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Global Positioning System (GPS) Systems Engineering Case Study - Technical Information and Program History of America's NAVSTAR Navigation Satellites
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the Global Positioning System (GPS). It is a satellite-based radio navigation system.
Global Hawk Systems Engineering Case Study - UAV Drone Technical Information, Program History, Development and Production, Flight Testing - Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 36,830. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
F-111 Systems Engineering Case Study - Technical Details, Program History, Combat Operational History of Controversial Fighter-Attack Aircraft
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the General Dynamics (GD) F-111, unarguably the most controversial fighter-attack aircraft ever developed.
C-5A Galaxy Systems Engineering Case Study - History and Technical Details of the Air Force's Behemoth C-5 Cargo Aircraft
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,050. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the C-5 cargo airplane.
A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) Systems Engineering Case Study - Close Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the A-10A Thunderbolt II, manufactured by Fairchild Republic Corp. between 1975 and 1984. It was specifically designed as a Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft.
Touchdown: The Development of Propulsion Controlled Aircraft at NASA Dryden - PCA, Gordon Fullerton, United Air Lines Flight 232 Accident
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This monograph relates the important history of the Propulsion Controlled Aircraft project at NASA's 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.
The Story of Self-Repairing Flight Control Systems: NASA and Air Force Partnership to Test SRFCS Damage Adaptive Technology, Intelligent Flight Control System
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is the fascinating story of a little-known futuristic research project which investigated a concept brought to the Dryden Flight Research Center by Kelly Space. Kelly hoped to demonstrate a new approach to satellite launching by towing a rocket to altitude behind a transport airplane.
The Eclipse Project (NASA SP-2000-4523) - Experiments with Unique Rocket Launch Technique Using Rope Aerotow, F-106A, QF-106A, Gordon Fullerton, Tethered Flights
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This is the fascinating story of a little-known futuristic research project which investigated a concept brought to the Dryden Flight Research Center by Kelly Space. Kelly hoped to demonstrate a new approach to satellite launching by towing a rocket to altitude behind a transport airplane.
E-10A MC2A Systems Engineering Case Study - The E-10 Story, Systems Engineering Principles, Multi-role Military Aircraft for AWACS Duty
By Progressive Management
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the E-10A MC2A program. The Northrop Grumman E-10 MC2A was planned as a multi-role military aircraft.
The Spoken Word: Recollections of Dryden History, The Early Years (NASA SP-2003-4530) - Scott Crossfield Interview, Muroc, NACA Research, X-1 Project
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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.
Flight Research: Problems Encountered and What They Should Teach Us - Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, X-15, YF-12 Blackbird, P-51 Mustang, Lifting Bodies
By Progressive Management
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,410. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Milt Thompson's account of lessons to be learned involves aspects of the history of flight research at what was then called the Flight Research Center and its predecessor organizations— redesignated in 1976 the Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center. Many fascinating topics are covered: lifting bodies, the P-51 Mustang, X-planes, XS-1, X-15, the YF-12 Blackbird, the Space Shuttle, and more.
Black Magic and Gremlins: Analog Flight Simulations at NASA's Flight Research Center (NASA SP-2000-4520), X-15 Simulator, Lifting Body Simulation, Short Take-off and Landing, Boost Vehicles
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,390. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This history of the Flight Research Center (FRC) Simulation Laboratory (FSL) describes the development of experimental flight-test simulators and the rapid evolution of the computers that made them run.
International Space Station (ISS) Systems Engineering Case Study: History and Development of the Station, Hardware and Software, Anomaly Resolution, Russian Participation
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This case study on the International Space Station considers what many believe to have been the ultimate international engineering project in history.
National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan and Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Infrastructure Plan - Air Traffic, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), NAS, Hypersonic Flight, Safety
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Two reports by the U.S. government outline current plans for aviation and aeronautics research programs, with input from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
Genetic Algorithms
By Isuru Abeysinghe
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Robotics
Examines the application of genetic algorithms in order to solve technical problems. Provides a working case study of a robotic spider and how it can learn to walk without being instructed in physics or explicitly programmed to perform that function.
Hugh L. Dryden's Career in Aviation and Space - NACA Aeronautics, X-15 Rocketplane, NASA Mercury Astronaut and Apollo Lunar Landing Program
By Progressive Management
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This account of the life of Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden describes his enormous contributions to aviation and space. Hugh Dryden was a research scientist of the highest order, an aeronautics pioneer, the Director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and then the first NASA Deputy Administrator.
Archie to SAM: A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense, From Guns to Missiles, Ballistic Missile Defense, Star Wars, Patriot, PAC-3, Arrow, Naval Developments, THAAD
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,680. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Archie to SAM is an update in 2005 to Kenneth Werrell's Archie, Flak, AAA, and SAM. He continues to study ground-based air defense systems in new events, including the Gulf War. In rescuing ground-based air defense systems from long neglect, Werrell delves into such topics as tactics, leadership, change, and innovation.
Amateur Radio Electronics V10 Home Study
By Clive W. Humphris
Series: Educational eBooks with accompanying software., Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Educational software
BUY THIS EBOOK AND GET $160 SOFTWARE FOR FREE! Amateur Radio Electronics V10 Home Study eBook covers all the topics of this popular software title used by hobbyists to achieve their Amateur Radio qualifications for over twenty years. Now published as a portable, learning, reference and subject revision guide students now have their own low-cost version as an eBook.
Basic Electronics - Book 2
By Paul Daak
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 22,120. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Electricity
Basic Electronics Book 2 continues from where Book 1 left off. Many standard electronic components have stood the test of time and continue to play a major role in the industry. This book covers some of the more common components and discusses their practical uses. Like Book 1 this book has numerous charts and diagrams. Sample project diagrams are also included that utilize these components.