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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Study of the Unsteady Aerodynamics Associated with a Cycloidally Rotating Blade, Nishant Agarwal

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Fully-Coupled Dynamical Jitter Modeling of Momentum Exchange Devices, John Alcorn

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Spacecraft Formation Flight on Quasi-Periodic Invariant Tori, Nicola Baresi

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On-Orbit 3-Dimensional Electrostatic Detumble for Generic Spacecraft Geometries, Trevor John Bennett

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An Investigation into Wind Turbine Acoustic Noise Variability, Steven Redford Buck

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Residual-Based Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows Using Divergence-Conforming Discretizations, Christopher Joel Coley

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Kinematic Steering Law for Conically-Constrained Torque-Limited Spacecraft Attitude Control, Manuel Francisco Diaz Ramos

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Supporting Autonomous Navigation with Flash Lidar Images in Proximity to Small Celestial Bodies, Ann Brown Dietrich

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High-Order Automatic Differentiation of Unmodified Linear Algebra Routines via Nilpotent Matrices, Benjamin Zane Dunham

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Review of Railgun Modeling Techniques: Computation of Railgun Force and Other Key Factors, Nathan James Eckert

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A Quantitative Human Spacecraft Design Evaluation Model for Assessing Crew Accommodation and Utilization, Christine Fanchiang

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NIST Microwave Blackbody: The Design, Testing, and Verification of a Conical Brightness Temperature Source, Derek Anderson Houtz

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Direct Numerical Simulation of Complex Turbulence, Alan Sean-Ker Hsieh

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Cooperative Robot Localization Using Event-Triggered Estimation, David I. Iglesias Echevarria

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Development and Analysis of Volume Multi-Sphere Method Model Generation Using Electric Field Fitting, Gabriel J. Ingram

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Design of an Air-Breathing Electric Thruster for CubeSat Applications, Stephen Wade Jackson

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Immersed Boundary Methods for Optimization of Strongly Coupled Fluid-Structure Systems, Nicholas J. Jenkins

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Nonlinear Dispersive Elastic Waves in Solids: Exact, Approximate, and Numerical Solutions, Romik Khajehtourian

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Fast Band-Structure Computation for Phononic and Electronic Waves in Crystals, Dimitri Krattiger

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Suas Wind Sensing with Computational Fluid Dynamics and a Distributed Flush Airdata System, Roger Jean Laurence III

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Impact of High-Latitude Ionospheric E Region Enhancements on Global Positioning System Scintillations in the Alaskan Sector, Diana C. Loucks

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Investigating the Physical Mechanisms that Impact Electric Fields in the Atmosphere, Greg M. Lucas

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Modeling and Optimization of Fluid Flows in the Continuum and Slip Regime, Luis Fernando Negrete

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The Nano Dust Analyzer for the Detection and Analysis of Nanometer-Sized Particles from the Inner Heliosphere, Leela Elise O'Brien

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Feasibility of Reusable Continuous Thrust Spacecraft for Cargo Resupply Missions to Mars, Christopher Bertrand Rabotin

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Software Design and Implementation of a Next Generation Gnss Data Logger for Radio Frequency Interference Detection, Sean Rivera

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Observing Microphysical Properties of Atmospheric Water Using Polarization and Raman Lidar, Robert Andrew Stillwell

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Extending the Record of Time-Variable Gravity by Combining Grace and Conventional Tracking Data, Matthieu J. Talpe

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Assured Human-Autonomy Interaction Through Machine Self-Confidence, Matthew Scott Aitken

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The Effects of Time Step on Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Simulations of High-Lift Flows, Riccardo Balin

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Ballistic Capture into Lunar and Martian Distant Retrograde Orbits, Collin J. Bezrouk

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Performance Tradeoffs in Distributed Control Systems, Holly Patricia Borowski

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Investigation of Quasi-Static Electric Fields and Coupled Plasma Populations in the Inner Magnetosphere, Sam Tindal Califf

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Exploration of the Mystery of Polar Wave Dynamics with Lidar/Radar Observations and General Circulation Models & Development of New Wave Analysis Methods, Cao Chen

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Optimization of GPS Interferometric Reflectometry for Remote Sensing, Qiang Chen

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Incorporating Uncertainty into Spacecraft Mission and Trajectory Design, Juliana D. Feldhacker

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Wave Coupling Between the Lower and Middle Thermosphere as Viewed from Quasi-Sun-Synchronous Satellites, Federico Gasperini

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Estimation of Geosynchronous Space Objects Using Finite Set Statistics Filtering Methods, Steven Gehly

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Uncertainty Quantification of Coupled Problems with Applications to Lithium-ion Batteries, Mohammad Hadigol

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A Framework for Precise Orbit Determination of Small Body Orbiting Spacecraft, Siamak Ghanizadeh Hesar

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High Geometric Fidelity Solar Radiation Pressure Modeling via Graphics Processing Unit, Patrick W. Kenneally

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Solar Eruptive Events: Coronal Dimming and a New CubeSat Mission, James Paul Mason

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Characterization of Dynamic Thermal Control Schemes and Heat Transfer Pathways for Incorporating Variable Emissivity Electrochromic Materials into a Space Suit Heat Rejection System, Christopher James Massina

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Determining Global Ionospheric Conductivity in the Satellite and Data Assimilation Age and Assessing its Influence on the Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere System, Ryan Michael McGranaghan

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Global-Scale, Nonlinearly-Generated Waves in the Space-Atmosphere Interaction Region, Vu Anh Nguyen

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Defining, Characterizing, and Establishing “Safe Enough” Risk Thresholds for Human Space Flight, Robert Paul Ocampo

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Computation of Quasi-Periodic Tori and Heteroclinic Connections in Astrodynamics Using Collocation Techniques, Zubin Philip Olikara

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Invariant Solar Sail Formations in Elliptical Sun-Synchronous Orbits, Khashayar Parsay

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of a Dual-Throat Fluidic Thrust-Vectoring Nozzle, Naveen Penmetsa

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Autonomous Mission Design in Extreme Orbit Environments, David Allen Surovik

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Semantic Likelihood Models for Bayesian Inference in Human-Robot Interaction, Nicholas Sweet

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New Observational and Modeling Techniques for Multistatic Specular Meteor Radar, Cody Vogel Vaudrin

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Optimization of Pressure Probe Placement and Data Analysis of Engine-Inlet Distortion, Sibylle F. Walter

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Efficient and Flexible Solution Strategies for Large-Scale, Strongly Coupled Multi-Physics Analysis and Optimization Problems, James Westfall

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A Reduced Order Model of an External Compression Supersonic Inlet, Kyle Joseph Woolwine

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Rotational Dynamics of Inactive Satellites as a Result of the YORP Effect, Antonella A. Albuja

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

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Application of the Na-DEMOF Atomic Filter to 3-Frequency Na Doppler Lidar Observations of Wind and Temperature in the Lower Atmosphere, Ian Forest Barry

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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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Gravity Wave Propagation and Momentum Transport in Variable Environments, Katrina Bossert

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Numerical Algorithms for Precise and Efficient Orbit Propagation and Positioning, Ben K. Bradley

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Cascaded Optimization for a Persistent Data Ferrying Unmanned Aircraft, Anthony John Carfang

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

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Levelset-XFEM Topology Optimization with Applications to Convective Heat Transfer, Peter B. Coffin

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Lidar Observations and Modeling Studies of Antarctic Temperature Tides at McMurdo & Establishment of Temperature Climatology with Calibrated Fe Boltzmann and Na Doppler Lidars, Weichun Fong

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Dissipative Wave Propagation in Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials: Models and Analysis, Michael Joseph Frazier

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Monte Carlo Simulations of Polarized Light Propagating Through Optically Dense Media with Applications for Lidar Systems, Andrew Washington Gisler

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

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Performance Quantification of Heliogyro Solar Sails Using Structural, Attitude, and Orbital Dynamics and Control Analysis, Daniel Vernon Guerrant

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Improved Collocation Methods to Optimize Low-Thrust, Low-Energy Transfers in the Earth-Moon System, Jonathan F.C. Herman

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Non-linear Tidal Interactions and Their Role in Determining the Mean State and Variability of the Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) System, McArthur Jones Jr.

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Representation of Unknown and Unmodeled Space Events for Satellites : Characteristics and Applications, Hyun Chul Ko

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Remote Sensing of Vegetation Species Diversity: The Utility of Integrated Airborne Hyperspectral and Lidar Data, Keith Stuart Krause

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Control of Transitional and Turbulent Flows Using Direct Numerical Simulation, Alec Kucala

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An XFEM Approach to Modeling Material Interface Uncertainty, Christapher Lang

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

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Maneuver Detection and Reconstruction in Data Sparse Systems with an Optimal Control Based Estimator, Daniel Patrick Lubey

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An Investigation into Establishing a Formation of Small Satellites in a Lunar Flower Constellation, Lauren McManus

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Evaluation of a Flow-Through Test Bed for Algal Atmosphere Revitalization in Spaceflight Applications, Tobias Niederwieser

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

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Dynamical Realism and Uncertainty Propagation, Inkwan Park

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Implementing a Loosely Coupled Fluid Structure Interaction Finite Element Model in PHASTA, David Pope

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New Time and Multipath Augmentations for the Global Positioning System, John A. Pratt

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Understanding Enhancements in Outer Radiation Belt Electrons through Measurement and Modeling, Quintin George Schiller

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Direct Optical Ice Sensing and Closed-Loop Controller Design for Active De-icing of Wind Turbines Using Distributed Heating, Shervin Shajiee

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An Energy-Aware Trajectory Optimization Layer for sUAS, William Anthony Silva

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Proximal Blade Twist Feedback Control for Heliogyro Solar Sails, Sarah Mitchell Smith

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Remote Spacecraft Attitude Control by Coulomb Charging, Daan Stevenson

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Improving the accuracy of in-situ lower ABL wind measurements using sUAS, Douglas E. Weibel

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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

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Unveiled Characteristics of Energetic Electrons and Ions: the Inner Radiation Belt, Slot Region, and Ring Current, Hong Zhao

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