Theses and Dissertations
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Anode sheath contributions in plasma thrusters
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994-03)
Contributions of the anode to Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster performance are considered. High energy losses at this electrode, surface erosion, and sheath/ionization effects must be controlled in designs of practical ...
Acoustical emission source location in thin rods through wavelet detail crosscorrelation
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-03-01)
Flaws in structural elements release strain energy in the form of stress waves that can be detected through acoustical emission techniques. The transient nature of a stress wave is analytically inconsistent to Fourier ...
Experimental study of the effect of helical grooves on an infinite cylinder
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-12)
A series of low-speed wind-tunnel investigation were conducted to determine the aerodynamic behavior of a grooved cylinder representing a long trailing wire antenna towed from an orbiting airplane. The large angle-of-attack ...
Design and control of a space based two link manipulator with Lyapunov based control laws
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-09)
The Flexible Spacecraft Simulator (FSS) at the Naval Postgraduate School was modified by replacing the flexible appendage with a two link robotic manipulator. This experimental setup was designed to simulate motion of a ...
Implementation of a personal computer based parameter estimation program.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-03)
Aircraft parameter estimation is the process of extracting numerical values for aerodynamic stability and control derivatives from flight -test time history data. This process can be used as a verification or validation ...
Design, fabrication and test of a vertical attitude takeoff and landing unmanned air vehicle.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-06)
Future fleet needs for real-time intelligence require an unmanned platform capable of operations from small surface combatants without the need for extensive support personnel or equipment and without causing disruption ...
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Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (6)
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Astronautical Engineering (6)