Design Considerations for Multi-Wheel Aircraft
The available test data for performance of flexible pavements were analyzed using the Boussinesq and elastic layered theories. It was shown that strain criteria could be developed for...

Studies Related to Aircraft/Runway Friction Performance
Gaining a better understanding of the many factors influencing the tire/runway friction interface is the aim of several ongoing NASA Langley research programs. Results from studies conducted...

The Army Aviation Team from a Military Civil Engineer's Perspective
The Technical Session for which this paper is written is 'Airfield Pavements - A Team Effort.' As such, the emphasis on this paper is the United States Army Aviation Team, and not the...

The National Aero-Space Plane Program—A Revolutionary Concept
NASP - The National Aero-Space Plane is a look into the future. The NASP program can be described in a number of ways: technological, programmatic, utilitarian, and conceptual. In order...

Icon-Based Concept for Exploring Rover Autonomy
A model traverse in the Mare Tyrrhenum region of Mars is used as a setting to discuss autonomy and geologic decision-making for a rover mission. An icon-based language is proposed as a...

Sydney Airport International Terminal Development
The existing International Terminal at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport-KSA-is overcrowded and providing a low level of service. Planning for an expanded facility catering for KSA needs...

Transportation Planning Requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAAs) of 1990: A Highway Perspective
The transportation community faces many challenges ahead, as it tries to meet the Nation's mobility needs, reduce congestion levels, and improve air quality. Traffic congestion is increasing...

Land Use, Transportation and Air Quality Relationships
Increasing land development densities and reducing suburban sprawl is frequently considered as a tool to reduce vehicle miles of travel and resultant air pollution emissions. Two studies...

Estimation of Travel Related Inputs to Air Quality Models
A major contribution to air pollution is vehicular travel, i.e., mobile sources. The estimation of pollutant emissions due to vehicular travel is a major task of air quality modeling....

VMT for Air Quality Purposes
This paper addresses VMT as one of the important parameters in air quality analysis. It covers three main topics: (1) The context in which VMT should be viewed as one parameter for measuring...

Generating Detailed Emissions Forecasts Using Regional Transportation Models: Current Capabilities and Issues
Mobile source emission estimates have long been calculated using composite emission factors (expressed as grams of emissions per mile) and estimates of vehicle-miles travelled. Techniques...

Laboratory Tests of Modal Emissions and Off-Cycle Corrections to FTP-75
The modeling of emissions from on-road mobile sources is an on-going process. Two broad topics which are currently under study are the evaluation of driving cycles and the development...

Developing Protocols for Motor Vehicle Air Quality Modeling
This paper is directed to air quality analysts. It examines the issues surrounding a modeling protocol and how to work effectively with a traffic engineer on a project to model carbon...

Remediation Site Prioritization by the Risk Ranking and Filtering Method
The risk ranking and filtering (RRF) method, developed for ranking critical components of the NASA Space Shuttle, is a possible framework for the prioritization of hazardous-waste sites...

Tethers and Their Role in the Space Exploration Initiative
This paper addresses some potential applications for tethers in space, and describes a mission designed to deploy a satellite from a Delta II launch vehicle, by NASA's Small Expendable...

Orbital Construction of a NTR Mars Transfer Vehicle
This paper examines a reference Nuclear Thermal Mars Transfer Vehicle (NTMTV) in terms of on-orbit construction. The identification of subassemblies, payload manifesting, on-orbit connections,...

In-Flight Calibration of Mass Spectrometer
A new device for in-flight calibration of mass spectrometer is presented. At a ground station command the calibrator introduces a constant and reproducible amount of deuterium into the...

Low Frequency Astronomy from Lunar Orbit
The Radio Astronomy Explorer satellite verified that the far-side of the Moon is well shielded from manmade and natural Earth-based interference at frequencies below 30 MHz. Above a few...

Lunar Base Pressure, O2 Fraction, and ExtraHabitat Activity Suit Design
A major dilemma exists in determining optimum habitat and ExtraHabitat Activity (EHA) suit pressures for future space missions, balancing human safety requirements and the case of EHA...

Structural Considerations in the Design of a Mars Mission Aerobrake
A new area of civil engineering is emerging. This area will provide structures for outposts on the moon, resource development and exploration of Space. Spacecraft traveling at very high...

 

 

 

 

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