Theses and Dissertations
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Plant/controller optimization by convex methods
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1994-06)
This report presents results of a three phase effort to demonstrate the use of convex control design techniques in aeronautical applications. The first phase was the demonstration of a methodology by which classical aircraft ...
Modeling and control of a trailing wire antenna towed by and orbiting aircraft
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-09)
A model of the dynamics of a long trailing-wire antenna towed behind an orbiting aircraft was developed and then an investigation was made of several candidate schemes to control the wire's steady-state shape and oscillations ...
Transonic thermal blooming
(Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1976-03)
According to the linearized solutions for thermal blooming, the density perturbations become infinite (i.e. "catastrophic" defocusing) as the Mach number approaches unity. However, the nonlinearities in the transonic ...
An investigation of the effect of acceleration on the burning rate of composite propellants
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1966-08); NPS-57RV7071A
The average burning rates of composite solid rocket propellant were measured in acceleration fields up to 2000 times the standard acceleration of gravity. The acceleration vector was perpendicular to and into the burning ...
Branch Of Service
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (4)
Aeronautical Engineering (4)