• Curiosity’s Landing on Mars & the Future of Space Exploration 

      Elachi, Charles (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-08-29)
      Over the last 50 years, JPL spacecraft have visited every planet in our solar system and roved for more than 8 years on the surface of Mars. In addition, space borne telescopes have detected planets around neighboring ...
    • Damping Models for Shear Beams With Applications to Spacecraft Wiring Harnesses 

      Lesieutre, George A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-20)
      Damping is an important aspect of aerospace sturctures designed to operate in dynamic environments. Wiring harnesses can significantly affect the dynamics of spacecraft structures. High-fidelity models of the coupled ...
    • Handling Qualities Engineering 

      Padfield, Gareth D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-10-17)
      This Nikolsky paper on rotorcraft handling qualities has been written under the enduring influence of a community of very dedicated engineers and pilots. The author looks back nearly 70 years and highlights particular ...
    • The Manned UAV: Where is the Revolution Headed 

      Langford, John S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-30)
      Where is the UAV revolution headed? One possibility is that it's not about manned versus unmanned, but about degrees of autonomy. Highly automated systems will put a wide range of new aircraft types into the National ...
    • Disruption and Vaporization of Simulated Fuel Droplets under Locally Supersonic Conditions 

      Hermanson, James C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-07)
      The disruption of droplets under supersonic conditions was studied in a draw-down supersonic wind tunnel. The test liquids included 2-propanol, tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether, and a hexanol-pentane 50/50 mixture by ...