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    • Baby incubator noise : causes and some reduction methods 

      Wales, Carl Alzen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976)
    • The back stroke buddy 

      Fonder, Gregory Paul (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The objective of this thesis was to study and improve one's own physical intelligence. Through studying bodily movements of people trying to accomplish new tasks, I realized one way to enhance physical intelligence was ...
    • Bacteria in shear flow 

      Marcos, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Bacteria are ubiquitous and play a critical role in many contexts. Their environment is nearly always dynamic due to the prevalence of fluid flow: creeping flow in soil, highly sheared flow in bodily conduits, and turbulent ...
    • Bacteria mediated heat sinks 

      Hong, Vu Anh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Many applications, such as laser diode technology, utilize components (eg. resistors) which have performance characteristics heavily dependent on temperature, and therefore, maintaining constant temperature is essential ...
    • Baiting for defense against stealthy attacks on cyber-physical systems 

      Flamholz, David B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      The goal of this thesis is to develop a defense methodology for a cyber-physical system (CPS) by which an attempted stealthy cyber-attack is detected in near real time. Improvements in networked communication have enabled ...
    • Balancing a two-wheeled Segway robot 

      Bageant, Maia R. (Maia Reynolds) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      In this thesis, I designed and constructed hardware for a two-wheeled balancing Segway robot. Because the robot could not be balanced based on a control system derived from the original analytical model, additional system ...
    • A ball-on-beam project kit 

      Rosales, Evencio A. (Evencio Alex), 1982- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      An apparatus of the classical ball-on-beam problem was designed and constructed to be used as a pedagogical instrument in feedback courses. The aesthetic and mechanical design incorporated economical materials to make kits ...
    • Ballistic impact resistance of fiber-reinforced high density polyethylene 

      Hinton, Yolanda Leigh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980)
    • Ballistic resistance of multi-layered steel shields 

      Huang, Min, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In this thesis, the ballistic resistance of multi-layered steel shields against projectile impact at the sub-ordnance velocity is evaluated using finite element simulations. Eight types of projectiles of different weight ...
    • Bandwidth maximization of a single degree of freedom magnetic suspension system 

      Aggarwal, Sanjay Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
    • Basic communication framework for a robotic device for the inspection of nuclear reactor piping structures 

      Roth, Meagan (Meagan Ashley) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) have a wide variety of underwater applications. Controlling these robots wirelessly in an aquatic environment is challenging because of signal attenuation. This challenge is made even more ...
    • A basic study of gas diffusion in foam insulation 

      Reitz, Douglas William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983)
    • Batch-microfabricated miniaturized planar arrays of Langmuir probes for reentry plasma diagnostics and nanosatellites 

      Field, Ella Suzanne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      One of the most important technical goals in spacecraft design is maintaining the vehicle's integrity under the extreme conditions encountered during reentry to the Earth's atmosphere. When a hypersonic vehicle travels ...
    • A battery powered near infrared (NIR) camera for the MIT HelioDome 

      Molina, Keith M. (Keith Martin) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Research in advanced fenestration systems has led to the development of the Heliodome project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Daylighting Laboratory. The MIT Heliodome project is dedicated to goniophotometry ...
    • Battery storage system sizing evaluation for utility distribution asset investment deferral 

      Yuan, Sandy (Sandy Roan-Jane) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      A need exists for systematic evaluation methods of battery storage sizing as an electric utility asset investment. Atlantic Electric, like many US utilities, has begun to consider battery energy storage systems for multiple ...
    • Bayesian inference of chemical reaction networks 

      Galagali, Nikhil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The development of chemical reaction models aids system design and optimization, along with fundamental understanding, in areas including combustion, catalysis, electrochemistry, and biology. A systematic approach to ...
    • Bayesian inference of stochastic dynamical models 

      Lu, Peter Guang Yi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      A new methodology for Bayesian inference of stochastic dynamical models is developed. The methodology leverages the dynamically orthogonal (DO) evolution equations for reduced-dimension uncertainty evolution and the Gaussian ...
    • Bead manipulation to enable electrically controlled wire braiding 

      Isaac, Alexxis (Alexxis R.); Cartman, Makai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Litz wire bundles are highly effective at enhancing the current carrying capacity and limiting the losses of electronic devices up to MHz frequencies due to the pattern in which the individual wires are braided in the ...
    • Bearings-only tracking automation for a single unmanned underwater vehicle 

      Middlebrook, Danica Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Unmanned underwater vehicles have various missions within civilian, military and academic sectors. They have the ability to explore areas unavailable to manned assets and to perform duties that are risky to humans. In ...
    • The beauty of prostheses : designing for female amputees 

      Nguyen, Debbie Diem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      and sometimes even surpass, the capabilities and aesthetics of the natural human body. A prosthesis is carefully designed to provide optimal functionality to assist the amputee in returning back to her normal daily activities ...