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Air Pollution and Turbulence: Modeling and Applications

The book provides a solid theoretical understanding of turbulence and includes cases studies that illustrate subjects related to environmental sciences and environmental modeling. It reflects and summarizes recent developments in key areas of modeling atmospheric turbulence and air pollution. It pulls together information on techniques and methods used on turbulence, air pollution, and applications. While these topics are often covered separately, this books combined coverage of all three areas sets it apart.     

Author Name :Davidson Moreira, Marco Vilhena

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Air Pollution and Turbulence: Modeling and Applications

The book provides a solid theoretical understanding of turbulence and includes cases studies that illustrate subjects related to environmental sciences and environmental modeling. It reflects and summarizes recent developments in key areas of modeling atmospheric turbulence and air pollution. It pulls together information on techniques and methods used on turbulence, air pollution, and applications. While these topics are often covered separately, this books combined coverage of all three areas sets it apart.     

Author Name :Davidson Moreira, Marco Vilhena

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Fundamentals of Aerodynamics

This book covers the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and new illustrations to help the students to understand the basic conepts. More than a dozen "design boxes" are included to help students focus on the practical applications.     

Author Name :John D. Anderson

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Aeroplane How It Works

A Series Which Introduces And Explains To The Child The Working And The Mechanics Of Things He Is Familiar With, While Also Tracing Their History. Scientific Principles Are Explained With Simple Diagrams And Supplemented By Anecdotes And Cartoons.     

Author Name :Navkala Roy

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Principles of Space Instrument Design (Cambridge Aerospace Series)

This informative account of the design of instruments used in rockets and spacecraft begins by introducing the basic principles of designing for the space environment. Following chapters discuss mechanical, structural, thermal and electronic design, including the problems that are frequently encountered in the testing and verification of spacecraft subsystems. The authors carefully describe important aspects of design, including stress analysis, multilayer insulation, two-dimensional sensor systems, mechanisms, the structure of space optics, and project management and control. A final chapter looks toward future developments of space instrument design and addresses issues arising from financial constraints. The book contains lists of symbols, acronyms and units and a comprehensive reference list. Worked examples, found throughout the text, make it valuable to final year undergraduate and beginning graduate students of physics, space science, space-craft engineering and astronautics.     

Author Name :A. M. Cruise

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Performance and Stability of Aircraft

The performance, stability, control and response of aircraft are key areas of aeronautical engineering. This book provides a comprehensive overview to the underlying theory and application of what are often perceived to be difficult topics. Initially it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts underlying performance and stability, including lift characteristics and estimation of drag, before moving on to a more detailed analysis of performance in both level and climbing flight. Pitching motion is then described followed by a detailed discussion of all aspects of both lateral and longitudinal stability and response. It finishes with an examination of inertial cross-coupling and automatic control and stabilization. The student is helped to think in three dimensions throughout the book by the use of illustrative examples. The progression from one degree of freedom to six degrees of freedom is gradually introduced. The result is an approach dealing specifically with all aspects of performance, stability and control that fills a gap in the current literature. It will be essential reading for all those embarking on degree level courses in aeronautical engineering and will be of interest to all with an interest in stability and dynamics, including those in commercial flying schools who require an insight into the performance of their aircraft. Ideal for undergraduate aeronautical engineers, Three-dimensional thinking introduced through worked examples and simple situations.     

Author Name :J. Russell

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Advanced Techniques for Clearance of Flight Control Laws

In this book recent results of the GARTEUR (Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe) Action Group FM (AG11) are presented. The book focuses on analysis techniques for the flight clearance of highly augmented aircrafts, including contributions of 20 European aeronautical organisations such as National Research Centers, Aerospace Industries and Universities. The tasks and requirements of the Industrial Clearance Process for Flight Control Laws are presented as well as classical and particularly new analysis methods. The different methods are evaluated and compared and their potential application to Civil Aircraft is demonstrated.     

Author Name :Christopher Fielding, Andras Varga,Samir Bennani, Michiel Selier

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Helicopter Test and Evaluation

Although a number of texts on helicopter aerodynamics have been written, few have explained how the various theories concerning rotorborne flight underpin practical flight test and evaluation. This book combines theoretical information on aerodynamics, stability, control and performance with details of evaluation methodologies and practical guidance on the conduct of helicopter flight tests. For each topic the relevant theory is explained briefly and followed by details of the practical aspects of testing a conventional helicopter. These include: safety considerations; planning the tests; and the most efficient way to conduct individual flights. Where possible typical test results are presented and discussed. The book draws on the authors' extensive experience in flight test and flight test training and will appeal not only to professionals working in the area of rotocraft test and evaluation, but also to helicopter pilots, rotorcraft designers and manufacturers and final year undergraduates of aeronautical engineering.     

Author Name :Alastair K. Cooke,Eric W. H. Fitzpatrick

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Structural Health Monitoring Using Genetic Fuzzy Systems

Structural health monitoring (SHM) has emerged as a prominent research area in recent years owing to increasing concerns about structural safety, and the need to monitor and extend the lives of existing structures. Structural Health Monitoring Using Genetic Fuzzy Systems elaborates the process of intelligent SHM development and implementation using the evolutionary system. The use of a genetic algorithm automates the development of the fuzzy system, and makes the method easy to use for problems involving a large number of measurements, damage locations and sizes; such problems being typical of SHM. The ideas behind fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms and genetic fuzzy systems are also explained. The functionality of the genetic fuzzy system architecture is elucidated within a case-study framework, covering: SHM of beams; SHM of composite tubes; and SHM of helicopter rotor blades. Structural Health Monitoring Using Genetic Fuzzy Systems will be useful for aerospace, civil and mechanical engineers working with structures and structured components. It will also be useful for computer scientists and applied mathematicians interested in the application of genetic fuzzy systems to engineering problems.     

Author Name :Prashant M. Pawar, Ranjan Ganguli

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Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion

Throughout most of the twentieth century, electric propulsion was considered the technology of the future. Now, the future has arrived. This important new book explains the fundamentals of electric propulsion for spacecraft and describes in detail the physics and characteristics of the two major electric thrusters in use today, ion and Hall thrusters. The authors provide an introduction to plasma physics in order to allow readers to understand the models and derivations used in determining electric thruster performance. They then go on to present detailed explanations of: * Thruster principles * Ion thruster plasma generators and accelerator grids * Hollow cathodes * Hall thrusters * Ion and Hall thruster plumes * Flight ion and Hall thrusters.Based largely on research and development performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and complemented with scores of tables, figures, homework problems, and references, Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion: Ion and Hall Thrusters is an indispensable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to enter the aerospace industry. It also serves as an equally valuable resource for professional engineers already at work in the field.     

Author Name :Dan M. Goebel, Ira Katz

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Small Satellites for Earth Observation

The 6th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, initiated by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), was again hosted by DLR, the German Aerospace Center. The participation of scientists, engineers, and managers from 24 countries reflected the high interest in the use of small satellites for dedicated missions applied to Earth observation. As in the previous symposia, the contributions showed that dedicated Earth observation missions cover a wide range of very different tasks. These missions provide increased opportunities for access to space and can be conducted relatively quickly and inexpensively. The spacecraft bus, the instruments, and the ground systems can be based either on optimized off-the-shelf systems with little or no requirements for new technology, or on new high-technology designs. Thus a new class of advanced small satellite missions, including autonomously-operating intelligent satellites and satellite constellations can be created, opening new fields of application for science and the public. The symposium provided 11 sessions for oral presentations and one poster session. Furthermore, in our 6th Symposium the Student Prize Paper Competition has been continued. The student papers have been evaluated by distinguished judges selected from academia, industry and government, coming from four continents. The finalists presented their papers in the Student Conference session.     

Author Name :Rainer Sandau, Hans-Peter Rser

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Post-Launch Calibration of Satellite Sensors

Increasingly, in the field of earth observation imagery, there is a need for image quality to be assessable in traceable Standard International Units (SIU), and for the standardization of common mapping projections. These two needs, plus the increased usage of combinations of data and image types, provided the stimuli for the development of this important volume. Prepared by members of the Joint ISPRS/CEOS WGCV Task Force on Radiometric and Geometric Calibration, this book is a valuable text for those in the fields of remote sensing technology, calibration, Earth observation, and electro-optical sensor parameters. By detailing current calibration procedures and the latest 'best practices', this latest addition to the ISPRS Series addresses the need for consistency throughout the discipline, and encourages the development of coherent, high-quality Earth observation imagery.     

Author Name :Stanley A. Morain, Amelia M. Budge

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Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

An invaluable addition to the literature on UAV guidance and cooperative control, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a dedicated, practical guide to computational path planning for UAVs. One of the key issues facing future development of UAVs is path planning: it is vital that swarm UAVs/ MAVs can cooperate together in a coordinated manner, obeying a pre-planned course but able to react to their environment by communicating and cooperating. An optimized path is necessary in order to ensure a UAV completes its mission efficiently, safely, and successfully.Focussing on the path planning of multiple UAVs for simultaneous arrival on target, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles also offers coverage of path planners that are applicable to land, sea, or space-borne vehicles.Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is authored by leading researchers from Cranfield University and provides an authoritative resource for researchers, academics and engineers working in the area of cooperative systems, cooperative control and optimization particularly in the aerospace industry.     

Author Name :Antonios Tsourdos, Brian White and Madhavan Shanmugavel

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Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006

This flagship work charts a complete chronological log of orbital manned spaceflight. Included are the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s, and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There is an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travelers. The main text is a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including the strange facts and humorous stories connected to every mission. The resulting book is a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names of astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, their roles and accomplishments.     

Author Name :Tim Furniss, David J. Shayler, Michael D. Shayler

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Japanese Aircraft, 1910-1941

This work looks at the history of Japanese aircraft between 1910 and 1941. It includes descriptions of aircraft that range from the well known to the obscure.     

Author Name :Robert Mikesh, Shorzoe Abe

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Modelling the F4U Corsair

The F4U Corsair's combat career was longer than that of almost any other World War II fighter aircraft. Its success led to its service around the globe, and it was employed by the US Navy, British Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. After the war, the Corsair also served with the French Navy, in various Latin American Air Forces, and with forces fighting in Korea. This book showcases seven separate Corsair variants modelled across 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scales. Among the aircraft featured are an F4U-1 Birdcage, an F4U-1A from VF-17 'Jolly Rogers', a Fleet Air Arm Corsair Mk.II, a Korean War F4U-4 and an F4U-7 French Corsair.     

Author Name :Brett Green

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The International Space Station

This book will cover in great detail the newest construction and uses of the International Space Station. The new volume will continue on from the end of Creating the International Space Station by David Harland and John Catchpole (published in January 2002 by Springer Praxis), providing flight by flight details and relevant political and "behind the scenes" activities as are necessary to explain why certain decisions, including flight re-scheduling and crew-reassignment, are made. Part 1 will open with a chapter recounting the political history of the ISS, including how and why the program came into being. Part 2 will look at the findings and recommendations of the International Space Station Management and Cost Evaluation Task Force. Part 3 will examine the original flight coverage, including the beginning of the construction of the Integrated Truss Structure, and will cover the stations occupation from the start of Expedition 4, through to the end of Expedition 6. Part 4 will start with the loss of STS-107 Columbia and explain its effect on both the International Space Station and the American space effort in general. It will cover the Expedition 7 occupation through to the beginning of Expedition 13, concentrating on the work of the two-person "Caretaker Crews". Part 5 will study the recovery from the STS-107 tragedy and the re-commencement of the ISS construction, overcoming the grounding of the Space Shuttle fleet. Part 6 will briefly look forward to the installation of the International Partners modules as well as the introduction of the European and Japanese robotic cargo vehicles. The book will end with a glance at plans for the Orion spacecraft and Ares-1 launch vehicle, and the delivery of Node-2, the final piece of American hardware.     

Author Name :John E. Catchpole

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Project Apollo

NASA SP-2005-4537. Monographs in Aerospace History Series No. 37. Presents the history of the manned space program from September 1, 1960 to January 5, 1968. Outlines chronologically and in detail the steps taken from the early Mercury days through the operation tests conducted with Gemini, to the qualification of Apollo. Describes the key technical, operational, and management milestones and how key issues in each phase of the space program were resolved.     

Author Name :Robert C. Seamans

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A Constrained Space Exploration Technology Program

In January 2004, President George W. Bush announced the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE), which instructed NASA to 'Extend human presence across the solar system, starting with a human return to the Moon by the year 2020, in preparation for human exploration of Mars and other destinations,' among other objectives. As acknowledged in the VSE, significant technology development will be necessary to accomplish the goals it articulates.NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program (ETDP) is designed to support, develop, and ultimately provide the necessary technologies to meet the goals of the VSE. This book, a review of the ETDP, is broadly supportive of the intent and goals of the VSE, and finds the ETDP is making progress towards the stated goals of technology development. However, the ETDP is operating within significant constraints which limit its ability to successfully accomplish those goals - the still dynamic nature of the Constellation Program requirements, the constraints imposed by a limited budget, the aggressive time scale of early technology deliverables, and the desire to fully employ the NASA workforce.     

Author Name :Committee to Review NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program

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Flight and Motion

Designed for readers from grade 6 and up, this lavishly illustrated set provides comprehensive coverage of the history of aviation, including space flight, as well as the science and technology on which it depends. Detailed A-Z entries trace the development of human flight from ancient myths and legends through today's space exploration, highlighting scientific discoveries and innovations that made aviation possible. IFlight and Motion also celebrates the contributions and achievements of the pioneers and visionaries of air and space flight, from inventors and innovators to pilots, astronauts, and cosmonauts. Detailed illustrated diagrams give readers a general understanding of the mechanics of flight and of the physics and technology involved. The set also highlights key air and spacecrafts that have made a unique mark in the history of flight. It features more than 500 full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations, and also includes a timeline, a listing of museums and exhibits, further reading lists, a comprehensive glossary, and general and subject indexes.     

Author Name :Dale Anderson; Ian Graham; Brian Williams

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Space-Time Adaptive Processing for Radar

Space-time adaptive processing (STAP) is a technology for advanced radar systems that allows for significant performance enhancements over conventional approaches. Based on a course taught in industry, government and academia, this is a practical introduction to STAP concepts and methods, placing emphasis on implementation in real-world systems. It addresses the needs of radar engineers who are seeking to apply effective STAP techniques to their systems, and can also be used as a reference by non-radar specialists with an interest in the signal processing applications of STAP. The authors aim to explain critical topics in a manner that should be understandable to anyone with a basic background in radar and signal processing.     

Author Name :J. R. Guerci

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Applied Satellite Navigation Using GPS, GALILEO and Augmentation Systems

When GPS (global positioning system) was made commercially available in the year 2000, it launched a new era of satellite navigation services and technologies as dramatic as a spacecraft launch itself. This authoritative work gives engineers a timely, unified analysis of the various satellite navigation technologies, applications, and services now in operation or development. It describes the entire GPS system in detail, including features of the next-generation GPS-III, and brings readers up to speed on the developing European GALILEO system and its innovative characteristics. The book examines the architectures paving the way for the future integration of satellite navigation systems with wireless communications systems, and for interoperability among different satellite navigation systems themselves.     

Author Name :Ramjee Prasad, Marina Ruggieri

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Art of the Helicopter

The modern helicopter is a sophisticated device which merges a surprising number of technologies together. This wide range of disciplines is one of the fascinations of the helicopter, but it is also makes a complete understanding difficult. Those searching for an understanding of the helicopter will find The Art of the Helicopter invaluable. John Watkinson approaches every subject associated with the helicopter from first principles and builds up in a clearly explained logical sequence using plain English and clear diagrams, avoiding unnecessary mathematics. Technical terms and buzzwords are defined and acronyms are spelled out. Misnomers, myths and old wives tales (for there are plenty surrounding helicopters) are disposed of. Whilst the contents of the book are expressed in straightforward language there is no oversimplification and the content is based on established physics and accepted theory. The student of helicopter technology or aerodynamics will find here a concise introduction leading naturally to more advanced textbooks on the subject.     

Author Name :John Watkinson

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Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles contains new analytical results, taken from the authors research, which can be used for analysis and design of unmanned aerial vehicles guidance and control systems. This book progresses from a clear elucidation of guidance laws and unmanned aerial vehicle dynamics to the modeling of their guidance and control systems.Special attention is paid to guidance of autonomous UAVs, which differs from traditional missile guidance. The author explains UAV applications, contrasting them to a missiles limited ability (or inability) to control axial acceleration. The discussion of guidance laws for UAVs presents a generalization of missile guidance laws developed by the author. The computational algorithms behind these laws are tested in three applicationsfor the surveillance problem, the refueling problem, and for the motion control of a swarm of UAVs. The procedure of choosing and testing the guidance laws is also considered in an example of future generation of airborne interceptors launched from UAVs.The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles guidance that cannot be found in any other book. It presents new ideas that, once crystallized, can be implemented in the new generation of unmanned aerial systems.     

Author Name :Rafael Yanushevsky

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Protection of Materials and Structures from the Space Environment

The goals of the ICPMSE-7 meeting, as in the past years, are to facilitate exchanges between members of the various engineering disciplines involved in development of space materials, including such aspects as environmental hazards of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and Deep Space, ground-based qualification, and in-flight experiments and lessons learned from operational vehicles.The book continues to discuss topics started in the earlier publications and adds new data and results. The proceedings cover a range of inter-disciplinary topics concerning the protection of materials and structures in space and discussing the effects of the aggressive LEO as well as the GEO and Deep Space environments on materials and structures and the ways to predict and reduce these effects of short and long-term space missions. The book is targeting organizations and individuals involved with space material selction, their reliability and influence of space environmental effects on materials and structures.     

Author Name :Jacob I. Kleiman

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Threats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by Space

Development is challenged by, at least until 2050,a strong population, more severe environmental strains, growing mobility, and dwindling energy resources. All these factors will lead to serious consequences for humankind. Inadequate agricultural resources, water supply and non renewable energy sources, epidemics, climate change, and natural disasters will further heavily impact human life. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) sheds a new light on threats, risks and sustainability by combining approaches from various disciplines. It analyzes what could be the contribution of space tools to predict, manage and mitigate those threats. It aims at demonstrating that space is not a niche but has become an overarching tool in solving todays problems.     

Author Name :Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Charlotte Mathieu, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

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Simulating Spacecraft Systems

This book offers for the first time a consistent presentation on the application of functional system simulation in spacecraft development - covering the entire process from spacecraft design to final verification. The book treats the diverse simulator types and their application in the subsequent steps of a spacecraft engineering process. Furthermore it covers the topics of spacecraft equipment modeling for simulation, simulator numerics, software design and software engineering technology. Up to date research topics in both simulation technology and applications are handled as well.Instructive examples, from professional simulator applications in space industry as well as examples from an advanced academic small satellite program, treat the subject according to the latest state of research and technology. Extensive literature references round off the documentation. The book is equally applicable for students as well as for experts of many engineering disciplines in industry. It is suitable for introduction and reference in modern simulation based system engineering.     

Author Name :Jens Eickhoff

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Fault Detection and Fault-Tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes

Fault Detection and Fault-tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes is the first text dedicated to showing the latest developments in the use of sliding-mode concepts for fault detection and isolation (FDI) and fault-tolerant control in dynamical engineering systems. It begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of sliding modes to provide a background to the field. This is followed by chapters that describe the use and design of sliding-mode observers for FDI using robust fault reconstruction. The development of a class of sliding-mode observers is described from first principles through to the latest schemes that circumvent minimum-phase and relative-degree conditions. Recent developments have shown that the field of fault tolerant control is a natural application of the well-known robustness properties of sliding-mode control. A family of sliding-mode control designs incorporating control allocation, which can deal with actuator failures directly by exploiting redundancy, is presented. Various realistic case studies, specifically highlighting aircraft systems and including results from the implementation of these designs on a motion flight simulator, are described. A reference and guide for researchers in fault detection and fault-tolerant control, this book will also be of interest to graduate students working with nonlinear systems and with sliding modes in particular. Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.     

Author Name :Halim Alwi, Christopher Edwards, Chee Pin Tan

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The cockpits and aircraft designed and built during the crisis of World War II, were marvels of technology and ingenuity. However, this book shows that riding behind an ear-shattering engine with the power of a locomotive was both exhilarating and frightening.Creature comforts were non-existent. The only thing that separated the pilot from the hostile environment at 30,000 feet was a thin sheet of aluminum and glass, and for many, the cold steel that surrounded them became a fiery coffin. Cockpits shows us what we cannot see. The cluttered, claustrophobic cockpit was not designed for comfort. Riding behind an ear-shattering engine, with the power of a locomotive, proved to be an exhilarating and frightening experience. In contrast to the romantic image of the pilot, the cockpit was a cold and lonely place...     

Author Name :Donald Nijboer

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Aircraft Safety 2nd Edition

* This worldwide bestseller utilizes case studies to examine and explain aircraft accidents and incidents.* Covers five major problem causes: human factors, weather, mid-air collisions, mechanical failure, runway incursions.* NEW TO THIS EDITION: Chapters on Monitoring/Managing Cockpit Behavior and Spatial Disorientation; 27 new case studies; 25% new illustrations.* Updated data and statistics throughout.     

Author Name :Shari Stamford Krause

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Evaluation of the National Aerospace Initiative

The Air Force became concerned about the NAIs possible consequences on Air Force programs and budget if NAI program decisions differed from Air Force priorities. To examine this issue, it asked the NRC for an independent review of the NAI.This report presents the results of that assessment. It focuses on three questions asked by the Air Force: is NAI technically feasible in the time frame laid out; is it financially feasible over that period; and is it operationally relevant.     

Author Name :National Research Council

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Introduction to Avionics Systems

Introduction to Avionic Systems, Third Edition explains the basic principles and underlying theory of the core avionic systems in modern civil and military aircraft, comprising the pilots head-up and head-down displays, data entry and control systems, fly by wire flight control systems, inertial sensor and air data systems, navigation systems, autopilots and flight management systems. The implementation and integration of these systems with current (2010) technology is explained together with the methods adopted to meet the very high safety and integrity requirements. The systems are analysed from the physical laws governing their behaviour, so that the system design and response can be understood and the performance examined. Worked examples are given to show how the theory can be applied and an engineering feel gained from a simplified model. Physical explanations are also set out and the text is structured so that readers can fast forward through the maths, if they so wish. Introduction to Avionic Systems, Third Edition meets the needs of graduates, or equivalent, entering the aerospace industries who have been educated in a wide range of disciplines, for example, electronic engineering, computing science, mathematics, physics, mechanical and aeronautical engineering. It also meets the needs of engineers at all levels working in particular areas of avionics who require an understanding of other avionic systems. Technology is continually advancing and this new third edition has been revised and updated and the presentation improved, where appropriate, The systems coverage has also been increased and a new section on helicopter flight control added.     

Author Name :R.P.G. Collinson

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Stratospheric Flight

In this book, Dr. Andras Sobester reviews the past, present, and future of stratospheric flight and the science behind it. The first part of the book describes the race for stratospheric passenger travel and fatigue design and testing. It also discusses the limits of commercial long distance flight as well as stratospheric balloon flight. This is followed by an analysis of airspeed margins in stratospheric flight, flight in low density air, and jet engine operation. There are chapters on design considerations for emergency descents, unpressurized flight, gliding in the stratosphere, hypoxia, and cabin air systems, plus the short and long term health effects of stratospheric flight. Later chapters look outside the airplane, at the weather, tropical storms, temperature shears, and clear air turbulence. The author also looks ahead and considers future flight in the upper stratosphere, commercial suborbital flights, and unmanned missions to the stratosphere.     

Author Name :Andras Sobester

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Airplane Power Plants Systems Designing

Aircraft power plant systems design methods, such as engine mount, shock absorption, fuel system, lubrication system design and analysis are stated. Necessary information about power plant internal aerodynamics, subsonic and supersonic air intakes and exhaust units is given. Wide outlook of aircraft power plant development is given. This information is minimally required for passing exam on the course Airplane Power Plant System Designing. The book can be useful for students to carry out the course and diploma projects. Data and information appearing in this book are for educational purposes only.     

Author Name :V. F. Shmyrov, R. U. Tsukanov

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The Apollo Guidance Computer

Designing a mission for a flight to the Moon requires balancing the demands of a wide array of spacecraft systems, with the details of tending each component generating complex and often contradictory requirements. More than any other system in the Apollo spacecraft, the Apollo Guidance Computer drove the capabilities of the lunar missions. In the 1960's, most computers filled an entire room yet the spacecraft's computer was required to be compact and require little power. When compared to modern systems, the AGC's design limitations and lack of speed presented formidable challenges. Yet, hardware and software engineers overcame these difficulties, and their creation was able to guide a new and complex spacecraft and its precious human cargo away from the safety of Earth and towards a new world. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a 'primitive' computer, it nevertheless had capabilities that are advanced even by today's standards.The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation is the first comprehensive description of the Apollo computer, beginning with its internal organization to its user interface and flight software. Particular emphasis is placed on the instruction set, Executive capabilities, the Interpreter and the detailed procedures for mission application software. Launch, landing on the Moon and entry back on Earth are explained in rich detail and show how the computer was an integral part of the spacecraft operation. As a comprehensive account, it spans the disciplines of computer science, aerospace engineering and spacecraft operations. The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation is an essential reference for space historians and engineers, and serves well as a complementary text for computer science courses.     

Author Name :Frank O'Brien

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Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition

The definitive text on rocket propulsion-now completely revised to reflect rapid advancements in the field. For more than fifty years, this seminal text has been regarded as the single most authoritative sourcebook on rocket propulsion technology. More comprehensive and coherently organized than any other book on the subject, Rocket Propulsion Elements guides readers evenhandedly through the complex factors that shape propulsion, with both theory and practical design considerations.     

Author Name :George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz

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Towards Sustainable Aviation

Aviation is integral to the global economy but it is also one of the main obstacles to environmentally sustainable development. It is one of the world's fastest growing - and most polluting - industries. What can be done to retain the economic and other benefits it brings, without the associated pollution, noise, congestion and loss of countryside? In this volume, industry, policy and research experts examine how to address the problems, and what it would take to achieve genuinely sustainable aviation - looking at technological, policy and demand-management options. Without far-reaching changes the problems caused by aviation can only multiply and worsen. This work seeks to take an important step in diagnosing the problems and in pointing towards their solutions.     

Author Name :Paul Upham, Janet Maughan, David Raper, Callum Thomas

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International Warbirds

In depth descriptions and photographs of the aircraft of 21 nations presented with a unique human dimension that goes behind the machines to the people involved.     

Author Name :John C. Fredriksen

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Aircraft Design Engineers Guide

An indispensable reference for aerospace designers, analysts and students.This fifth revised and enlarged edition of this classic, indispensable, and practical guide provides a condensed collection of commonly used engineering reference data specifically related to aerospace design. New material on air breathing propulsion, systems engineering, and radar cross section has been added to reflect recent data in aircraft design.     

Author Name :AIAA

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Aerodynamics of low reynolds number flyers

Low Reynolds number aerodynamics is important to a number of natural and man-made flyers. Birds, bats, and insects have been of interest to biologists for years, and active study in the aerospace engineering community, motivated by interest in micro air vehicles (MAVs), has been increasing rapidly. The primary focus of this book is the aerodynamics associated with fixed and flapping wings. The book consider both biological flyers and MAVs, including a summary of the scaling laws-which relate the aerodynamics and flight characteristics to a flyer's sizing on the basis of simple geometric and dynamics analyses, structural flexibility, laminar-turbulent transition, airfoil shapes, and unsteady flapping wing aerodynamics. The interplay between flapping kinematics and key dimensionless parameters such as the Reynolds number, Strouhal number, and reduced frequency is highlighted. The various unsteady lift enhancement mechanisms are also addressed, including leading-edge vortex, rapid pitch-up and rotational circulation, wake capture, and clap-and-fling.     


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The Avionics Handbook

Avionics provide crews and passengers with an array of capabilities. Cockpit crews can operate with fewer pilots, greater efficiency, and immediate critical information. Passengers can enjoy the ultimate in inflight entertainment: live television and audio broadcasts and access to the Internet and e-mail.Since avionics are the among most expensive items on an aircraft, designers are continually challenged to produce cost-effective, highly reliable hardware. Whether you are a working engineer or a manager, you need a source you can refer to for the latest information on any aspect of avionics.The Avionics Handbook presents complete coverage of the field, from the building blocks of a typical system through the process used in designing, building, and testing modern military and civil aircraft avionics systems. It includes examples from emerging technologies, such as pilot-aircraft speech interaction and synthetic vision. With contributions from top practitioners in the field, this volume presents a complete overview of avionics to give you the knowledge you need to approach any problem.     

Author Name :Cary R. Spitzer

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Understanding Flight

The simplest, most intuitive book on the toughest lessons of flight--addresses the science of flying in terms, explanations, and illustrations that make sense to those who most need to understand: those who fly. Debunks long-rooted misconceptions and offers a clear, minimal-math presentation that starts with how airplanes fly and goes on to clarify a diverse range of topics, such as design, propulsion, performance, high-speed flight, and flight testing. Not-to-be missed insights for pilots, instructors, flight students, aeronautical engineering students, and flight enthusiasts.     

Author Name :David F. Anderson, Scott Eberhardt

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Fundamentals of airplane flight Mechanics

Flight mechanics is the application of Newton's laws to the study of vehicle trajectories (performance), stability, and aerodynamic control. This volume details the derivation of analytical solutions of airplane flight mechanics problems associated with flight in a vertical plane.It covers trajectory analysis, stability, and control. In addition, the volume presents algorithms for calculating lift, drag, pitching moment, and stability derivatives. Throughout, a subsonic business jet is used as an example for the calculations presented in the book.     

Author Name :David G. Hull

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Theoretical Aerodynamics

An excellent introduction to the study of inviscid airflow using potential theory, this book is a longtime university text and reference and aclassic in its field. This edition is a complete reprint of the revised 1966 edition, which brings the subject up to date. Includes awealth of problems, illustrations, and cross-references.     

Author Name :Louis Melville Milne-Thomson

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Numerical Grid Generation

Numerical grid generation has now become a fairly common tool for use in the numerical solution of partial differential equations on arbitrarily shaped regions. This is especially true in computational fluid dynamics, from whence has come much of the impetus for the development of this technique, but the procedures are equally applicable to all physical problems that involve field solutions. Numerically generated grids have provided the key to removing the problem of boundary shape from finite difference methods, and these grids also can serve for the construction of finite element meshes. With such grids all numerical algorithms, finite difference or finite element, are implemented on a square grid in a rectangular computational region regardless of the shape and configuration of the physical region.     

Author Name :Joe F. Thompson, Z. U. A. Warsi, Wayne Mastin

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It seats 210 to 330 passengers, depending on the variant. Boeing states that it is the company's most fuel-efficientairliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite materials for most of its construction.The 787 consumes 20% less fuel than the similarly-sized Boeing 767.Some of its distinguishing features include a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour.     

Author Name :Mike Bair

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Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics 2nd edition

Provides all necessary equations, tables, and charts as well as self tests.Included chapters cover reaction propulsion systems and real gas effects.Written and organized in a manner that makes it accessible for self learning.     


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Equations tables and charts for compressible flow report 1135

This report, which is a revision and extension of NACA-TN-1428, presents a compilation of equations, tables, and charts useful in the analysis of high-speed flow of a compressible fluid. The equations provide relations for continuous one-dimensional flow, normal and oblique shock waves, and Prandtl-Meyer expansions for both perfect and imperfect gases. The tables present useful dimensionless ratios for continuous one-dimensional flow and for normal shock waves as functions of Mach number for air considered as a perfect gas. One series of charts presents the characteristics of the flow of air (considered a perfect gas) for oblique shock waves and for cones in a supersonic air stream. A second series shows the effects of caloric imperfections on continuous one-dimensional flow and on the flow through normal and oblique shock waves.     

Author Name :Ames research staff

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The design of plywood webs for airplane wing beams Report No. 344

This report deals with the design of plywood webs for wooden box beams to obtain maximum strength per unit weight. A method of arriving at the most efficient and economical web thickness, and hence the most suitable unit shear stress, is presented and working stresses in shear for various types of webs and species of plywood are given. The questions of diaphragm spacing and required glue area between the webs and flange are also discussed.     

Author Name :George W. Trayer

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Commercial aircraft design characteristics 5th Edition

This document is intended to provide information on the trends in conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft design characteristics that may influence general long-term airport planning and design. Aircraft size, weight, and other characteristics reflect the potential trends through the year 2010. Aircraft operational data, design features, and characteristics vary among manufacturers. Therefore, information regarding specific aircraft should be requested from the manufacturer. The timing for new aircraft types is based primarily on technological capabilities, airport/airway constraints, and forecasts of traffic potential. Actual timing of new aircraft introduction is critically dependent upon further economic analysis and decision by airlines. As part of any airport improvement program, specific facility requirements will depend on the serving airlines plan which will dictate the specific aircraft type, aircraft mix, and the level of traffic. Design innovations and new concepts will be developed as the cargo / passenger market continues to mature and grow. Therefore, the data are subject to change and will be revised as required. This document reflects the coordinated efforts of the manufacturers with inputs from IIWG members. The international Industry Working Group (IIWG) is an industry organization sponsored by airframe and engine manufacturers (ICCAIA), International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International (ACI) to discuss, promote, and resolve aircraft/airport compatibility issues of mutual interest.     

Author Name :International Industry working Group

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Buckling strength of structural plates

Designs for determining buckling strength of structural plates for spacecraft.     


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A supplement to analysis and design of flight vehicle structures

Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures by E.F. Bruhn is one of the most useful university and industry texts ever written. It was originally published in 1965, and was revised in 1973. In 1998, William F. McCombs, one of the coauthors of the original Bruhn book, published a supplement, and he sells it from his home in Dallas, TX.     

Author Name :William F. McCombs

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Flight stability and automatic control

This edition of this this flight stability and controls guide features an unintimidating math level, full coverage of terminology, and expanded discussions of classical to modern control theory and autopilot designs. Extensive examples, problems, and historical notes, make this concise book a vital addition to the engineer's library.     

Author Name :Robert C.Nelson

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Airplane performance stability & control

The purpose of this book is to present those elements at applied aerodynamics that bear directly on the problem of airplane design. Following conventional aeronautical engineering practice, the authos have divide the book into two major parts, the first dealing with the problems of airplane designfor performance and the second involving the design of the airplane for adequate stability and control characteristics or more popularly its flying qualities.     

Author Name :Courtland D. Perkins, Robert E. Hage

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Airframe Structural Design

This book is intended to advance the technical understanding and practical knowledge of both practicing engineers and students. The book represents several decades of data collection, research, conversations with different airframe specialists plus the author's more than twenty years experience in airframe structural design.     

Author Name :Michael Chun-Yung Niu

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Aerospace structural analysis

The authors and their colleagues developed this text over many years, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural analysis courses at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology.The emphasis is on clarity and unity in the presentation of basic structural analysis concepts and methods. The equations of linear elasticity and basic constitutive behaviour of isotropic and composite materials are reviewed. The text focuses on the analysis of practical structural components including bars, beams, and plates. Particular attention is devoted to the analysis of thin-walled beams under bending, shearing, and torsion. Advanced topics such as warping, non-uniform torsion, shear deformations, thermal effect and plastic deformations are addressed. A unified treatment of work and energy principles is provided that naturally leads to an examination of approximate analysis methods including an introduction to matrix and finite element methods.     

Author Name :O. A. Bauchau and J. I. Craig

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Aerodynamics Of Wings And Bodies

This excellent, innovative reference offers a wealth of useful information and a solid background in the fundamentals of aerodynamics. Fluid mechanics, constant density inviscid flow, singular perturbation problems, viscosity, thin-wing and slender body theories, drag minimalization, and other essentials are addressed in a lively, literate manner and accompanied by diagrams.     

Author Name :Holt Ashley, Mrten Landahl

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How To Design, Build And Test Small Liquid-Fuel Rocket Engines

The rocket engine is a relatively simple device in which propellants are burned and the resulting high pressure gases are expanded through a specially shaped nozzle to produce thrust. Gas pressurized propellant tanks and simple propellant flow controls make operation of a small liquid-fuel rocket engine about as simple as operating an automobile engine. Why then do so many amateur rocket engines fail or cause injury? ROCKETLAB cannot assume responsibility, in any manner whatsoever, for the use readers make of the information presented herein or the devices resulting therefrom.     

Author Name :Rocketlab

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Air War in the Gulf 1991

In August 1990 Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. This book analyses the ensuing Gulf War (16 January - 28 February 1991) - a war fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence if not, as one British MP tartly observed, to defend democracy. The allies under General Schwarzkopf launched five weeks of air attacks, deploying 1,800 technologically highly advanced aircraft from the US, British, French and Saudi air forces. Many of these machines, including the British Tornadoes and US F-117A Stealth fighters, had never before engaged in combat, and their combined assault, watched by millions on TV, combined impressive accuracy with firepower to which the Iraqi forces had no answer.     

Author Name :Christopher Chant

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MiG-17 and MiG-19 Units of the Vietnam War

The erstwhile enemy of the USAF and US Navy during the nine years of American involvement in the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese Peoples' Air Force (VPAF) quickly grew from an ill-organised rabble of poorly trained pilots flying antiquated communist aircraft into a highly effective fighting force that more than held its own over the skies of North Vietnam. Flying Soviet fighters like the MiG-17, and -19, the VPAF produced over a dozen aces, whilst the Americans managed just two pilots and three navigators in the same period.     

Author Name :Istvan Toperczer

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Arab-Israeli Air Wars 1947-82

When the UN called for the end of the British mandate and the partition of Palestine into two independent states, the RAF found itself under attack from both sides. Tracing the development of hostilities in the Middle East, this book covers the period from the establishment of the first proper Israeli Air Force in 1948 to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Israel's War of Independence against its Arab neighbours, the inevitable 'round two', the Suez Crisis of 1956, the Six Day War of 1967, the Yom Kippur wars of 1973 and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 are all detailed in this fascinating chronicle of war in the Middle East.     

Author Name :Shlomo Aloni

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Mitsubishi Type 1 Rikko 'Betty

The most produced Japanese bomber of the war the G4M saw action on every front from the first day of the Pacific conflict through to VJ-Day. The 'Betty's' very long range made it a key weapon during the opening year of the war. However, to achieve this, the aircraft was built with very little protective armour for its crew or fuel tanks, and Allied pilots soon exposed its extreme vulnerability. In the first in a series of volumes examining the key Japanese aircraft of WW2, Dr Osamu Tagaya details the G4M's extensive combat history, and lists all the units which operated the bomber.If the "Zero" is the best known Japanese fighter of WWII, it is the "Betty" that gets that distinction in the bomber category. Despite this fame, little is published in english about the stories of the aircrews and missions they preformed. Readers learn about its design, operations, and stories of its crews, from the first days of the Pacific war, until the very end of the Japanese empire... For anyone interested in greater detail into the Japanese side of the Betty bomber story, and details on its crews and operations through WWII, this book is sure to impress and inform.     

Author Name :Osamu Tagaya

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Stealth warplanes

This magnificently illustrated book provides a detailed survey of the principle stealth aircraft in the skies today as well as aircraft still on the drawing boards and in testing. Stunning color plates and diagrams, along with dramatic photography, help explain the technology of these aircraft and stealth in general. There is also a fascinating look at the countermeasures currently under development to oppose stealth warplanes.     

Author Name :Bill Gunston

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B-1B Bomber

B-1B Bomber by Lindsay Peacock     

Author Name :Lindsay Peacock

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Lufftwaffe fighter units europe 1942-45

This book examines the combat histories of Luftwaffe Fighter units during World War 2. The major aircraft types operated by the Luftwaffe during this period are all covered, and their missions detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.     

Author Name :Christopher Shores

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Japanese carrier air groups 1941-45

Tracing the combat histories of Japanese Carrier Air Groups in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. The major aircraft types operated by the groups during this period are all covered, and the missions covered include Guadalcanal and Midway. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.     

Author Name :Rene J. Francillon

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Lufftwaffe fighter units Mediterranean 1941-44

At the start of 1941 it had become abundantly clear to Hitler that he would have to provide some aid lor his Italian ally Mussolini, whose dreams of a Mediterranean empire were in danger of being shattered beyond repair, and It fell to the Luftwaffe to supply the first such assistance. During the previous October, the Italians had Invaded northwestern Greece, expecting a swift conquest. Instead the Greeks had resisted with spirit, counterattacking and driving the invaders back across the border into Albania (annexed by Italy In 1936). By the beginning of 1941, units of the Royal Air Force were present in Greece, raising the possibility of a major British thrust into the Balkans generally. This could prove a most dangerous threat to German plans for the forthcoming invasion of Russia, which at that time was envisaged to commence in the late spring. In December 1940 a reconnaissance in force across the Egyptian frontier by a small British force had turned into a full-scale offensive after achieving unexpectedly large initial gains.     

Author Name :Christopher Shores

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German fighter units

This book traces the combat history of British fighter units. Major aircraft types are all covered, and their missions detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.     

Author Name :Alex Imrie

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Lufftwaffe fighter units Russia 1941-45

On the morning of 22 June 1941, the massive German invasion of Western Russia, Barbarossa, was spearheaded by deep armoured thrusts, designed to encircle and destroy large segments of the numerically strong Red Army. Overhead, providing immediate support and protection, flew the battle-hardened and highly-experienced units of the Luftwaffe, similar in composition, size and equipment to those used in western Europe and against Britain during 1940. Only amongst the Jagd-gesckwader (fighter units) had any substantial re-equipment taken place. Late in 1940 the first example of the Messerschrnirt Bfl09F had become available, and by June 1941, 13 of the Gruppen in the east had received these superb fighters considered by many to be the best of all the variants of the Bfl09 in terms of handling and response. Certainly it was of superior general performance to any opposition it would meet over Russia for many months to come. Indeed, the older Bfl09E which still equipped the remainder of the fighter force, was more than adequate to deal with the vast majority of Soviet aircraft it would meet initially particularly when in the hands of the very high quality pilots which most of the Jagdflieger were.     

Author Name :Christopher Shores

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Luftwaffe night fighter units 1939-45

In common with other air forces of the period, the German Luftwaffe did Dot possess an organized night fighter force at the beginning of World War II; no specialized night fighter aircraft existed and those units that were engaged in the demanding art of nocturnal interception did so on an ad hoc basis, a situation that was to continue well into 1940. But that is not to say that the requirement for night fighting was totally overlooked; such was the confidence in German airpower being able to overcome all possible opposition in the early phases of the war, that it was estimated that the enemy would be forced to mount retaliatory operations only under cover of darkness. Thus, some groundwork was carried out before the war by a few fighter units charged with night flying, usually as a supplement to regular daylight operations.     

Author Name :Jerry Scutts

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Lufftwaffe fighter units europe 1939-41

This book traces the combat history of Luftwaffe fighter units in World War 2. Major aircraft types are all covered, and their missions in the skies over Northern Europe and the Balkans are detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.     

Author Name :Jerry Scutts

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Lufftwaffe ground attack units 1939-1945

This book traces the combat history of Luftwaffe ground attack units throughout World War 2. Major aircraft types are all covered, and their operations over the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Russia and Europe are all detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.     

Author Name :Martin Pegg

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Spanish civil war air forces

This book traces the combat history of the air forces that fought in the Spanish Civil War. Major aircraft types are all covered, and their missions, including major operations at Brunete, Belchite and the Ebro, are all detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.     

Author Name :Christopher Shores

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Russian Warriors

One of the largest post-war air arms the world has ever known, the former Military Aviation Force controlled over 12,000 aircraft spread over Europe and Asia. The Red Star adorned all manner of combat types ranging from the awesome Tu-160 Blackjack through to the humble Be-12 Mail, and came to symbolise the leading edge of Soviet technology.     

Author Name :Roy Braybrook,Sergey Skrunnikon ,Leonid Yakutin

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Hypersonics before the shuttle

It is a beginning. Over forty-five years have melapsed since the X-15 was conceived; 40 since it first flew. And 31 since the program ended. Although it is usually heralded as the most productive flight research program ever undertaken, no serious history has been assembled to capture its design, development, operations, and lessons. This monograph is the first step towards that history. Not that a great deal has not previously been written about the X-15, because it has. But most of it has been limited to specific aspects of the program; pilots stories, experiments, lessons-learned, etc. But with the exception of Robert S. Houstons history published by the Wright Air Development Center in 1958, and later included in the Air Force History Oftkes Hypersonic Revolution, no one has attempted to tell the entire story. And the WADC history is taken entirely from the Air Force perspective, with small mention of the other contributors.     

Author Name :Dennis R. Jenkins

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Humans to Mars

The story of the dreams and the unbuilt spaceships for flights to Mars should be recorded so that in the future people can examine past ideas of space travel just as we can examine the unconsummated ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by reading his notebooks. Years from now people should be able to decide for themselves whether they want to go to Mars or if they prefer to stay earthbound. But let us not destroy the dream, simply because we do not wish to pursue it ourselves. (Edward Ezell, 1979)1 In the past half century, visionary engineers have made increasingly realistic plans for launching astronauts to Mars to explore the planet. This monograph traces the evolution of these plans, taking into account such factors as on-going technological advancement and our improving knowledge of the red planet.     

Author Name :David S. F. Portree

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The Spoken Word

This study covers the early years of what eventually became the Dryden Flight Research Center. It spans the period between the arrival of Walter Williams and the first group of NACA engineers at Muroc in 1946, and ends with the establishment of NASA in 1958. This timeframe encompasses the breaking of the sound barrier, the pivotal inertial coupling research, the first use of computer simulations, the transformation of the NACA facility from a pair of old hangars into a state-of-the-art research center, and the dawn of the space age. These events took place against the background of the end of World War II, the start of the Cold War, and the twin technological revolutions of jet propulsion and supersonic flight. They are told by the people who participated in these events, in their own words.     

Author Name :Curtis Peebles

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Mach 3+

During the 1950s, American aircraft designers emphasized configurations that flew increasingly high and fast,a trend that continued for nearly two decades. Then, during the 1970s, efficiency, noise reduction, and fuel economy also became important considerations, in part because military analysts no longer deemed speed and altitude the paramount capabilities necessary to ensure national security.Among the aircraft designs that transitioned from paper to hardware during the high-speed era, the Lockheed Blackbirds hold a unique place. The A-12, YF-12A, M-21, D-21, and SR-71 variants outperformed all other jet airplanes in terms of altitude and speed. To this day, they remain the only production aircraft capable of sustained cruise in excess of Mach 3. Developed in utmost secrecy, they eventually became some of the worlds most famous aircraft.     

Author Name :Peter W. Merlin

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The eclipse project

The Eclipse Project by Tom Tucker provides a readable narrative and a number of documents that record an important flight research effort at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. Carried out by Kelly Space and Technology, Inc., in partnership with the Air Force and Dryden at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert of California, this project tested and gathered data about a potential newer and less expensive way to launch satellites into space. Whether the new technology comes into actual use will depend on funding, market forces, and other factors at least partly beyond the control of the participants in the project. This is a familiar situation in the history of flight research.     

Author Name :Tom Tucker

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Flight research

The document by Milt Thompson that is reproduced here was an untitled rough draft found in Thompsons papers in the Dryden Historical Reference Collection. Internal evidence suggests that it was written about 1974. Readers need to keep this date in mind, since Milt writes in the present tense. Apparently, he never edited the document. Had he prepared it for publication, he would have done lots of editing and refined much of what he said.I have not attempted to second guess what Milt might have done in revising the paper, but I have made some minor stylistic changes to make it more readable without changing the sense of what Milt initially wrote.Where I have qualified what Milt said or added information for the readers benefit, I have done so either in footnotes or inside square brackets [like these]. The draft itself indicated that it should contain numerous figures to illustrate what he wrote, but no such figures were associated with the manuscript. I have searched out figures that appear to illustrate what Milt intended to show, but in some cases I have found none. When that has been the case, I have deleted his references to figures and simply kept his text, which does stand on its own.     

Author Name :Milton O. Thompson

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Black Magic and Gremlins

This publication describes the development of the Flight Research Center Simulation Laboratory during the period from 1955 to 1975. These are the years in which analog computers were used as a major component of every flight simulation that was mechanized in support of the many different flight research projects at the High-Speed Flight Station (HSFSredesignated the Flight Research Center [FRC] in 1959 and the Dryden Flight Research Center [DFRC] in 1976). Initially, analog computers were used along with a ground-based cockpit for these simulators. This started in 1955. In 1964 a small scientific digital computer was bought and added to the X-15 simulator. This was the start of the hybrid (combined analog and digital) computer period of flight simulators. Both of these periods are covered in this document.     

Author Name :Gene L. Waltman

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The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft

This monograph is a testament to the efforts of many people overcoming multiple technical challenges encountered while developing the XV-15 tilt rotor research aircraft.The Ames involvement with the tilt rotor aircraft began in 1957 with investigations of the performance and dynamic behavior of the Bell XV-3 tilt rotor aircraft. At that time, Ames Research Center was known as the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).As we approach the new millennium, and after more than 40 years of effort and the successful completion of our initial goals, it is appropriate to reflect on the technical accomplishments and consider the future applications of this unique aircraft class, the tilt rotor.The talented engineers, technicians, managers, and leaders at Ames have worked hard with their counterparts in the U.S. rotorcraft industry to overcome technology barriers and to make the military and civil tilt rotor aircraft safer, environmentally acceptable, and more efficient.The tilt rotor aircraft combines the advantages of vertical takeoff and landing capabilities, inherent to the helicopter, with the forward speed and range of a fixed wing turboprop airplane. Our studies have shown that this new vehicle type can provide the aviation transportation industry with the flexibility for highspeed, long-range flight, coupled with runway-independent operations, thus having a significant potential to relieve airport congestion.     

Author Name :Martin D. Maisel, Demo J. Giulianetti and Daniel C. Dugan

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This monograph relates the important history of the Propulsion Controlled Aircraft project at NASAs Dryden Flight Research Center. Spurred by a number of airplane crashes caused by the loss of hydraulic flight controls, a NASA-industry team lead by Frank W. Burcham and C. Gordon Fullerton developed a way to land an aircraft safely using only engine thrust to control the airplane. In spite of initial skepticism, the team discovered that, by manually manipulating an airplanes thrust, there was adequate control for extended up-and-away flight. However, there was not adequate control precision for safe runway landings because of the small control forces, slow response, and difficulty in damping the airplane phugoid and Dutch roll oscillations. The team therefore conceived, developed, and tested the first computerized Propulsion Controlled Aircraft (PCA) system. The PCA system takes pilot commands, uses feedback from airplane measurements, and computes commands for the thrust of each engine, yielding much more precise control. Pitch rate and velocity feedback damp the phugoid oscillation, while yaw rate feedback damps the Dutch roll motion.     

Author Name :Tom Tucker

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A History of Suction-Type Laminar-Flow Control with Emphasis on Flight Research

Laminar-flow control is an area of aeronautical research that has a long history at NASAs Langley Research Center, Dryden Flight Research Center, their predecessor organizations, and elsewhere. In this monograph, Albert L.Braslow, who spent much of his career at Langley working with this research, presents a history of that portion of laminar-flow technology known as active laminar-flow control, which employs suction of a small quantity of air through airplane surfaces. This important technique offers the potential for significant reduction in drag and, thereby, for large increases in range or reductions in fuel usage for aircraft. For transport aircraft, the reductions in fuel consumed as a result of laminar-flow control may equal 30 percent of present consumption. Given such potential, it is obvious that active laminar-flow control with suction is an important technology. In this study, Al covers the early history of the subject and brings the story all the way to the mid-1990s with an emphasis on flight research, much of which has occurred here at Dryden.This is an important monograph that not only encapsulates a lot of history in a brief compass but also does so in language that is accessible to non-technical readers. NASA is publishing it in a format that will enable it to reach the wide audience the subject deserves.     

Author Name :Albert L. Braslow

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The jet engine

This book is recognised as the definitive insight into the complex world of gas turbine technology. Written by Rolls-Royce engineers it provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the workings of the gas turbine. High?????quality and detailed illustrations are featured throughout the book as it takes you on a journey from the theory of jet propulsion to today???????s advanced products and provides insights into tomorrow???????s technology. Although primarily aimed at engineers and engineering students, the Jet Engine Book provides a fascinating read for anyone interested in the workings of one of the world???????s most complex and technologically demanding products.     

Author Name :Technical Publications Department

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Elements of gas turbine propulsion

This text provides an introduction to gas turbine engines and jet propulsion for aerospace or mechanical engineers. The text is divided into four parts: introduction to aircraft propulsion; basic concepts and one-dimensional/gas dynamics; parametric (design point) and performance (off-design) analysis of air breathing propulsion systems; and analysis and design of major gas turbine engine components (fans, compressors, turbines, inlets, nozzles, main burners, and afterburners). Design concepts are introduced early (aircraft performance in introductory chapter) and integrated throughout. Written with extensive student input on the design of the book, the book builds upon definitions and gradually develops the thermodynamics, gas dynamics, and gas turbine engine principles. The book contains over 100 worked examples and numerous homework problems so concepts are applied after they are introduced. Over 600 illustrations and pictures show basic concepts, trends, and design examples. Seven computer programs accompany the text, which allow for rapid calculation of trends, what if questions, conceptual design, homework problems, and homework verification. The software runs in the Windows operating system on PC-compatible systems.     

Author Name :Jack D. Mattingly

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Engines Of Creation

This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter.Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.     

Author Name :K. Eric Drexler

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Elements of Propulsion

This text provides a complete introduction to gas turbine and rocket propulsion for aerospace and mechanical engineers. Building on the very successful Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion, textbook coverage has been expanded to include rocket propulsion and the material on gas dynamics has been dramatically improved. The text is divided into four parts: basic concepts and gas dynamics; analysis of rocket propulsion systems; parametric (design point) and performance (off-design) analysis of air breathing propulsion systems; and analysis and design of major gas turbine engine components (fans, compressors, turbines, inlets, nozzles, main burners, and afterburners).     

Author Name :Jack D. Mattingly

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Combined cycle gas & steam turbine power plants

Presents a reference on technical and economic factors of combined cycle applications within the utility and cogeneration markets.     

Author Name :Rolf Kehlhofer

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Aeronautical Engineer's databook

This is an essential handy guide containing useful up to date information regularly needed by the student or practising engineer.Covering all aspects of aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary craft, this pocket book provides quick access to useful aeronautical engineering data and sources of information for further in-depth information.     

Author Name :Clifford Matthews

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Airplane aerodynamics & performance

An encyclopedic book on airplane aerodynamics and performance presenting all aspects of this vast field in a good organized and accesible manner. The diagrams and pictures have a more coloquial quality, but they are in general very instructive and at times lively as they present data, aspects or facts about planes that have made aviation history. It is not a book for every one, and specially not for the reader expecting to get in short an overview of airplanes design or analysis. It is excellent for the student that higher values a technical than a scientific approach to aerodynamics. The book presents not only equations, it presents a wealth of data on values, parameters, technical solutions, realized on existing airplanes. You end reading each chapter with a good understanding of the concepts AND an overview of the numbers you can expect when realising technical solutions.     

Author Name :Jan Roskam,C. T. Lan

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Aircraft Icing Handbook

This CAA Icing Handbook published at the onset of the icing season in New Zealand displays the international scope of efforts to guard against icing-related accidents. The book would not have been possible without the labours of the organisations whose work is included here. And they are by no means the only contributors to progress in de- icing and anti- icing. Numerous other organisations and individuals too many to recognise here without unfairly omitting some names have played their valuable part. As several documents adapted in this Handbook attest, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has undertaken major efforts in icing-related research and regulatory updates. The lengthy list of regulatory and advisory documents beginning on page 201 of the Flight Safety Foundation, Safety Digest Protection Against Icing: A Comprehensive Overview dated June-September 1997 most of whic h were published by the FAA, shows the breadth of icing-accident preventive measures.     

Author Name :Civil Aviation Authority

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Aircraft Design Projects

Written with students of aerospace or aeronautical engineering firmly in mind, this is a practical and wide-ranging book that draws together the various theoretical elements of aircraft design structures, aerodynamics, propulsion, control and others and guides the reader in applying them in practice. Based on a range of detailed real-life aircraft design projects, including military training, commercial and concept aircraft, the experienced UK and US based authors present engineering students with an essential toolkit and reference to support their own project work.All aircraft projects are unique and it is impossible to provide a template for the work involved in the design process. However, with the knowledge of the steps in the initial design process and of previous experience from similar projects, students will be freer to concentrate on the innovative and analytical aspects of their course project.The authors bring a unique combination of perspectives and experience to this text. It reflects both British and American academic practices in teaching aircraft design. Lloyd Jenkinson has taught aircraft design at both Loughborough and Southampton universities in the UK and Jim Marchman has taught both aircraft and spacecraft design at Virginia Tech in the US.     

Author Name :Lloyd R. Jenkinson, James F. Marchman III

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This single source provides a comprehensive treatment of dynamics of aerospace systems starting with the basic fundamentals. Topics range from basic kinematics and dynamics to more advanced celestial mechanics. It guides you through the various derivations and proofs, but avoids "cookbook" formulas. Instead, the reader is made to understand the underlying principle of the involved equations and shown how to apply them to various dynamical systems. The book is divided into two parts. Part I covers analytical treatment of topics such as basic dynamic principles up to advanced energy concept. Special attention is paid to the use of rotating reference frames that often occur in aerospace systems. Part II covers basic celestial mechanics treating the 2-body problem, restricted 3-body problem, gravity field modelling, perturbation methods, spacecraft formation flying, and orbit transfers.     

Author Name :Hanspeter Schaub and John L. Junkins

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Missile Aerodynamics

One purpose of this chapter is to point out some of the differences between airplanes and missiles by virtue of which missile aerodynamics embraces subjects not formerly of great interest in airplane aerodynamics. Another purpose is to collect in one place for ready reference many of the symbols, definitions and conventions used throughout the book.     

Author Name :Jack N. Nielsen

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Introduction to the aerodynamics of flight

Here we can get Introduction to the Aerodynamics of Flight for the Students of Aeronautical, Aerospace, Aircraft Engineering, B Tech From the Author of Theodore A.Talay available here.The theory of aerodynamics is the culmination of the works of many individuals. It probably began with prehistoric mans desire to copy the actions of the bird and fly through the air.     

Author Name :Theodore A. Talay

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Aerodynamics for engineering students

The leading complete course on Aerodynamics, now in its fifth edition, has been fully revised to include all the latest developments and provides a comprehensive text for all engineering students.     

Author Name :E.L. Houghton, P.W. Carpenter

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This paper addresses the use of the Constrained Direct Iterative Surface Curvature (CDISC) design method in the aircraft design process.A discussion of some of the requirements for practical use of CFD in the design process is followed by a description of different CFD design methods, along with their relative strengths and weaknesses.A detailed description of the CDISC design method highlights some of the aspects of the method that provide computational efficiency and portability, as well as the flow and geometry constraint capabilities.In addition, an efficient approach to multipoint design, the Weighted Averaging of Geometries (WAG) method, is described and illustrated using a couple of simple examples.The CDISC and WAG methods are then applied to a complex generic business jet geometry using an unstructured grid flow solver to demonstrate the multipoint and multicomponent design capabilities of these methods.     

Author Name :Richard L. Campbell

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Basic Aerodynamics

This subcourse is to be completed on a self-study basis. You will grade the practice exercise when you complete it using the answer key which is enclosed. If you have answered any question incorrectly, study the question reference shown on the answer key and evaluate all possible solutions.There are no prerequisites for this subcourse. This subcourse reflects the doctrine which was current at the time it was prepared. In your own work situation, always refer to the latest official publications.Unless otherwise stated, the masculine gender of singular pronouns is used to refer to both men and women.     

Author Name :AIPD

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Why did the Pentagon retire the SR-71 spyplane in 1990? What has caused sonic booms over the California desert since 1991? What was the triangular craft spotted over the North Sea in 1989? In this groundbreaking book, journalist Bill Sweetman argues these mysteries can be traced to a U.S. spyplane called AURORA, the existence of which--denied by officials--lies buried in a secret military budget.     

Author Name :Bill Sweetman

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Intercontinental Transport of Air Pollution

Transboundary transport of air pollution has been a topic of scientific research for several decades and has also been addressed already by environmental policies. However, the importance of air pollution transport on the largest - intercontinental - scales, has been recognized only recently. It was soon found that the meteorological and chemical processes involved in intercontinental pollution transport are distinctly different from those occurring during regional-scale transport, and thus new scientific methodologies are required for their study. In this book, leading scientists review the current state of knowledge in this emerging field of research, providing the reader with a process understanding of global-scale transport and its influence on the atmosphere's chemical composition. Long-range transport of anthropogenic pollution is contrasted with that of pollution produced by natural processes such as dust storms or forest fires. Furthermore, the prospects for international management of intercontinental transport of anthropogenic pollution are discussed.     

Author Name :Andreas Stohl

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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

This handbook is used extensively as a reference source for the FAA Knowledge Exams and provides information for training and guiding student pilots. Including basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots,from beginning students to those pursuing more advanced pilot certificates, it introduces pilots to the broad spectrum of knowledge that will be needed as they progress through their pilot training. Principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures and systems, weight/balance and performance calculations, charts and navigation, weather theory, reports, forecasts, and flight manuals are among the subjects covered.     

Author Name :Federal Aviation Administration

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Rotating Flow

Rotating flow is critically important across a wide range of scientific, engineering and product applications, providing design and modeling capability for diverse products such as jet engines, pumps and vacuum cleaners, as well as geophysical flows. Developed over the course of 20 years' research into rotating fluids and associated heat transfer at the University of Sussex Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC), Rotating Flow is an indispensable reference and resource for all those working within the gas turbine and rotating machinery industries. Traditional fluid and flow dynamics titles offer the essential background but generally include very sparse coverage of rotating flows-which is where this book comes in. Beginning with an accessible introduction to rotating flow, recognized expert Peter Childs takes you through fundamental equations, vorticity and vortices, rotating disc flow, flow around rotating cylinders and flow in rotating cavities, with an introduction to atmospheric and oceanic circulations included to help deepen understanding. Whilst competing resources are weighed down with complex mathematics, this book focuses on the essential equations and provides full workings to take readers step-by-step through the theory so they can concentrate on the practical applications.     

Author Name :Peter R N Childs

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Nasa Space Shuttle Avionics System

It represents the frst successful attempt to incorporate a comprehensive fail operational/fail safe concept in an avionics system. It pioneered the development of complex redundancy management techniques, some of which rival the expert system approaches emerging today. It is the first operational aerospace system to use digital data bus technology to perform flight-critical functions. It is the first operational system to utilize a high-order language to develop and produce onboard software. It is the first operational aerospace program to make extensive use of flight software program overlays from a tape memory to expand the effective size of computer memory. It is the first system to integrate the flight control function with the rest of the avionics functions. It included the first use of digital fly-by-wire technology in an operational atmospheric flight application. It is the first avionics system to use a multifunction cathode-ray-tube display and crew interface approach. It is the first avionics system to provide extensive operational services to onboard nonavionics systems.Such pioneering innovations and concepts are remarkable in that they emerged in a design environment which would be considered archaic by today's standards.     

Author Name :John F. Hanaway, Robert W. Moorehead

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Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design,2001

Intended for both majors and non-majors taking a first course in Introduction to Aerospace Engineering or Introduction to Flight, Newman's INTERACTIVE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING & DESIGN text will inspire students with its integrated bound-in CD-ROM (PC & Mac compatible); and with its strong emphasis on introducing the design process in a way beginning students can understand. The text/CD's active visual approach and inclusion of space-oriented topicsa make it ideal for the changing needs of the Aerospace Engineering field. Newman's book is the first in its course area to include integrated multimedia resources. The CD-ROM, bound in with every book, includes the entire text in pdf form for electronic viewing options. It also integrates extensive animations, QuickTime movies, and Matlab-based simulations to motivate student readers. Quicktime movies of a student design project competition is included to convey the importance of team-oriented design to readers, and a section on human-powered flight points out the design choices made for these types of machines. A gallery of additional full-color illustrations, keyed to the text, is also included on the CD-ROM. Newman also provides strong coverage of basic aerodynamics concepts and applications, fixed-wing aircraft topics, orbital mechanics, satellites & spacecraft, and space mission endeavors.     

Author Name :Dava Newman

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Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control

Over the last few decades, both the aeronautics and space disciplines have greatly influenced advances in controls, sensors, data fusion and navigation. Many of those achievements that made the word aerospace synonymous with hightech were enabled by innovations in guidance, navigation and control.Europe has seen a strong trans-national consolidation process in aerospace over the last few decades. Most of the visible products, like commercial aircraft, fighters, helicopters, satellites, launchers or missiles, are not made by a single country they are the fruits of cooperation. No European country by itself hosts a specialized guidance, navigation and controls community large enough to cover the whole spectrum of disciplines. However, on a European scale, mutual exchange of ideas, concepts and solutions is enriching for all. The 1st CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control is an attempt to bring this community together.This book is a selection of papers presented at the conference. All submitted papers have gone through a formal review process in compliance with good journal practices. The best papers have been recommended by the reviewers to be published in this book.     

Author Name :Florian Holzapfel and Stephan Theil

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Improving Air Safety through Organizational Learning

The key theme of this book is organizational learning and its consequences for the field of air safety. Air safety rates have been improving for a long time, demonstrating the effects of a good learning model at work. However, the pace of improvement has almost come to a standstill. Improving Air Safety through Organizational Learning explains this situation as being the consequence of a development model supported chiefly by information technology being introduced as an alternative to human operators, and offers a new development model, one that makes strong use of technology but at the same time questions every step and suggests possible ways to recover the lost learning capacity.     

Author Name :Jos Snchez-Alarcos Ballesteros

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Fundamentals of Aerodynamics

This book covers the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and new illustrations to help the students to understand the basic conepts. More than a dozen "design boxes" are included to help students focus on the practical applications.     

Author Name :John D. Anderson

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Gas Turbines

This book is intended to provide valuable information for the analysis and design of various gas turbine engines for different applications. The target audience for this book is design, maintenance, materials, aerospace and mechanical engineers. The design and maintenance engineers in the gas turbine and aircraft industry will benefit immensely from the integration and system discussions in the book. The chapters are of high relevance and interest to manufacturers, researchers and academicians as well.     

Author Name :Gurrappa Injet

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Advances in Spacecraft Technologies

The development and launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik more than five decades ago propelled both the scientific and engineering communities to new heights as they worked together to develop novel solutions to the challenges of spacecraft system design. This symbiotic relationship has brought significant technological advances that have enabled the design of systems that can withstand the rigors of space while providing valuable space-based services. With its 26 chapters divided into three sections, this book brings together critical contributions from renowned international researchers to provide an outstanding survey of recent advances in spacecraft technologies. The first section includes nine chapters that focus on innovative hardware technologies while the next section is comprised of seven chapters that center on cutting-edge state estimation techniques. The final section contains eleven chapters that present a series of novel control methods for spacecraft orbit and attitude control.     

Author Name :Jason Hall

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Fundamentals of Compressible Flow with Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion

In addition to introducing readers to the field of aerospace propulsion, this text demonstrates the application of compressible flow theory to various propulsion devices. Many solved and unsolved problems are included with each chapter.     

Author Name :S.M. Yahya

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The Design of the Aeroplane

The Design of the Aeroplane is a textbook of commonsense principles that pays due regard to basic airworthiness requirements of airplanes intended for operation by one pilot. The coverage spread is from micro-light to business executive, by way of sporting, aerobatic, training, and agricultural aircraft. The final chapter is devoted to practical examples of particular design projects that illustrate points made in preceding chapters.     

Author Name :Darrol Stinton

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A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity,

In this new edition, the fundamental material on classical linear aeroelasticity has been revised. Also new materials has been added describing recent results on the research frontiers dealing with nonlinear aeroelasticity as well as major advances in the modelling of unsteady aerodynamic flows using the methods of computational fluid dynamics and reduced order modeling techniques. New chapters on aeroelasticity in turbomachinery and aeroelasticity and the latter chapters for a more advanced course, a graduate seminar or as a reference source for an entree to the research literature.     


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NASA and the Environment

Chronicles the stages NASA went through in its efforts to study and provide information on the depletion of the ozone.     

Author Name :W. Henry Lambright

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System Dynamics

This comprehensive examination of the analysis and design of linear systems provides extensive coverage of both mechanical and electrical systems, and includes analyses of pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems, thermal systems, and water-tank systems.     

Author Name :Katsuhiko Ogata

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Spacecraft Thermal Control Handbook

This practical handbook provides the reader with enough background and specific information to begin conducting thermal analysis and to participate in the thermal design of spacecraft systems.     

Author Name :David G. Gilmore

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Fault Detection and Isolation

Fault Detection and Isolation: Multi-Vehicle Unmanned System deals with the design and development of fault detection and isolation algorithms for unmanned vehicles such as spacecraft, aerial drones and other related vehicles. Addressing fault detection and isolation is a key step towards designing autonomous, fault-tolerant cooperative control of networks of unmanned systems. This book proposes a solution based on a geometric approach, and presents new theoretical findings for fault detection and isolation in Markovian jump systems. Also discussed are the effects of large environmental disturbances, as well as communication channels, on unmanned systems. The book proposes novel solutions to difficulties like robustness issues, as well as communication channel anomalies. Fault Detection and Isolation: Multi-Vehicle Unmanned System is an ideal book for researchers and engineers working in the fields of fault detection, as well as networks of unmanned vehicles.     

Author Name :Nader Meskin,Khashayar Khorasani

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Combustion instabilites in Rockets

Higher operating efficiencies, fewer pollutant emissions, and low capital investment have made gas turbines a dominant technology for a new power generating capacity in the US and worldwide. This book offers gas turbine users and manufacturers a valuable resource to help them sort through issues associated with combustion instabilities. In the last ten years, substantial efforts have been made in the industrial, governmental, and academic communities to understand the unique issues associated with combustion instabilities in low-emission gas turbines. The objective of this book is to compile these results into a series of chapters that address the various facets of the problem. The Case Studies section speaks to specific manufacturer and user experiences with combustion instabilities in the development stage and in fielded turbine engines. The book then goes on to examine The Fundamental Mechanisms, The Combustor Modeling, and Control Approaches.     

Author Name :Timothy C. Lieuwen,V. Yang

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Boundary Layer Theory

This text is the translation and revision of Schlichting's classic text in boundary layer theory. The main areas covered are laws of motion for a viscous fluid, laminar boundary layers, transition and turbulence, and turbulent boundary layers.     

Author Name :Hermann Schlichting

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Aerodynamics for Engineers

This comprehensive guide to aerodynamics focuses on practical problems and discusses the fundamental principles and techniques used to solve these problems.     

Author Name :John J. Bertin,Russell M. Cummings

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Aircraft Loading and Structural Layout

Moving on from the conceptual design of an aircraft, it becomes necessary to lay down the details of the airframe. This is effectively done in two stages--derivation of the applied loading and layout/sizing of the primary structural members. In his latest contribution to the literature Aircraft Loading and Structural Layout, Denis Howe provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of loading actions analysis, together with the logical extension to the conceptual design of the airframe. He thereby meets two perceived needs that are not currently addressed by existing aircraft design texts, where loading analysis tends to be dealt with somewhat superficially, treating only the basic symmetric flight envelope, and where structural analysis often assumes that a certain level of design detail has already been established. The author's comprehensive lecture notes, accumulated during 45 years of teaching aircraft design at Cranfield University provided the basis for this valuable reference text that offers a straightforward, systematic approach to the quantitative derivation of the initial structural concept. Readers will find a simple, logical, sequence to derive the form, location and approximate sizing of the main members of the airframe as a precursor to a comprehensive structural analysis and design refinement. Graduate and post-graduate level aeronautical students will welcome the approach offered by Aircraft Loading and Structural Layout. Practicing engineers in the aircraft industry will find a useful loading actions reference, providing a simple method for the derivation of initial structural data for input to advance analysis programs and the interpretation of the output from them.     

Author Name :Denis Howe

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Flight Performance of Aircraft

This text describes the basic forces which dictate and decide the performance of an aircraft. It is aimed at pilots and flight-test engineers seeking answers to questions of flight mechanics. Referring to real-life situations, performance analysis is presented for most phases of flying, including takeoff, climb, cruise, turn, descent and landing. To improve confidence in dealing with these situations, a list of problems is provided at the end of each chapter to encourage trouble-shooting and theory comprehension. Charts, figures and references reinforce and complement the text throughout.     

Author Name :S.K.Ohja

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The Astronaut's Cookbook

Just received my copy of The Astronaut's Cookbook and my husband and I have read it to each other and had some great laughs at the tales of astronauts past. Recipes are great and the insider knowledge of the program is wonderful. This is a must read for anyone interested in the space program from Apollo to ISS.As a former astronaut on STS-40 the book rings true from beginning to end. George and I think it is a unique and insightful. While writing a "thinkbook" on man's food in perspective of future development, it was amusing to realize that it finally will be food gardening that helps green man to survive between the stars.     

Author Name :Charles T. Bourland

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Anintroduction to the history of launching people into space, this visual vault introduces the subject with immediacy. The volume hopes, writes moonwalker Buzz Aldrin in a foreword, toinspire the next generation of space travelers, and the design certainly arrests attention. Inmore than800 photographs organizedon two-page spreads, the album introduces theoreticians of space technologysuch asKonstantin Tsiolkovskii; explains the evolvingtechnology with arrowed diagrams of rockets, capsules, and space suits; dramatizes landmark space missions from Sputnik to China's recent launches of taikonauts; and reproduces images of space-age paraphernalia,such aspostal stamps and mission patches. A positive distinctionof the presentation is its national balance: the Soviet space program is amply pictured, especially its successes with space stations, and the space activities of Europe, India, and Japan are depicted as well. Aiming for breadth,the author also describes robotic planetary missions; includes several spectaculars from the Hubble Space Telescope; and points to future directions of private spaceships and NASA's proposed successors to the space shuttle. Space browsers will gravitate to this colorful tome.     

Author Name :Giles Sparrow

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Spacecraft Power Technologies

This text is devoted to the technologies critical to the development of spacecraft electrical power systems. The science and engineering of solar, chemical and nuclear systems is examined together with the constraints imposed by the space and thermal environments in which the systems must operate. Details of technology and the history that led to the state-of-the-art are presented at a level appropriate for the student as a textbook or the practising engineer as a reference.     

Author Name :Anthony K.Hyder, Ronald L.Wiley, G.Halpert, Donna Jones Flood, S.Sabripour

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Spacecraft Formation Flying

Spacecraft formation flying (SFF) is of huge importance to the aerospace and space community. Not the stuff of science-fiction, SFF involves flying multiple small satellites together, to deliver benefits which far outweigh a single larger craft or space station. The first autonomous formation flying earth science mission was in 196 and NASA now has 35 SFF mission sets. By networking several smaller and cheaper craft, scientists can make simultaneous measurements that enable higher resolution astronomical imagery, provide robust and fault-tolerant spacecraft system architectures, and enable complex earth science and space science networks dispersed over clusters of satellites in space.This is the first book to introduce and explore SFF. It is a topic of enormous importance to aerospace engineers, astrodynamicists, satellite engineers, astronomers, physicists, and applied mathematicions. This book provides a complete introduction to the subject and is supported by graduate level student exercises plus Matlab and Maple code sets for running SFF simulations.     

Author Name :Kyle Alfriend, Srinivas Rao Vadali, Pini Gurfil, Jonathan How, Louis Breger

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Space Invaders

Manned space programs attract the most media attention, and it is not hard to understand why -- the danger, the heroism, the sheer adventure we as earthbound observers can imagine when humans are involved. But robotic missions deserve a respectful and detailed history and analysis of their own, and this book provides it.Focusing on future modern spacecraft, Michel van Pelt explains the exciting life of unmanned space explorers, making the technology, design, development, operation and results of modern space probe missions understandable by lay readers.Instead of describing one specific spacecraft or mission, Michel van Pelt offers a "behind the scenes" look at the life of a space probe: from its first conceptual design to the analysis of the scientific data returned by the spacecraft.     

Author Name :Michel van Pelt

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Safety and Reliability in Cooperating Unmanned Aerial Systems

This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the analysis and design of health management systems for cooperating unmanned aerial vehicles. Such systems rely upon monitoring and fault adaptation schemes. Motivation for their study comes from the fact that, despite the use of fault-tolerant control software and hardware embedded onboard air vehicles, overall fleet performance may still be degraded after the occurrence of anomalous events such as systems faults and failures. Cooperative health management (CHM) systems seek to provide adaptation to the presence of faults by capitalizing on the availability of interconnected computing, sensing and actuation resources.This monograph complements the proposed CHM concepts by means of case studies and application examples. It presents fundamental principles and results encompassing optimization, systems theory, information theory, dynamics, modeling and simulation. Written by pioneers in cooperative control, health management and fault-tolerant control for unmanned systems, this book is a unique source of information for designers, researchers and practitioners interested in the field.     

Author Name :Camille Alain Rabbath and N. Lechevin

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Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

The revised edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the range of launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the very latest details of some of the advanced propulsion systems currently being developed. The author covers the fundamentals of the subject, from the basic principles of rocket propulsion and vehicle dynamics through the theory and practice of liquid and solid propellant motors, to new and future developments.     

Author Name :Martin J.L. Turner

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Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program

Suborbital flight activities, including the use of sounding rockets, aircraft, and high-altitude balloons, and suborbital reusable launch vehicles, offer valuable opportunities to advance science, train the next generation of scientists and engineers, and provide opportunities for participants in the programs to acquire skills in systems engineering and systems integration that are critical to maintaining the nation's leadership in space programs. Furthermore, the NASA Authorization Act of 2008 finds it in the national interest to expand the size of NASA's suborbital research program and to consider increased funding.Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program is an assessment of the current state and potential of NASA's suborbital research programs and a review of NASA's capabilities in this area. The scope of this review includes: existing programs that make use of suborbital flights; the status, capability, and availability of suborbital platforms; the existing or planned launch facilities for suborbital missions (including the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy); and opportunities for scientific research, training, and educational collaboration in the conduct of suborbital missions by NASA.The findings illustrate that suborbital program elements-airborne, balloon, and sounding rockets-play vital and necessary strategic roles in NASA's research, innovation, education, employee development, and spaceflight mission success, thus providing the foundation for achievement of agency goals.     

Author Name :Committee on NASA's Suborbital Research Capabilities

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Protection of materials and structures from space environment

The ICPMSE-6 meeting continued the discussions started in 1992 when this conference series was started. The proceedings of ICPMSE-6 conference contain the latest developments in the area of the effects of the space environment on materials and structures and the ways to prevent and/or reduce them. For the first time, information on environment factors affecting the behavior of materials in GEO and MEO orbits was included in the topics. The main mandate of the meeting, as in the past years was to: - promote the dissemination of experimental data and experience among research organizations, and scientists gathered in ground and flight experiments; - learn about the latest advances in the field of material's and structures' protection in space environment and to provide a basis for interaction and utilization of ideas; - review the latest research and development in topics such as: effects of space environment on materials and structures, predictive models for interaction of materials with space environment factors, and alternative ways for protection from space environment.     

Author Name :Jacob I.Kleiman, Zelina Iskanderova

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Principles of Jet Propulsion and Gas Turbines

This book is based on a lecture course entitled The Principles of Jet Propulsion given by the author in 1943 and 1944, under the sponsorship of the University of California ESMWT program, to graduate engineers working in the aircraft companies located in the Los Angeles area.It was decided in preparing the original lecture notes to discuss basic principles only, and in order to conform with the wartime restrictions on security only unclassified material was included. Since the manuscript for this book was completed during the war years the same policy was observed in its preparation. This introduced certain difficulties, because it, was necessary to omit certain data and useful information. It is felt, however, that because the discussions in this book are confined to basic principles the observance of the interests of military security has not impaired the attainment of the main objectives: the presentation of requisite fundamental theory pertinent to an intelligent understanding of jet-propulsion engines and gas-turbine power plants. Although the book is written primarily for the student, and not for the specialist, it is hoped that it will also be useful to those actively engaged in the aforementioned fields.     

Author Name :Maurice Joseph Zucrow

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Mechanics of Flight

Mechanics of Flight is an ideal introduction to the principles of flight. The eleventh edition has been updated to conform to current teaching practices and technical knowledge. Written in a clear jargon-free style, the book contains simple numerical examples. The book commences with a summary of the relevant aspects of mechanics, and goes on to cover topics such as air and airflow, aerofoils, thrust, level flight, gliding, landing, performance, manoeuvres and stability and control. Important aspects of these topics are illustrated by a description of a trial flight in a light aircraft. The book also deals with flight at transonic and supersonic speeds, and finally orbital flight and spacecraft.     

Author Name :R.H. Barnard, D.R. Philpott, A.C. Kermode

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Into the Unknown Together

Colonel Erickson examines the use of space exploration as a tool to secure international prestige and national pride as part of the Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations. He looks at the creation of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the evolving NASA-DOD relationship, and the larger context in which this relationship was forged. He focuses on the human-spaceflight projects Projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Dynasoar, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratoryby examining the geopolitical, domestic political, and bureaucratic environments in which decisions concerning these projects were made. By blending in the individuals involved, the obstacles that were overcome, and the achievements of the US space program, Erickson reveals a special transformation that took place during this chapter of Americana.     

Author Name :Mark Erickson

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Human Spaceflight

Human Spaceflight" explores the epoch journeys of human beings as they first ventured beyond Earth's atmosphere, starting in the early 1960s, and traveled into outer space. One of the most memorable of these daring missions occurred on July 20, 1969, when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on another world. This volume follows the evolution of space technology from the dawn of the Space Age to the present day, addressing such topics as human survival in space, a spacecraft's ability to launch people into orbit, and the safety and dangers of spaceflight. A number of historic events, scientific principles, and technical breakthroughs were vital to establishing a human presence in space, and "Human Spaceflight" examines some of these scientific milestones more closely. This volume also presents some exciting future human spaceflight activities, including a return to the Moon to establish permanent lunar surface bases, human expeditions to Mars, and even the creation of large space settlements in orbit around Earth and at other strategic locations throughout the solar system. A special collection of illustrations highlighting historic, contemporary, and future human spaceflight activities allows readers to appreciate the tremendous progress that has been made since the early days of spaceflight, as well as what lies ahead. A generous number of sidebars covering fundamental physical concepts, engineering choices, and life support techniques, as well as capsule biographies of prominent scientists, astronauts, and cosmonauts, are also included to inspire students in high school and college to become the space experts of tomorrow.     

Author Name :Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.

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How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon?

The Moon is very far from Earth. Yet, scientists have been able to get satellites, shuttles, and other spacecraft into space and a few manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon?" reveals the science behind propulsion and the energy it takes to get large craft into space. Colorful photographs and illustrations, complemented by real-world examples, will ignite young readers' interest in space and the vehicles humans use to visit there.     

Author Name :Barbara J. Davis

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Gas Turbine Theory

Since publication of the third edition of Gas Turbine Theory, the gas turbine has been found to be suitable for an increasing number of applications. The fourth edition of this popular textbook has been revised and updated to reflect these developments. Gas turbines are becoming widely used for base-load electricity generation, as part of combined-cycle plant, and combined cycles receive more attention in this edition. There are now stringent statutory limits on harmful emissions, and the chapter on combustion has been enlarged to include a discussion of the factors affecting emissions and descriptions of current methods of attacking the problem. A section on coal gasification has also been added. Finally, the opportunity has been taken to make many small but significant improvements and additions to the text. The emphasis is still on fundamental principles, and readers must turn to the specialised literature for computational methods of dealing with the aerodynamic design of turbomachinery and the prediction of performance. Suitable as a coursebook for undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical and aeronautical engineering,Gas Turbine Theory will also continue to be a valuable reference for practising gas turbine engineers.     

Author Name :Henry Cohen, G. F. C. Rogers, H. I. H. Saravanamuttoo

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Fundamentals of Modern Unsteady Aerodynamics

This introduction to the principles of unsteady aerodynamics covers all the core concepts, provides readers with a review of the fundamental physics, terminology and basic equations, and covers hot new topics such as the use of flapping wings for propulsion.     

Author Name :Ulgen Gulcat

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Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Flow Control

Flow control technologies have been used in the past century to control fluid flows. This text is an excellent introduction to the wide-ranging uses of modern flow control.This text presents the current state of the art in emerging modern flow control technologies and highlights the application of these technologies to aerospace platforms. Initial chapters introduce the fundamentals of modern flow control, including basic concepts, terminology, history, flow physics, actuators, sensors, modeling/simulation, and instability and control theories.     

Author Name :Ronald D. Joslin, Daniel N. Miller

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Flight Physics

This textbook gives an introduction, with extensive historical notes, to the principal disciplines of aeronautics. The principles of applied aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, flight performances, stability and control of conventional subsonic aircraft are augmented by overviews of helicopter technology and high speed flight. Overviews of the history of aviation and basic aeronautical terms are followed by descriptions of the major disciplines involved in aircraft flight mechanics. These are discussed in five chapters dealing with low speed aerodynamic properties (lift and drag) of wings, aircraft engines and propulsion, performances, and stability and control of aircraft. The last two chapters deal with helicopter aerodynamics and flight mechanics, and complications of high speed (transonic and supersonic) flight. In order to keep the introductory character there is an equal amount of basic formulas and explanatory text. Although problems and their solutions are not presented, there are plenty of opportunities for lecturers to extract material for practicing and examination.     

Author Name :E. Torenbeek,H. Wittenberg

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Explosives Engineering

This text presents the basic technologies used in the engineering of explosives and explosion systems. The six sections cover the chemistry of explosives, energetics of explosives, shock waves, detonation, and initiation and intiators. Concise descriptions of the physical processes and underlying theory are expressed in terms. Special features include solved problems in each technical area, extensive data on explosive materials and their properties and behavior, and many useful reference lists and bibliographies.     

Author Name :Paul W. Cooper

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Exploring Space

Throughout history, people have tried to understand Earth's place in the universe and what else, if anything, is 'out there'. This common human curiosity has led to great discoveries, from astrologers in ancient Babylon and Egypt who sought to link the strange planetary paths through the night sky to human behavior, to the 17th century when Galileo turned his first telescope on the night sky, to the 21st century when robotic explorers landed on Mars. "Exploring Space, Revised Edition" offers extensive coverage of human explorations into space - from 19th-century fantasy to 20th-century achievement and the future of space exploration in the 21st century - giving up-to-date information about the current state of exploration in the final frontier. Coverage of this title includes: native American astronomy; the U.S.-Soviet 'race to the moon' in the 1960s; how astronomers began to realize that Earth was only one of several planets; the challenges NASA has faced, such as the explosions of the Challenger and the Columbia Development of space stations; and, an examination of the future of space exploration.     

Author Name :Rodney P. Carlisle

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Energiya Buran

InEnergiya-Buran: the Soviet Space Shuttle, the authors describe the long development path of the Soviet space shuttle system, consisting of the Energiya rocket and the Buran orbiter. The program eventually saw just one unmanned flight in November 1988 before the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union sealed its fate.     

Author Name :Bart Hendrickx, Bert Vis

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Computational Space Flight Mechanics

The general practice in this book is to provide numerical solutions for all discussed topics and problems. This could be the orbit determination by the orbital elements, Lagrange's perturbation equations for disturbed Earth's orbits, the flight of a mass point in flight path coordinates (three degree of freedom), and the flight of a controlled space vehicle in body fixed coordinates (six degree of freedom).This book has been written not only for graduate and doctoral students but also for non-specialists who may be interested in this subject or concerned with space flight mechanics.     

Author Name :Claus Weiland

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Civil Jet Aircraft Design

As with all engineering, there is an increasing emphasis on design issues in aeronautical engineering. "Civil Jet Aircraft Design" is the definitive textbook on this core subject. Written by experts in their field, this book provides a general introduction to aircraft design, while also exploring the underlying procedures and practices in depth. Concentrating on large scale commercial jet aircraft, the book reflects current areas of growth in the aircraft industry. Readers are introduced to the procedures and practices of civil aircraft design at a level suitable for undergraduate students of aeronautical design, and for professionals in industry. The contents of this book represent the personal opinion of the authors and do not necessarily reflect that of CAA/NATS. It covers all aspects of aircraft design and includes chapters on the design process; engine and structure design; aircraft performances; safety and environmental implications; and parametric studies. It contains four detailed case studies, and introduces the reader to spreadsheet methods in the analysis of aircraft.     

Author Name :Lloyd R. Jenkinson,Paul Simpkin,Darren Rhodes

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Beyond Horizons

Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation's national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested readers.     

Author Name :David N. Spires

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Renamed to reflect the increased role of digital electronics in modern flight control systems, Cary Spitzer's industry-standard Digital Avionics Handbook, Second Edition is available in two comprehensive volumes designed to provide focused coverage for specialists working in different areas of avionics development. The second installment, Avionics: Development and Implementation explores the practical side of avionics. The book examines such topics as modeling and simulation, electronic hardware reliability, certification, fault tolerance, and several examples of real-world applications. New chapters discuss RTCA DO-297/EUROCAE ED-124 integrated modular avionics development and the Genesis platform.     

Author Name :Cary R. Spitzer

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Aviation and the Environment

Aviation contributes a modest but growing proportion of total U.S. emissions, and these emissions contribute to adverse health and environmental effects. Aircraft and airport operations, including those of service and passenger vehicles, emit ozone and other substances that contribute to local air pollution, as well as carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. EPA estimates that aviation emissions account for less than 1 percent of local air pollution nation-wide and about 2.7 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but these emissions are expected to grow as air traffic increases.     

Author Name :Jon C. Goodman

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Analysis and Design of Flight Vehicle Structures

This is a well written book that aeronautical engineers and particularly those engaged in a serious study of aircraft structures design and analysis will find useful, helpful and handy. The author reinforced his message with numerous examples which should help the reader to grasp the fundamental aircraft design ideas and principles.Although the book has been around for some time (I first used it at university as a recommended text in aircraft design over 25 years ago), the theory and concepts are still very much relevant and applicable today. For the beginner and expert alike, this book serves as a comprehensive reference on aircraft structural design concepts. I recommend that you buy it, read it and keep it on the shelf where you can easily access it and refer to it for critical insights into aircraft structural design.     

Author Name :E. F. Bruhn

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Analyses of Aircraft Responses to Atmospheric Turbulence

When considering an input-output system such as an aircraft subjected to stochastic atmospheric turbulence, a major problem emerges. During flight tests, no practical difficulty arises measuring the aircraft-system's outputs, such as the angle-of-attack, the pitch-angle, the roll-angle, etc. However, a huge problem arises when the input to the aircraft-system is considered; this input is stochastic atmospheric turbulence in this thesis. Currently, it still remains extremely difficult to identify the entire flowfield around an aircraft's geometry subjected to a turbulent field of flow; an infinite amount of sensors would be required to identify the atmospheric turbulence velocity component's distribution (the input) over it. As a consequence, it is difficult, if not impossible, to identify atmospheric turbulence models from flight tests.     

Author Name :Willem Van Staveren

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Airplane Stability and Control

The authors, widely known for their contributions to airplane design and development, have captured both the technological progress and the excitement of this important facet of aviation. This updated edition includes new developments in propulsion-controlled aircraft, fly-by-wire technology, redundancy management, applications, and safety. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography.     

Author Name :Malcolm J. Abzug, E. Eugene Larrabee

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Aircraft Engineering Principles

Aircraft Engineering Principlesis the essential text for anyone studying for licensed A&P or Aircraft Maintenance Engineer status. The book is written to meet the requirements of JAR-66/ECAR-66, the Joint Aviation Requirement (to be replaced by European Civil Aviation Regulation) for all aircraft engineers within Europe, which is also being continuously harmonised with Federal Aviation Administation requirements in the USA.     

Author Name :Lloyd Dingle

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In Aircraft, David Pascoe offers a fascinating account of the form of the -airplane, an object that has quickly developed from a flimsy contraption of wood, wire, and canvas into a machine compounded of exotic materials whose wings can touch the edges of space. He considers the subject from a number of perspectives: as an inspiration for artists, architects, and politicians; as a miracle of engineering; as a product of industrialized culture; as a device of military ambition; and as an instance of sublime technology.     

Author Name :David Pascoe

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Modeling and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics

This book unifies all aspects of flight dynamics for the efficient development of aerospace vehicle simulations. It provides the reader with a complete set of tools to build, program, and execute simulations. Unlike other books, it uses tensors for modeling flight dynamics in a form invariant under coordinate transformations. For implementation, the tensors are converted to matrices, resulting in compact computer code. The reader can pick templates of missiles, aircraft, or hypersonic vehicles to jump-start a particular application.It is the only textbook that combines the theory of modeling with hands-on examples of three-, five-, and six-DoF simulations. Free access to eight prototype simulations and to CADAC Studioused in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germanyis included with the book.     

Author Name :Peter H. Zipfel

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AIAA Aerospace Design Engineers Guide, Fourth Edition

This classic, indispensable, practical guide has been completely revised and reformatted for easier use. The size of the book was reformatted to a standard 6 x 9 paperback with a lay-flat binding. The figures, charts, and tables were redrawn and increased in size and legibility for easier reading.This fourth revised and enlarged edition provides a condensed collection of commonly used engineering reference data specifically related to aerospace design. New material on helicopter design and radar cross section has been added to reflect recent data in aircraft design. The AIAA Aerospace Design Engineers Guide is an essential tool for every design engineer and every aspiring aerospace engineering student!     

Author Name :American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Aeronautical Radio Communication Systems and Networks

Typically, there are over twenty radio systems on board the average commercial jet aircraft dealing with communication, navigation and surveillance functions. Very high frequency (VHF) air-to-ground communication is usually the main method of information and control exchange between pilot and air traffic control. Satellite and high frequency radio links are used to complement this system for long range or oceanic information exchanges. Other communications systems are required between the airline operation centre and the pilot and sometimes between the passengers and the ground.A comprehensive guide to current systems, networks and topologies, this book covers application requirements for communication and related radio-navigation and surveillance functions in aeronautical systems. There is also an insight into future possibilities as technologies progress and airspace operation and control scenarios change.     

Author Name :Dale Stacey

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Aerodynamics of the Helicopter

Clearly written and well illustrated, this book provides the reader with a physical understanding of helicopter behavior, and a capability to quantitatively predict such behavior Written primarily for engineers and researchers, the book has also found wide readership amongst people, such as pilots and middle-level managers in industry and government, whose work requires them to have more than a general, qualitative understanding of the whys and wherefores of helicopter flight. Much of its success is credited to its approach which carefully guides the reader midway between a verbal, non-quantitative treatment on one hand, and a complex and highly mathematical exposition on the other. The emphasis on fundamentals makes the book an ideal, indeed necessary, first step towards the study or use of more sophisticated and comprehensive treatments.     

Author Name :Alfred Gessow

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Advanced Avionics Handbook

Providing aviators with comprehensive information on the advanced avionics equipment available in technically sophisticated aircraft, this FAA handbook covers a wide range of subjects about the essentials of operating cockpit-computers, including data entry, primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD), moving maps, traffic data, fuel management systems, electronic charts and checklists, common pilot errors and instrument failures, and more. Each phase of flight is covered, ensuring readers will know how to execute departure, en route, and approach procedures using glass cockpit instrumentation. Essential skills checklists and summaries conclude each chapter for a complete review and quick-check reference.     

Author Name :Federal Aviation Administration

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Adaptive Beaming and Imaging in the Turbulent Atmosphere

Due to the wide application of adaptive optical systems, an understanding of optical wave propagation in randomly inhomogeneous media has become essential, and several numerical models of individual AOS components and of efficient correction algorithms have been developed. This monograph contains detailed descriptions of the mathematical experiments that were designed and carried out during more than a decade's worth of research.     

Author Name :Vladimir P. Lukin, Boris V. Fortes

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A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology

This text offers a thorough overview of the operating characteristics, efficiencies, design features, troubleshooting, and maintenance of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors. The author examines a wide spectrum of compressors used in heavy process industries, with an emphasis on improving reliability and avoiding failure. Readers learn both the theory underlying compressors as well as the myriad day-to-day practical issues and challenges that chemical engineers and plant operation personnel must address.     

Author Name :Heinz P. Bloch

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WIG Craft and Ekranoplan

WIGs (Wing in Ground) are advanced hybrid air cushion crafts and they offer the combination of speed, fuel efficiency, and ride smoothness. WIG rides above the surface like an airplane on a dynamic air cushion that is produced by the vessels forward motion. The adoption of WIG has been slow due to the complicated technology issues surrounding the vessel; it is a hybrid vehicle that combines marine and aviation theory, wing theory and air cushion theory, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic theory. WIG Craft and Ekranoplan: Ground Effect Craft Technology provides comprehensive overview of the design, development and building of WIG vessels.     

Author Name :Liang Yun, Alan Bliault, and Johnny Doo

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The Cassini-Huygens Mission

At this writing the Cassini spacecraft has fired its engine and successfully inserted itself and its precious cargo of scientific instruments into orbit, the first step of its exploration of the Saturnian system. The suspense is not over, however. While exciting images of the rings have been captured, an exotic composition of Phoebe sensed by the mapping spectrometer and unexpected panoply of magnetic waves and plasma dynamics encountered on the incoming trajectory and initial orbit, the Huygens probe is still on board and the first close flyby of Titan has not taken place. Not until Christmas Day will the probe be released. Navigators are still checking their calculations,worrying about known unknowns like the mass of Saturns moons that could cause ever so small a deviation from the planned trajectory of the probe.     

Author Name :Christopher T.Russell

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Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers

Topics discussed include: new vision for future aerospace vehicles and systems, engineering mathematics, units, symbols, and constants, and physical and chemical constants. Covers SI units.     

Author Name :Mark Davies

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Space Enterprise

In SPACE ENTERPRISE - LIVING AND WORKING OFFWORLD, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies. Easily readable, as well as useful as a reference work, the books content covers a wide range of practical considerations related to human activities offworld. To live and work successfully in a microgravity environment, the author examines human performance and organizational management, as well as physical, psychological, political, commercial, legal, and other dimensions.     

Author Name :Philip Harris

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Principles of Flight Simulation

Principles of Flight Simulation is a comprehensive guide to flight simulator design,covering the modelling,algorithms and software which underpin flight simulation.The book covers the mathematical modelling and software which underpin flight simulation. The detailed equations of motion used to model aircraft dynamics are developed and then applied to the simulation of flight control systems and navigation systems. Real time computer graphics algorithms are developed to implement aircraft displays and visual systems, covering OpenGL and Open Scene Graph. The book also covers techniques used in motion platform development, the design of instructor stations and validation and qualification of simulator systems.     

Author Name :David Allerton

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Satellite Technology

A comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications, Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, Second Editionincludes the latest developments on the topic. Covering the features and facilities of satellites and satellite launch vehicles, with an emphasis on the fundamental principles and concepts, the authors provide readers with a complete understanding of the technology. This book explains the past, present and future satellite missions, as well as non-communication related applications. Coverage ranges from remote sensing and navigational uses to meteorological and military areas.     

Author Name :Anil K. Maini,Varsha Agrawal

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Radar Vulnerability to Jamming

This book constitutes a short course on noise jamming, range, angle and velocity deception, and on-off keying. The book draws upon current computer simulation capabilities to determine quantitative values of the jammer-to-signal ratios that cause a specified jamming effect.     

Author Name :Robert N. Lothes, Richard G. Wiley, Michael B. Szymanski

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Protective Coatings for Turbine Blades

This book presents knowledge accumulated by the author over many years of his work on the research and development of diffusion and overlay protective coatings for aircraft engine turbine blades. The book includes detailed descriptions of some technological processes for diffusion and overlay coatings deposition, together with compositions of the coatings used for turbine blades protection, coatings structures after their deposition on the blade surfaces, and their changes during high-temperature testing.The results of a number of tests for coatings and samples of the alloys used for coating deposition are discussed also. Some chapters deal with thermal barrier coatings, technological features of their deposition, and test results, as well as with the principles of calculations of stresses and strains in the coatings on blades.     

Author Name :Y. Tamarin

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Performance, Stability, Dynamics, and Control of Airplanes

This book provides a comprehensive and integrated exposure to airplane performance, stability, dynamics, and flight control. The text supports a two-semester course for senior undergraduate or first-year graduate students in aerospace engineering. Basic aerodynamics, dynamics, and linear control systems are presented to help the reader grasp the main subject matter. In this text, the airplane is assumed to be a rigid body-elastic deformations and their effects on airplane motion are not considered. Numerous solved examples illustrate theory and design methods. Several exercise problems with answers are included in each chapter to help the reader acquire problem-solving skills. In addition, MATLAB tools are used for the control design.     

Author Name :Bandu N. Pamadi

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Duck your head, and climb aboard 120 of the most important rotorcraft ever designed with former pilot and navigation instructor, Robert Jackson. In this comprehensive guide to the history and development of helicopters, Mr. Jackson delivers an authoritative A to Z catalog, from early experimental autogyros and basic designs like the Sikorsky R-4, to classics like the Bell UH-1the "Huey"that revolutionized military transport during the Vietnam War and the McDonnell-Douglas A1-1-64 Apache used for combat in the Balkans and Iraq. Each featured helicopter is covered in great detail, with graphic boxes outlining its development, technical specs, performance data, and more. With over 2000 color and black-and-white photographs and artwork, this fascinating history of the helicopter is a memorable flight indeed.     

Author Name :Robert Jackson

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Elementary Surveying

Updated throughout, this highly readable best-seller presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study. Includes a new Chapter 16 on Kinematic GPS. Features several new sections on machine control, localization of GPS surveys, and construction staking using GPS added to Chapters 16, 19, and 23. Moves Astronomical observations chapter to Appendix C to reflect that in recent years, kinematic GPS has replaced astronomical observations for position and azimuth. Emphasizes total stations as the instruments for making angle and distance observations. A useful reference for civil engineers.     

Author Name :Charles D. Ghilani, Paul R. Wolf

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Complex System Reliability

Complex System Reliability presents a state-of-the-art treatment of complex multi-channel system reliability assessment and provides the requisite tools, techniques and algorithms required for designing, evaluating and optimizing ultra-reliable redundant systems. Critical topics that make Complex System Reliability a unique and definitive resource include: redundant system analysis for k-out-of-n systems (including complex systems with embedded k-out-of-n structures) involving both perfect and imperfect fault coverage; imperfect fault coverage analysis techniques, including algorithms for assessing the reliability of redundant systems in which each element is subject to a given coverage value (element level coverage) or in which the system uses voting to avoid the effects of a failed element (fault level coverage); and state-of-the-art binary decision diagram analysis techniques, including the latest and most efficient algorithms for the reliability assessment of large, complex redundant systems.     

Author Name :Albert Myers

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Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology

Wind-driven power systems represent a renewable energy technology. Arrays of interconnected wind turbines can convert power carried by the wind into electricity. This book defines a research and development agenda for the U.S. Department of Energy's wind energy program in hopes of improving the performance of this emerging technology.     

Author Name :National Research Council

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Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook

Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this official FAA handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distributionthe engineers, designers, pilots, and aviation maintenance techniciansthis guide clearly explains how to correctly determine the weight and center of gravity for any type of aircraft, including the new light-sport aircraft (LSA) and very light jet (VLJ) categories. Many test questions for the FAA Knowledge Exams for pilots come directly from this colorful, fully indexed guide.     

Author Name :Federal Aviation Administration

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A History of Aerospace Problems

A history of aerospace problems, their solutions, their lessons by National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Technical Information Service.     

Author Name :R.S. Ryan

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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Used extensively as a reference source for the FAA Knowledge Exams, this resource includes basic knowledge that is essential for all pilots, from beginning students to those pursuing advanced pilot certificates. This updated guide covers a wide array of fundamental subjects, including principles of flight, aircraft and engine structures, charts and graphs, performance calculations, weather theory, reports, forecasts, and flight manuals.     

Author Name :Federal Aviation Administration

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50 Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius

The fun, hands-on way to learn about rocket science.Yes, as a matter of fact, is IS rocket science! And because this book is written for the popular Evil Genius format, it means you can learn about this fascinating and growing hobby while having run creating 50 great projects. You will find a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions.     

Author Name :Gavin Harper

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Handbook of Aviation Human Factors

Handbook of Aviation Human Factors includes various practical criteria and methods for aviation crews in order to solve all problems in aviation, particularly general issues in cockpits, helicopters and air traffic control so we are able to accomplish all aviations jobs done by get right measurement and evaluation in aviation as well as to analyze other organizational factors associated pilot performance, including the guide to understand about environmental situation and biological rhythms.     

Author Name :John A. Wise, V. David Hopkin, Daniel J. Garland

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Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques are used to study and solve complex fluid flow and heat transfer problems. This comprehensive text ranges from elementary concepts for the beginner to state of the art CFD for the practitioner. It discusses and illustrates the basic principles of finite difference (FD), finite element (FE), and finite volume (FV) methods, with step-by-step hand calculations. Chapters go on to examine structured and unstructured grids, adaptive methods, computing techniques, and parallel processing.     

Author Name :T. J. Chung

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Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students

Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students' provides a completely self contained course in aircraft structures, which includes discussion on the fundamentals of elasticity and aircraft structural analysis, as well as the associated topics of airworthiness and aeroelasticity. Although much of the basic material is timeless, the author has updated the text throughout, including new material on areas that have developed since the last edition - in both educational and technological terms. As well as extensive revisions, the new edition includes a solutions manual for all end of chapter problems to accompany the text.The expansion of aviation makes aircraft structures an increasingly important topic at undergraduate level. Since its original publication in 1972, this book has become the 'bible' for aircraft structures. Extra worked examples and problems. Latest materials in aircraft construction. Airframe loads produced by manoeuvring.     

Author Name :T.H.G. Megson

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Air Pollution and Turbulence

Air Pollution and Turbulence: Modeling and Applications presents advanced techniques for modeling turbulence, with a special focus on air pollution applications, including pollutant dispersion and inverse problems. The books foreword was written by specialists in the field, including the Professor Sergej Zilitinkevich.     

Author Name :Davidson Moreira, Marco Vilhena

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Spacecraft Technology

This book is a celebration of the importance of that early technology in shaping our global culture, from the globalizing effect of the communications satellite to the cultural impact of images that place our planet in the context of a wider universe. It is aimed at all those with an interest in the history of space activity and the development of modern technology.     

Author Name :Mark Williamson

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The Ultimate Palm Robot

Anyone curious about robotics can inexpensively build and enjoy their very own robot using any Palm handheld for the brains. Originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics department graduate students, this prototype has enjoyed a cult following among enthusiasts. Using software provided by the authors and this step-by- step guide, you can build and operate your own version of the same robot. Recycle your old handheld, or get someone else's for peanuts on eBay or at a flea market. Learn about parts, software, programming, games, robot resources, and much more from this exciting one-stop guide to Palm robots.     

Author Name :Kevin Mukhar,Dave Johnson

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Flight Mechanics of High-Performance Aircraft

This text, written at a level accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, covers all aspects of flight performance of modern day high-performance aircraft, from take-off to landing,through different phases of flight in climb, cruise, turning and descent.     

Author Name :Nguyen X. Vinh

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Performance of Light Aircraft

Pilots, aviation students, kitplane builders, aircraft fleet operators and aeronautical engineers can all determine how their propeller-driven airplanes will perform, under any conditions, by using the step-by-step bootstrap approach introduced in this book. A few routine flying manoeuvres (climbs, glides, a level speed run) will give the necessary nine numbers. High-school level calculations then give performance numbers with much greater detail and accuracy than many other methods - for the reader's individual aircraft. Many practical flying topics, concepts that will make readers safer and more efficient pilots, are found in this guide. Among them: as a pilot banks to begin turning around at high altitude in a canyon, their airplane starts descending toward the rocks below!     

Author Name :John T. Lowry

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Spaceflight Revolution

This book examines the issues related to space planes and shows why space tourism will one day become the single largest business in space, and how astronomy will be transformed by low-cost access making practicable instruments orders of magnitude larger than those today.     

Author Name :David Ashford

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On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Commercial interest for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has seen a steady increase over the last decade. Nevertheless, UAS operations have remained almost exclusively military. This is mainly due to the lack of a regulatory framework that allows only limited public and civil UAS operations with usually crippling restrictions. Although efforts from the Federal Aviation Administration and its partners are already underway to integrate UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS), the appropriate regulation will not be ready for several more years. In the meantime UAS developers need to be aware of the current operational restrictions, as well as make informed decisions on their research and development efforts so that their designs will be airworthy when the regulatory framework is in place.     

Author Name :Konstantinos Dalamagkidis, Kimon P

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Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems

The Aircraft Engineering Principles and Practice Series provides students, apprentices and practicing aerospace professionals with the definitive resources to take forward their aircraft engineering maintenance studies and career.This book provides a detailed introduction to the principles of aircraft electrical and electronic systems. It delivers the essential principles and knowledge required by certifying mechanics, technicians and engineers engaged in engineering maintenance on commercial aircraft and in general aviation. It is well suited for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, and in particular those studying for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status. The book systematically covers the avionic content of EASA Part-66 modules 11 and 13 syllabus, and is ideal for anyone studying as part of an EASA and FAR-147 approved course in aerospace engineering.All the necessary mathematical, electrical and electronic principles are explained clearly and in-depth, meeting the requirements of EASA Part-66 modules, City and Guilds Aerospace Engineering modules, BTEC National Units, elements of BTEC Higher National Units, and a Foundation Degree in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related discipline.     

Author Name :Mike Tooley BA, David Wyatt

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Aircraft Design

Aircraft Design explores fixed winged aircraft design at the conceptual phase of a project. Designing an aircraft is a complex multifaceted process embracing many technical challenges in a multidisciplinary environment. By definition, the topic requires intelligent use of aerodynamic knowledge to configure aircraft geometry suited specifically to the customer's demands. It involves estimating aircraft weight and drag and computing the available thrust from the engine. The methodology shown here includes formal sizing of the aircraft, engine matching, and substantiating performance to comply with the customer's demands and government regulatory standards. Associated topics include safety issues, environmental issues, material choice, structural layout, understanding flight deck, avionics, and systems (for both civilian and military aircraft). Cost estimation and manufacturing considerations are also discussed. The chapters are arranged to optimize understanding of industrial approaches to aircraft design methodology. Example exercises from the author's industrial experience dealing with a typical aircraft design are included.     

Author Name :Ajoy Kundu

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Aircraft Structures Second Edition

For a textbook aimed at undergraduate students, seniors to be specific, the three new major coverages must be assessed in the light of their relevance to the aircraft structures theme per se. A chapter on the fundamentals of three-dimensional elasticity theory can be justified, of course, but only if the subsequent structural analysis developments are carefully related to elasticity theory and departures therefrom as they unfold. There is little opportunity to do so, however, as only two of the nine chapters which follow contain topical material and illustrative examples different from the first edition, a masterful exposition of the stress and deflection analysis of trusses, space frameworks, and the built-up sheet- stringer or semjmonocoque construction so common to flight vehicle airframes for five decades now.The chapter on the finite element stiffness method is the significant new contribution to the book. Here a powerful and increasingly popular methodology is introduced to students, with the expertise of co-author Azar in this area obviously apparent.     

Author Name :David J. Peery, Jamal J. Aza

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