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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Von Braunby Michael Neufeld

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 21.00

    Curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of controversial space pioneer Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary... more...

  • The History of Human Space Flightby Ted Spitzmiller

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 39.95

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  • Differential Game Theory with Applications to Missiles and Autonomous Systems Guidanceby Farhan A. Faruqi

    Wiley 2017; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    Differential Game Theory with Applications to Missiles and Autonomous Systems explains the use of differential game theory in autonomous guidance and control systems. The book begins with an introduction to the basic principles before considering optimum control and game theory. Two-party and multi-party game theory and guidance are then covered... more...

  • Cavitation Instabilities and Rotordynamic Effects in Turbopumps and Hydroturbinesby Luca d'Agostino; Maria Vittoria Salvetti

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 141.19

    The book provides a detailed approach to the physics, fluid dynamics, modeling, experimentation and numerical simulation of cavitation phenomena, with special emphasis on cavitation-induced instabilities and their implications on the design and operation of high performance turbopumps and hydraulic turbines. The first part covers the fundamentals (nucleation,... more...

  • In-Flight Simulators and Fly-by-Wire/Light Demonstratorsby Peter G. Hamel

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 141.19

    This book offers the first complete account of more than sixty years of international research on In-Flight Simulation and related development of electronic and electro-optic flight control system technologies (?Fly-by-Wire? and ?Fly-by-Light?). They have provided a versatile and experimental procedure that is of particular importance for verification,... more...

  • Aerodynamics of Turbines and Compressors. (HSA-1)by William R. Hawthorne

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 113.50 US$ 103.29

    Volume X of the High Speed Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsion series. Contents include: Theory of Two-Dimensional Flow through Cascades; Three-Dimensional Flow in Turbomachines; Experimental Techniques; Flow in Cascades; The Axial Compressor Stage; The Supersonic Compressor; Aerodynamic Design of Axial Flow Turbines; The Radial Turbine; The Centrifugal... more...

  • Solar Energetic Particlesby Donald V. Reames

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 32.57

    This concise primer introduces the non-specialist reader to the physics of solar energetic particles (SEP) and systematically reviews the evidence for the two main mechanisms which lead to the so-called impulsive and gradual SEP events. More specifically, the timing of the onsets, the longitude distributions, the high-energy spectral shapes, the... more...

  • 3rd International Symposium of Space Optical Instruments and Applicationsby H. Paul Urbach; Guangjun Zhang

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 216.14

    This volume contains selected and expanded contributions presented at the 3rd Symposium on Space Optical Instruments and Applications in Beijing, China June 28 ? 29, 2016. This conference series is organised by the Sino-Holland Space Optical Instruments Laboratory, a cooperation platform between China and the Netherlands. The symposium focused on... more...

  • Human Performance in General Aviationby David O'Hare

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This is the first available edited collection of chapters on human performance in general aviation. Each chapter has been written by someone with knowledge of both the research literature and the operational background of general aviation. Chapters are designed to survey the current state of knowledge in areas critical to general aviation and to... more...

  • The Sustainability of Air Transportationby Milan Janic

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book presents, for the first time, a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the sustainability of the contemporary civil air transport system, examining its three main components: airports, air traffic control, and airlines. It offers an in-depth examination and quantitative insight into the system's current and prospective structure and operations,... more...