Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
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(2015-12-11)Thin films of discrete micro and nanostructures fabricated by the method of Glancing Angle Deposition (GLAD) provide a means to build compliant interfaces that maintain important properties of the constituent materials, ...
(2015-12-08)In this thesis, we present a system that uses a single camera and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to navigate an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in a previously unknown environment. The approach consists of two parts. ...
(2015-12-11)This thesis presents a process to optimize a cambered airfoil with the MATLAB genetic algorithm (GA) and a multipoint inverse method called PROFOIL. XFOIL was used to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of each airfoil. ...
(2015-12-11)Key strategies used in the development of a scalable, three-dimensional direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) program are described. The code employs an Octree based adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) that gives flexibility ...
Measurement of unsteady aerodynamic characteristics of a subscale aerobatic aircraft in high angle-of-attack maneuvers (2015-12-11)High angle-of-attack flight testing was performed using the UIUC Subscale Sukhoi, which is a 35% scale, 2.6 m (102 in) wingspan Sukhoi 29S electric model aircraft that was developed at the University of Illinois at ...