Theses and Dissertations
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An investigation of particulate behavior in solid rocket motors.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1981-06)
An apparatus was developed which used diffractively-scattered laser power spectra measurements for determination of exhaust particulate size from solid rocket motors. The apparatus was calibrated by using glass beads ...
Estimation of sonobuoy position relative to an aircraft using extended kalman filters.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1979-09)
In airborne anti-submarine warfare there is a need to more accurately determine the positions of sonobuoys on the surface of the vater. This report develops two algorithms which employ extended Kalman filters to determine ...
Automatic control and data acquisition system for combustion laboratory applications.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1982)
A modern computer based automatic data acquisition/control system was installed at the Department of Aeronautics' Combustion Laboratory. This system utilizes an HP-85 desktop computer as system controller for the HP-3054A ...
An analysis of the stick fixed dynamic stability of a typical VTOL aircraft during transition flight out of ground effect
(Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1965)
An investigation of the dynamic stability of a typical fixed wing VTOL aircraft operating in the transition region of flight was conducted by means of analog simulation. The Ryan Aeronautical Company XV-5A Lift Fan Research ...
The development of an optically active laser Schlieren system with application to high pressure solid propellant combustion
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1975-09)
A laser schlieren system, using an optically active single-piece quartz prism-polaroid sheet combination aperture in place of the conventional knife edge, was developed and applied to high pressure solid propellant ...
Theoretical investigation of the flutter characteristics of supersonic cascades with subsonic leading-edge locus
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1975-06)
Supersonic flow past a semi-infinite array of flat plate cascaded airfoils is analyzed using a linearized method of characteristics procedure. For a cascade having subsonic leading edge focus, but otherwise arbitrary ...
Experimental verification attitude control techniques for flexible spacecraft slew maneuvers.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-03)
The experimental verification of attitude control designs for flexible spacecraft is essential for reliable operation in space. The Flexible Spacecraft Simulator (FSS) at the Naval Postgraduate School is designed to test ...
Simultaneous identification of short period and phugoid stability parameters using an advanced maximum likelihood method
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1975-12)
An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of obtaining the short period and phugcid stability derivatives from one maneuver, "simultaneously". It was concluded that the maximum likelihood identification ...
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