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Pascarella, Alex (author)
In this research project, the design of a smallsat mission to a Halo orbit around the Earth-Moon second libration point (EML-2) using a rideshare launch opportunity to an inclined geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) was investigated. <br/>The design leverages classical results from Dynamical Systems Theory (DST) to determine low-energy transfers...
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Wils, Kevin (author)
Quantum computing is a new form of computational technology, which can potentially be used to solve certain problems faster than is possible using classical computers. For this reason, there is an industry drive to develop early quantum computing applications. In this thesis, an overview of quantum computing technologies is provided, along with...
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Karssies, Jan (author)
This research presents an implementation of a novel controller design on an overactuated hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). This platform is a hybrid between a conventional quadcopter and a fixed-wing aircraft. Its inner loop is controlled by an existing but modified control method called Incremental Non-linear Control Allocation or INCA....
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van Leeuwen, J.K. (author)
Participant feedback in previous research indicates a need for pilot training to handle non-routine situations with automation surprises. Therefore, we tested the effectiveness of using active problem solving during training on subsequent performance while dealing with automation surprises. We simulated a glass cockpit of a general aviation...
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Khan, Y. (author)
An experimental study is conducted on the design of actively controlled semi-permeable inserts for mitigating turbulent boundary layer noise originating from the trailing edge of an airfoil. Two sets of perforated inserts with hole diameter: 0.8 mm and hole spacing: 1.5 mm &amp; 3 mm, are considered. The inserts are 3-D printed with a middle...
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Mukhopadhyay, S.K. (author)
Although significant strides have been made with regards to increasing the fuel economy of commercial passenger aircraft, the reduction of the environmental footprint remains of the utmost importance. The flow development over an aero-engine spinner will affect the velocity distribution over the fan of the engine and this affects the estimation...
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Dickert, Zoe (author)
Resonance ignition devices utilize the gas dynamic phenomenon to heat propellant gases to their auto-ignition temperature in order to initiate combustion. These devices are a promising alternative to current rocket engine ignition systems. In this thesis a python code was developed to generate a resonance ignition system design. The design was...
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Nederend, Jeffrey (author)
Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbours a global subsurface ocean beneath its icy crust. Tidal dissipation within the moon’s core generates a substantial amount of heat which leads to ocean convection. Observations of the moon indicate ocean thickness variations of up to 20 km from equator to pole and heterogeneous heat generation within the core...
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Panzo, Antonin (author)
For expensive computational simulations, such as the finite element method (FEM) or computational fluid dynamics (CFD), whose evaluation can take even tens of hours or more, the use of direct optimization is often not feasible in practice. If simplifying the model is not an acceptable option, an alternative is to train a cheaper surrogate model...
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de Ruiter, Luc (author)
Unconventional aircraft designs have the potential to lower the impact of aviation on emissions and climate as compared to conventional aircraft designs. However, the flight dynamics behaviour of such unconventional configurations must be carefully evaluated by studying Stability and Control (S&amp;C) characteristics to design safe aircraft and...
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Larkens, Robert (author)
Air transport is facing an important challenge when it comes to the reduction of its environmental footprint. Hybrid electric aircraft offer a potential solution to reduce in-flight emissions. The essence of hybrid electric aircraft is to combine multiple energy sources and energy conversion systems, in order to improve the overall energy...
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Dhoore, Karel (author)
Wildlife conservation efforts are constrained by a limited amount of resources available for surveillance activities. UAVs are used increasingly to assist rangers in patrol tasks. Effectively patrolling wildlife parks requires detailed knowledge of the environment and its threats, which is not always available. Previous work in Green Security...
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Marsman, Celine (author)
In Southeast Alaska extreme uplift rates are primarily caused by Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA), as a result of ice load changes from the Little Ice Age to the present combined with a low viscosity asthenosphere. Current GIA models adopt a one-dimensional (1D) stratified Earth structure. The three-dimensional (3D) structure of the Earth is...
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Kumtepe, Yagiz (author)
Incremental Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (INDI) is a sensor-based control strategy, which has shown robustness against model uncertainties on various aerospace vehicles. The sensor-based nature of the method brings attractive properties which has made it popular in the last decade. INDI globally linearizes the system by making use of control...
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Khurana, Siddhant (author)
Over the past decades, numerous methods have been used to study acoustic liners through their impedance, of which numerical methods are of particular interest. Despite their advantages, numerical methods are bounded by certain drawbacks. One such drawback stems from the need to accurately discretize the liner geometry, which can lead to large...
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Pardi, Alessandro (author)
This project investigates the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in the context of research flight simulators to increase their visual fidelity in rotary-wing applications. The field of view of existing research simulators is often designed after fixed-wing aircraft and can be largely inferior to what is required to simulate helicopters. In...
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Wolfhagen, Jasper (author)
The next decade will see an unprecedented growth in space activity and usher in a new era in space. Together commercial parties, the so-called NewSpace operators, have announced large constellations that will increase the number of satellites in Low Earth Orbit from almost 2,000 satellites to 20,000. Simultaneously, enhanced space object...
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Akkerhuis, Ilja (author)
The need for higher spatio-temporal resolution Earth observation increases rapidly. To fill this need, the Deployable Space Telescope (DST) project aims to make a light-weight, low-volume deployable telescope. In doing so, the achievable ground resolution is high while the cost per telescope stays low. This allows for the DST to be used in...
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Linskens, Coen (author)
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van Diën, Casper (author)
This research experimentally investigates the effects of an impact event during fatigue loading of a CFRP structure. Open-hole specimens were impacted in-situ during a short interruption of a tension-tension cyclic loading program. The impact was aimed directly below the central hole, with the critical fatigue damage path being left and right of...
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