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  • Tran, Henry; Hansman, R. John (2016-05-24)
    The North Atlantic Tracks represent one of the highest density international traffic regions in the world. Due to the lack of high-resolution radar coverage over this region, the tracks are subject to more restrictive ...
  • Silva, Sathya; Hansman, R. John (2016-04-28)
    Divergence is defined in this thesis as an inconsistency between the human operator’s assumption of the system state and the actual state of the system, which is substantial enough to have consequential effects on the ...
  • Tao, Toby S.; Hansman, R. John (2016-02-25)
    A micro-UAV system was developed to be deployed from a host aircraft at normal jet cruise conditions (between 25,000 and 35,000 feet altitude and Mach 0.8) using the standard MJU-10/B countermeasure flare form factor. The ...
  • Tao, Tony; Hansman, R. John (2016-02-25)
    In conventional “vehicle-focused” aircraft design and manufacturing, aircraft are optimized for a given mission and then manufactured using custom-built tooling. This strategy ensures the highest vehicle performance for ...
  • Yan, Chiwei; Vaze, Vikrant; Vanderboll, Allison; Barnhart, Cynthia (2016-01-12)
    In this paper, we analyze the effectiveness of the 2010 Tarmac Delay Rule from a passenger - centric point of view. The Tarmac Delay Rule stipulates that aircraft lift-off, or an opportunity for passengers to deplane, must ...
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