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Consideration Of The Versatility Of The Open Prototype For Educational Nanosats Cubesat Design, Jeremy Straub 2016 Selected Works

Consideration Of The Versatility Of The Open Prototype For Educational Nanosats Cubesat Design, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

The Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) was created with the goal of providing institutions worldwide with access to a set of low-cost designs that could be easily modified and augmented for mission-specific needs.  The basic design set has been created for and used to construct the University of North Dakota’s OpenOrbiter CubeSat, which is currently awaiting a NASA launch awarded through the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites program.  This paper considers the value of the OPEN design in the context of re-use through the presentation and analysis of several other missions that have successfully made use of elements of ...


Simulating Ut Measurements From Bolthole Cracks, Robert J. Grandin, Timothy A. Gray, Ronald A. Roberts 2016 Iowa State University

Simulating Ut Measurements From Bolthole Cracks, Robert J. Grandin, Timothy A. Gray, Ronald A. Roberts

Robert Grandin

Analytical computer models of UT measurements are becoming more prominent in evaluating NDEmethods – a process known as Model Assisted Probability of Detection, or MAPOD. As inspection requirements become more stringent, the respective models become more complex. An important application for aerospace structures involves inspection for cracks near boltholes in plate and layered structures. This paper describes a project to develop and validate analytical models for bolthole crackinspection, as well as to implement and demonstrate those models within an integrated graphical interface which can be used to simulate these inspections. The work involves a combination of approximate, paraxial, bulk-wave models as ...


Numerical Investigation Of Full Scale Thunderstorm Downbursts: A Parametric Study And Comparison To Meteorological Model, Christopher Oreskovic 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Numerical Investigation Of Full Scale Thunderstorm Downbursts: A Parametric Study And Comparison To Meteorological Model, Christopher Oreskovic

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

A series of Large Eddy Simulations using an atmospheric meteorological cloud model have been used to investigate the important geometric and thermal parameters that influence a thunderstorm downburst outflow, as it pertains specifically to the idealized cooling source model. A separate set of Large Eddy Simulations make use of the same idealized cooling source model, in a realistic atmospheric base state using real field sounding data, in an attempt to make a quantifiable comparison to a downburst from a full cloud simulation. Randomness has been added to the cooling source forcing function to mimic the thermal variation in a real ...


Advancing An Attitude Determination And Control Technology Through Nsf I-Corps Participation, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Marsh 2016 Selected Works

Advancing An Attitude Determination And Control Technology Through Nsf I-Corps Participation, Jeremy Straub, Ronald Marsh

Jeremy Straub

The National Science Foundation I-CORPS program seeks to advance the commercialization of nascent
technologies through customer discovery. This poster presents an overview of the I-CORPS
program, its process and the benefits provided. Through I-CORPS participation, the team traveled
the country speaking to prospective technology users and integrating their feedback into development
plans. An overview of the lessons learned through the process of customer discovery for an
adaptive attitude determination and control technology is also provided.


The Design Of A Racing Simulator: A Three-Phase User Testing Approach, Jakob E. Rouleau, Eric J. Wach 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Design Of A Racing Simulator: A Three-Phase User Testing Approach, Jakob E. Rouleau, Eric J. Wach

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Ergonomics In Space Flight – Past, Present, & Future, Robert Consolo 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ergonomics In Space Flight – Past, Present, & Future, Robert Consolo

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Designing A Mobile Space Habitat Analog, Victor Kitmanyen, Matthew Burkhard, Timothy Disher 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Designing A Mobile Space Habitat Analog, Victor Kitmanyen, Matthew Burkhard, Timothy Disher

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

No abstract provided.


Session B-4: Stem Integration: Statistics Is The Connection, Karen Togliatti, Lindsey Herlehy 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session B-4: Stem Integration: Statistics Is The Connection, Karen Togliatti, Lindsey Herlehy

Professional Learning Day

In this activity, participants will complete a STEM-integrated lesson incorporating problems in aerodynamics. Using the mathematical, science and engineering practice standards, they will design and model parachutes to determine a life-size chute to support their body weight. Participants will also consider design criteria for rate of descent, and graphically represent data and mathematical information as a scatter plot.


Implementation Of A Large Solar Collector For Solar Light Energy, Skye Leake, Thomas McGuire, Michael Hirsch, Michael Parsons, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin 2016 Selected Works

Implementation Of A Large Solar Collector For Solar Light Energy, Skye Leake, Thomas Mcguire, Michael Hirsch, Michael Parsons, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

The challenge of providing large amounts of electrical energy for spacecraft over the course of long du-ration missions has long been an area of aerospace research. This need is particularly pronounced for a solar-powered in-space 3D printer [1]. Solar flux is commonly collected with solar panels for powering spacecraft. This is a reliable and safe method for electricity generation. Other generation methods, such as onboard nuclear power, present safety concerns.
Large solar collectors also have other benefits over alternate electricity generation methods. Theses benefits include using the solar collector as a solar shade, and using the back side of the ...


An Update On Und’S Openorbiter Cubesat, Jeremy Straub 2016 Selected Works

An Update On Und’S Openorbiter Cubesat, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

The OpenOrbiter program [1] is developing a
low-cost framework for the creation of spacecraft
[2] by researchers and educators worldwide
[3]. In line with the objective of enabling
future educational use by others, educational
assessment [4, 5] has been a key focus. Several
areas were assessed: students were asked
what types of benefits they sought from their
participation [6], assessment of benefit attainment
is ongoing. Work on the development
of a designs (see Figure 9) that can be used to
build a spacecraft with a cost of under $5,000
[7] using primarily COTS parts and testing (see
Figure 3 ...


Origami Style Solar Panels With Development Of Dual Purpose Integrated Phased Array Communications System, Alexander Holland, Wilson Lysford, Jens Pearson, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin 2016 Selected Works

Origami Style Solar Panels With Development Of Dual Purpose Integrated Phased Array Communications System, Alexander Holland, Wilson Lysford, Jens Pearson, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

The purpose of this poster is to explore space based power generation capabilities and transmission based on using Origami Style Solar and Antenna Panels (OSSAP). Basically, the OSSAP is designed to be a new type of origami panels that operate differently from conventional solar panels and antennas. They should be easier to manufacture and usable on a wide range of spacecraft. They have a lower launch volume and mass; however, once in space the system unfolds to provide a large surface area. The unfolding can be done in several ways including using a pressurized gas system for deployment. This method ...


Use Of Power Transmission To Uav, Alex Holland, Wilson Lysford, Jens Pearson, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin 2016 Selected Works

Use Of Power Transmission To Uav, Alex Holland, Wilson Lysford, Jens Pearson, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

With orbital wireless power transmission a distinct future possibility, the consideration and evaluation of possible practical uses becomes very important. While there are many prospective uses for this technology the main focus of this posters is on power transmission in support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).


In-Space 3d Printing Scientific Remote Sensing Missions, Michael Hirsch, Thomas McGuire, Skye Leake, Michael Parsons, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin 2016 Selected Works

In-Space 3d Printing Scientific Remote Sensing Missions, Michael Hirsch, Thomas Mcguire, Skye Leake, Michael Parsons, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

Currently, remote sensing missions involve the pro-duction of complex and deployable structures that must withstand the forces involved with launching and assembly in space. To combat this, the technology of 3D printing [1] can be applied. Additive manufacturing technology has improved greatly in the recent past, al-lowing for the possibility of in-space 3D printing [2].
By taking the concepts of 3D printing and using them for scientific remote sensing missions [3], it is possible to print structures that would be otherwise impossible, due to constraints for terrestrial construc-tion, launch and deployment. A design is proposed in [2] that will both ...


National Defense 3d Space Printing, Michael Parsons, Thomas McGuire, Michael Hirsch, Skye Leake, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin 2016 Selected Works

National Defense 3d Space Printing, Michael Parsons, Thomas Mcguire, Michael Hirsch, Skye Leake, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

National defense is a strategic priority that is challenged everyday. A variety of humans and systems protect the United States from global terrorism. Space-craft are key components of the national defense. They provide surveillance, communications and navigation and other services.
These craft can be augmented using in-space 3D printing. An in-space 3D printer could be used for applications relevant to attacking or defending spacecraft or terrestrial targets. Currently, weapons must be launched from the ground. A weapon can be launched from an ideal point in orbit, on the other, hand, enjoys a variety of benefits. This poster considers how in-space ...


Design For An In-Space 3d Printer, Thomas McGuire, Michael Hirsch, Michael Parsons, Skye Leake, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin 2016 Selected Works

Design For An In-Space 3d Printer, Thomas Mcguire, Michael Hirsch, Michael Parsons, Skye Leake, Jeremy Straub, Scott Kerlin

Jeremy Straub

Getting into space is a key constraint of current space mission designs. Launching spacecraft or components for spacecraft into space requires large amounts of structural components and packaging to secure it, adding additional mass and cost to the launch. Being able to bypass this current system would allow more frequent and cheaper space missions. An in space 3D printer is key to this. By placing a 3D printer in orbit, raw material (which requires less support and packaging to ship) can be sent to space. Craft and components can be fabricated on demand. This also allows craft to be designed ...


Automatic Scheduling For Unmanned Aerial System, Gene Cao, Cody Soderstrom, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim 2016 Selected Works

Automatic Scheduling For Unmanned Aerial System, Gene Cao, Cody Soderstrom, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim

Jeremy Straub

Upper air reports of meteorological data are limited
to PIREPs (Pilot Reports), which require pilots to
actually experience the weather phenomenon, and
radiosondes. Unmanned aircraft systems can reduce
risk and increase data points if they can seek out and
observe these conditions.
Automated scheduling provides a means to generate
and plan the UAS mission, taking into consideration
prioritized tasks.


Autonomous Navigation And Control Of Unmanned Aircraft In The National Airspace, Michael Hlas, Jeremy Straub 2016 Selected Works

Autonomous Navigation And Control Of Unmanned Aircraft In The National Airspace, Michael Hlas, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

Pilotless aircraft known as Unmanned Aerial Ve-hicles (UAVs) have been used extensively for military and intelligence purposes. This includes situations where the mission area is too dangerous for a pilot to fly, the length of the mission is longer than a pilot could stay awake or aircraft are used as cruise mis-siles that crash into their target. With the decreasing cost and miniaturization of computers, it has become possible to build UAVs that are small and inexpensive making them accessible to businesses, law enforce-ment, hobbyists and the general public.


Automatic Scheduling For Unmanned Aerial System, Gene Cao, Cody Soderstrom, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim 2016 Selected Works

Automatic Scheduling For Unmanned Aerial System, Gene Cao, Cody Soderstrom, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim

Jeremy Straub

Upper air reports of meteorological data are limited
to PIREPs (Pilot Reports), which require pilots to
actually experience the weather phenomenon, and
radiosondes. Unmanned aircraft systems can reduce
risk and increase data points if they can seek out and
observe these conditions.
Automated scheduling provides a means to generate
and plan the UAS mission, taking into consideration
prioritized tasks.


Spacecraft Autonomous Debris Avoidance System, Michael Hlas, Jeremy Straub 2016 Selected Works

Spacecraft Autonomous Debris Avoidance System, Michael Hlas, Jeremy Straub

Jeremy Straub

Since the launch of Sputnik in 1958, thousands of satellites have been launched by governments and commercial entities for numerous purposes. Once a satellite has completed its primary mission, most operators de-orbit (or move) it into a graveyard orbit, so as to avoid collisions with active satellites. However, some spacecraft do not have any residual propellant. Other satellites suffer failures and become hazards themselves. Non-operational satellites in orbit have become an increasing collision risk for operational satellites and this problem will only become worse as the number of satellites launched every year increases. Although finding ways to clean up orbital ...


Experimental Validation Data For Cfd Of Forced Convection On A Vertical Flat Plate, Jeff R. Harris, Blake W. Lance, Barton L. Smith 2016 Utah State University

Experimental Validation Data For Cfd Of Forced Convection On A Vertical Flat Plate, Jeff R. Harris, Blake W. Lance, Barton L. Smith

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications

A CFD validation data set for turbulent forced convection on a vertical plate is presented. The design of the apparatus is based on recent validation literature and provides a means to simultaneously measure boundary conditions and system response quantities. All important inflow quantities for RANS CFD are also measured. Data are acquired at two heating conditions and cover the range 40;000 < Rex < 300;000, 357 < Red2 < 813 and 0:02 < Gr/Re2 < 0:232. The data and uncertainties are contained in files in the supplemental material


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