Theses and Dissertations
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Analysis of the tip leakage flow field in an axial turbine
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-06-01)
Comparisons of experimental laser-Doppler-velocimetry measurements using the Naval Postgraduate School cold-flow turbine test rig were made with 3D viscous computational fluid dynamics flow solutions. The turbine tested ...
Design and integration of a Flight Management System for the unmanned air vehicle FROG
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-12)
The purpose of this thesis is to design, integrate and flight test a Flight Management System (FMS) for the computer control of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV). By combining modern control design techniques and the capabilities ...
Quantitative structural reliability assurance through finite element analysis
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-09)
Risk assessment of aging aircraft components can be achieved by operational de-rating using a safety factor subjectively selected from experience and heuristics. This investigation involves synthesizing currently available, ...
Development and verification of an aerodynamic model for the NPS FROG UAV using the CMARC panel code software suite
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-09)
The CMARC panel-code is evaluated for the development of an aerodynamic model of the Naval Postgraduate School FROG Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). CMARC is a personal computer hosted panel-code software suite for solving ...
Turbochargers to small turbojet engines for uninhabited aerial vehicles
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-06)
Three test programs were conducted to provide thepreliminary groundwork for thedesign of a small turbojet engine from turbocharger rotorcomponents for possible Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle applications. The first program ...
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 ...
Performance and optimal placement of piezoceramic actuators for shape control of a cantilever beam
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996-06)
Shape control of spaceborne antennas can provide the ability to correct for effects such as thermal distortion and manufacturing errors as well as control the shape of an antenna's radiated beam. This thesis examines the ...
Integral hybrid-boost/solid-fuel ramjet propulsion for lightweight tactical missiles
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-12)
An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of a small, low-cost, caseless, hybrid-booster/solid-fuel ramjet (H/SFRJ) that utilizes a common fuel grain and has no ejectables. Performance of an air-to-ground ...
An analysis of the Navy's Science and Technology (S&T) Budget
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994-06)
This thesis examines the importance of the Navy's Science and Technology (S&T) budget. The relevance and value of the budget are addressed. The composition and size of the Navy's S&T budget between 1984 and 1994 are evaluated ...
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 ...
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