Crash Course: Lessons Learned from Accidents Involving Remotely Piloted and Autonomous Aircraft
by Peter W. Merlin
Publisher: NASA 2013
Number of pages: 194
This volume contains an investigation of remotely piloted research vehicle (RPRV) and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) mishaps and will examine their causes, consequences, resultant corrective actions, and lessons learned. Most undesired outcomes usually do not occur because of a single event, but rather from a series of events and actions involving equipment malfunctions and/or human factors. This book comprises a series of case studies focusing mostly on accidents and incidents involving experimental aircraft.
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by Robert W. Buchheim - RAND Corporation
Written as a basic guide on the uses and characteristics of space systems, this book discusses astronautics and its applications, technology in the space environment, rocket vehicles, propulsion systems, propellants, internal power sources, etc.
Has the Space Age had a significant effect on society? This volume is to examines the effects of spaceflight on society through scholarly research, making use especially of the tools of the historian and the broader social sciences and humanities.
by Joseph M. Powers - University of Notre Dame
These are a set of class notes for a gas dynamics/viscous flow course taught to juniors in Aerospace Engineering. It is expected that the student has some familiarity with concepts such as material derivatives, control volume analysis, etc.
- Federal Aviation Administration
Weight and balance, two of the most important factors affecting flight safety, are thoroughly discussed in this handbook. Indispensable for those responsible for aircraft weight distribution - the engineers, designers, and pilots.