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1 AeroNews Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Newsletter covering 2012-2013 academic year Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universitys Aerospace Engineering Program Named Best in Nation for 14th Straight Year NEW! Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. Program

2 Message from the Chair Where Are They Now? IN THIS ISSUE In January 2012, I joined Embry- Foundation and the Air Force Office Scientific Re- Service to America Medal Finalist C87A LIBERATOR Concept Aircraft- Message from the Chair Riddle Aeronautical University as the new Chair of the Depart- search (AFOSR) have recognized our capabilities by funding our research on silent Micro-Air Vehi- By The Partnership for Public Service, The Washington Post An Embry-Riddle Alumni dream since 99 Originally Published May 24, 2013 02 2012-2013 Update ment of Aerospace Engineering cles and industries, like United Launch Alliances, Chicken Wings Comic are working with us in developing techniques for Manan Vyas (07, 09, DB), has become a Javier Quintana (99, DB), is the owner & chief en- after 17 years at Purdue Univer- medal finalist. On behalf of the Partnership sity. I feel honored to join this improving rockets lift-off. gineer of Aerospace Designworks, an interior engi- Where Are They Now? for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan neering firm established in Dallas, Texas in 2007. As world famous Department and A nanosatellite with a rendezvous and proximity op- 03 Manan Vyas (07, 09) University. For the 14th year in organization based in Washington, D.C. that noted in Lift, the alumni magazine for Embry-Riddle, Service to America erations mission, sponsored by AFOSR, is currently works to revitalize our federal government he led his team of engineers in the development of a a row, the Best Colleges guidebook published by in the preliminary design phase at the Embry-Riddle by inspiring a new generation to serve and Medal Finalist U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle new aircraft concept, the C87A Liberator. Business Spacecraft Development Lab. A proposal for the by transforming the way government works. Jet Interiors International magazine, features the in- Javier Quintana (99) Aeronautical Universitys undergraduate aerospace development of a testbed for proximity operations Concept Aircraft Each year, the Partnership pays tribute to Amer- terior concept in its September 2012 issue (pgs 20, engineering program as number one in the category to support the AFOSR project has been awarded icas dedicated federal workforce through our Alumini dream of non-Ph.D. granting Institutions. 21, 85). a grant from the NASA Florida Space Grant Con- Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals Program Updates Our design teams got 1st place in Team Space Trans- sortium. Additionally team of industry researchers program. In early May, we announced our 31 2013 finalists, and we are Javier stated that Aerospace Designworks is engaging universities to de- 03 New PhD Program port Design Competition and 2nd & 3rd place Air- and Embry-Riddle Computer Science and Aero- pleased to share with you that Mr. Manan Vyas, a NASA research engi- velop the Computational Fluid Mechanics Analysis for the C87A LIBERA- Welcome The First 5 craft Design Competition (details inside). We have space Engineering faculty was recently awarded a neer and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumnus, is one of these TOR. The initial conceptual design is expected to be finalized by the end of AE PhD Students many ongoing design projects, including a nanosat- Phase I STTR by the AFOSR under a Security in finalists. Mr. Vyas is being recognized for his efforts to advance hyper- 2013. The plan for 2014 is to develop the refinement of the concept design ellite project and a project to launch a rocket into Cyber-Physical Networked Systems broad agency sonic flight technology by helping to create more realistic and effective with the collaboration of universities and a target to finalize this phase by 04 Eagle Flight Research space (project Icarus) details also inside. announcement (BAA), in which methods will be Center flight simulations. December 31, 2014. Embry-Riddle made aviation history in NASAs developed to prevent and detect unauthorized com- Facutly News manding of the nanosat undergoing development. In addition, Mr. Vyas was recently featured in The Washington Posts In parallel, we are working with the Media/Marketing team to develop a Green Flight Challenge, where they successfully Federal Players series, which profiles little-known federal workers who microsite for the project and all the marketing assets to possibly launch the 05 2012 Professor of the built a gas/electric-battery hybrid planethe first of We continue our partnership with Dassault for the have left a great impact in their field. project publicly to raise funds for the following phases at the 2014 NBAA. Year its kind ever to transition from gas to full-electric Dassault Design Institute and we are in the process Professors Who Put power in flight. Current FAA grants include work of signing a new memorandum of understanding to Students First for the determination of transport category runway expand and deepen our collaboration. We have very Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D. Program 06 Embry-Riddle Honors Professor Professor Receiving friction coefficient and for best practices in the de- sign of Fly-by-Wire (FBW) technology in rotorcraft. In addition, we have numerous rocket engineering close ties with Gulfstream: a master's program and design courses, with Embry-Riddle students under- taking research for Gulfstream as part of their mas- W NE By: Dr. Yi Zhao, Professor, Associate Chair, & Graduate Program Coordinator A Kudos design/build/test projects at both undergraduate and ters theses. fter years of planning, the Ph.D. in Aero- problems independently, in addition to the com- ing 18 units of graduate level coursework and 24 Nanosatellite graduate levels and recently an agreement between Finally, the Gas Turbine Lab focuses on applied space Engineering (Ph.D. AE) officially pletion of a certain number of advanced courses units of dissertation research hours beyond a mas- Competition Embry-Riddle and Volusia County was solidified for propulsion research that includes a unique relation- launched in the fall of 2013. that help students build a solid foundation for ters degree. 07 AIAA Honors Professor use of the county landfill as a site for ground testing ship with the Boeing Propulsion group since 2008. The Ph.D. AE program provides an opportunity Ph.D. level research. The admission require- In addition, a student in the Ph.D. program is ex- Program gets rocket engines. Also in the rockets area, we have Research includes advanced engine testing, concept for highly qualified students to complete a rig- ments for the Ph.D. AE include: pected to: International Attention work funded by the FAA, aimed at test flying Auto- and tool development, advanced component design orous advanced study and engage in research Have completed a masters degree in aero- 1.Complete an approved plan of study during the Researches Control of matic Direction Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) and analysis, pulsed detonation, and advanced en- Micro Air Vehicles centered on developing new knowledge in aero- space engineering or closely related engi- first semester. units on rocket vehicles, and computational simu- gine cycle studies. These are just few of the many space engineering related fields. neering discipline and have adequate prepa- 2.Pass the qualifying examinations to achieve lation of rocket plume electric fields, for lightning efforts going on in our department. ration in areas of science and mathematics degree candidacy. Student Projects & strike risk mitigation; a DARPA project for the de- The targeted student clientele will initially be Awards We are also creating new programs, including a fundamental to their field of study. 3.Pass the preliminary examination (i.e., present sign, development and implementation of intelligent Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and a multidisci- individuals who have demonstrated academic 08 Team places first in success at both bachelor's and master's levels Have superior academic records with a a dissertation proposal acceptable to the disser- bi-inspired technologies for health management of plinary M.S. program in unmanned and autonomous minimum cumulative grade point average tation committee). AIAA Foundation Team manned and unmanned aircraft systems under up- and who keenly desire advancing their knowl- Space Transport Design system engineering. Both of these programs started of 3.5. 4.Complete a program of significant original re- set conditions; and a NASA Kennedy Space Center this semester (Fall 2013). edge through scientific research and knowledge Competition discovery. Have taken the Graduate Record Examina- search. - funded project to support the design and imple- tion and have an acceptable score on both 5.Prepare and defend a dissertation concerning Teams Take 2nd & 3rd mentation of guidance, navigation and control algo- Best regards, The current pool of students in graduate engi- Place in Aircraft quantitative and verbal sections. the research work. rithms for an extreme access lunar robotic system. neering programs in the Aerospace Engineer- Have submited a complete application Design Competition Currently, there are two areas of concentration in Furthermore, the government of Florida has funded ing Department and the College of Engineer- package before the deadline specified in the the Aerospace Engineering Masters Degree Pro- COE/AE Student us, along with the top three research universities in ing represent a viable market, while the interest Awards University catalog. gram: Aerodynamics/Propulsion and Structures. A the state, to lead the Florida Center for Advanced Dr. Anastasios (Tasos) Lyrintzis from outside of Embry-Riddle has already been International applicants whose primary third concentration, Dynamics and Control, will be 09 Project Icarus Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP). The National Science Distinguished Professor, Department Chair voiced, indicating strong interest in this pro- language is not English, must also achieve added in the Fall of 2014. Undergraduate 3rd gram. the minimum score requirement of TOEFL While the initial size of our Ph.D. AE program is Place Outstanding Originally Published August 9th, 2013; Republished with permission: The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is conferred or IELTS as required by the University. relatively small, our long-term vision is to build a Poster Design in recognition of creative accomplishment and The curriculum requirement of the Ph.D. AE world-class doctoral program in aerospace engi- 3rd Place for Masters ability to investigate scientific or engineering consists of a minimum total of 42 units, includ- neering. Division Meet the Faculty Welcome! Our First Five Ph.D. A.E. Students 10 Faculty Listing 11 Welcome New Faculty Fall 2013 & Sping 2014 Faculty Books 11 Dr. Curtis Releases 3rd Edition of Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students Snorri Gudmundsson Shibani Bhatt Lap Nguyen Andrs Prez-Rocha Alfonso Noriega Barrett Guenthoer Releases General AeroNews, is a newsletter for Aerospace Engineering Industry, Students, Alumni, and Friends of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Aircraft Design Published once a year in Fall by the Aerospace Engineering Department Copyright FALL 2013 All rights reserved Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Applied Methods and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Computational Aerodynamics Dynamics and Con- Dynamics and Aero-Propulsion Procedures Contributors Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion trol Control Rosa Criado, Graphic Designer, Editor Sara Withrow, Editor of Lift 2 3

3 Eagle Flight Reaserch Center Faculty News Green Fleet-Alternative 100LL Fuel The Green Fleet initiative is focused on the development, certi- GRENZEBACH SIMULATOR The Grenzebach simulator combines a DA 42 type aircraft cockpit with Pat Anderson Named 2012 Florida Professor of the Year fication and use of an unleaded replacement for 100LL Aviation a KUKA industrial robot Level D flight simulator. The Research Center Carnegie Foundation Honors Aerospace Engineering Professor for Excellence Gas used in reciprocating engine airplanes. Embry-Riddle is now has partnered with Grenzebach and Diamond to perform parameter iden- in Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring the lead in an approved certification plan with the Atlanta ACO tification using flight test data from a DA-42NG, create a model of the By Deborah Circelli for approval of a non-leaded fuel, GAMI G100UL, in a Cessna. aircraft, and validate the model. Originally Published November 15, 2012; Republished with permission from the Daytona Beach News-Journal T he Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- ment of Teaching today named Aerospace Engineering professor, Dr. Richard Pat Anderson of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Uni- ni. His life story is as inspiring as his lectures for the students who flock to his classes to learn about flight and flight vehicles. Anderson quickly moved his way up to a full- he could combine his love of flying and engineer- ing. Anderson stated I would be disappointed if I could only do engineering and not fly and the opposite is true.I enjoy teaching and research. I versity the 2012 Florida Professor of the Year. time professor in 1999 while continuing his like to figure out new things and how to make an The U.S. Professors of the Year awards program, education and obtaining his doctorate degree in airplane work better and I like to pass it on to the administered for the 2003. He not only teaches, but he is the direc- next generation. I like to see the students light up Carnegie Foundation tor of the Eagle Flight Research Center where when they get excited about this stuff. by the Council for Ad- students do various types of research includ- Current and former students said that Andersons vancement and Support ing developing the worlds first-of-its-kind gas/ award is well deserved. Aerospace Engineering of Education, acknowl- electric hybrid manned aircraft. Where in 2011 senior Samir Kasliwala 22, of Hartford, Conn., edges the most out- he led a team of students who competed in NA- said he knows what hes talking about and he sits standing undergraduate SAs Green Flight Challenge with the aircraft. down with us and helps us work though it. Senior instructors in the na- Nathan Rich, 29, of Gloucester, Mass, said, Dr. tion, those who excel as teachers and influence Andersons passion for aviation comes through in the lives and careers the classroom. Pictured left to right: Dr. Anderson, Scott Martin, Tome Horne (Test Pilot From Left to Right, Holger Schmidt, Kashif Ali (Embry-Riddle student), Mr. of their students. It is recognized as one of the Christoffer Laulund, 24, a senior from Norway, Consultant) Giaquinta, Mr. Wilbert and Mr. Wickborn (Grenzebach/Diamond reps. most prestigious awards honoring undergraduate said Andersons piloting and engineering expe- NASA UNMANNED SYSTEMS AIRSPACE AEROSONIC STANDY-BY PFD CERTIFICATION teaching. rience helps him bring the best of two worlds OPERATIONS CHALLENGE (UAS AOC) Non-Academic industry project His dedication has earned him the top honor in to the classroom. Mikhael Ponso, 32, a former Certify a back-up Primary Flight Display using Approved Model the state as the 2012 Florida Professor of the student who has worked as associate director of NASA CENTENNIAL CHALLENGE the research center, said Anderson keeps students To show the total system safety of allowing the use of UAVs in List STC method year. Its a great honor, said Anderson, who the National Airspace Performing the flight testing started at Embry-Riddle as a flight instructor in In the classroom, he has pioneered methods of up to speed on current information. Hes very A systems competition Human factors evaluations 1996 and then became a part-time professor in synchronous distance teaching that bring Daytona practical and very good at explaining things with Need to avoid other airplanes both compliant and non-compliant Installation manuals 1997. I dont so my job thinking of (awards), Beach students together with students at industry words, Ponso said. Using a C-182 as a UAV surrogate Continued airworthiness instruction but its great that this has happened. locations in a seamless classroom setting. Anderson also stated,The hope is to provide This Next Centennial Challenge Project is a student driven project that Test plans written in-house using DERs in Flight testing and struc- This year nearly 300 top professors nominated some incentive if the individual is enthusiastic tures Dr. Anderson is able to share firsthand his aviation is supported by the industry, both by funding and equipment. by colleges and universities across the country experience as a pilot and an aerospace engineer- about doing this, they will stay focused and stay were evaluated. Four national winners were cho- ing professor. He has seven planes at his home in school. Id like to see them go down the right LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT (LSA) ASTM COMPLIANCE AUDITS sen; the remainder of the nominees were con- path and fulfill whatever dream they have in life. Light Sport Aircraft is a new category of aircraft that are approved through industry consensus standards at American Society for Testing and and also flies aerobatic planes in competitions and sidered for state honors. Anderson was chosen gliders as well as experimental airplanes for the The winners of the Carnegie Foundations U.S. Materials. These new airplanes are small and have several limitations such as maximum speed and weight. Since inception, in 2004, there have as the state winner from Florida, one of only 27 been over 100 models approved as S-LSA or Special-Light Sport Aircraft. This represents a fast growing segment of General Aviation. Examples university. He is the founder and past president of Professors of the Year program are gathered in states with a candidate who met the judging cri- the Eagles Sports Aviation Club. Washington, D.C., today, Nov. 15, 2012, to at- include the Cessna Skycatcher. Embry-Riddle has partnered with the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association and the FAA to conduct audits teria. of the emerging market of small aircraft, which are approved by industry consensus. Embry-Riddle will be providing audits to improve safety, In 2006 Anderson was the recipient of both the tend an awards luncheon at the National Press Anderson was nominated by Dr. Maj Mirmirani, Club and an evening reception at the Folger promote the industry, and ensure compliance. Researcher of the Year Award and the Faculty TETHERED BALLOON RESEARCH dean of the College of Engineering at Embry- Advisor of the Year Award at the Daytona Beach Shakespeare Library. The winners will be listed at This concept evaluation is of an Aerial Sky Box (tethered bal- Riddles Daytona Beach Campus. Professor THE NEW ELECTRIC AIRPLANE loon) which could be used as a camera platform or as aerial Anderson is a selfless, dedicated teacher who has Campus. He is certified as an airline transport pi- MikeDeschene is pictured below with a YASA 100HP electric motor seats for sporting events. Embry-Riddle will perform initial siz- touched the lives of hundreds of students during lot, flight instructor and aircraft mechanic. About the Carnegie Foundation for the Advance- that has been mounted onto a test stand. Testing has been performed on ing calculations and review applicable certification requirements. his 15-year tenure at Embry-Riddle, starting as a Anderson, who started flying when he was 17 ment of Teaching the motor, propeller, and the battery system while on the stand before flight instructor and working his way up to a pro- through a Civil Air Patrol scholarship, said he About the Council for Advancement and Support it is installed in a motor-glider. The idea is to use an HK-36 Dimona DEDICATED EXPERIMENTAL AIRPLANE fessor of aerospace engineering, said Mirmira- found one of the few jobs on the planet where of Education motor-glider as a testing platform for the all-electric system. An electric A Cessna 182 (pictured below) will be used for pop-up and Research airplane will add more data to the limited electric airplane field and help and Development projects. with development of regulations. Understanding electric airplane pro- Aerosonic Avionics Certification pulsion systems will benefit the future of green aviation. NASA Challenge UAV surrogate Professors Who Put Students First By Alexandra Burns, COE Representative, Embry-Riddle Student Government Originally Published November 27, 2012; Reprinted with permission from the Avion T he Student Government Association has chosen to recognize two professors for the very first Students First award. This award is given to Em- them to see students succeed. These nominees are people whom students recognize as an ex- tremely important part of their education and overall success at Embry-Riddle. Attia understands the importance of challeng- ing students and setting the bar high. He in- spires students and many say they learn much more in one semester with him than in many AE classes combined. The outstanding faculty members recognized bry-Riddle faculty and staff who this month were chosen from several student Attia helps students in preparation for their ca- are nominated by students and nominations. Dr. Magdy Attia, is the only aero- reer after graduation. He is constantly pushing chosen by the SGAs Academic space engineering professor who was chosen students to their full potential and gives of him- Committee. Magdy Attia, is known as a full-hearted men- self 100% for the students. To add the cherry This award recognizes faculty or staff who put Stu- tor who puts every bit of his efforts into teach- on top, he is funny, a trait all students can ap- dents First by doing more than what is required of ing and advising students. preciate. 4 5

4 Faculty News Faculty News Dr. Jim Ladesic, Associate Dean of Industry Relations and Outreach AIAA Honors Aerospace Engineering Professor Dr. Tej Gupta Dr. Jim Ladesic, Associate Dean, Industry Relations and Outreach, has been affiliated with Embry Riddle since 1965. He By Mary Van Buren, Embry-Riddle Assistant Director, University Internal Communications - March 19, 2013 earned both the Associates and Bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering in 1967 from ERAI. He received the 1993 ERAU Dr. Tej Gupta, an aerospace engineering professor at Embry-Riddles Daytona Beach Campus, recently received the AIAA Research Achievement Award, was recognized a finalist in Boeings national 1999 Outstanding Educator Award, won the Cape Canaveral Section 2012 Outstanding Member Award. 2001 ERAU Daytona Beach Campus Outstanding Teacher Award and the 2009 J.E. Lewis Outstanding Service Award. He was presented with the award at the 2013 Engineers Week Awards Banquet sponsored by the Canaveral Council of Tech- He was presented an award in recognition of exemplary service rendered to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In nical Societies and the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA). It honors him as the section member who particular, it recognizes your forward-looking vision leading to and the development of a unique model for University- demonstrated the highest achievement in the past year in the field of aerospace relating to AIAAs technical committee areas. Industry collaborative education and research. It further recognizes the successful application of this model to create the unique Multidisciplinary Masters of Systems Engineering degree program and the resulting collaborative research between Embry-Riddle and Gulfstream-Savannah, GA. Embry-Riddle Programs Get International Attention By Deborah Circelli Originally Published December 1, 2012; Professor Receiving Kudos Republished with permission from the Daytona Beach News-Journal Dr. Vladimir Golubev M By Fatima Hussein aking small unmanned aerial vehicles Office of Scientific Research and other part- Originally Published July 29, 2013; Republished with permission from the Daytona Beach News-Journal more durable for military surveillance ners and universities. The research could lead Researches Control of T he UCF Business Incubator at Daytona Attia teamed up with Ivankovic, a former stu- efficient and will last longer than the traditional and other missions in war zones is to not only improving unmanned aircraft but Micro Air Vehicles Beach International Airport will honor dent of his at Embry-Riddle, to develop the design currently used in wind turbines, Attia just one of the ongoing projects by a team of be used on full-size aircraft to reduce noise By: Mary Van Buren, Magdy Attia, president of AbM Engi- gearbox, which is patented as a speed-reduc- said. It is intended to replace the traditional Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University profes- generated from air flow. Embry-Riddle Assistant Director, neering LLC, as its Entrepreneur of the Year tion mechanism for wind turbines. The two planetary design currently used by much of the sors and students. Lap Nguyen, 27, who received his masters de- University Internal Communications today, July 29th, 2013. men met in a Jets and Rockets class Attia wind turbine industry. The research, featured recently in an interna- gree in August in aerospace engineering from November 28, 2012 The award presentation will be at an open was teaching at Embry-Riddle. Attia said that the gearbox invention is a side tional publication for a story on Trailblazers Embry-Riddle and will be in a new doctor- house event celebrating the second anniver- project that AbM is marketing on behalf of of North American Research, looks at improv- ate program there next fall, is working on the sary of the Volusia County-funded program himself and Ivankovic. Our box will last five ing the control, stability and propulsion of research while also teaching part time at the Dr. Vladimir Golubev, an Aerospace En- to help first-and-second-stage businesses with to seven times longer than the traditional de- micro air vehicles, which are miniature drones, university. Hes been working on simulations gineering professor in the College of Engi- strong growth potential. sign, said Attia. A traditional gearbox costs according to Vladimir Golubev, Embry-Riddle on the computer that show how wind gusts can neering at Embry-Riddles Daytona Beach First-stage companies are companies that are upward of $200,000 per wind turbine but only aerospace engineering professor. impact such micro air vehicles. Campus, is leading a team of scientists and gearing up to sell products or services. Sec- lasts two to three years. The small planes are used for military missions The small aircraft are important because rath- students researching the use of smart, syn- ond-stage companies are those that are already Bernal said Attia was chosen to receive the and can carry sensors to detect biological, nu- er than sending a soldier into a room, you can thetic micro-jets for the precise control of selling, but want to grow and may need help, award because of his dedication, coach abil- clear or chemical threats. The devices can also fly in one of these vehicles. Its very excit- micro air vehicles (MAVs) with a wide range said Connie Bernal, the Daytona Beach incu- ity and the amazing patent he has developed be used by police or fire departments to inspect ing. We learn new things every day and ways of military and civilian applications. bators site manager. with this team. It could change the wind tur- unsafe or collapsed buildings to search for sur- to make the aircraft better, Nguyen said. Were investigating specif- AbM is an engineering consulting firm that bine industry around the world. Also, Attias vivors or in disasters such as earthquakes, hur- Shibani Bhatt, 24, who will receive her mas- ic methods to improve the is marketing a modified gearbox for wind openness to improve his company made him a ricanes or collapsed mines, Golubev said. ters degree in May from Embry-Riddle, has control, stability and pro- turbines that he and business partner Marko perfect fir for the award. Golubev, who is also director of the Propulsion helped to develop a model device that eventu- pulsion of MAVs in windy, Ivankovic invented. Photo by: Steven Notaras/News-Journal If a person is not open to advice we provide, and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory, ally would be mounted to planes to control the confined urban environ- Attia who teaches aerospace engineering at Attia also employs, two full-time engineers we cannot help our clients, Bernal said. He and a small group of close to 10 students have flow of wind. Even if you look at weather in ments, Golubev said. Mi- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in pictured, Vlad Shulman, (center) and Miraj has been very disciplined with all of his sug- been studying better ways to maneuver and Daytona Beach, it can get pretty windy, Bhatt cro devices in general have Daytona Beach, became one of the incubators Desai (right), who are former students of At- gestions. He does so with enthusiasm and with control the unmanned aircraft to keep (them) said. Anything can just set off the micro air the potential to save billions first clients in 2011. tias and both set to receive their masters de- open communication. stable during the flight. vehicle and it can lose control. She said the re- of dollars for the aerospace grees in engineering from Embry-Riddle. industry annually through Were honored by this award, Attia told Attia said of his business, I wish there were The team is also looking at ways for the drones search being conducted and the devices could The News-Journal. It affirms that everything The yet-to-be named gearbox that Ivankovic more hours in the day to get everything done. to move more quickly and with less turbulence be used in many ways, including on larger air- lift enhancement, drag reduction, noise sup- were working for is on the right path. and Attia developed is smaller, more energy in windy and confined urban areas and how to craft to help prevent ice from forming.The re- pression and icing mitigation. keep them in the air for longer periods of time, search is very satisfying. It can be used in a lot Funded by a National Science Foundation he said. of different ways, she said. grant of $76,000, most of the ongoing re- Embry-Riddle Targets Space Debris in Nanosatellite Competition Unmanned aircraft can be controlled remotely search is being conducted in Embry-Riddles By Mary Van Buren, Embry-Riddle Assistant Director, University Internal Communications by a pilot on the ground or autonomously by Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computation- January 7, 2013 being preprogrammed. al Laboratory, founded and directed by Gol- E ubev, with additional work at the Air Force mbry-Riddle Aeronautical Univer- to conduct three- Dr. Adam Huang, associate professor of me- One of the grants was funded from the Nation- Research Labs at Eglin Air Force Base in sity is one of 10 U.S. universities dimensional, visible chanical engineering at the University of Ar- al Science Foundation and work continues and Florida and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base selected to design and build small and infrared imaging kansas, and Lt. Michael Nayak, an Embry- more grants are sought to develop prototypes in Ohio. satellites in a competition sponsored by and surveillance of Riddle graduate employed as a satellite flight and other research. Dr. Hany Nakhla from North Carolina A&T the Air Force Office of Scientific Re- resident space objects test engineer with the Space Development & The Embry-Riddle team (pictured right) has State University is a major collaborator as search and the Space Vehicles Director- (RSOs). Test Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base in also been working with the U.S. Air Force Re- well as Dr. Reda Mankbadi, Embry-Riddle ate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. Space debris and New Mexico. search Labs at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida Distinguished Professor of Aerospace En- The Embry-Riddle project will receive hundreds of satel- The project includes the contributions of nu- and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. gineering and director of the Embry-Riddle $110,000 over the next two years from the lites are cluttering merous current and former students enrolled branch of the Florida Center for Advanced low-Earth orbit and in Dr. Udreas spacecraft design courses at Other Embry-Riddle professors are also in- Air Forces University Nanosat Program for volved, including Reda Mankbadi, who is Aero Propulsion. Also involved in related the design phase of the competition. The threatening future Embry-Riddle. research are Mechanical Engineering assis- space missions, Dr. Dr. William Barrot, Embry-Riddle associ- an Embry-Riddle distinguished professor of Front left to right: graduate student Miraj Desai; winner, to be announced in January 2015, aerospace engineering; William MacKunis, an Vladimir Golubev, AE Professor; PhD student Lap tant professor Dr. Yan Tang and Engineer- will be awarded additional funding for the Udrea said. Our project, if successful, will ate professor of electrical engineering, and engineering physics assistant professor; and Nguyen; undergraduate student Ravi Gondaliya. ing Physics assistant professor Dr. William validate a range of low-cost, low-risk nano- his students will build a telecommunications construction and launch of their satellite. Yan Tang, a mechanical engineering assistant Back, left to right: Jonathan Dudley, research col- MacKunis. Dr. Bogdan Udrea, associate professor of sat technologies that can be used for effi- subsystem for the satellite, and other faculty laborator from Air Force Research Laboratory professor. Hany Nakhla from North Carolina branch at Eglin Air Force Base; Redi Mankbadi, aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle, cient RSO removal. and students across Embry-Riddle depart- A&T State University is also a collaborator. AE distinguished professor & research collaborator; along with colleagues and students will Dr. Udrea, the principal investigator, will ments will assist in the multidisciplinary ef- Golubev and students are also working on re- graduate student Jacob Brodnick; Bogdan Udrea, develop a nanosatellite named Arapaima coordinate the venture with co-investigators fort. search through a grant with the U.S. Air Force AE associate professor. 6 7

5 Student Projects & Awards Student Projects & Awards Project Icarus By: Rosa Criado, Graduate Program Office Assistant Team Places 1st in AIAA Foundation Team Space Transport Design Competition A senior Spacecraft Design Class team from Embry-Riddle took first place in the 2012-2013 AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Space Transport Design Competition. The 20122013 competition asked teams to design a reusable launch vehicle with between 10,000 and 20,000 pound low earth orbit payload capability. P roject Icarus is not about flying too close said Hirsh. to the sun, but is about putting something The rocket has been designed by the team to from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univer- use commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts sity, into space. How? is the question? The insofar as they meet mission needs. Howev- answer is in their teams Mission Statement: out naturally and he is an extra pair of hands wherever needed. Matthew Bennett (BSAE, graduating Fall 2013), is the Engine/Propulsion Guy. Matthew built the engine from ground up. Members of Embry-Riddles Team Ironfly are: Theresa Brown, Austin Coffey, Peter Edwards, Timothy Grondin, Ryan May, Michael er, most vehicle components and the test and Mezzettone, Reamonn Norat, Sam Patel, Matthew Perry, and Tyler Roberson. Faculty advisor: Dr. Eric Perrell. It is the goal of the Icarus Program to be the launch infrastructures, are original designs Cutis Scholz (MSAE, graduating first student designed and built rocket to reach that will be fabricated here at Embry-Riddle. Spring2014) is in charge of parts acquisi- Representatives of the team presented their design on September 10, 2013, at the AIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition space. We are a small student group at Embry- Photo courtesy of Cassi Wiggins tion and ground test systems. at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif. The team recieved an award of $1,500 from the AIAA Foundation. Riddle that is working to design, fabricate, test, Frank 'Trey' Pietras, (BSAE, graduating and build all the major systems of a single stage Spring 2014) and Peter Edwards, (BSAE/ liquid bi-propellant rocket to reach an altitude MAE, graduating Fall 2013), work togeth- of 100 kilometers above sea level. er on the propellant feed system, which delivers the fuel/oxidizer mixture to the en- Teams Take 2nd and 3rd in Aircraft Design Competition An earlier student team launched the first Icarus gine at a rate of fifteen pounds per second. By Deborah Circelli rocket from NASA Goddard Spaceflight Cen- ters Wallops Island, Virginia Flight Facility in Trey is in charge of Feed System Electron- Originally Published July 15, 2013; Republished with permission from the Daytona Beach News-Journal ics and Controls and Peter is in charge of March 2007 to an altitude of 37.8 miles. The T NASA program that supported the original Ica- the Feed System Hardware and Design. wo teams of students from Embry-Rid- The third-place Embry-Riddle team, which tied with another team from the United King- rus has since been defunded. Icaruss present A total of 11 team members have worked on dle Aeronautical University in Daytona Project Icarus, including graduates: Beach placed second and third in an in- dom, was led by David Kelly, 23, of Needham, charge - to reach space - and its principle sup- Mass., who graduated in May with bachelors port, come from Embry-Riddle President Dr. Matthew Ellengold, (BSAE Spring 2012, ternational aircraft-design competition against now with USAF National Air and Space universities throughout the world. degrees in aerospace engineering. John Johnson. Additional contributions have been made by the Offices of the Chief Academ- The image above is the bench-test engine, Intelligence Center) executed the overall The contest asked aerospace engineering stu- The other team members were Paula Duque; ic Officer and the Vice President for Research, which is quite heavy and a little overbuilt vehicle preliminary design and mission dents to imagine and design the best Personal Kevin McConnell; Muaz Pawane and Qadir the Embry-Riddle College of Engineering, and for safetys sake, but does resemble the flight performance analysis. Light Jet based on a four-seater, twin-engine Sa-heed. The Zephyr Eagle combines simplic- the Aerospace Engineering Department. design, Hirsh said. Tyler Roberson (BSAE Spring 2013, now aircraft equipped with Price Induction DGEN ity and elegance to culminate into a streamlined Faculty advisor Dr. Eric with Masten Space Systems) designed and 390 turbofan engines. efficient vehicle, officials said. According to Maxwell Hirsh, Aerospace En- gineering Graduate student and Icarus Team Perrell explains, Stu- fabricated most of the test hardware. The competition by Price Induction, which is This rendering shows a four-seater airplane called the Aeo- I am thrilled that two teams from Embry-Rid- Leader, Icarus is a single-stage liquid bi-pro- dents approach me fre- Matthew Perry (BSAE Spring 2013, now headquartered in France and develops turbo- lus, designed by the second place team in the international dle, both of which I had the pleasure of guiding, pellant rocket a green rocket in a sense - quently asking about with United Launch Alliance) was the in- fans for personal light jets, involved more than competition for bringing jet propulsion to smaller, private, represent two of the three winning designs. I burning isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and liquid joining Project Icarus. strument data analyst. 100 students from 23 colleges and universities. recreational aircraft. am also grateful that the hard work oxygen. It will weigh about 750 pounds, fully I just refer them to the Ellengold and Hirsh were the first two team First place went to a Brazilian team. the students put into their designs loaded. It is about eighteen feet tall and twenty team members. If they members. We are all passionate about this Embry-Riddles second-place team designed The students included team leader Christof- paid off in this fashion, accord- inches in diameter. It will pull about 4g off the can make an appreciable project, and without the current and past mem- the Aeolus, which competition officials said fer Laulund, 25, of Norway, who graduated ing to Snorri Gudmundsson, an launch pad and 10g at the end of the burn, contribution, and commit bers of Team Icarus, we would not be where we features a sleek, sweptback wing design capa- in May with a bachelors in aerospace engi- Embry-Riddle associate profes- Hirsh said. the time and effort, they are today, said Ellengold. ble of carrying the aircraft to altitudes of 25,000 neering. The others included Eduardo Sardi, sor who worked with the teams. fit right in. Most cannot. Their first engine test fire will be later this fall. Both teams received a trophy. Their approach? Use simplified engineering feet and speeds in excess of 200 knots. Nicholas Clark, Kurt Schwarz and Peter Tan. while obtaining mission objectives - one big There are currently five members of Project They will collect test data, iterate design and rocket, one big engine that will put out three Team Icarus, including Max. Each student repeat until complete. The two-year program thousand pounds of thrust for thirty seconds, has a primary role, but they do what needs timeline will culminate in a Summer 2014 reaching Mach six. It would not be a fun ride, to be done as a team. Though Max takes on launch. The College of Engineering and the Aerospace Engineering department would like to honor the following students for their the role as leader he says, the tasks fall handwork and dedication. Awards were Presented during a ceremony on April 19, 2013. Chin Gian Hooi Outstanding Student Of The Year Aeronautics 2013 Catherine Miller Academic Achievement Astronautics 2013 Kurt Schwarz Outstanding Service Aeronautics 2013 Benjamin Gayer Outstanding Professional Development Propulsion 2013 Congratulations Axel Garcia-Burgos (BSAE) who won Third Place for Outstanding Engineering Design as presented at the 2013 ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference and Meeting E4: Efficient and Effective Engineering Education for Individual Undergraduate Research Poster Competition hosted by Tennessee Technology University, March 2013 His poster was also presented at the International Astronautical Congress in Beijing. The poster pertains to the Suns Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) which he has been working on with NASA Goddard for the past two years. He received the Finalist award in the best poster competition. Congratulations Yi Zhang (M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Spring 2013) won Third Place in Masters Division for Measuring Attenuation of Polymer Materials Using Drop Ball Test as presented at the 2013 AIAA Region II Student Conference hosted by North Carolina State University, April 2013. Please visit 8 9

6 Faculty Listing Faculty Listing The Department of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Richard Anderson Glenn R. Greiner Dr. Eric Perrell welcomes 5 new faculty members to their team this Fall 2013 and Spring 2014! Professor Associate Professor & Professor Specialty: Real-Time Health Undergraduate Program Specialty: Computational fluid Dr. Hever Moncayo Dr. Ebenezer Gnanamanickam Monitoring, Aircraft Parameter Coordinator dynamics, thermophysics, Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Identification, Flight Testing, Specialty: Aircraft stability, propulsion, combustion, and Dr. Moncayo earned a Bachelor of Science in En- Dr. Gnanamanickam obtained his Master's and Ph.D. Fly-by-Wire, and Automatic control, flight dynamics, con- hypersonic aerodynamics. gineering Physics from Universidad Del Cauca in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue Univer- Flight Controls. trol laws, and aeroelasticity. (Popayan/Colombia), and a Master of Science in sity in December 2003 and May 2010 respectively. Engineering from Universidad Del Valle (Cali/Co- Between his M.S. and Ph.D. he worked briefly as a Re- lombia). He obtained his Ph.D. in Aerospace En- search and Development Engineer at Piezotechnolo- Dr. Magdy Attia Snorri Gudmundsson Dr. Richard Prazenica gies Inc. Following his Ph.D, he was a Visiting Assis- Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor gineering from West Virginia University, where he tant Professor at Purdue University from 2010-2012. Specialty:Turbomachinery, Specialty: Aerodynamics and Specialty: Guidance, naviga- worked for his dissertation on a project sponsored His research focus in on fluid mechanics/aerodynam- propulsion component design airplane design. tion, and control of autono- by NASA Aviation Safety Program. ics. and analysis, lean engineering, mous vehicles; smart materials for UAV flight control. Dr. Ali Tamijani Dr. Mark Ricklick engine and cycle technology. Assistant Professor Assistant Professor He received his Ph.D. in Engineering Mechan- Dr. Mark Ricklick graduated from the University ics at Virginia Tech for analysis and design op- of Central Florida, with a focus in turbomachin- Dr. Yechiel Crispin Dr. Tej R. Gupta Dr. Frank Radosta timization of unitized structures, and Master's in ery heat transfer and aerodynamics. He has expe- Professor Professor Professor M.E. from Amirkabir University of Technology rience in a variety of aero-thermal experimental Specialty: Nonlinear Dynamic- Specialty: Boundary layer Specialty: Structures and (Tehran Polytechnic) for computational model- and computational investigations. His research al Systems and Control. theory and computational measurements. ing of multifunctional and smart structures. Prior interests include improvement of turbine efficien- methods. to joining Embry-Riddle, Dr. Tamijani was an cy and durability, the impact of alternative fuels Adjunct Research Faculty in the Aerospace and on engine performance, high temperature sensor Ocean Engineering Department at Virginia Tech. design, and thermal storage. Dr. Mark Balas Dr. Howard Curtis Dr. Daewon Kim Dr. Virginie Rollin Distinguished Professor Professor Assistant Professor Assistant Professor He was the Guthrie Nicholson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Specialty: Continuum mechan- Specialty: Smart materials Specialty: Computational Department at the University of Wyoming. He has the following technical degrees: PhD in Mathematics, MS Electrical ics, structures, dynamics, and and systems, structural materials science. Engineering, MA Mathematics, and BS Electrical Engineering. He has held various positions in industry, academia, and orbital mechanics. health monitoring, adaptive government. Among his careers, he has been a university professor for over 35 years with RPI, MIT, University of Colora- structures, advanced materials do-Boulder, and University of Wyoming, and has mentored 42 doctoral students. He has over 300 publications in archive and processes. journals, refereed conference proceedings and technical book chapters. He has been visiting faculty with the Institute for Quantum Information and the Control and Dynamics Division at the California Institute of Technology, the US Air Force Dr. John Ekaterinaris Dr. James G. Ladesic Dr. Dongeun Seo Research Laboratory-Kirtland AFB, the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center, and was the Distinguished Professor Professor, Associate Dean of Assistant Professor Associate Director of the University of Wyoming Wind Energy Research Center and adjunct faculty with the School of En- Specialty:Computational Industry Relations & Outreach Specialty: Nonlinear dynamics, ergy Resources. He is a life fellow of the AIAA and a life fellow of the IEEE. Probably he will be most well known for the methods in aerodynamics, bio- Specialty: Structural vehicle control theory, decentralized fact that his daughter Maggie is the prominent Denver drum and bass DJ known as Despise. mechanics aeroelasticity, and design and development, systems, satellite formation, multi-scale phenomena such as plasma. technology enhanced education and aerodynamics. stochastic estimation. Faculty Books Howard Curtis, Ph.D. Snorri Gudmundsson, M.S. Professor Assistant Professor Dr. Habib Eslami Dr. Tasos Lyrintzis Dr. David Sypeck Butterworth-Heinemann has announced the General Aviation Aircraft Design - Professor Distinguished Professor & Professor publication in fall 2013 of Professor Curtis Applied Methods and Procedures is intended as a ver- Specialty: Structural dynamics Department Chair Specialty: Materials science, popular textbook, Orbital Me-chanics for satile design reference for practicing engineers and stu- and composites. Specialty: Computational design, experimentation. Engineering Students, Third Edtion. dents of aerospace engineering. Aerodynamics & Aero- With this edition, Orbital Mechanics for Engi- acoustics with applications to neering Students has been brought up to date Its primary focus is general aviation aircraft. It covers rotorcraft and jet flows. with new topics, key terms, homework exer- a large variety of topics, ranging from sizing, cost esti- cises, and fully worked examples. Highly illus- mation, layout, various optimizations, trade studies, to Dr. Vladimir Golubev Dr. Reda Mankbadi Dr. Bogdan Udrea trated and fully supported with downloadable performance analysis and common faults and fixes in Professor Distinguished Professor Associate Professor MATLAB algorithms for project and practical aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples in- Specialty: Computational Specialty: Computational fluid Specialty: Spacecraft attitude work, this book provides all the tools needed to fully understand volve actual aircraft and, thus, allow a direct comparison of experiment Fluid Dynamics, Computa- dynamics. dynamics and control; space the subject. and theory. It probably contains the most detailed information on propeller tional Aeroacoustics, Unsteady mission design. The third edition includes a new chapter on orbital perturba- analysis found anywhere in a book of this kind. It also provides a detailed Fluid-Structure Interactions, tions, new and revised examples and homework problems and drag performance analysis of actual aircraft, allowing a realistic compari- Flow Control, MAVs. increased coverage of attitude dynamics, son. including new MATLAB algorithms and Furthermore, it details stall and stall tailoring in examples. more details than any other book on aircraft design - Dr. Luis Gonzalez Dr. Lakshmanan L. Naraya- Dr. Yi Zhao According to a review in the AIAAs Journal a vital information for the aspiring aircraft designer. Assistant Professor naswami Professor, Associate Chair, of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (Vol The book, which is published by Elsevier, contains Specialty: Aircraft Design, Professor Graduate Program Director 31, No. 2), This book should be given se- over 1050 pages, 800 illustrations, graphs, and pho- Novel Configurations, Green Specialty: Airbreathing and Specialty: Mechanics of com- rious consideration for any undergraduate tographs and some 250 additional pages online that Aviation, Commercial Aviation. rocket propulsion, chaos, posite materials, including course in orbital mechanics or spacecraft treat the design of multi-engine aircraft, biplanes, combustion, and combustion linear and nonlinear vibration dynamics. The textbook evolved from canards, sailplanes, seaplanes, and various uncon- instability. response. Professor Curtiss many years of teaching ventional aircraft (e.g. flying wings, asymmetric Space Mechanics at Embry-Riddle. aircraft, flying planks, and OHS aircraft). 10 11

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