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Crash Course: Lessons Learned from Accidents Involving Remotely Piloted and Autonomous Aircraft
by Peter W. Merlin - NASA , 2013
This volume contains an investigation of remotely piloted research vehicle and unmanned aircraft system mishaps and will examine their causes, consequences, corrective actions, and lessons learned. The book comprises a series of case studies.
Lecture Notes on Gas Dynamics
by Joseph M. Powers - University of Notre Dame , 2012
These are a set of class notes for a gas dynamics/viscous flow course taught to juniors in Aerospace Engineering. It is expected that the student has some familiarity with concepts such as material derivatives, control volume analysis, etc.
NASA at 50: Interviews with NASA's Senior Leadership
by Rebecca Wright, Sandra Johnson, Steven J. Dick - NASA , 2012
The 50th anniversary of NASA on 1 October 2008 found an agency in the midst of deep transition. This volume provides a snapshot of the thinking of NASA senior leadership on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and in the midst of these sea changes.
Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics of Turbojet Aircraft
by T.I. Ligum - NASA , 1969
This book presents the physical bases of practical high-speed aerodynamics, and the influence of air compressibility on the aerodynamic characteristics of wings and aircraft. Primary attention is turned to passenger jets.
by D. I. Bazov - NASA , 1972
Principles of helicopter flight under various conditions are reviewed, giving special attention to the operation of the main rotor. Brief history of helicopter development is presented, together with a summary of the main components of a helicopter.
Flight Without Formulae: Simple Discussions on the Mechanics of the Aeroplane
by Emile Auguste Duchene - Longmans, Green and co. , 1916
The book is written in the simplest possible language, and contains not a single formula. It treats the principles of flight and the problems involved in the mechanics of the aeroplane, demanding only the most elementary knowledge of arithmetic.
by Joseph R. Chambers - NASA , 2010
NASA has made many contributions to a broad range of aircraft including general aviation, fighters, and supersonic transports. This book describes the issues that must be considered when transferring subscale results to full-scale application.
by Satoru Okamoto - InTech , 2011
This book collects original research studies on recent applications in wind tunnel tests, exhibiting various investigation directions and providing a bird's eye view on this broad subject area. Addressed to researchers and professional engineers.
by Leonard Bairstow - Longmans, Green , 1920
The work aims at the extraction of principles of flight from, and the illustration of the use of, detailed information on aeronautics now available from many sources. The subject of aerodynamics is almost wholly based on experiment.
by N. A. V. Piercy - English University Press , 1947
This book presents the modern science of Aerodynamics and its immediate application to aircraft. The present edition is enlarged to provide an introduction to the mathematical and experimental study of compressible flow, subsonic and supersonic.
Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
- US Government Printing Office , 1995
The purpose of this advisory circular is to make amateur-built/ultralight aircraft pilots aware that test flying an aircraft is a critical undertaking, which should be approached with thorough planning, skill, and common sense.
Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook
- Federal Aviation Administration , 2007
Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution - the engineers, designers, and pilots.
Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership
by David N. Spires - AU Press , 1998
This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War.
Aerospace Technologies Advancements
by Thawar T. Arif - InTech , 2010
Space technology has become increasingly important after the great development and rapid progress in information and communication technology. This book deals with the latest and most prominent research in space technology.
by Robert W. Buchheim - RAND Corporation , 2007
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
The Secret of Flight
by Johan Hoffman, Johan Jansson, Claes Johnson , 2008
A theory of subsonic flight based on a combination of analysis and computation. We uncover a mechanism for the generation of substantial lift at the expense of small drag of a wing, which is fundamentally different from the classical theories.
Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
by Laurence K. Loftin, Jr. - United States Government Printing , 1985
This volume traces the technical development of the airplane from a curiosity at the beginning of World War I to the highly useful machine of today. Included are significant aircraft that incorporated important technical innovations.
Introduction to the Aerodynamics of Flight
by Theodore A. Talay - NASA History Division , 1975
This book is an introductory course in aerodynamics. It provides more than a layman's treatment of the subject but not the detail as taught in many individual courses on the college level. The result is a highly qualitative, illustrated set of notes.
Basics of Space Flight
by Dave Doody - NASA , 2009
This tutorial is designed to help operations people identify the range of concepts associated with deep space missions, and grasp the relationships among them. It also enjoys popularity with people interested in interplanetary space flight.
Facing the Heat Barrier: A History of Hypersonics
by T. A. Heppenheimer - NASA , 2007
Hypersonics is the study of flight at speeds where aerodynamic heating dominates the physics of the problem. Typically this is Mach 5 and higher. Hypersonics is an engineering science with close links to supersonics and engine design.
Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story
by R. Dale Reed - NASA History Office , 2005
A story of the most unusual flying machines ever flown, the lifting bodies. It is a story about the engineers who committed a significant part of their lives to prove that the concept was a viable one for use in spacecraft of the future.
The Smell Of Kerosene: A Test Pilot's Odyssey
by Donald L. Mallick - University Press of the Pacific , 2005
The book tells the dramatic story of a NASA research pilot who logged over 11,000 flight hours in more than 125 types of aircraft. Mallick gives the reader fascinating first-hand descriptions of his carrier operations and his research flying career.
NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo
by Sylvia Doughty Fries - NASA History Office , 1992
This is the story less of heroes than of a generation of engineers who made Apollo possible. It is thus the story of the men and women who stood where the shadow was deepest. Their story is told largely in their own words.
Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference
by Richard W. Orloff - NASA History Division , 2004
With the passage of time there are opportunities to reconsider Project Apollo anew. This book draws out the statistical information about each of the flights that have been long buried in numerous technical memoranda and historical studies.
The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology
by Ivan D. Ertel, at al. - NASA , 2007
The chronology of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides documented information covering a wide range of happenings directly and indirectly related to the program. Written for historians and others interested in the great adventure.
Societal Impact of Spaceflight
- NASA , 2007
Has the Space Age had a significant effect on society? This volume is to examines the effects of spaceflight on society through scholarly research, making use especially of the tools of the historian and the broader social sciences and humanities.
Remembering the Space Age
by Steven J. Dick - NASA , 2009
Thought-provoking ideas, views, and speculative reasoning. The book itself is divided into three parts: National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age; Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age; and Reflections of the Space Age.
Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990
by Roger E. Bilstein - United States Government Printing , 1989
This is a concise history of NACA and its successor agency, NASA. This edition not only updates the historical record, but restores aeronautics to its due place in the history of the agency and of mankind's most fascinating and continuing voyage.
The Wind and Beyond
by James R. Hansen, - NASA History Office , 2003
A documentary journey into the history of aerodynamics in America. How ideas about aerodynamics first developed and how the technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine is the epic story told in this book.
by Thanh Mung Lam - InTech , 2009
The book on aerial vehicles: design and development, UAV trajectory generation, unmanned helicopters, flight control system optimization, intelligent aerial vehicles, autonomous formation flight, asymmetric hovering flapping flight, and much more.
by Thomas R. Kane - McGraw Hill , 1983
This book is an outgrowth of courses taught at Stanford University and at UCLA. It is intended for use as a textbook in courses of instruction at the graduate level and as a reference work for engineers engaged in research in this field.
Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow
by Christopher E. Brennen - Cambridge University Press , 2005
The book for graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows.