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Full Volume 13, Issue 1, Seyma Tufan 2022 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Full Volume 13, Issue 1, Seyma Tufan

Space and Defense

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The Human Connection Of Travel: Why Air Travel Will Never Go Away, Maimunah Qureshi 2022 Bridgewater State University

The Human Connection Of Travel: Why Air Travel Will Never Go Away, Maimunah Qureshi

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Advancements in communication and environmental technology may mark the end of aviation as we know it. Numerous people who were forced to remain at home during the pandemic have gotten a taste of a life in which they spend more time with their immediate families and are just as productive at work. Many meetings that individuals used to travel across the nation to attend are now more commonly streamed online for their convenience. Not only that, but the ability to communicate with loved ones who live far away via Facetime and other video-calling technologies has made it possible for us ...


Validated Question Bank For Assessing Pilot Knowledge Of Aviation Weather Appendix: Weather Product Interpretation Questions, Robert Thomas, Cassandra Dommingo, John Kleber, Jackie McSorely, Amber Cole, Thomas Guinn, Elizabeth Blickensderfer 2022 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Validated Question Bank For Assessing Pilot Knowledge Of Aviation Weather Appendix: Weather Product Interpretation Questions, Robert Thomas, Cassandra Dommingo, John Kleber, Jackie Mcsorely, Amber Cole, Thomas Guinn, Elizabeth Blickensderfer

General Aviation Weather Display Interpretation

This appendix supplements the Thomas et al. (2022) paper titled “Validated Question Bank for Assessing Pilot Knowledge of Aviation Weather ” which validates a set of weather product interpretation questions that can be used to measure a pilot’s understanding of weather. The assessment consists of 15 weather product interpretation topics which can be administered as a single 65-question survey or, as in the Thomas et al. (2022) study, two assessments of 33 and 32 questions each separated by topic. The set of 65 questions can be found in this appendix along with a table which demonstrates how to separate the ...


Adherence To Selected Air Carrier (Airline) Operational Regulations For Improved General Aviation Flight Safety In Degraded Visibility, Douglas D. Boyd, Mark T. Scharf 2022 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Adherence To Selected Air Carrier (Airline) Operational Regulations For Improved General Aviation Flight Safety In Degraded Visibility, Douglas D. Boyd, Mark T. Scharf

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

Introduction: General aviation largely comprises fixed-wing piston-engine light aircraft (,12,500 lbs). Unfortunately, this civil aviation sector suffers a vastly inferior safety record when compared with air carriers (60- to 80-fold higher accident rate). Additionally, such mishaps pose a considerable financial burden to both the affected family and the United States: US$1.64–4.64 billion annually. We hypothesize that this safety disparity partly reflects more stringent operational regulations for air carriers. Herein, we determined whether compliance with six selected air carrier regulations could potentially reduce general aviation accidents in degraded visibility (IMC) the majority of which are fatal ...


Detection Of Rotorcraft Landing Sites: An Ai-Based Approach, Abdullah Nasir 2022 Rowan University

Detection Of Rotorcraft Landing Sites: An Ai-Based Approach, Abdullah Nasir

Theses and Dissertations

The updated information about the location and type of rotorcraft landing sites is an essential asset for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). However, acquiring, verifying, and regularly updating information about landing sites is not straightforward. The lack of current and correct information about landing sites is a risk factor in several rotorcraft accidents and incidents. The current FAA database of rotorcraft landing sites contains inaccurate and missing entries due to the manual updating process. There is a need for an accurate and automated validation tool to identify landing sites from satellite imagery. This thesis ...


Evaluating Nas Delay Impacts From Orbital Launch Operations At Cape Canaveral And Optimizing Launch Windows, Tanner Jordin Furr 2022 Florida Institute of Technology

Evaluating Nas Delay Impacts From Orbital Launch Operations At Cape Canaveral And Optimizing Launch Windows, Tanner Jordin Furr

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was an impact of Part 121 arrival delays into Orlando International Airport (MCO) due to orbital space launch operations at Cape Canaveral. U.S. Government archival data spanning ten months and over 22,000 flights was accessed and categorized into three research questions by day of week, time of day, and whether or not an orbital space launch occurred during the established time frame. Inferential analysis using the one-way ANOVA (RQ1) and two-way ANOVA (RQ2 and RQ3) was conducted and found no significant differences in average Part 121 arrival delays ...


Manufacturing Process And Emerging Advantage Of Graphene Based Composites In Aerospace- A Review, Vaibhav Arya Graduate Engineer, Arjun N Prof. 2022 Sandip University, MH, INDIA

Manufacturing Process And Emerging Advantage Of Graphene Based Composites In Aerospace- A Review, Vaibhav Arya Graduate Engineer, Arjun N Prof.

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

The cardinal pillar for this paper is to showcase the composition of Graphene-based composites and reveal the hidden uses of Graphene-based composites in aerospace dominion. This paper briefly discusses the different methods by which graphene-based composites can be synthesized mostly those with functional polymers and inorganic nanostructures and additionally covers a few of the applications of graphene-based composites such as lightweight, fire retardancy, and additive manufacturing. Moreover, this detailed paper also brings up crucial highlights where graphene-based composites have covered long distances from the research lab to commercialization, specifically focusing on aerospace industries.


Predicting The Impact Of Covid-19 On Air Transportation Volumes, Dothang Truong 2022 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Predicting The Impact Of Covid-19 On Air Transportation Volumes, Dothang Truong

Publications

COVID-19 has significant impacts on air transportation. This paper aims to predict domestic and international transportation volumes during the pandemic. Daily trips by distance are novel variables in the prediction. Additionally, COVID-19 severity, vaccination, and economic index are other predictors. Artificial Neural Networks and Monte Carlo simulations were used to develop and validate the predictive models using data from various sources in 2021. The findings confirm the importance of daily trips by distance and vaccination as significant predictors. Airlines can use the models to predict air transportation volumes and formulate appropriate strategies to meet the air travel demand and improve ...


Aerodynamics Of Forward Swept Wing., Muqeeth Sharif, Mohammed Abbas, Mukarram Hussain 2022 Institute of Aeronautical Engineering

Aerodynamics Of Forward Swept Wing., Muqeeth Sharif, Mohammed Abbas, Mukarram Hussain

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

A forward-swept wing is an aircraft wing configuration in which the quarter-chord line of the wing has a forward sweep. Typically, the leading edge also sweeps forward. Forward swept wing is proposed with the goal of enhancing performance and controllability during high angle of attack perching maneuvers. Data is presented from a series of XFLR5 analysis to qualify the aerodynamic effect of forward swept over a range of angle of attack from -25º to +75º. Various graphs were obtained during this analysis which indicates that the forward swept wing configuration can achieve qualitatively different low cost perching maneuvers.


Drone Delivery Of Cbnrecy – Dew Weapons Emerging Threats Of Mini-Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Disruption (Wmdd), Randall K. Nichols, Suzanne Sincavage, Hans Mumm, Wayne Lonstein, Candice Carter, John Paul Hood, Randall Mai, Mark Jackson, Mike Monnik, Robert McCreight, William Slofer, Troy Harding 2022 Kansas State University - Polytechnic Campus

Drone Delivery Of Cbnrecy – Dew Weapons Emerging Threats Of Mini-Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Disruption (Wmdd), Randall K. Nichols, Suzanne Sincavage, Hans Mumm, Wayne Lonstein, Candice Carter, John Paul Hood, Randall Mai, Mark Jackson, Mike Monnik, Robert Mccreight, William Slofer, Troy Harding

NPP eBooks

Drone Delivery of CBNRECy – DEW Weapons: Emerging Threats of Mini-Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disruption (WMDD) is our sixth textbook in a series covering the world of UASs and UUVs. Our textbook takes on a whole new purview for UAS / CUAS/ UUV (drones) – how they can be used to deploy Weapons of Mass Destruction and Deception against CBRNE and civilian targets of opportunity. We are concerned with the future use of these inexpensive devices and their availability to maleficent actors. Our work suggests that UASs in air and underwater UUVs will be the future of military and civilian terrorist operations ...


Coronavirus Disability Survey: Assessing The Impact Of Covid-19 On Young Adults With Disabilities, Hena Rashid 2022 University of Mary Washington

Coronavirus Disability Survey: Assessing The Impact Of Covid-19 On Young Adults With Disabilities, Hena Rashid

Student Research Submissions

This paper seeks to inform individuals of the importance of digital inclusivity, diminish the digital divide, and accessibility to technological services of college students who experience a form of disability. The United States has conducted minimal research on the digital disability rhetoric, promoted minimal disability-inclusive measures to protect the rights and well-being of college students, and minimal assistance to mitigate Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts to this population subgroup. This subject can have a big impact on individuals who suffer from disability stigma, low accessibility issues, and who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Furthermore, this subject will benefit college students ...


Feasibility Study Of Regional Air Mobility Services For High Priority Transportation In The San Joaquin Valley, Julia Roa, Joseph Oldham 2022 California State University, Fresno

Feasibility Study Of Regional Air Mobility Services For High Priority Transportation In The San Joaquin Valley, Julia Roa, Joseph Oldham

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

Regional Air Mobility (RAM) focuses on building upon existing airport infrastructure to transport people and goods using innovative aircraft that offer a huge improvement in efficiency, affordability, and community-friendly integration over existing regional transportation options. These aircraft, which typically carry less than 20 passengers or an equivalent weight in cargo, are flexible in terms of where they can take off and land, even using existing runways and infrastructure to maximize compatibility with today’s airports. This project examines the feasibility of RAM supporting high-speed transportation for high-priority passenger and cargo movement within Fresno County and connection to coastal urban centers ...


Low-Cost Carriers Versus Legacy Carriers: Passenger Preference During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Aaron Bushelle 2022 Florida Institute of Technology

Low-Cost Carriers Versus Legacy Carriers: Passenger Preference During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Aaron Bushelle

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the current study was to identify whether passengers had a preference between traveling on low-cost carriers versus legacy carriers during the ongoing pandemic. Building off research conducted by another researcher, several dimensions were identified and utilized within the question items. For this research, the target population was persons residing within the United States who were at least 18 years old and have traveled since the start of the pandemic in the United States in January 2020. A questionnaire was distributed online, and convenience sampling was undertaken. A T-test was conducted, and results indicated that when it came ...


A Primer For Designing A Small Spacecraft Mission Operations Architecture, Joseph M. A. Feliciano 2022 Morehead State University

A Primer For Designing A Small Spacecraft Mission Operations Architecture, Joseph M. A. Feliciano

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Science at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science by Joseph M. A. Feliciano on April 28, 2022.


Greater Understanding Of Human Factors Will Lead To Improved Aviation Safety, Alaba Gabriel Idowu 2022 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Greater Understanding Of Human Factors Will Lead To Improved Aviation Safety, Alaba Gabriel Idowu

Beyond: Undergraduate Research Journal

The objective of this research was to reveal the impact of human factors on flight safety and provide corrective recommendations that can mitigate human errors in the aviation industry. The method of investigation included an evaluation of the crash of Avianca Airlines Flight 052, which resulted in findings of probable cause of the accident and evaluated how human factors, including a lack of effective communication, stress, fatigue, complacency, lack of awareness, norms, assumptions, and pressure affected the safety of flight. In addition, an analysis of the data and information synthesis was done to arrive at results, conclusions, and recommendations to ...


General Aviation Fatal And Non-Fatal Accidents By Season, Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Hassaan Bedeiry, Brooke Wheeler 2022 Florida Institute of Technology

General Aviation Fatal And Non-Fatal Accidents By Season, Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Hassaan Bedeiry, Brooke Wheeler

Aeronautics Student Publications

This study examined the difference in fatal and non-fatal GA accident rates in the United States among the seasons. Accident data was from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB, 2022) database from 2010 to 2019. Seasonality and fatality have a significant effect on the number of GA accidents.


U.S. Wildlife Strikes By Engine Type, Hasan Arif, John Gaynor, Shane Slettom Jr., Brooke Wheeler 2022 Florida Institute of Technology

U.S. Wildlife Strikes By Engine Type, Hasan Arif, John Gaynor, Shane Slettom Jr., Brooke Wheeler

Aeronautics Student Publications

This study analyzed the relationship between wildlife strikes and engine type using data from the FAA (2022) Wildlife Strike Database from 2010-2019 in the United States. Turbofan aircraft had the most wildlife strikes. There was a significant difference in mean annual wildlife strikes between turbofan and all other engine types.


Understanding Travel For Families With A Physically Disabled Child Through The Occupational Therapy Lens, Dinah Adams, Karen Park, Susan MacDermott 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Understanding Travel For Families With A Physically Disabled Child Through The Occupational Therapy Lens, Dinah Adams, Karen Park, Susan Macdermott

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Spring 2022

Travel is a complex occupation that involves interactions between body function, activity participation, and the environment. For families traveling with a physically disabled child this occupation becomes even more complex. The available literature on the lived experiences of these families is significantly limited. This project aims to determine participants’ experiences of commercial airline travel with a child who has a physical disability. Through the participants experiences, barriers and needs of this population can be identified. Through identification of barriers, the needs of this population are highlighted as well as ways they can be supported and advocated for.


The Effect Of Store-To-Store Energy Transfers On The Global Dynamics Of Aircraft, Guilherme Mainieri Eymael, Keegan J. Moore 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Effect Of Store-To-Store Energy Transfers On The Global Dynamics Of Aircraft, Guilherme Mainieri Eymael, Keegan J. Moore

UNL Student Research Days Posters, Undergraduate

This study analyzes the energy transfer mechanisms when nonlinear devices (stores) are attached to a linear model airplane. For that, a reduced-order model (ROM) was derived to simulate the first two flexible modes of vibration of the primary structure (aircraft) with one store in each wing. Each store can either be locked or unlocked. When locked, it only contributes as mass-effect, and when unlocked, it adds nonlinearity to the system. Simulations were then performed with either both stores locked, one store unlocked, or both stores unlocked. It was found that the attachment of nonlinear stores in the ROM changes the ...


Design Considerations Of A Magnus Effect Flettner Rotorcraft, Benjamin Cook 2022 Liberty University

Design Considerations Of A Magnus Effect Flettner Rotorcraft, Benjamin Cook

Senior Honors Theses

Airfoils have dominated the development of aircraft since the Wright brothers’ first flight. There are very few (if any) functional alternative mechanisms for heavier-than-air flight. However, in exploring the Magnus effect phenomenon applied to Flettner rotors in a rotorcraft configuration, a new and significantly underdeveloped method of heavier-than-air flight may be accomplished. Considering the aerodynamic context of the Magnus effect and its implementation in existing applications, this research principally concerns a single proposed mechanism and its design, viability, and lift-surface optimization. The proposed mechanism employs at least two 180o offset rotating cylinders rotating about a central vertical axis, like ...


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