Technology & Engineering

The Geostationary Applications Satellite

Author: Peter Berlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335256

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 8198

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Science

Cirrus

Author: David K. Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195130723

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 5250

Cirrus clouds are high, thin, tropospheric clouds composed predominately of ice. In the last ten years, considerable work has shown that cirrus is widespread--more common than previously believed--and has a significant impact on climate and global change. As the next generation weather satellites are being designed, the impact of cirrus on remote sensing and the global energy budget must be recognized and accommodated. This book, the first to be devoted entirely to cirrus clouds, captures the state of knowledge of cirrus and serves as a practical handbook as well. Each chapter is based on an invited review talk presented at Cirrus, a meeting hosted by the Optical Society of America and co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. All aspects of cirrus clouds are covered, an approach that reaches into diverse fields. Topics include: the definition of cirrus, cirrus climatologies, nucleation, evolution and dissipation, mixed-phase thermodynamics, crystallinity, orientation mechanisms, dynamics, scattering, radiative transfer, in situ sampling, processes that produce or influence cirrus (and vice versa), contrails, and the influence of cirrus on climate.
Meteorology

Journal of Meteorology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Meteorology

Page: N.A

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Technology & Engineering

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

A Practical Engineering Approach

Author: Marcel J. Sidi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521787802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

View: 6132

This 1997 book explains basic theory of spacecraft dynamics and control and the practical aspects of controlling a satellite.
Technology & Engineering

Flight Mechanics of High-Performance Aircraft

Author: Nguyen X. Vinh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478526

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 4402

Covers all aspects of flight performance of modern day high-performance aircraft.
Aeronautics

Aerospace

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

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Science

Guided Explorations of the Mechanics of Solids and Structures

Author: James F. Doyle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521896789

Category: Science

Page: 447

View: 3262

This book provides a thoroughly modern approach to learning and understanding mechanics problems.
United States

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

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Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Aircraft Design

Author: John P. Fielding

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108108113

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 2036

The new edition of this popular textbook provides a modern, accessible introduction to the whole process of aircraft design from requirements to conceptual design, manufacture and in-service issues. Highly illustrated descriptions of the full spectrum of aircraft types, their aerodynamics, structures and systems, allow students to appreciate good and poor design and understand how to improve their own designs. Cost data is considerably updated, many new images have been added and new sections are included on the emerging fields of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles and environmentally-friendly airlines. Examples from real aircraft projects are presented throughout, demonstrating to students the applications of the theory. Three appendices and a bibliography provide a wealth of information, much not published elsewhere, including simple aerodynamic formulae, an introduction to airworthiness and environmental requirements, aircraft, engine and equipment data, and a case study of the conceptual design of a large airliner.
Technology & Engineering

Smart Structures Theory

Author: Inderjit Chopra,Jayant Sirohi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110746966X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

View: 4057

The twenty-first century could be called the 'Multifunctional Materials Age'. The inspiration for multifunctional materials comes from nature, and therefore these are often referred to as bio-inspired materials. Bio-inspired materials encompass smart materials and structures, multifunctional materials and nano-structured materials. This is a dawn of revolutionary materials that may provide a 'quantum jump' in performance and multi-capability. This book focuses on smart materials, structures and systems, which are also referred to as intelligent, adaptive, active, sensory and metamorphic. The purpose of these materials from the perspective of smart systems is their ability to minimize life-cycle cost and/or expand the performance envelope. The ultimate goal is to develop biologically inspired multifunctional materials with the capability to adapt their structural characteristics (stiffness, damping, viscosity, etc.) as required, monitor their health condition, perform self-diagnosis and self-repair, morph their shape and undergo significant controlled motion over a wide range of operating conditions.
Mathematics

Low-Speed Aerodynamics

Author: Joseph Katz,Allen Plotkin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521665520

Category: Mathematics

Page: 613

View: 7308

Low-speed aerodynamics is important in the design and operation of aircraft flying at low Mach number, and ground and marine vehicles. This 2001 book offers a modern treatment of the subject, both the theory of inviscid, incompressible, and irrotational aerodynamics and the computational techniques now available to solve complex problems. A unique feature of the text is that the computational approach (from a single vortex element to a three-dimensional panel formulation) is interwoven throughout. Thus, the reader can learn about classical methods of the past, while also learning how to use numerical methods to solve real-world aerodynamic problems. This second edition has a new chapter on the laminar boundary layer (emphasis on the viscous-inviscid coupling), the latest versions of computational techniques, and additional coverage of interaction problems. It includes a systematic treatment of two-dimensional panel methods and a detailed presentation of computational techniques for three-dimensional and unsteady flows. With extensive illustrations and examples, this book will be useful for senior and beginning graduate-level courses, as well as a helpful reference tool for practising engineers.
History

Airplane Stability and Control

A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible

Author: Malcolm J. Abzug,E. Eugene Larrabee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521021289

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 9063

From the early machines to todayas sophisticated aircraft, stability and control have always been crucial considerations. In this second edition, Abzug and Larrabee again forge through the history of aviation technologies to present an informal history of the personalities and the events, the art and the science of airplane stability and control. The book includes never-before-available impressions of those active in the field, from pre-Wright brothers airplane and glider builders through to contemporary aircraft designers. Arranged thematically, the book deals with early developments, research centers, the effects of power on stability and control, the discovery of inertial coupling, the challenge of stealth aerodynamics, a look toward the future, and much more. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography. Professionals, students, and aviation enthusiasts alike will appreciate this readable history of airplane stability and control.
Technology & Engineering

Advanced Aircraft Flight Performance

Author: Antonio Filippone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113978966X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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This book discusses aircraft flight performance, focusing on commercial aircraft but also considering examples of high-performance military aircraft. The framework is a multidisciplinary engineering analysis, fully supported by flight simulation, with software validation at several levels. The book covers topics such as geometrical configurations, configuration aerodynamics and determination of aerodynamic derivatives, weight engineering, propulsion systems (gas turbine engines and propellers), aircraft trim, flight envelopes, mission analysis, trajectory optimisation, aircraft noise, noise trajectories and analysis of environmental performance. A unique feature of this book is the discussion and analysis of the environmental performance of the aircraft, focusing on topics such as aircraft noise and carbon dioxide emissions.
Technology & Engineering

Automated Rendezvous and Docking of Spacecraft

Author: Wigbert Fehse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139440684

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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The definitive reference for space engineers on rendezvous and docking/berthing (RVD/B) related issues, this book answers key questions such as: How does the docking vehicle accurately approach the target spacecraft? What technology is needed aboard the spacecraft to perform automatic rendezvous and docking, and what systems are required by ground control to supervise this process? How can the proper functioning of all rendezvous-related equipment, systems and operations be verified before launch? The book provides an overview of the major issues governing approach and mating strategies, and system concepts for rendezvous and docking/berthing. These issues are described and explained such that aerospace engineers, students and even newcomers to the field can acquire a basic understanding of RVD/B. The author would like to extend his thanks to Dr Shufan Wu, GNC specialist and translator of the book's Chinese edition, for his help in the compilation of these important errata.
Science

Satellite Technology

Principles and Applications

Author: Anil K. Maini,Varsha Agrawal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118636376

Category: Science

Page: 848

View: 491

Fully updated edition of the comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications Covering both the technology and its applications, Satellite Technology is a concise reference on satellites for commercial, scientific and military purposes. The book explains satellite technology fully, beginning by offering an introduction to the fundamentals, before covering orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques, and link design fundamentals. This new edition also includes comprehensive chapters on Satellite Networks and Satellite Technology – Emerging Trends. Providing a complete survey of applications, from remote sensing and military uses, to navigational and scientific applications, the authors also present an inclusive compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles. Filled with diagrams and illustrations, this book serves as an ideal introduction for those new to the topic, as well as a reference point for professionals. Fully updated edition of the comprehensive, single-source reference on satellite technology and its applications - remote sensing, weather, navigation, scientific, and military - including new chapters on Satellite Networks and Satellite Technology – Emerging Trends Covers the full range of satellite applications in remote sensing, meteorology, the military, navigation and science, and communications, including satellite-to-under sea communication, satellite cell-phones, and global Xpress system of INMARSAT The cross-disciplinary coverage makes the book an essential reference book for professionals, R&D scientists and students at post graduate level Companion website provides a complete compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles An ideal introduction for Professionals and R&D scientists in the field. Engineering Students. Cross disciplinary information for engineers and technical managers.
Technology & Engineering

The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook

Author: Bruce R. Elbert

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580538084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 551

View: 2564

Since the publication of the best-selling first edition of The Satellite Communication Applications Handbook, the satellite communications industry has experienced explosive growth. Satellite radio, direct-to-home satellite television, satellite telephones, and satellite guidance for automobiles are now common and popular consumer products. Similarly, business, government, and defense organizations now rely on satellite communications for day-to-day operations. This second edition covers all the latest advances in satellite technology and applications including direct-to-home broadcasting, digital audio and video, and VSAT networks. Engineers get the latest technical insights into operations, architectures, and systems components.
Technology & Engineering

An Introduction to Flapping Wing Aerodynamics

Author: Wei Shyy,Hikaru Aono,Chang-kwon Kang,Hao Liu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107067987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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This is an ideal book for graduate students and researchers interested in the aerodynamics, structural dynamics and flight dynamics of small birds, bats and insects, as well as of micro air vehicles (MAVs), which present some of the richest problems intersecting science and engineering. The agility and spectacular flight performance of natural flyers, thanks to their flexible, deformable wing structures, as well as to outstanding wing, tail and body coordination, is particularly significant. To design and build MAVs with performance comparable to natural flyers, it is essential that natural flyers' combined flexible structural dynamics and aerodynamics are adequately understood. The primary focus of this book is to address the recent developments in flapping wing aerodynamics. This book extends the work presented in Aerodynamics of Low Reynolds Number Flyers (Shyy et al. 2008).
Science

Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics with CD Extra

Author: J. Gordon Leishman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521858601

Category: Science

Page: 826

View: 5216

Written by an internationally recognized teacher and researcher, this book provides a thorough, modern treatment of the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft such as tilt rotors and autogiros. The text begins with a unique technical history of helicopter flight, and then covers basic methods of rotor aerodynamic analysis, and related issues associated with the performance of the helicopter and its aerodynamic design. It goes on to cover more advanced topics in helicopter aerodynamics, including airfoil flows, unsteady aerodynamics, dynamic stall, and rotor wakes, and rotor-airframe aerodynamic interactions, with final chapters on autogiros and advanced methods of helicopter aerodynamic analysis. Extensively illustrated throughout, each chapter includes a set of homework problems. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, practising engineers, and researchers will welcome this thoroughly revised and updated text on rotating-wing aerodynamics.
Mathematics

Fundamentals of Aerospace Navigation and Guidance

Author: Pierre T. Kabamba,Anouck R. Girard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107070945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 334

View: 4627

This text covers fundamentals in navigation of modern aerospace vehicles. It is an excellent resource for both graduate students and practicing engineers.