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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Spacecraft Sensorsby Mohamed M Abid

    Wiley 2005; US$ 145.00

    Spacecraft Sensors, the first of its kind, offers a comprehensive review of many aspects and intricacies of sensors used in the spacecraft industry.  It covers sensor development from concept, design, and cost, to building, testing, interfacing, integrating, and on-orbit operation. It is intended for the specialist or non-specialist engineer,... more...

  • Micromechanics of Composite Materialsby Jacob Aboudi; Steven M. Arnold; Brett A. Bednarcyk

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 140.00

    With composites under increasing use in industry to replace traditional materials in components and structures, the modeling of composite performance, damage and failure has never been more important. Micromechanics of Composite Materials: A Generalized Multiscale Analysis Approach brings together comprehensive background information on the multiscale... more...

  • Catalogue of Meteorites from South Americaby Rogelio Daniel Acevedo; Maximiliano C.L. Rocca; Víctor Manuel García

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    The first Catalogue of Meteorites from South America includes new specimens never previously reported, while doubtful cases and pseudometeorites have been deliberately omitted.The falling of these objects is a random event, but the sites where old meteorites are found tend to be focused in certain areas, e.g. in the deflation surfaces in Chile?s Atacama... more...

  • The Mercury 13by Martha Ackmann

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    For readers of  The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13  reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America?s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of... more...

  • Aerial Lifeby Peter Adey

    Wiley 2010; US$ 39.95

    NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory... more...

  • Structural Dynamic Analysis with Generalized Damping Modelsby Sondipon Adhikari

    Wiley 2014; US$ 125.00

    Since Lord Rayleigh introduced the idea of viscous damping in his classic work "The Theory of Sound" in 1877, it has become standard practice to use this approach in dynamics, covering a wide range of applications from aerospace to civil engineering. However, in the majority of practical cases this approach is adopted more for mathematical convenience... more...

  • Introduction to Space Systemsby Miguel A. Aguirre

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    The definition of all space systems starts with the establishment of its fundamental parameters: requirements to be fulfilled, overall system and satellite design, analysis and design of the critical elements, developmental approach, cost, and schedule. There are only a few texts covering early design of space systems and none of them has been specifically... more...

  • Astrophysics at Very High Energiesby Felix Aharonian; Lars Bergström; Charles Dermer; Roland Walter; Marc Türler

    Springer 2013; US$ 99.00

    With the success of Cherenkov Astronomy and more recently with the launch of NASA’s Fermi mission, very-high-energy astrophysics has undergone a revolution in the last years. This book provides three comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of the recent advances in gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy. Felix Aharonian and Charles... more...

  • Spacecraft Formation Flyingby Kyle Alfriend; Srinivas Rao Vadali; Pini Gurfil; Jonathan How; Louis Breger

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 135.00

    Space agencies are now realizing that much of what has previously been achieved using hugely complex and costly single platform projects?large unmanned and manned satellites (including the present International Space Station)?can be replaced by a number of smaller satellites networked together. The key challenge of this approach, namely ensuring the... more...

  • Safety Design for Space Operationsby Firooz Allahdadi; Isabelle Rongier; Paul Wilde; Tommaso Sgobba

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 200.00

    Endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and drawing on the expertise of the world?s leading experts in the field,  Safety Design for Space Operations provides the practical how-to guidance and knowledge base needed to facilitate effective launch-site and operations safety in line with current regulations.... more...