Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
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(2015-07-21)This study presents a methodology for the identification of linear and nonlinear regions of operation for a system that behaves almost linearly in the limit of extreme values of (a) certain parameter(s). An Euler-Bernoulli ...
Characterization of electrical conductivity of carbon fiber/epoxy composites with conductive AFM and scanning microwave impedance microscopy (2015-07-21)This thesis investigates the electrical conductivity of IM7 carbon fibers using two Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) –based techniques: Conductive AFM (C-AFM) and Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy (sMIM). Unidirectional ...
(2015-07-20)This thesis is presented in two parts. In the first part, a fully nonlinear controller is developed for controlling the position and attitude of the Crazyflie quadrotor. In order to use this controller, a system identification ...
(2015-07-15)In this thesis, we present a model-based observer for inertial navigation of quadrotors and other multirotor aircraft. We include in our model a Coriolis term that has been neglected in prior work. Doing so allows us to ...
(2015-06-18)Transverse matrix cracks often occur in fiber-reinforced cross-ply polymer matrix composites subjected to tensile loads. Experimental visualizations of strain fields are necessary to calibrate and validate computational ...