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Collaborative Simultaneous Tracking and Navigation with Low Earth Orbit Satellite Signals of Opportunity and Inertial Navigation System
(2022-07-26) ETD File Embargoed
This thesis has not been approved for public release.
Design, Performance, and Analysis of an Automated Tool for Neuropathy Assessment on the Plantar Surface
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy results in the loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Other symptoms such as numbness, burning, shooting pain, and electrical sensation have been reported. Individuals with this disease are ...
Designing Into 3D for Quadruped Orthotics
(2022-07-25) ETD File Embargoed
The goal of this research is to leverage local equine keratin material properties and their correlation to hoof tubule density (TD), hydration state (biological and environmental), temperature (biological and environmental), ...
Understanding Powder Feedstock-Part Performance Relationships in Additive Manufacturing
In this dissertation, the relationships between the powder feedstock and the mechanical performance of additively manufactured (AM) parts were investigated. In this regard, different aspects of powder feedstock were ...
Methods of Optimal Control for Fuel Efficient Class-8 Vehicle Platoons Over Uneven Terrain
This thesis implements an NMPC control system to facilitate fuel-optimal platooning of class-8 vehicles over challenging terrain. Prior research has shown that Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC), which allows ...
Quasi-Static and Dynamic Crack Initiation and Growth in Soda-lime Glass: Full-field Optical Investigations
(2022-11-17) ETD File Embargoed
Soda-lime glass (SLG) is a widely used structural material with numerous advantages in terms of thermal, physical, and mechanical properties besides sustainability and recyclability. It is widely used for structural ...
Utilization of Vehicle-Specific Power as a Powertrain Independent Platoon Controller Performance Metric
Heavy-Duty hauling faces challenges regarding the efficiency of transportation, which opens the door to new pathways to saving money while refueling via platooning. Platooning vehicles travel together intending to reduce ...
Fracture of Brittle Materials and Bimaterial Interfaces in the Presence of Compressive Stresses
(2022-12-05) ETD File Embargoed
The present work is aimed at the experimental investigation of the effect of local compressive stress fields on a crack lying along an interface. This is relevant to problems such as interfaces found in adhesively bonded ...
High Strain Rate Material Characterization of Lead-Free SAC Solder Alloy and Solder Joint Reliability under Vibration and Thermal Loads
(2022-12-09) ETD File Embargoed
Electronics will experience high and low working temperatures during operations, handling, and storage in severe environments applications such as automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, medical technologies, and defense ...
Advanced Process-Property Characterization of Additively Printed Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE)
(2022-12-09) ETD File Embargoed
Printed Electronics (PE) is a constant evolving and growing technology that shows a tremendous potential for the future of electronics. Advancements in PE processes demonstrates its viability to fabricate electronic circuits ...