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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Characterizing Longitude-Dependent Orbital Debris Congestion in the Geosynchronous Orbit Regime, Paul Vincent Anderson

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Design and Optimization of Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials for Flow Control and Other Applications, Osama R. Bilal

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A Spherical Magnetic Dipole Actuator for Spacecraft Attitude Control, Joshua A. Chabot

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Analyses for a Modernized GNSS Radio Occultation Receiver, Erin Rose Griggs

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Supporting Crewed Missions using LiAISON Navigation in the Earth-Moon System, Jason Michael Leonard

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Autonomous Sun-Direction Estimation Using Partially Underdetermined Coarse Sun Sensor Configurations, Stephen Andrew O'Keefe

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Remote Spacecraft Attitude Control by Coulomb Charging, Daan Stevenson

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Enabling Design-Oriented Fluid Simulations: Verification with Discontinuous Manufactured Solutions and Automatic Grid Generation with Moving Coordinates, Charles Nathan Woods

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Phenotypic and Gene Expression Responses of E. coli to Antibiotics during Spaceflight, Luis Zea

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Relativistic Electrons in Earth’s Outer Radiation Belt: Wave-Particle Interactions and Precipitation Loss, Lauren Weber Blum

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Trajectory Optimization for Crewed Missions to an Earth-Moon L2 Halo Orbit, Jennifer Lynn Dowling

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Small Satellite Passive Magnetic Attitude Control, David Thomas Gerhardt

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Multi-Scale Simulation and Optimization of Lithium Battery Performance, Stephanie L. Golmon

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The Seasonality of the Loop Current, Cody Alan Hall

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Structural Stability of Asteroids, Masatoshi Hirabayashi

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Electrostatic Tractor Analysis for GEO Debris Remediation, Erik Alan Hogan

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Use of DNS Data for the Evaluation of Closure Models in Spanwise-Rotating Turbulent Channel Flow, Alan Sean-Ker Hsieh

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Open-Loop Thrust Profile Development for Tethered Towing of Large Space Objects, Lee E.Z. Jasper

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An Investigation of Alternate Transfer Strategies to the Sun-Earth Triangular Lagrangian Points, Brian Wesley Lathrop

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Numerical Investigation of Subsonic Flow through an Aggressive Flat Bottom Diffuser, Nicholas Alexander Mati

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State Estimation for Autopilot Control of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Windy Conditions, David Paul Poorman

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Evaluating the Use of High-Frequency Radar Coastal Currents to Correct Satellite Altimetry, Carolyn J. Roesler

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Long-term Dynamical Behavior of Highly Perturbed Natural and Artificial Celestial Bodies, Aaron Jay Rosengren

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Exploration of a Whole Atmosphere LIDAR Concept for Whole Atmosphere Science: Advances in Resonance Doppler LIDAR Technologies, John Anthony Smith

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Cooperative Planning for UAS-based Sensor Networks In Realistic Communication Environments, Maciej Stachura

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Sea Level Reconstruction: Validation and Value, Mathew David West Strassburg

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The Deployment of Scientific Packages to Asteroid Surfaces, Simon Charles Vincent Tardivel

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Autonomous 3D Model Generation of Orbital Debris using Point Cloud Sensors, Michael Aaron Trowbridge

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Lidar Observations and Numerical Modeling Studies of Thermospheric Metal Layers and Solar Effects on Mesospheric Fe Layers, Zhibin Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dynamics, Control, and Fabrication of Micro Embedded Heaters and Sensors for Micro SMA Active Endoscopes, Sutha Aphanuphong

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Integration of Geodesy Mission Design and Navigation for Planetary Satellite Orbiters, Dylan Robert Boone

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Anisotropic Mesh Adaptivity for Turbulent Flows with Boundary Layers, Kedar C. Chitale

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Lattice Dynamics and Thermal Transport Properties of Nanophononic Materials, Bruce Lockwood Davis

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Numerical Modeling and Optimization of Mechanically Active Electrochemical Systems, Christopher Michael DeLuca

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New Methods in Optical Track Association and Uncertainty Mapping of Earth-Orbiting Objects, Kohei Fujimoto

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Wave Driven Disturbances of the Thermal Structure in the Polar Winter Upper Stratosphere and Lower Mesosphere, Katelynn R. Greer

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Estimating Ocean Currents from Automatic Identification System Based Ship Drift Measurements, Thomas Dominic Jakub

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Negating the Yearly Eccentricity Magnitude Variation of Super-synchronous Disposal Orbits due to Solar Radiation Pressure, Stephanie Leigh Jones

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Validation of an Ion Optics Software Model against the DANDE Wind & Temperature Spectrometer, Kyle Dux Kemble

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The Effects of Composition on Thermosphere Mass Density Response to Geomagnetic Activity, Xianjing Liu

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Numerical Analysis of Synthetic Jet Flow Control on a Vertical Tail, Jeffrey Louis Martin

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Remote Measurement of Shallow Media Depth Using Polarization Lidar, Steven Edward Mitchell

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Forward and Inverse Modeling of GPS Multipath for Snow Monitoring, Felipe Geremia Nievinski

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Computing Ocean Surface Currents from Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery, Waqas A. Qazi

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Energy-Aware Path Planning for UAS Persistent Sampling and Surveillance, Wenceslao Eric Shaw-Cortez

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Conceptual Modeling and Analysis of Drag-Augmented Supersonic Retropropulsion for Application in Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Vehicles, Michael Anthony Skeen

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Electrostatic In ation of Membrane Space Structures, Laura Ann Stiles

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Gravity Field Characterization around Small Bodies, Yu Takahashi

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Modular and Reusable Power System Design for the BRRISON Balloon Telescope, Nicholas Andrew Truesdale

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A Model for the Rapid Evaluation of Active Magnetic Shielding Designs, Scott Allen Washburn

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Error Analysis on Multi-Fidelity Design Spaces through Surrogate Modeling with an Emphasis on Scramjet Combustion, Kevin Daniel Basore

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Gravity Waves and their Effects on the Mean State and Variability of Mars’ Atmosphere, John E. Creasey

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Sea Ice Topography Profiling using Laser Altimetry from Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Roger Ian Crocker

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Connections Between the Non-Migrating Semidiurnal Tide Over the South Pole and Stationary Planetary Waves in the Northern Hemisphere, Frederico Eduardo da Cunha Estante

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Surrogate Modelling of Combustion Systems for Robust Optimized Scramjet Design, Donald Stephen Gipe

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Developing optimal mass matrices for membrane triangles with corner drilling freedoms, Qiong Guo

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The Dynamics of Near-Surface Dust on Airless Bodies, Christine M. Hartzell

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First Order Feasibility Evaluation of a Water-Based Freezable Heat Exchanger for Use in Human Spacecraft Thermal Control, Joshua B. Hecht

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A Systematic Process for Assessing Human Spacecraft Designs in Terms of Relative Safety and Operational Characteristics, Kevin Paul Higdon

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Modified Linear Theory Aircraft Design Tools and Sonic Boom Minimization Strategy Applied to Signature Freezing via F-function Lobe Balancing, Timothy Paul Jung

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Modeling and Thrust Optimization of a Bio-Inspired Pulsatile Jet Thruster, Mike W. Krieg

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Urban Image Classification Using Multi-Angle Very-High Resolution Satellite Data, Nathan W. Longbotham

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Development and Application of Spaceflight Performance Shaping Factors for Human Reliability Analysis, Jennifer Mindock

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Upwelling to Outflowing Oxygen Ions at Auroral Latitudes during Quiet Times: Exploiting a New Satellite Database, Robert Joseph Redmon

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The Effect of Wind Turbine Wakes on Summertime Midwest Atmospheric Wind Profiles as Observed with Ground Based Doppler LIDAR, Michael Edward Rhodes

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Observational and Modeling Study of Polar Middle Atmosphere Dynamics and Thermal Structures, Bo Tan

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High-Fidelity Dynamic Modeling of Spacecraft in the Continuum–Rarefied Transition Regime, Craig P. Turansky

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Turbulent Transport in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer with Application to Wind Farm Dynamics, Scott Benjamin Waggy

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Regenerative Power Optimal Reaction Wheel Attitude Control, Robin M. Blenden

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G-Hardening of Commercial off the Shelf Components for Small Guided Projectiles, Jake John Decoto

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A Hybrid Hardware & Software Simulation Environment for Relative Orbit Motion Studies, Daniel James Dunn II

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Semi-Autonomous Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Sampling Tornadic Supercell Thunderstorms, Jack Steward Elston

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The Effects of Density Model Phase Errors on Orbit Prediction, Christian Paul Guignet

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Sea Level Hazards: Altimetric Monitoring of Tsunamis and Sea Level Rise, Benjamin D. Hamlington

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Optimal Control Applications in Space Situational Awareness, Marcus J. Holzinger

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Topology Optimization of Flow Problems Modeled by the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations, Sebastian Kreissl

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Visual Spacecraft Relative Motion Control using Higher Order Geometric Moments, Samantha C. Krening

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An Analysis of Hyperspectral Data of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Francesca Jeanne Lettang

An Analytical Theory for the Perturbative Effect of Solar Radiation Pressure on Natural and Artificial Satellites, Jay Warren McMahon

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Estimating the Short Term Variability of the Migrating Diurnal Tide through Satellite Observations, Vu Anh Nguyen

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Stiffness Analysis of the Tethered Coulomb Structure Concept and Application, Stephen Panosian

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Response of the Ionosphere-Plasmasphere System to Periodic Forcing, Nicholas M. Pedatella

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Dynamic Gas-Surface Interaction Modeling for Satellite Aerodynamic Computations, Marcin Dominik Pilinksi

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Integrative Remote Sensing Applications to Understanding Noctilucent Clouds and the Greenland Ice Sheet, Jason David Reimuller

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Adaptive Formation Flying Maneuvers for Multiple Relative Orbits, Marc Saunders

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One-Dimensional Spacecraft Formation Flight Testbed for Terrestrial Charged Relative Motion Experiments, Carl Seubert

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GPS-based Sub-Hourly Polar Motion Estimates: Strategies and Applications, Aurore Eglantine Sibois

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Orbit Estimation of Geosynchronous Objects Via Ground-Based and Space-Based Optical Tracking, Jill Tombasco

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Modeling Earth's Outer Radiation Belt Electron Dynamics --- Radial Diffusion, Heating, and Loss, Weichao Tu

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Analysis of a LIDAR System at the Harvest Platform for use in Sea-Water Level Measurement and Satellite Altimeter Calibration, Scott Allen Washburn

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Optimizing Two Pairs of GRACE-like Satellites for Recovering Temporal Gravity Variations, David N. Wiese

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Atmospheric Coupling Through Gravity Waves During Stratospheric Sudden Warmings: Gravity Wave Variations, Generation Mechanisms, and Impacts, Chihoko Yamashita

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Characterizing Longitude-Dependent Orbital Debris Congestion in the Geosynchronous Orbit Regime, Paul V. Anderson

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Finite Element Modeling and Optimization of High-Speed Aerothermoelastic Systems, Micah A. Howard

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Two-Craft Coulomb Formation Study about Circular Orbits and Libration Points, Ravi Kishore Inampudi

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Efficient Models for the Evaluation and Estimation of the Gravity Field, Brandon Allan Jones

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Assessing feasibility of electrochromic space suit radiators for reducing extravehicular activity water consumption, Jonathan Glen Metts

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Solar Sail Attitude Dynamics and Coning Control: On Developing Control Methods for Solar Sail Coning at Orbit Rate to Attain Desired Orbital Effects, Farheen Rizvi

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Orbit Options for an Orion-Class Spacecraft Mission to a Near-Earth Object, Nathan C. Shupe

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Earth's Outer Radiation Belt Electrons: Identifying Sources, Improving Forecasts, and a New Particle Detector Design, Drew Lawson Turner