Alumar

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The Effects of Aircraft Certification Rules on General Aviation Accidents, Carolina Lenz Anderson

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An Ergonomic Evaluation of Aircraft Pilot Seats, Yolanda Nicole Andrade

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Robust Image-Based Visual Servo Control of an Uncertain Missile Airframe, Murat Tunca Aygun

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Hydrodynamic Impact Analysis and Testing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Isabel Bird

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The Effects of Angle-of-Attack Indication on Aircraft Control in the Event of an Airspeed Indicator Malfunction, Claas Tido Boesser

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Analysis of Fatal General Aviation Accidents Occurring from Loss of Control on Approach and Landing, Brittnee Nicholle Branham

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Auroral Ion Upflows: Sources, High Altitude Dynamics, and Neutral Wind Effects, Meghan R. Burleigh

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Mapping Automotive Like Controls to a General Aviation Aircraft, Christopher G. Carvalho

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Geometric and Pattern Recognition Combined Algorithms Applied to Digital Image Processing in Aerial Search and Rescue Applications, Jamil Efren Anaguano Correa

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Comparison of Voice and Text ATC Communications in the Cockpit for ESL Pilots, Shannon Marie Cummings

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Estimation of Real-Time Runway Surface Contamination Using Flight Data Recorder Parameters, Donovan C. Curry

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A Novel Resistance Exercise Machine for Use in a Lower Body Negative Pressure Box to Counteract the Effects of Weightlessness, Christine M. Dailey

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Effective CFD Integration into Product Development and Validation of Wind Tunnel Data for Transonic Launch Vehicle, Miraj Mukesh Desai

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A Preliminary Study of Acoustic Prediction Technology Based on Detached Eddy Simulations for Supersonic Jets Impinging on Flat Plates, Yuvraj Dewan

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A Descriptive Analysis of Public Comments Submitted in Response to Notice of Proposed Rules on Air Carrier Pilot Qualification, Amy Chaffee Doolittle

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Mapping of the Quasi-periodic Oscillations at the Flank Magnetopause into the Ionosphere, Emily R. Dougal

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The Identification and Classification of Flow Disruptions in the Operating Room during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Open Hernia Repair Procedures, Sacha N. Duff

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Investigation of a Lagrangian-point Propellant Depot Rendezvous Approach for an Interplanetary Mission to Mars, Joshua W. Ehrlich

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Computing Radiation Exchange, Jonathan L. Nutzati Fontaine

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Investigation of Grid Adaptation to Reduce Computational Efforts for a 2-D Hydrogen-Fueled Dual-Mode Scramjet, Kam Keong Foo

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The Effects of Ethical Leadership and Organizational Safety Culture on Safety Outcomes, David Ronald Freiwald

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Investigation of Videogame Flow: Effects of Expertise and Challenge, Jolie G. Gascon

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Analyzing Communication Performance: A Comparison of Native-English Speakers and Non-Native English Speakers, Tami Marie Gibbs

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Moral Development in the Military: The Efficacy of ROTC Morality Training at the Sophomore Level, Paul A. Gillett

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Identification of Causal Paths and Prediction of Runway Incursion Risk using Bayesian Belief Networks, Benjamin Jeffry Goodheart

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The Effects of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Cognitive Performance, Anne I.S. Gray

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Estimating Cell Capacity for Multi-Cell Electrical Energy System, Iman Ahari Hashemi

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Controllability of Open Quantum Optical Systems: Photon Fock States in a Cavity, Byron Henry Lowry

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Dynamics and Control of Higher-order Nonholonomic Systems, Jaime Rubio Hervás

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Molecular Dynamics Model of Carbon Nanotubes in EPON 862/DETDA Polymer, Guttormur Arnar Ingvason

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A Naturalistic Study of Long-term Working Memory Capacity for Meaningful Visual and Auditory Stimuli, Joseph M. Jaworski

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Comparison of Three Angle of Attack (AOA) Indicators: A Usability Study, Camilo Jimenez