MSAE Project & Thesis Reports:


Spring 2021

Gregory Kessing
On-Orbit Mass Property Identification for a Coupled Spacecraft System [pdf]
Advisor : Prof. Long Lu

Karpagam Suryanarayanan
Design of a medium-range hybrid business jet [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos
Leahmarie Rivera
Design of an Inlet for a Vertically- Cruising Ramjet [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Fabrizio Vergine
Jazmine Eubanks
Interplanetary Trajectory Analysis Using Invariant Manifolds [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Lucia Capdevila
Michael Sandoval
Design of a Contoured Nozzle through Two-Dimensional Method of Characteristics with Chemical Reactions [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Fabrizio Vergine

Summer 2021

Mayra Lopez-Thibodeaux
Artificial Neural Network Training to Correct for Solar Gravity Potential Perturbation in Close Orbits [pdf]
Advisor: Prof. Jeanine Hunter
Takoua E. Bejaoui
Mapping and Correcting for Solar Gravity Perturbations via Artificial Neural Nets for Flyby Trajectories [pdf]
Advisor: Prof. Jeanine Hunter

Fall 2021

Aaron B. Eckert
Analysis of the Busemann Biplane Characteristics Using MATLAB and ANSYS Simulations [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
Dilan E. Francisco
Design and Implementation of a Lunar-Sourced Sustainable Habitat Material for Further Manned Space Exploration [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Maria Chierichetti


Brayan Ernesto Mendez
Electric Propulsion Analysis of an Autonomous Racing Quadcopter [pdf]
Advisor : Dr.Thomas Lombearts
Alec B. Gloria
The Design of a Martian Lander for Crew and Cargo [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
Aaron Mandeville
Design, Development, and Analysis of an LQG Controller for MAV Stability and Control Using Visual and INS Sensor Fusion [pdf]
Advisor : Prof. Long Lu
Jens Polzin
Implementation of a ReducedOrder Model for the NavierStokes Equations using the PODGalerkin Method [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Schulz
Kwabena A. Boateng
The Effects of Electrode Geometry on the Performance of a Micro-Pulsed Plasma Thruster Designed for a CubeSat [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
Marina Baltz
Use of Depth Imaging for Non-Destructive Testing of Aircraft [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Maria Chierichetti
Kristen Kallstrom
Exploring Airfoil Table Generation Using XFOIL and OVERFLOW [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
Nader Ali
The Viability of Maximizing Thrust in Hall-Effect Thrusters [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
Rahul Sharma
Experimental Design for Three Vibration Experiments [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Maria Chierichetti
Ryan K. Lee
An Aero Structural Study and Optimization of Modern Truss Braced Wings [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Maria Chierichetti
Steven Rispoli
Development of a Visual Inertial Odometry Positioning System for Autonomous Interplanetary Drone State Estimation [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
Ryan Y. Teon
Conceptual Study of an Internal Flowpath of a Vertically-Cruising Ramjet [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos
William L Miller Jr
Design of a Maneuverable Rocket Using Machine Learning Tuning [pdf]
Advisor : Prof. Long Lu
Yu Ting Huang
PID Controller for Blowdown Supersonic Wind Tunnel [pdf]
Advisor : Dr. Maria Chierichetti, Dr. Fabrizio Vergine