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2007 Affiliates Meeting

Programs of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Industrial Affiliates of Stanford University in Aeronautics and Astronautics

W. F. Durand Building, Hoff Conference Room (Room 450)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

8:15 Welcome and Department Overview
Prof. Brian Cantwell, Department Chair
Prof. Steve Rock, Director, Affiliates Program
8:30 Air Traffic Flow-Control with Strategic Airlines
Steve Waslander
Advisor, Prof. Claire Tomlin
8:40 Decentralized Information Seeking Control for Mobile Sensor Networks
Gabriel Hoffmann
Advisor, Prof. Claire Tomlin
8:50 Questions and Answers
9:00 Aircraft Landing with Integrity using Terrain-Referenced Navigation
Alan Zorn
Advisor, Prof. Per Enge
9:10 Investigating Ionospheric Scintillation Effects on GPS
Jiwon Seo
Advisor, Prof. Per Enge
9:20 Questions and Answers
9:30 Control of a Climbing Robot using Real-Time Convex Optimization
Teresa Miller
Advisor, Prof. Steve Rock
9:40 Real-Time Underwater Visual Mosaicking and Navigation of the USS Macon
Kristof Richmond
Advisor, Prof. Steve Rock
9:50 Questions and Answers
10:00 Multiscale Closed-Loop Estimation for Adaptive Optics
Laurent Lessard
Advisor, Prof. Sanjay Lall
10:10 Questions and Answers
10:20 Break (15 minutes)
10:35 High Fidelity Modeling and Controls Simulation for Gravity Probe Strong
Sara Smoot
Advisor, Prof. Matt West
10:45 Trapped Flux Mapping of the GP-strong Gyroscopes
Michael Salomon
Advisor, Prof. Matt West
10:55 Questions and Answers
11:05 Mapping of Trapped Magnetic Fluxons on GP-strong Gyros using a Pointwise Fluxon Model
Mike Dolphin
Advisor, Prof. Dan DeBra
11:15 Mass Center Determination for Gravitational Reference Sensors
John Conklin
Advisor, Prof. Dan DeBra
11:25 Moment of Inertia Measurement using a Five-Wire Torsion Pendulum and Optical Sensing
Aaron J. Swank
Advisor, Prof. Dan DeBra
11:35 Questions and Answers
11:45 Multiple Constellation GNSS RAIM for Aviation Approaches
Alexandru Ene
Advisor, Prof. David Powell
11:55 Questions and Answers
12:05 Lunch (Mitchell Earth Science Bldg. Patio)
1:30 Nitrous Oxide Hybrid Rocket and Monopropellant Gas Generator
Kevin Lohner
Advisor, Prof. Brian J. Cantwell
1:40 Questions and Answers
1:50 Gust Soaring Techniques for Small UAV's
Chinmay Patel
Advisor, Prof. Ilan Kroo
2:00 Aircraft Family Design Using Decomposition-Based Methods
Brian Roth
Advisor, Prof. Ilan Kroo
2:10 Questions and Answers
2:20 Heat Transfer Prediction in an HP Weather Vane Cascade using Large Eddy Simulations
Rathakrishnan Bhaskaran
Advisor, Prof. Sanjiva Lele
2:30 Role of Instability Waves in the Noise Radiation from High-Speed Jets
Jaiyoung Ryu
Advisor, Prof. Sanjiva Lele
2:40 Questions and Answers
2:50 Edge-Based Least Squares Methods for Compressible Flow Computations
Aaron Katz
Advisor, Prof. Antony Jameson
3:00 New Approaches for Computational Aerodynamics
Georg May (Research Associate)
Prof. Antony Jameson
3:10 Questions and Answers
3:20 Break (15 minutes)
3:35 Solar Sail Technology for Nanosats
Michael Souder
Advisor, Prof. James Cutler
3:45 Current Projects of the Space and Systems Development Laboratory
Steven Pifko
Advisor, Prof. James Cutler
3:55 Questions and Answers
4:05 A Stretchable Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring Applications
Giulia Lanzara (Post-Doctoral Scholar)
Advisor, Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang
4:15 The Development of a Spectral Shell Element for Structural Health Monitoring System Design
Sungwon Ha
Advisor, Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang
4:25 In-Situ Technology for Monitoring Fatigue in Bolted Joints
Alexi Rakow
Advisor, Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang
4:35 Questions and Answers
4:45 Life Prediction for Bonded Joints
Qifeng Yu (Post-Doctoral Scholar)
Advisor, Prof. Stephen Tsai
4:55 Questions and Answers
5:05 Feedback from the Affiliates
6:00 Cocktails and Dinner at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA