MSAE Project & Thesis Reports: 2018

Spring 2018

Justin Ancheta
Nanosatellite design with design of experiments, optimization, and model-based engineering
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos 

Neerja Nisha Bangar
Aerobraking analysis for the orbit insertion around Jupiter
Advisor: Prof. Jeanine Hunter

Yibo Challinger
Simulator development of a quadcopter
Advisor: Prof. Long Lu 

Yousheng Deng
The design of a 2D supersonic nozzle for use in wind tunnels
Advisor: Dr. Fabrizio Vergine

Anthony DiQuattro Jr.
Mars entry simulation of slotted compression ramp probe
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos 

Jose Ferreira
Conceptual design of a manned reconnaissance airplane for Martian atmospheric flight
Advisor: Prof. Sean Montgomery

Tyler Franklin
3D pinted CubeSat propulsion subsystem
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Matthew Humphries
Computational fluid dynamics of supersonic retro-propulsion for elipsled geometry
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Calvin Nguyen
Oblique detonation wave engine: preliminary design and performance prediction
 Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Sarah Ortega
Design of a short-to-medium range hybrid transport aircraft
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Nishant Patel
Design of a medium size blended wing body subsonic transport aircraft
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Viralkumar Rathod
Design of a four-seat, general aviation, electric aircraft
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Angel Rocha
Numerical methods and tolerance analysis for orbit propagation
Advisor: Dr. Jeanine Hunter

Ian Supelana
Modeling and simulation of the hilda asteroid group
Advisor: Prof. Jeanine Hunter

Samuel Zuniga
Investigation of detonation theory and the continuously rotating detonation engine
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Summer 2018 

Nicholas Dea
Design of a business jet
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos 

Kim Lau
Design and development of a multi-mission unmanned aerial system through modular component integration and additive manufacturing
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos 

Fadi Bakour
Low cost build, design, and integration of a momentum exchange based spacecraft attitude control architecture

Andrew Torricelli

Fall 2018

Jeffrey Carruth
Numerical analysis of micro vortex generators on ramp induced shock/boundary layer interaction
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Glen Gieser
The FANDECT: design of a fixed-wing aircraft networked with deployable engines for cargo transport
Advisor: Dr. Jeanine Hunter

Rafael Gutierrez
Parametric study of an electric propulsion spacecraft for mission time optimization
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Oscar Ho
Future air force close air support aircraft
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Dharmedra Khatri
Preliminary (class I & II) transonic business jet (TSBJ) design
Advisor: Dr. Nikos Mourtos

Bhagyashree Nagarkar
Computational analysis of pulse detonation engine: effects of converging and diverging tube geometries
Advisor: Dr. Periklis E. Papadopoulos

Reine Dominique Ntone Sike
1-D ablation model for a thermal protection system
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Naga Palnati
Modelling and simulation of scramjet engine
Advisor: Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos

Harshil Hitesh Patel
Design and analysis of a supersonic business jet
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Jeremy Untalan
Modal characteristic analysis of an alouette rotor blade
Advisor: Dr. Jeanine Hunter

Devyn Uyeki
A design method for a supersonic axisymmetric nozzle for use in wind tunnel facilities
Advisor: Dr. Fabrizio Vergine