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Evaluation of superelastic nitinol as a shielding material for hypervelocity impact
Superelastic Nitinol Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) as a shielding material for hypervelocity impact is investigated. Impact peak pressures from Rankine-Hugoniot equations and empirical figures of merit, which give a general ...
Change detection using types for non-stationary processes
Space shuttle operation requires the monitoring of a large number of stationary signals in the search for "anomalies." This problem amounts to determining whether a change has occurred in a signal having a partially known ...
Development of an ion/electron plasma spectrometer
This thesis details the development of the Miniaturized Electrostatic DUal top-hat Spherical Analyzer (MEDUSA) instrument, including calibration, simulation, and data processing software. MEDUSA combines two-species ...