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  • Fault Detection and Fault-Tolerant Control Using Sliding Modesby Halim Alwi; Christopher Edwards; Chee Pin Tan

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    "Fault Detection and Fault-tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes" is the first text dedicated to showing the latest developments in the use of sliding-mode concepts for fault detection and isolation (FDI) and fault-tolerant control in dynamical engineering systems. It begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of sliding modes to provide... more...

  • The Science of Astrobiologyby Julian Chela-Flores

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Since the publication of "The New Science of Astrobiology" in the year 2001 - the first edition of the present book - two significant events have taken place raising the subject from the beginning of the present century to its present maturity. Firstly, in 2001 the Galileo Mission still had two years to complete its task, which turned out... more...

  • Mission Moonby Jeanne Perret

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    It is the year 1568. Emperor Akbar is on the throne and all is well in Hindustan. Or is it? Meet Ash and Tara, two feisty kids who battle the vilest villains in Akbar?s court. Devious minds are at work, planning to steal Akbar?s precious emerald dagger, which the emperor believes brings him good luck. Ash and Tara, twin brother and sister, growing... more...

  • The Paths of Soaring Flightby Frank Irving

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 69.00

    This book is concerned with the sport of soaring, mainly with the mathematical basis of sailplane design and operation. It does not tell the beginner how to fly, but it will give an experienced pilot some background, with historical notes showing how ideas have evolved and could develop in the future. Some of the material is taken from OSTIV (Organisation... more...

  • Space Shuttle 1981-2011by Sally Ride; Greg Freiherr; T.A. Heppenheimer; Air & Space Magazine

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 9.95

    Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts? own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history... more...

  • Flight Dynamics Principlesby Michael V. Cook

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 59.95

    Flight dynamicists today need not only a thorough understanding of the classical stability and control theory of aircraft, but also a working appreciation of flight control systems and consequently a grounding in the theory of automatic control. In this text the author fulfils these requirements by developing the theory of stability and control of... more...

  • Shape Memory Alloy Engineeringby Leonardo Lecce; Antonio Concilio

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 170.00

    Shape Memory Alloy Engineering introduces materials, mechanical, and aerospace engineers to shape memory alloys (SMAs), providing a unique perspective that combines fundamental theory with new approaches to design and modeling of actual SMAs as compact and inexpensive actuators for use in aerospace and other applications. With this book readers will... more...

  • A History of Aerodynamicsby John D. Jr Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 72.00

    Authoritative, highly readable history of aerodynamics and the major theorists and their contributions. more...

  • Space Flightby Lance K. Erickson

    Government Institutes 2010; US$ 84.99

    This book offers a comprehensive look at the history of space exploration, the technology that makes it possible, and the continued efforts that promise to carry us into the future. It goes through the history of space exploration, from the earliest sub-orbital and orbital missions to today's deep-space probes, to provide a close look at past and present... more...

  • Optimal space trajectoriesby Jean-Pierre Marec

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Studies in Astronautics, Volume 1: Optimal Space Trajectories focuses on the concept of optimal transfer and the problem of optimal space trajectories. It examines the relative performances of the various propulsion systems (classical and electrical propulsions) and their optimization (optimal mass breakdown), along with parametric and functional optimizations... more...