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2018

Presenters

An Innovative High-Fidelity Multidisciplinary computational Model for Supersonic Parachute Inflation Dynamics
Raunak Borker

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

High-Fidelity Trajectory Based MDO for the Conceptual Model for Supersonis Parachute Inflation Dynamics
Julien De Muelenaere

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Algorithms for Intent Inference and Decision-Making on the Road
Karen Leung

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Control of Two Autonomous Helicopters Carrying an External Slung Load
Marcos Berrios

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. J. D. Powell

Real-Time Algorithm for Globally Optimal Impulsive Control of Spacecraft Formations
Adam Koenig

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Simone D'Amico

Solving Reentry Blackout with Electrostatic Plasma Manipulation
Anthony Corso

Abstract  Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Decentralized Adaptive Control for Collaborative Manipulation
Preston Culbertson

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Mac Schwager

Eulerian Simulations of Large Elastic-Plastic Deformation in Solids
Akshay Subramaniam

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Robust and Low-Cost Smart Skin with Active Sensiong Networks for Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction
Cheng Liu

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Magnetic Field Sensors for Space Exploration
Karen Dowling

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Debbie Senesky

Deep Dynamical Modeling of Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation
Jeremy Morton

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer

GNNS Multi-Constellation Anomaly Detection and Performance Monitoring
Kazuma Gunning

Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Per Enge

Résumés that students asked to have distributed to affiliates members:

Todd Chapman

Ruiqi Chen

Xiyuan Chen

Anthony Corso

Preston Culbertson

Karen Dowling

David Dyrda

Kazuma Gunning

Jeremy Morton

Anna Thomas

2017

Presenters

Quantification of Model Form Uncertainties in Eigenvalue Computations
Adrien Bos
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

Laser Ignition for Application to Hybrid Rockets
David Dyrda
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Brian Cantwell

An Accurate, Efficient Overset Approach Using High-Order Methods
Jacob Crabill
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Close-Range Navigation for Spacecraft Rendezvous using Monocular Vision
Sumant Sharma
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Simone D'Amico

Multi-Robot Manipulation without Communication
Zijian Wang
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Mac Schwager

Optical Flash Expansion Geometry in Hypervelocity Impact Events
Monica Hew
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Localization of Radio Signals with a Multirotor UAV
Louis Dressel
Abstract | Advisor: Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer

Micro-Scale Gallium Nitride Pressure Sensors for Advanced Harsh Environment Space Technology
Caitlin Chapin
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Debbie Senesky

Algorithms for Uncertainty-Aware UAV Motion Planning
Ed Schmerling
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Monitoring Bondline Integrity via Embedded Piezoelectric Sensor
Yitao Zhuang
Abstract | Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Efficient Turbulence Enrichment in Large Eddy Simulations
Aditya Ghate
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Layered Manufacturing for Research and Teaching
Edward Barber
Abstract | Slides Advisor: Prof. Ilan Kroo

Résumés that students asked to have distributed to affiliates members:

Adrien Bos Caitlin Chapin Todd Chapman Ruqui Chen Eric Cristofalo Louis Dressel David Dyrda Monica Hew Ramon Iglesias Sumant Sharma Javier Stober Josh Sullivan Rachael Tompa Zijian Wang

2016

Presenters

Toward Real-Time Dynamic Structural Simulations via Energy Conserving Hyper-Reduction
Todd Chapman
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

Incorporating Uncertainty into Aircraft Maneuver Performance During Conceptual Design
Andrew Wendorff
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

An Investigation og Nitric Acid Hypergolicity within Lithium Aluminum Hydride and Paraffin Wax Fuels
Javier Stober
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Brian Cantwell

In Pursuit of Industry-Ready High-Order CFD
Jacob Crabill
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Changing the Angles-Only Navigation Paradigm Using Relative Orbital Elements
Josh Sullivan
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Simone D'Amico

Multi-Robot Systems for Monitoring and Managing Large Scale Environments
Prof. Mac Schwager
Abstract | Slides

Filtering and Detection of RF Emissions from Hypervelocity Meteoroid Impacts
Andrew Nuttall
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Multi-Rotor Aircraft Collision Avoidance using Partially Observable Markov Decisions Processes
Eric Mueller
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer

Ultraviolet Graphene-on-GaN Photodetector Arrays for Sun Sensing Technology
Ruth Miller
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Debbie Senesky

The Future of Flight: Concepts and Technologies
Prof. Ilan Kroo
Slides

A Sword-Dogding Drone: A Real-Time Kinodynamic Planning Framework with Applications to Quadrotor Obstacle Avoidance
Ross Allen
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Multifunctional Energy Storage Composites for Lightweight Electrical Vehicles
Purim Ladpi
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Navigating From Low Earth Orbit
Tyler Reid
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Per Enge

Toward Multi-scale Numerical Simulations of Gigawatt scale Wind Plants
Aditya Ghate
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Résumés that students asked to have distributed to affiliates members:

Todd Chapman
Jacob Crabill
Ryan Devens
Aditya Ghate
Patrick Kao
Heather Kline
Siddharth Krishnamoorthy
Purim Ladpli
John McNelly
Flora Mechentel
Ruth Miller
Brian Munguia
Andrew Nuttall
Tyler Reid
Javier Stober
Josh Sullivan
Andrew Wendorff

2015

Presenters

Optimization of Wing Structural Layout for Aeroelastic Performance
Arthur Paul-Dubois-Taine
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

Accelerating PDE-Constrained Optimization Using Progressively-Constructed Reduced-Order Models
Matthew Zahr
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

Control of Two Autonomous Helicopters Carryng One Load
Marcos Berrios
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. David Powell

Vizualization of Combustion in a Hybrid Rocket
Elizabeth Jens
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Brian Cantwell

Self-Pressurizing Propellant Tank Dynamics
Jonah Zimmerman
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Brian Cantwell

Jammer Acquisition with GPS Exploration and Reconnaissance
Adrien Perkins
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Per Enge

Orbit Design and Precise Orbit Determination for Next Generation Gravimetry Missions
Duncan Eddy
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Simone D'Amico

Optimum Design of a Small-Scale Distributed Occulter /Telescope for Exoplanet Imaging
Adam Koenig
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Simone D'Amico

Analysis of Angular Distribution of Hypervelocity Impact Plasma
Paul Tarantino
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Leveraging Chaos in Trajectory Design
Travis Swenson
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Route Planning for Terrain Relative Navigation
Steven Krukowski
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Iceberg Profiling with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Marcus Hammond
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Gallium Nitride Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators For Harsh Space Environments
Ashwin Shankar
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Debbie Senesky

Graphene on Gallium Nitride (GaN) Ultraviolet Photodetectors for Sun Sensor Applications
Heather C. Chiamori
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Debbie Senesky

Towards Industry Ready Workstation-Powered High-Order Solvers
Manuel R. Lopez-Morales
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Finding Computationally Inexpensive Methods to Model the Flow Past Heavy Vehicles and the Design of Active Flow Control Systems for Drag Reduction
David Manosalvas
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Fluid Lensing & UAV Remote Sensing
Ved Chirayath
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Data-Assisted Turbulence Model Development
Brendan Tracey
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Effects of Compression Ramp Angle on Shock Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction
David Dawson
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

A Kinematic Simulation Approach to Wind Farm Analysis
Aditya Ghate
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Control System Design for Drag-Free Satellites
Sumeet Singh
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies
Benjamin Hockman
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Résumés that students asked to have distributed to affiliates members:
Kartikey Asthana
Matthew Berk
Mario Chris
Tom Colvin
John Conley
Charles Cox
Richard Fenrich
Ashish Goel
Nur Harell
Monica Hew
Christopher Ho
Kevin Jenkins
Waqqas Khan
Adam Koenig
Jan Kolmas
Jun Kyu Lee
Manuel Lopez
Santiago Padron
Samson Phan
Adi Singh
James Spicer
Joseph Starek
Brendan Tracey
Krishna Venkataramas
Kyle Washabaugh

2014

Presenters

Dynamics and Control of a Helicopter Dual-Lift System
Marcos Berrios
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. David Powell

Control of Robotic Mobility-on-Demand Systems: A Queuing Theoretical Perspective
Rick Zhang
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Algorithms for Real-Time Spacecraft Motion Planning
Edward Schmerling
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Correlation of Imaging Sonar Acoustic Shadows and Bathymetry for Underwater Robotic Localization
Jose Padial
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Robust Adaptive Terrain-Relative Navigation
Shandor Dektor
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Adaptive Antennas in a Dynamic GPS Landscape
Emily McMilin
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Per Enge

Detection and Modeling of Orbital Debris
Alan Sheng Xi Li
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Reentry Blackout Alleviation Through Electron Bunching
Siddharth Krishnamoorthy
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Unified 3D Trajectory Approach for Integrated Traffic Management
Tom Colvin
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Coral Mapping with UAVs and Fluid Lensing
Trent Lukaczyk
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Positioning of Distributed Space Systems
Prof. Simone D'Amico
Slides

Large Eddy Simulations of a 3D Shock Train at High Reynolds Number
Zachary Vane
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics of a Wind Turbine Airfoil Using Wall Modeled Large Eddy Simulation
Joseph Kocheemoolayil
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

High-Order, Unstructured Flux Reconstruction Schemes for Wave Propagation
Kartikey Asthana
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

A Simplified Formulation of the Flux Reconstruction Method for the Euler Equations
Joshua Romero
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Hemispherical Anti-Twist Tracking System (HATTS) Joint
Andrew Nuttall
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Andrew Kalman

State Sensing and Awareness for Fly-by-Feel Autonomous Vehicles
Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Robust Multifunctional Battery Chassis Systems for Automotive Applications
David Wang
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

A High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Method with Lagrange Multipliers for the Efficient Solution of Unsteady Advection-Diffusion Problems
Raunak Borker
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

Aeroelastic Analysis of Highly Flexible Flapping Wings Using an ALE-Embedded Boundary Method for Turbulent Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems
Vinod Lakshminarayan
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Charbel Farhat

Résumés that students asked to have distributed to affiliates members:
Kartikey Asthana
Sonja Brajovic
Gabriel Charalambides
Harrison Chau
Alexandre Coderre-Chabot
Charles Cox
Alexander Fletcher
David Gerson
Sarah Houts
Adam Koenig
Jun Kyu Lee
Trent Lukaczyk
Ashley Micks
Nathan Mittleman
Aliyeh Mousavi
Ben Oakes
Mehul Oswal
Arthur Parul-Dubois-Taine
Kyle Reinke
Derek Stevens
Ben Todd
Jack Tsai
Zach Vane
Ian Villa

2013

Presenters

Visualization of Hybrid Combustion
Elizabeth Jens
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Brian Cantwell

Adjoint-Based Methods for Hypersonic Flows in Thermochemical Nonequilibrium
Sean Copeland
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Supersonic Low-Boom Design in the NASA N+2 Project
Trent Lukaczyk
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Quadrupole Noise in Turbulent Wake Interaction Problems
Chris Yu
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Numerical Simulations of a Shock Train in a Constant Area Duct Using Wall-Modeled Large Eddy Simulations
Zach Vane
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Ephemeris Message for Future Navigation Augmentation
Tyler Reid
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Per Enge

Iceberg-Relative Navigation and Mapping
Marcus Hammond
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Attitude Determination of Passively Magnetically Stablized Nano Satellites
Roland Burton
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Black Box for Satellites
Ashish Goel
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Turbulence in High Density Plasma Measured by Radar
Jonathan Yee
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

aLIGO Seismic Interferometer
Daniel Clark
Abstract< | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Daniel DeBra

High Resolution Thermometry Using High Finesse Optical Cavities
Si Tan
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Robert Byer (applied physics)

Future Directions in Space Research: Science Missions, NASA Initiatives, and Commercial Applications
Consulting Prof. Scott Hubbard
Slides

Energy-Stable High-Order Methods for Compressible Viscous Flows
David Williams
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Heavy Vehicle Viscous Pressure Drag Optimization
David Manosalvas
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Internally-Activated Rovers for All-Access, Low-Gravity Surface Mobility
Ross Allen
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Sampling-Based Spacecraft Motion Planning
Joseph Starek
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone

Bio-Inspired Sensing Network Design and Development
Zhiqiang Guo
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Design of Smart Adhesive Films for Bondline Integrity Monitoring
Yitao Zhuang
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

Résumés that students asked to have distributed to affiliates members:
Dimitri Alves
Aaron Bisely
Harrison Chau
Sean Copeland
Shandor Dektor
Michael Emory
Alex Fickes
Jeffrey Fike
David Gerson
Kazuma Gunning
Sarah Houts
Vaibhav Kumar
Lawrence Leung
Cyrus Liu
Amrita Lonkar
Ashley Micks
Surajit Roy
Devina Sanjaya
Andrew Smith
Paul Tarantino
Ben Tood
Michael Vitus

2013

Presenters

Design and Flight Test of a Cable Angle Feedback Control System for Helicopters with External Loads
Christina Ivler
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. David Powell

Hybrid Propulsion for Solar-System Exploration
Ashley Chandler
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Brian Cantwell

Modeling Plasma for Flow Control
Amrita Lonkar
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Supersonic Low-Boom Design in the NASA N+2 Project
Trent Lukaczyk
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Juan Alonso

Large-Scale Shock Unsteadiness in Over-Expanded Nozzles
Britton Olson
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

AirframeNoise Prediction Using Large Eddy Simulation
Chris Yu
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sanjiva Lele

Robust Terrain-Relative Navigation of Underwater Vehicles
Sarah Houts
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Robust Sensing for Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking
José Padial
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Steve Rock

Independent Ephemerides for Fault-Free Air Navigation Using GPS
Tyler Reid
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Per Enge

Multifunctional Analysis for the Design of Intelligent Composites
Kuldeep Lonkar
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Fu-Kuo Chang

High-Order GPU-Based Compressible Fluid Flow Solver for Unstructured Grids
Patrice Castonguay
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Adjoint-Based Mesh Adaptation
LaLa (Yi) Li
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

High Fidelity Optimization of Flapping Airfoils and Wings
Matthew Culbreth
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Antony Jameson

Electrical Failures & RF Anomalies
Theresa Johnson
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

Simulations of Hypervelocity Meteoroid Impacts on Spacecraft
Alex Fletcher
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

A Compressed Sensing Approach to Observing Distributed Radar Targets
Ryan Volz
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Sigrid Close

UV-LED Charge Control at 255nm
Karthik Balakrishnan
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Dan DeBra

LIGO — Seismic Platform Interferometer
Daniel Clark
Abstract | Slides
Advisor: Prof. Dan DeBra

Résumés that students asked to be distributed to affiliates members:
Geoffrey Bower
Ashley Chandler
Rashaad Kazi
Joseph Kenahan
Meir Messingher Lang
Chiawei (Wei) Lee
Nicolas Lee
Lala Yi Li
Ashley Micks
Ron Moore
Brandon Morgan
Robert Nakamura
Melahn Parker
Scott Perry
Louis Poirier
Linda Truong
Kyle Tsai

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