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Design Of Flight Control Laws For A Novel Stratospheric Dual-Aircraft Platform, Cindy Nshuti 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Design Of Flight Control Laws For A Novel Stratospheric Dual-Aircraft Platform, Cindy Nshuti

Dissertations and Theses

Dual-aircraft platform (DAP) is a novel concept that features two glider-like unmanned aerial systems (UAS) tethered via a thin adjustable cable allowing them to sail back-and-forth, without propulsion, using vertical wind shear. DAP offers the potential of a low-cost atmospheric satellite. This thesis presents the results of an initiative to demonstrate this novel flight concept through modeling, simulation, and flight testing at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). A realistic simulation environment, described herein, was developed to support the development and testing of flight control systems. This environment includes nonlinear aerodynamic models for the aircraft, a multi-element cable dynamics model, propeller-motor thrust ...


2017 Robinson Engine Design, Christian Klem, Alli Giblin, James Gross 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2017 Robinson Engine Design, Christian Klem, Alli Giblin, James Gross

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The Robinson-Malibu patent is an engine design theory that will reduce emissions, increase MPGs and performance.


Investigation Of Engine Emission With Diesel - Palm Biodiesel - Antioxidant Blend, Mahendra Varman M. Varman 2017 Selected Works

Investigation Of Engine Emission With Diesel - Palm Biodiesel - Antioxidant Blend, Mahendra Varman M. Varman

Mahendra Varman Munusamy (M. Varman)

Similar  properties  of  biodiesel  to  conventional  diesel  have  made  biodiesel  as a  promising  fuel.
However, its NOx emission was reported higher by  most researchers in the world. In this study,
antioxidants are used in the effort of improving the oxidation stability of biodiesel and reducing the
NOx  emission  while  maintaining  the  engine  performance.  p-Phenylenediamine  (PPD)  and  N,N’-
diphenyl-p-phenylenediamine  (DPPD)  are  added  in  0.025  wt%  and  0.15  wt%  concentrations,
respectively  into palm oil methyl  ester-diesel blend. The performance characteristics of biodiesel
blends are tested on a single cylinder engine with an attached emission analyser. The addition of
the ...


Performance Results Of Using Waste Vegetable Oil Based Biodiesel Fuel In A Turboshaft Gas Turbine Engine, Donald Bartlett 5218591, Blaine M. Heisner 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Performance Results Of Using Waste Vegetable Oil Based Biodiesel Fuel In A Turboshaft Gas Turbine Engine, Donald Bartlett 5218591, Blaine M. Heisner

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

The purpose of this research is to record and compare the operating parameters of a turboshaft gas turbine engine using two different blends of biodiesel fuel and the standard Jet A fuel.


What Happens To Nox Emissions Of Vw Diesel Cars When Water/Methanol Injection Is Used?, Andrew Croxell 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

What Happens To Nox Emissions Of Vw Diesel Cars When Water/Methanol Injection Is Used?, Andrew Croxell

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

Volkswagen has come under fire for their "Clean Diesel" automobiles that were found to emit too much NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen) when driven on the street. Since NOx is created by high temperature combustion events, the addition of a water/methanol injection system was tested on a VW diesel vehicle to identify if it could cool combustion temperatures and thus reduce NOx to an acceptable specification.


Advanced Multi-Speed Transmissions And Their Effect On Fuel Economy, Durability And Reliability, Sean Boyle 2017 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Advanced Multi-Speed Transmissions And Their Effect On Fuel Economy, Durability And Reliability, Sean Boyle

ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium

In a challenge to meet the high corporate average fuel economy (CAFE), manufacturers are using transmissions with 8, 9, and 10 speeds. This oral presentation addresses vehicle fuel economy impact with advanced multi-speed transmissions and also forecasts the reliability and durability when compared to a conventional 5 and 6-speed transmission.


Mil And Sil And Pil Tests For Mppt Algorithm.Pdf, saad motahhir 2017 usmba

Mil And Sil And Pil Tests For Mppt Algorithm.Pdf, Saad Motahhir

saad motahhir

This paper presents guidelines to develop the Maximum Power Point Tracking controller, as developed in the automotive and aeronautical applications, this by following the V-cycle development process, which means that our controller will be validated by using Model In the Loop/ Software In the Loop/ Processor In the Loop tests. In order to have the possibility of integrating the MPPT embedded software in automotive and aeronautical areas, and on the other hand to propose a low-cost option to test the hardware implementation of the MPPT algorithm. Therefore, a modified variable step Incremental Conductance algorithm is proposed in this study, which ...


Hibs-Ksharing: Hierarchical Identity-Based Signature Key Sharing For Automotive, Zhuo WEI, Yanjiang YANG, Yongdong Wu, Jian WENG, Robert H. DENG 2017 Singapore Management University

Hibs-Ksharing: Hierarchical Identity-Based Signature Key Sharing For Automotive, Zhuo Wei, Yanjiang Yang, Yongdong Wu, Jian Weng, Robert H. Deng

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Equipped with various sensors and intelligent systems, modern cars turn into entities with connectivity, autonomy, and safety. Car rental/car sharing is an innovative transportation concept and integral in today's urban living. It enables users to access a fleet of vehicles located throughout cities. Complementing public transportation, the car-sharing service helps people to meet their transportation needs economically and in an environmentally responsible manner. When a customer wants to rent a car from a rental company or an owner wants to share a private car with his/her friends or family members, the customer or the user should gain ...


Autonomous Speed Control For Kia Optima, Andrew J. Combs, Kyle Fugatt, Kevin McFall 2017 Kennesaw State University

Autonomous Speed Control For Kia Optima, Andrew J. Combs, Kyle Fugatt, Kevin Mcfall

The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research

The standard method for speed control is the cruise control system built into most modern vehicles. These systems employ a PID controller which actuates the accelerator thus, in turn, maintains the desired vehicle speed. The main drawback of such a system is that typically the cruise control will only engage above 25 mph. The goal of this paper is to describe a system which we used to control vehicle speed from a stop to any desired speed using an Arduino microcontroller and a CAN BUS shield, from where autonomous features can be built upon. With this system, we were able ...


Battery Power, 2017 Vocational Training Council

Battery Power

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Electric cars have always looked like the future, but around the world they are becoming an everyday reality. Can Hong Kong avoid getting stuck in the past or will the city be able to join the electric car revolution?


Auxiliary Power System, Karianne LaPlante, Nidia Vara, Eve Wassenaar, Carter Whittington 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Auxiliary Power System, Karianne Laplante, Nidia Vara, Eve Wassenaar, Carter Whittington

Electrical Engineering

The main objective for this project is to design and build a prototype for an all-electric SUV for the start-up company, Sharpell Technologies. This vehicle will comprise of the following configurations: auxiliary power system (APS), battery management system, battery pack wiring, CAN bus system, DC-DC charging converter, DC/DC auxiliary converter, instrument cluster, and motor controller/inverter. Each car configuration is a project assigned to a 2-4 student team; in total, eight EE senior projects and one ME project is produced. New lightweight batteries are also in the process of being developed to provide a viable electric source for the ...


Formula Sae Power Distribution Controller, Daniel Baron 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Formula Sae Power Distribution Controller, Daniel Baron

Electrical Engineering

The Power Distribution Controller senior project aims to replace the current Power Distribution Module (PDM) on Cal Poly’s Formula SAE internal combustion vehicle with a more advanced, configurable, and reliable system. The Power Distribution Controller is a MOSFET based system that can be controlled through either controller area network or a parallel interface to distribute and control power from the vehicle’s battery to the several electrical devices on the car. The Power Distribution Controller also collects output voltage and current data, and communicates this data to the vehicle’s data logger. This will allow engineers to troubleshoot electrical ...


Soft Target For Advanced Emergency Braking System Daimler Trucks, Kurt C. Ebert, Kolter Knapp, Esgar Pulido 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Soft Target For Advanced Emergency Braking System Daimler Trucks, Kurt C. Ebert, Kolter Knapp, Esgar Pulido

Mechanical Engineering

This report provides an overview of the AEBS Soft Target project delivered to Daimler Trucks North Amer- ica as part of the 2016-2017 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design class at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The purpose was to build a soft target to test Advanced Emergency Braking Systems, or AEBS, on Daimler 0 s large trucks. Though this design is for Daimler specifically, there may be other interested parties such as highway safety groups and rival auto manufacturers. Currently, there are no suitable alternative products that satisfy every requirement for Daimler to validate their systems. They require a ...


Small-Scale Intelligent Vehicle Design Platform, Christopher Grant, Jay Miley, Evan Phillips 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Small-Scale Intelligent Vehicle Design Platform, Christopher Grant, Jay Miley, Evan Phillips

Mechanical Engineering

Intelligent Vehicle Design is a growing field with the potential to save many lives by actively minimizing the impacts of human error. Though there are many ways to research intelligent vehicle control, full-scale implementations are expensive and dangerous and computer simulations have extremely steep learning curves. Researchers and students need an accessible, adaptable, and robust development platform to rapidly create and test autonomous control algorithms. While small-scale platforms are often designed from the ground up for specific projects, this requires analysis, design, and manufacture. The goal of this project is to develop a small-scale intelligent vehicle that can be configured ...


Guided Target Control System Final Design Report, John Barry, Zachary Eagan, Ryan Mackintosh 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Guided Target Control System Final Design Report, John Barry, Zachary Eagan, Ryan Mackintosh

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Electric Vehicle Drivetrain, Jimmy Andrew King, Kevin Kristopher Moore, Charissa Cadence Seid 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Electric Vehicle Drivetrain, Jimmy Andrew King, Kevin Kristopher Moore, Charissa Cadence Seid

Mechanical Engineering

This document serves to outline the design and development of Sharpell Technologies' ST5 electric vehicle drivetrain. Background research was conducted on various drivetrain components and testing methods, leading to the development of our drivetrain’s design requirements. Compiled in this report are the specifications of the components that will be integrated into our drivetrain design. All component calculations and specifications can be located in the appendices. An in-depth manufacturing plan features the modifications necessary to create several key components such as the shafts and housing. The assembly plan details a step-by-step process in which the components are arranged to ensure ...


Sae Small Vehicle Lifts, Augustus G. Holz, Nathan K. Harry, Tobias W. Shirts 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sae Small Vehicle Lifts, Augustus G. Holz, Nathan K. Harry, Tobias W. Shirts

Mechanical Engineering

The SAE (Society for Automotive Engineers) vehicle teams at Cal Poly need an easy way to access the undersides of their vehicles to facilitate maintenance and servicing. The purpose of this project was to provide a solution that could lift the vehicles effectively and safely from above so that the underside of the vehicles can be accessed, as well as elevating the vehicles to an ergonomic working height. Design specifications were determined based off each vehicle’s requirements in addition to what the team intends to do with their suspended vehicle. After several concept iterations, the team decided to purchase ...


An Internetworked Self-Driving Car System Of Systems, Jeremy Straub, Wafaa Amer, Christian Ames, Karanam R. Dayananda, Andrew Jones, Goutham Miryala, Nathan Olson, Noah Rockenback, Franklin Slaby, Santipab Tipparach, Samuel Fehringer, David Jedynak, Haiming Lou, Dakota Martin, Marc Olberding, Austin Oltmans, Alec Witte, Brady Goenner, Jessie Lee, Dylan Shipman 2017 North Dakota State University--Fargo

An Internetworked Self-Driving Car System Of Systems, Jeremy Straub, Wafaa Amer, Christian Ames, Karanam R. Dayananda, Andrew Jones, Goutham Miryala, Nathan Olson, Noah Rockenback, Franklin Slaby, Santipab Tipparach, Samuel Fehringer, David Jedynak, Haiming Lou, Dakota Martin, Marc Olberding, Austin Oltmans, Alec Witte, Brady Goenner, Jessie Lee, Dylan Shipman

Jeremy Straub

This paper presents an overview of the architecture of an internetworked self-driving car system-of-systems. The architecture considers both the car as a system-of-systems as well as multiple cars participation in a larger multi-vehicle system-of-systems. Each relevant aspect of the architecture is reviewed.


Cybersecurity Considerations For An Interconnected Self Driving Car System Of Systems, Jeremy Straub, John McMillan, Brett Yaniero, Mitchell Schumacher, Abdullah Almosalami, Kelvin Boatey, Jordan Hartman 2017 North Dakota State University--Fargo

Cybersecurity Considerations For An Interconnected Self Driving Car System Of Systems, Jeremy Straub, John Mcmillan, Brett Yaniero, Mitchell Schumacher, Abdullah Almosalami, Kelvin Boatey, Jordan Hartman

Jeremy Straub

The vehicle intercommunications required to enable the some of the most beneficial features of self-driving cars also pose significant security risks. To coordinate, cars must advise other cars of their plans, status and actions and be able to rely on the information provided by other cars. This paper presents an intrusion detection system, based on system-of-systems principles for the self-driving car system-of-systems.


Are Solar Panels A Viable Power Source For A Green Energy Vehicle?, Mason C. Adams 2017 Linfield College

Are Solar Panels A Viable Power Source For A Green Energy Vehicle?, Mason C. Adams

Senior Theses

A solar cell powered go-kart has been built and tested. The result shows using solar energy alone cannot meet the requirement of running a regular passenger car. This is due to the limited surface area of the passenger car. This thesis also discusses the operating principles of solar panels, the physics of P type and N type semiconductors, and the formation of the PN junction, as well as the solar current. Modifications of an existing go-kart are described in detail in this thesis. Suggestions for making green vehicles are discussed as well.


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