August 14, 2023
A&A’s 2nd annual Graduate Research Showcase featured cutting-edge research from graduate students across all of our programs.
A&A’s second annual Graduate Research Showcase celebrated the department’s cutting-edge research. Graduate students delivered 2-minute lightning pitches on their research to the audience and then presented their posters to attendees and judges. A&A Condit Scholar Sarah Li delivered her research via video as a keynote presenter.
We would like to thank our judges, A&A board members Laila Elias, Gary Lai, and Roger Myers, alumna Deanna Farago, and A&A professor Karen Leung. Criteria included accessible messaging, viable solutions, and the potential impact for aerospace and society.
Optimal transport particle filters
Optimal fiducial marker placement for satellite proximity operations
AprilTag applications to autonomous spacecraft docking
Nicholas Andrews, Joshua Cheng, Harry Furey-Soper and Kaylee Hudson
How can we improve underwater turbines with hydrodynamic-exploiting control?
Ari Athair and Abigale Snortland
Development of dielectric barrier discharge thruster and PPU for small satellite applications
Landon Bevier, Megan Clements, Jia Hao Wang, Kevin Um and Alex Mamishev
Quasibrittle fracture behavior and size-Effect of fiber reinforced polymer
Can airfoil camber enhance the performance of VAWTs?
Rain erosion: From multi-physics modelling to efficient & cost-effective qualification
HALO: Hazard-aware landing optimization (for autonomous systems)
Christopher R. Hayner, Samuel C. Buckner, Daniel Broyles and Evelyn Madewell
Beyond visual line-of-sight drone-aided search and locate
Sanghamitra Johri, Helen Kuni, Evelyn Madewell, Eli Pollack and Danny Broyles
Satellite pose estimation via consensus on manifolds
Spencer Kraisler and Aditya Doyle
Unraveling the mechanical behavior of discontinuous fiber composites
Sensor placement using observability gramians
Ena Sundquist, Carey Whitehair, & Natalie Brace
Does divergence angle affect shock standoff distance in SRP?
Performance of the plume: The ACME hall thruster
Supersonic configurations at low speeds (SCALOS)
Kuang-Ying “Eddie” Ting