|Intern: Rey Osoteo|
Mentor: Neil C. Rowe
Project: Using a Non-Imaging Sensor Array Network to Detect I.E.D. Emplacement
|Intern: Eugeno Ponce|
Mentor: Garth Hobson
Project: Simulation of Compressor Inlet-Distortion Due to Steam Ingestion During Catapult Launch of Aircraft
Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D.‟s) are a devastating weapon. They are relatively cheap, easy to emplace, and detection is difficult, requiring a wide spectrum of detection strategies. Detection during emplacement is perhaps the best hope for reducing I.E.D. strikes. During IED emplacement, an emplacer’s behavior shows characteristics of goal-changing and concealment, both of which can be detected through motion analysis.
Steam-Induced Stall due to steam ingestion is a potential problem for aging engines such as the F404 found on the F/A-18 Hornet, as well as redesigned engines, such as the F414 2-Stage Fan found on the Super Hornet. More examples of engines that are prone to Steam-Induced Stall may include the new Pratt and Whitney (P & W) F135 which are found on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
|Intern: Ben Redmon|
Mentor: Tony Kendall
Project: Customizable Protlets and Portals in Java
|Intern: Edgard Rizo|
Mentors: Ji Hyun Yang & Michael Day
Project: 29 Palms Project
One of the available methods for developing portlets and portals is by using a graphical user interface (GUI). However, this is extremely limiting and almost all things made this way will bear some resemblance to each other. By using Java and Oracle's JDeveloper, the internal and external workings on the portlets and portal pages are at the programmer's fingertips.
Over the summer 2010, I became part of a big project related to the visual scan in helicopter navigation. Helicopter overland navigation is a cognitively complex and demanding task that requires years of training and continuous monitoring of the system and environment parameters. .
|Intern: Carlos Saldivar|
Mentor: Mark Karpenko & Pooya Sekhavat
Project: Implementing a System of Autonomous Ground Vehicles
|Intern: Ernesto Yzquierdo|
Mentor: James Newman
Project: CricketSat Implementation and Revision
|Autonomous vehicles have been in use in many applications such as research, rescue missions and military tactics. This project is concerned with developing a system of autonomous ground vehicles that will help the Naval Postgraduate School test different kinds of autonomous vehicle trajectory planners for different types of robot designs.|
There has always been a problem with deploying expensive units to record atmospheric temperature and pressure from different altitudes, because of the money that would be lost if the unit was not able to be recovered. CricketSat is an inexpensive miniature Satellite that is carried up approximately to 100000ft by a helium balloon.