MSAE Project & Thesis Reports: 2013

Fall 2013

Rahulkumar Mav
Numerical Analysis of Bird Strike Damage on Composite Sandwich Structure Using Abaqus/Explicit
Project advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Ben Nikaido
Ultra Portable and Rapidly Deployable Rotorcraft Platform for Tactical Compact Communications Relay
Project advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Omar Quijano
Aero-Assist: A Guide Tool to Aid in the Generation of Surface Grids for CFD
Project advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Paul Linggi
Analysis of a Wedge Core Hypersonic Waverider 
for Use in Sub-Orbital Aerodynamic Re-Entry Experiments

Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Spring 2013

Lynn Bealing Chouw
Optimization of Eccentricity During a Two-Burn Station Acquisition Sequence of a Geosynchronous Orbit
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Tung X. Dao
Video-Guided, Autonomous Pollinator Rotorcraft
Project advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Oreste Giusti
Titan I Propulsion System Modeling and Possible Performance Improvements
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Elizabeth Lee Hyde
Technology Demonstration of Wireless Power Transfer in Space
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Ali Guarneros-Luna
New Communication Structure for Small Spacecraft
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Sean Montgomery
Design of a 5-kg Solar-Powered Unamanned Airplane for Perpetual Solar Endurance Flight
Project advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Matthew Christopher Napoli
The Use of Additive Manufacturing Technologies for the Design and Development of a CubeSat
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Trung-Duong Nguyen
Prediction & Measurement of Loading Stress on the Beech King Air Tail Section
Project advisor: Ms. Jeanine Hunter 

Bhavya Tottempudi
Feasibility Study of Laser-Induced Plasma for Spacecraft Propulsion
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Greenfield Tran Trinh
Environmental Testing and Orbital Decay Analysis for a CubeSat
Project advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos