Assessment of Mode I/II Fracture Technique (NASA) and Novel Fracture Technique at ASU


Assessment of Mode I/II Fracture Technique (NASA) and Novel Fracture Technique at ASU

Polymer matrix composite performance weaknesses are largely caused by delamination, which is a mode failure originating from a combination of normal and shear stresses, or Mode I and Mode II,

Effect of Durability on Multiscale Properties of Interphase and Delamination Using AFM and Novel Facture Toughness Characterization Techniques on Carbon Fiber Samples Under Accelerated Aging Conditions for up to 7 Years

Composites are known for their outstanding wear resistance, excellent mechanical performance-to-weight ratio, and high thermal resistance. However, the performance of a composite depends on several factors including loading stress and

Low Power Intrusion Detection By Measuring Electric Field Disturbances

Currently, many intrusion detection systems employ infrared detection as a means of detecting intrusive behaviors in a certain area. While effective in a controlled environment, the main flaws of these

Object Detection and Tracking for a Pursuit-Evasion Scenarios

Counter-UAV systems are growing popular day by day. As the rise of drones has its benefits, but also raises the risks of potential threats when handled in unlawful activities or

Autonomous Driving World Map Auto-Generation for CARLA Simulator Using OpenStreetMap

Nowadays, Autonomous Driving Systems (ADS) is a fast-growing field of research. High-fidelity simulation environments ease the assessment of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) in different safety-critical domains. However, the currently available simulation

Professor Pedro Peralta and aerospace engineering major Jake Trenter

Optimization of Compression Cell Geometry to Maximize Pressure Generation in Elastomers During Total Scattering Experiments via Finite Elements

Polyurea is an elastomer that has shown unique properties under large compressive stresses indicating that it may be a promising armor coating material. High-pressure testing at a synchrotron will utilize

Further Calibration and Reconfiguration of Single-Stage Gas Gun for Impact Studies

In this study, features of a single-stage gas gun at the Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems Center are reconfigured to achieve the optimum performance of the system with consistent results.

Assessment of Quali and Takayanagi Models for Evaluation of 2D Membrane Mechanical Properties

This project aims to quantitatively assess the modulus of elasticity of carbon fiber nanotube 2D membranes using Quali and Takayanagi mathematical models and comparing the mechanical properties calculated using those

The Effects of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Network Interphase and Properties in Buckypaper Membrane on Fracture Toughness Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Understanding the CNT interphase is crucial in discovering potential uses for the multifunctional nanomaterial. Nanocomposites such as CNT are relatively new multifunctional materials that can be utilized in many promising

Understanding Novel Physical Properties of One-Dimensional Disordered Hyperuniform Metamaterials

Disordered hyperuniformity (DHU) is a recently discovered state of matter that demonstrates exciting physical properties. By creating a computer model that represents DHU the research team hopes to demonstrate the

Effects of Crosslinker Molecular Weight on Mechanoresponsive Polymer Nanocomposites

This project aims to improve the performance of a previously researched nanocomposite which fluoresces when physically damaged/strained. Shortening the amine crosslinker used is hypothesized to increase crosslink density and cause

Calibration of Single-Stage Gas Gun for Low Velocity Impact Studies

Through a series of experiments and adjustments, a single-stage gas gun at the Adaptive Intelligent Materials and Systems Center is calibrated for accurate and consistent use when launching projectiles at

S. Saketha Ramunajam Samavedam

Imaging Methods to Augment Human Vision Beyond Direct Line-of-Sight with mmWaves

This project is aimed at developing a robust classification and reconstruction mechanism capable of accurately estimating and correcting the position of objects that are hidden behind line-of-sight obstacles. This is

Active Vibration Protection for Rocket Electronics

This research explores the ability to use control algorithms and AI to stabilize electronics in a rocket payload bay. Since the payload is often quite delicate (expensive satellites, robotics, and

Effects of Crosslinker Molecular Weight on Mechanoresponsive Polymer Nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites are the subject of continual promising research due to their multifunctionality and tunability in a wide range of consumer and industrial materials. This research project aims to improve

Effect of Impurities on Shock-Induced Phase Transformations in Silica Glasses

Silica glasses are an important component for protecting personal and equipment on battlefields. Impact pressures generated by modern weapons can cause silica glass to crystallize from its original amorphous state

5-DOF Simulations for Parametric Assessment of Missile Engagement Envelope

Surface-to-air missiles engage airborne targets. Upon initial detection, the missile is launched and guided toward the target within a lethal radius around the target, in which its warhead can ensure

DSL Interface for Spatio-Temporal Perception Logic Specifications

With the rise of autonomous driving systems (ADS), the need for validating the efficacy of the perception subsystems utilized becomes more apparent. The use of Spatio-Temporal Perception Logic (STPL) permits

Design of a Controller for a Lizard Inspired Tube Inspection Robot

In this work, a smart force feedback controller is designed for a Lizard Inspired Tube Inspection (LTI) robot that has force-sensitive sensors embedded in its fingers. The primary function of

Accurate Timing Reference Using GPS Signal and Arduino

As the backbone of many critical infrastructure systems, assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) is crucial to maintaining our national security. In the battlefield environment, the availability of devices that

Determine Failure Mode and Bending Load Capacity of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Square Tubes for Design of Support Structure of Small UAS (Unmanned Aerial System)

Research was performed on the failure modes and governing equations for composite materials under tension and compression in the areas of local panel buckling, shear stress, compressive yield stress, crippling,

Kylie Welch and David Allee

Implementing Bio-Inspired Frequency Detection on an FPGA

Similar to how animals use signals of varied frequencies to detect and locate objects, a fast Fourier transform (FFT) will allow for an efficient way to analyze signals. Implementation of

Adversarial Attacks on Autonomous Driving with Physically Realizable Patterns

Following the physical adversarial attacks faced by Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), controllers learned using such DNNs with Reinforcement Learning (RL) approach are also vulnerable particularly in risk-sensitive areas such as

Developing Robust Defenses for Deep Neural Networks

As the use of deep learning in computer vision becomes integrated in many technologies including self-driving cars, electronic banking, and security systems, attackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses that are

Drone Security

The objective of the research project is to determine if an IR camera is capable of being mounted on a standard off the shelf DJI Spark drone. The first experiment

An Investigation on the Humans behind Robocalls In The Telephone Ecosystem

This study dives into the robocall ecosystem to find more about the humans behind spam phone calls and their economic models using robocalls. Spam telephone calls rampant occurrence shows a

Improving the Design Freedom and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber

Composite materials, specifically carbon fibers, are becoming more common in applications that require high tensile strength and modulus. Typically, carbon fiber is given structure by its long continuous fibers; however,

System Support for Protecting Visual Privacy in Augmented Reality

As augmented reality mobile applications become more ingrained in everyday life, so do privacy concerns regarding these applications, the objective of the proposed research is the development of a framework

Zion Basque works with faculty mentor Ryoyu "Fish" Wang

Ali’i CFG: Improving the Accuracy and Completeness of Control Flow Graphs on Binary Programs

With the growing use of software across the globe, the need for automated security auditing of software has never been more critical. One of the pillars that support automated security

Characterization of the CNT Agglomerate Interphase in a Three-Phase Nanocomposite

This research explores the inhomogeneous interphase properties of three-phase polymer matrix composites (PMC). PFQNM was utilized to detect an abrupt transition in reduced modulus from 8-10 GPa to 4-7 GPa

The Role of Pressure During Quenching on Shock-Induced Phase Transformations in Silica Glass

An in-depth understanding of the shock-compression behavior of silicate glasses is vital to the development of plate glass used for armor applications. This research intends to increase our understanding of

Design, Modeling, and Control of a Single-Axis Self-Balancing Platform

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) are electronic devices that use a combination of at least an accelerometer and a gyroscope to measure position and orientation. The objective of

Adventures of Stolen Credentials

Criminals in underground markets pose a huge threat to society by secretly sharing and/or selling account credentials from platform-to-platform in a short amount of time. With the number of account

Can Shocks Produced from Perturbed Bimaterial Interfaces be Used to Estimate Dynamic Strength?

The objective of this research is to perform careful experimental measurements of propagation of perturbed shock waves in metallic samples to estimate dynamic strength. Relationships derived from hydrocode simulations will

Characterization of the CNT Agglomerate Interphase in a Three-Phase Nanocomposite

This research explores the inhomogeneous interphase properties of three-phase polymer matrix composites (PMC) using PeakForce Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping (PFQNM) technique. An abrupt transition in reduced modulus from 6-10 GPa to

Molecular Dynamic Simulations on Shocked Silica Glass

It is believed that a relationship exists between the cooling rates of molten glass and properties during high pressure shock. To test the hypothesis, LAMMPS molecular dynamic simulations was carried

SCARLESS Sample Return

SCARLESS is a rover design that utilizes helically grousered wheels to traverse the unknown terrain of small bodies in the solar system. In one direction of travel, these wheels act

System Support for Protecting Visual Privacy in Augmented Reality

As augmented reality mobile applications become more ingrained in everyday life, so do privacy concerns regarding these applications, the objective of the proposed research is the development of a framework

Kinetics of Dynamic Damage Growth in Metals from Characterization and Simulations of Shock Loading Experiments

Understanding the mechanisms of damage evolution (spall) in metallic materials undergoing shock loading is key to predicting the performance of armor systems. Simulations of polyhedral voids will be performed using

Multiple-channel Signal Detection in the Presence of Phase Distortion

Sensor networks are important in security and environmental remote sensing applications, including remote detection of air, space, surface, or underwater vehicles and natural resource deposits. This research has established that

The Future of Non-lethal Solutions

The union of weapons research and development and engineering is one as old as the role of the engineer itself. As many engineering career paths converge with national and domestic

Cross Contamination Prevention on Mars Rovers

Mars rovers have been launched to perform experiments on Mar which are focused on preventing contaminants from interfering with the study of the planet. This research will be specifically looking

Analysis of PMMA Plastic Zone Size

In this project, the size of the plastic zone in polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) was measured as it changes with respect to temperature.  A windowed fixture was developed to hold heating

Investigation of Novel Composite Reinforced with Mechanophore-Enhanced Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Mechanophores, described as molecules that emit visible change when induced to force, have been proposed as a potential solution for damage precursor detection in fiber-reinforced polymers. Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes were

Analysis of Fracture Speed Under Changing Temperatures

Poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) is a brittle material at room temperature, but experiences property changes when under temperature and tensile load. The research team utilized this change in mechanical property for

Investigation of Contact Angle Effect for Analyzing Interphase Properties in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

This experiment studied the performance of the most common methods of nanoscale material characterization on polymer matrix composites (PMC). This lightweight, and high strength material is used in critical structures

Open-Source Radiation Hardening Test Structure

With the increase in commercial space travel and companies attempting to explore further into space, engineers are looking for ways to make electronics more resistant to ionizing radiation through radiation

Allocation of Funds in Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Operations

This research is focused on identifying and improving the fund allocation process in case of natural disasters. The research question is what fund allocation strategies and practices would minimize the

Basilisk Lizard Interactions with Fluid Environments

Robotic systems have difficulties traversing and interacting with complex deformable terrains (i.e. sand, mud, and water). However, the basilisk lizard can transition easily from one to another. This research will

Mechanoresponse Activity in Polymer Nanocomposites

Phase change polymers are a class of polymer materials used by the US Army to make lightweight and energy-storing materials needed in various equipment. The aim of this research was

X-Ray Tomography Analysis Correlating Pit Growth and Rolling Conditions in a High-Performance Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum alloys are commonly used for engineering applications due to their high strength to weight ratio and low cost; however, saltwater environments can shorten parts’ longevity by causing pitting corrosion.

Activation Energy Extraction of Electrodeposit Growth in Nanoionic Materials and Devices

Applied nanoionics is a field that involves the practical use of nanoionic materials and devices. The research focuses on chalcogenide-based electrolytes that support the growth of metallic dendrites. By growing

How Does the Dynamic Strength of a Material Affect the Velocity of Particles at a Perturbed Shock Front and Can This Be Used to Estimate Dynamic Strength in Solids?

The objective of this work is to investigate the relationship between the temporal evolution of particle velocity at different locations of a perturbed (rippled) shock front and the dynamic strength

Numerical Characterization of Pseudoshock Oscillatory Behavior

This work utilizes the ANSYS Fluent Computational Fluid Dynamics solver to characterize the unsteady motion of the “shock-train” forming in the isolator portion of a scramjet combustion system. Characterization of

Radiation Hardening Test Platform

The space environment exposes electronics to gamma radiation which disrupts proper circuit functionality if not properly protected against. This research is on a radiation-hardened test structure for a CMOS process,

Adversarial Attacks in Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Vehicle Control

Autonomous vehicles are believed to be the next disruptive technology, but there is evidence that their marriage with AI may be complicated since the current intelligent systems are not robust

Lizard Inspired Pipe Testing Robot

The objective of the research is to design four-finger under-actuated gripper which can be used for lizard inspired robot to climb and perform non-destructive testing of boiler pipes. To achieve

Kinetics of Dynamic Damage Growth in Metals from Characterization and Simulations of Shock Loading Experiments

Understanding the mechanisms for damage nucleation and growth is key to developing reliable models to estimate and predict the performance of armor and defense systems. Simulations of spherical and polyhedral

Autonomous Car Capable of Navigation and Interaction with Other Vehicles

The goal of this research project is to apply different model discrimination techniques (passive and active) to a pair of autonomous cars to create a “real-world” simulation to test how

Graphical User Interface for Control of a Drone Swarm and Collision Avoidance

The purpose of this project is to investigate the question “Does haptic feedback with visual feedback offer better boundary control for robot swarms than just visual feedback?” Moving large swarms

Thermal Creep Resistant Nickel Super Alloys with Nontraditional Alloying Elements

Nickel-based super alloys are useful because of their ability to maintain their mechanical properties at elevated temperatures. The goal of the project is to study the effects of yttrium and

Fabrication of High-performance Carbon Fibers

Mechanical properties of carbon fibers are dependent on the continuity, density and interfacial action of the hierarchical graphitic structures. The presence of voids formed during crystallization due to the random

Silica Aerogel as Fireproofing Material for Transformer Firewall

Transformer fire is an alarming occurrence that hits an electric utility. It is a threat to human life on-site and outside a power plant. The aim of this research is

Optimization of Mixed-Mode Bending Fixture

The research team was focused on the goal of improving the characterization of a modified mixed mode bending (MMB) fixture. Finite element analysis was used on the fixture to analyze

Optimum Methods of Nanoscale Material Characterization for Analyzing Interphase Properties of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials

This experiment studied the performance of the most common methods of nanoscale material characterization on polymer matrix composites (PMC). This lightweight and high-strength material is used in critical structures such

Lensless Cameras: Simulation and Prototype Development

Lensless cameras are an emerging technology, which capture images without a lens. Our vision is to build low-cost lensless cameras, less than fifty-dollars with scotch-tape, as the optical element and

X-Ray Tomography Analysis Correlating Pit Growth and Rolling Conditions in a High-Performance Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum alloys are commonly used for engineering applications due to their high strength to weight ratio and low cost. However, saltwater environments shorten parts’ longevity by causing pitting corrosion. X-ray

Stress-Responsive Reinforced Composites via Functionalization of Carbon Fiber

Mechanophores, described as molecules that emit detectable change when induced to force, have been proposed as a potential solution for damage precursor detection in fiber-reinforced polymers. The objective is to

Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals

Securing robot teams against malicious activity is crucial as these systems accelerate towards widespread societal integration. Researchers derive a framework for securing multi-agent consensus against the Sybil attack by using

Motorcycle Helmet Blind Spot Monitoring

Motorcycle safety has been improving in recent years with better designed protective gear and the integration of certain vehicle technologies like anti-lock braking systems into motorcycles. But there is still

Wideband Microwave Radar for Autonomous Navigation

This research aims to develop a deeper knowledge of how radar systems are used for autonomous navigation. Small on chip radar systems can be implemented in various technologies, such automobiles,


Augmented reality computing environments further the richness of the mobile experience by providing applications a continuous vision experience, where visual information continuously provides context for applications. In a modern mobile

Vertical Control for Underwater Robotics

Underwater lateral robotic manipulation is used for multidimensional maneuverability for underwater vehicles. Bio-inspired mechanisms were built and tested for buoyancy and lateral position control for an underwater robot. To create

Robotic Mapping using WiFi

In the near future, robots will be required to autonomously navigate in increasingly unstructured and complex environments, such as indoors or underground, where GPS may not be available. There have

The Reinforcement Learning Trojan Horse: Data Poisoning in Autonomous Driving Simulations

The objective of this research is to identify the presence of a specific, but potentially catastrophic, mathematical characteristic within a key machine learning aspect of the control system of autonomous

Redesign of the Mixed-Mode Fracture Fixture for More Accurate Damage Tolerant Structures

Polymer Matrix Composites (PMCs) and nanocomposites have become widely preferred in high application designs, like aircraft, satellites, and other critical components, due to their high strength ratio to their weight.

Characterization of Critical Networks using Heterogeneous Data to Create a Comprehensive Characterization of a Robust Critical Network

The objective of this project is to create a data set and tools for analyzing potential risks in critical networks. By focusing on power networks and collecting a series of

Optical Characterization of Silver-Doped Germanium-Chalcogenide Thin-films

The purpose of this research is to optically characterize germanium-based chalcogenide thin films and evaluate how their properties change when the composition is altered and when they are doped with


Alpha-loss is a tunable loss function with a parameter alpha that bridges log-loss for (alpha = 1) and 0-1 loss for (alpha = infinity). In machine learning literature, the theoretically

Behavior of Acrylic Plastic at Glass Transition Temperature: Thermal Gradient, Crack Speed

The motivation for research is to investigate material properties of plastic at its glass transition temperature at a crack process zone in order to study differences in crack speed and

Effects of Pressure on the Volumetric Response (Compressibility) of Elastomers During Ballistic and Dynamic Loading

An important homeland security mission is protecting personnel and infrastructure from dynamic loading. While protective systems are available, improvements on their performance will save lives and infrastructure. Elastomer coatings have

Practical Graphical User Interface for Control of a Drone Swarm

The purpose of this project is to investigate the question “Does haptic feedback with visual feedback offer better boundary control for robot swarms than just visual feedback?” Moving large swarms

Radiation Induced Polymerization of an Acrylate-Based Compound

Radiation toxicity is a significant problem that affects the livelihood of people. On the macroscale, nuclear spillage and contamination in areas of habitat can lead to diseases and birth defects

Force Measurement of Basilisk Lizard Running on Water

The goal of this research is to characterize the force interactions of a basilisk lizard exhibiting its unique ability to run across a body of water. A rigid testing structure

Detection and Tracking of Objects Outside the Line of Sight of a Camera

Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) imaging is an emerging field of research with applications for autonomous vehicle collision avoidance, search and rescue operations, endoscopy, and others. This problem is challenging because NLOS objects

X-Ray Tomography Analysis of Pit Growth in a High-Performance Aluminum Alloy

Aluminum alloys are commonly selected for engineering applications due to their high strength to weight ratio and low cost, however saline solutions shorten parts’ longevity by causing pitting corrosion. Many

Active Binocular Vergence-Gaze Control for Visual SLAM

Visual SLAM and active perception are significant in robotic related researches. However, the integration of two lacks exploration. Active control can improve the quality of visual sensor input, potential exploration policy

General Depth Estimation For Machine Vision Using Sparse Depths

The ubiquity of single camera systems in society has made improving monocular depth estimation a topic of increasing interest in the broader computer vision community. Inspired by recent work that

Twitter Bot Detection Software for Disaster Relief Applications

Detecting and classifying social media bots after disasters will reduce the prevalence of scams and improve disaster response.

Verification and Validation of Automated Vehicles

Creating a set of verification and validation practices for autonomous vehicles will ensure their effectiveness and security.

WiFi for accurate multi robot mapping and localization.

Developing a way for robots to accurately map and navigate indoors will help them safely move around their environment.

Robust Consensus in Multi Robot Systems Using Wireless Signals

Securing physical multi-robot teams against malicious activity will enhance trust and accelerate adoption of smart systems.

Redesign of the Mixed-Mode Fracture Fixture for Safer Damage Tolerant Structures

Designing damage-tolerate nanocomposite materials will help secure satellites, nuclear reactors and aircraft.

Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter

Developing sophisticated tracking algorithms for drones can aid in tracking moving vehicles of interest.

No’a: A Neural Network approach to automated exploitation

Using neural networks to speed up automatic hacking detection could make detection cheaper and reduce the number of large security breaches.

Organized Multi-Robot Movement with Application to Autonomous Cars

Studying robotic group coordination can help cars autonomously avoid collisions.

Morphological Engineering and Analysis of Telluride Nanoreinforcements

Exploring nanosheet material reinforcement systems could lead to more resilient structures.

Iterative Strength Training with Generative Adversarial Neural Networks

Strengthening deep neural networks against maliciously altered images would improve the security of computer vision technologies.

Disaster Visualization and Tracking Using Social Media Data

Analyzing social media activity patterns is key to developing effective methods for more efficient disaster-relief efforts.

Efficient Creation and Implementation of Perfect Hash Families

Creating an anonymous, ever-changing encryption method will keep sensitive data more secure online.

Cryptocurrency Mixer Analysis

Identifying cryptocurrency mixing on the deep web could limit money laundering

Crowd-Sourced Service Utilizing Device Network to Facilitate Emergency Intervention

Designing a secure crowd-sourced service for help during emergencies will increase bystander intervention and lower injury rates.

Characterizing Basilisk Lizard Running On Water

Measuring the force basilisk lizards produce while running on water allows for better rough terrain search and rescue robots.

Being humble, honest, and hardworking is how to land your dream job.

Designing autonomous vehicles capable of operating in uncertain environments would make search and rescue missions less risky for rescuers.

Control and Coordination of Multiple Intelligent Ground Robotic Vehicles

Developing coordinated groups of autonomous robots could help keep first responders safe in dangerous situations.

Classification of Multi-Agent Interaction in Biological Systems Using Machine Learning

Classifying and modeling animal colony behavior can provide insight into malicious botnets and cyberattacks.

An Interactive AR/VR Game framework for Autonomous Quadcopter Development and Pilot Training.

Creating an augmented or virtual reality drone flight development and training program will save time and costs.

Studying novel radar techniques could help autonomous vehicles track objects.

The Lifecycle of Botnets on Social Media

Understanding the life cycle of social media bots and botnets will help defend against them.

Gait Optimization for Bio-Inspired Robotics

A bio-inspired platform for a search and rescue vehicle with optimized stride length and frequency at various saturation levels of sand is the goal of this research. Measurements and observations

How Surface Roughness Affects Interfacial Strength of Steel and Ice

In this project, researchers investigated how surface roughness affects the force needed to shear ice off of steel after it has been sprayed onto a cold surface. Steel specimens were

Aerodynamic Propeller Modelling

The objective of this research project is to create a more accurate quadcopter model that can be used to better test the stability of the quadcopter without risking hardware damage

Efficient Hash Family Creation and Implementation

The goal of this research project is to create the largest Perfect Hash Families (PHF) possible in the most efficient manner while simultaneously maximizing the efficiency of the system in

What’s up with Privacy?: User Preferences and Privacy Concerns in Intelligent Personal Assistants

The recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have allowed individuals to rely on automated systems and are helping humans be productive and efficient in their everyday tasks at home or

Around the Corner Imaging at Terahertz

This research presents a novel method for imaging objects hidden around corners by exploiting the scattering properties of THz waves. The researchers will modify the backpropagation SAR imaging algorithm to

Randomized Construction of Homogeneous Scattering Hash Families

The goal of this research is to explore the homogeneous property of scattering hash families, which is very useful for creating broadcast encryption schemes, and other areas of computer security.

Effect of Flow Rate on Interfacial Fracture between Ice and Steel

The researcher investigated how the flow rate of a misted water spray on cold surfaces affects the resulting ice structure and interfacial fracture strength. To accomplish this, a misting apparatus

Modeling, Analysis, Control, and Design of Hypersonic Air Vehicles Using Stealth Technology

Recently, there has been a revival in hypersonic vehicle research because such vehicles will significantly reduce the cost to orbit, as well as revolutionize global transportation. The research conducted investigates

Development and Validation of Active Pixel Sensors for Star Tracker Applications

The research objective is to demonstrate the utility of Active Pixel Sensors for application on Star Tracker devices. Active Pixel Sensors hold promise for space applications due to their small

Synthesis and Characterization of Traditional and Chalcogenide Nanocomposites

An emerging class of composite materials, known as nanocomposites, promises to realize the novel and often unparalleled performance of nanoscale structures (graphene, etc.) on a macroscopic scale. Polymers currently represent

Damage Tolerant Design Guidelines for Seamless Carbon Fiber Composite Structures for Pressurized Cylinders

The project research goal is to develop design guidelines for damage tolerant structures for circular hollow sections of seamless carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) matrix composites. The researcher has tested

Effects of Thermal Deformation in Constrained Sheet Metal

The purpose of this project is to understand the expansion of a piece of aluminum sheet metal, which is undergoing a thermal deformation, and is constrained along all four sides

Algorithms for Learning, Cooperation and Coordination of Multi Agent Systems in the Presence of Uncertainties

Humans and Robots (Intelligent agents) shall interact more in near future than they have ever before. Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and Robot-Robot interaction (RRI) inevitably involves scenarios when one is unsure

Wearable Antenna System for Touchless Gesture Recognition and Interaction

This work proposes a novel approach for recognizing gestures by detecting the flexion and extension of tendons in the human hand. A proof of concept is being developed to support

Efficient Algorithms for the Construction of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes

Low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes are a form of high performance error-correcting codes with a substantial number of theories developed for their uses in classical and quantum systems. However, practical applications

Mechanical Analysis of Reinforced Foam Core Composites

The objective of this project is to perform mechanical analysis on a computationally generated foam core structure. To do this, it was deemed necessary to model the foam core in

Stock Market Portfolio Optimization

In 2016, 56% of Americans had less than $10,000 saved for retirement, a number far below the amount needed to cover their expenses after they are no longer working. The

How Can Machine Learning Improve Password Security?

Determining the strength of a password is a difficult endeavor. Many websites employ simple rules like mandating symbols or capital letters. While this sometimes increases password complexities, it also reduces

Personalized Browser History Anonymization

Although tools such as Tor, VPN (Virtual Private Network), and HTTPS protect the privacy of a user’s browsing, they all come at a significant cost in utility. This FURI project

Precision Following of a Ground Vehicle by a Fully Instrumented Quadcopter with a Go-Ahead Audio-Visual Support Capability

Quadcopters are being used across a wide range of applications due to their payload capacity and flight endurance. These qualities make the quadcopter ideal for a precision following robot that

Ground-Based Robotic Vehicle Following and Separation Control: An Image Processing Approach

This research project focuses on developing algorithms that allow for a ground-based tracker vehicle to track another ground vehicle with precise spacing control. The vehicle is outfitted with a camera

Compact Terahertz Real-Time Imaging System

The objective of this work is to design a low-profile compact Terahertz (THz) imaging system that can be installed in portable devices, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and CubeSats. The proposed

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Deep Predictive Models for Collision Risk Assessment in Autonomous Driving

The research objective is the implementation of a Collision Avoidance System for automobiles using deep neural networks. The researchers have been able to generate the data set in Webots, and

Developing Fatigueless 3-phase Nanocomposite Sensors

The research focuses on nanocomposite sensors made by inserting a carbon nanotube membrane (buckypaper) between glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) substrates. The goal is to enhance the sensor’s fatigue response by

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