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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
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1 online resource.
  • 1. The Air Traffic Management Industry 2. Operational and technological background on air traffic management 3. Governance of air traffic management: an international perspective 4. Governance of air traffic management: a national perspective 5. Safety regulation of Air Traffic Management 6. Economic characteristics of Air Traffic Management 7. Economic regulation of air traffic management: principles and approaches 8. Economic regulation of ATM: the structure of ATM charges 9. Economic regulation of ATM: consultation on investment 10. Introducing competition in the provision of ATM services 11. New entrants into airspace - unmanned aircraft (`drones') and increased space transportation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128111185 20180312
Air Traffic Management: Economics Regulation and Governance provides the latest insights on approaches and issues surrounding the economic regulation and governance of air traffic management (ATM). The book begins by explaining what ATM is, showing its importance within the aviation industry. It then outlines the unique institutional characteristics that govern ATM, also discussing its implications for economic regulation and investment. Technological developments and the issues and approaches to safety regulation are also covered, as are the implications ATM has on airports. The book concludes with an exploration of future directions, including the entry of drones into airspace and the introduction of competition in ATM services Air traffic management plays a critical role in air transport, impacting both air safety and the efficiency of air services. Yet air navigation services are shifting from government provision to private industry, creating the need for more critical analysis of governance and economic regulation within the ATM industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128111185 20180312
Book
1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Optimal and Extremal Trajectories 3. Motion with Constant Power and Variable Specific Impulse 4. Motion with Variable Power and Constant Specific Impulse 5. Motion with Constant Power and Constant Specific Impulse 6. Extremal Trajectories in a Linear Central Field 7. Extremal Trajectories in a Uniform Gravity Field 8. Number of Thrust Arcs for Extremal Orbital Transfers 9. Some Problems of Trajectory Synthesis in the Newtonian Field 10. Conclusions 11. Appendix 12. Nomenclature.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128140581 20180213
Analytical Solutions for Extremal Space Trajectories presents an overall treatment of the general optimal control problem, in particular, the Mayer's variational problem, with necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality. It also provides a detailed derivation of the analytical solutions of these problems for thrust arcs for the Newtonian, linear central and uniform gravitational fields. These solutions are then used to analytically synthesize the extremal and optimal trajectories for the design of various orbital transfer and powered descent and landing maneuvers. Many numerical examples utilizing the proposed analytical synthesis of the space trajectories and comparison analyses with numerically integrated solutions are provided. This book will be helpful for engineers and researchers of industrial and government organizations, and is also a great resource for university faculty and graduate and undergraduate students working, specializing or majoring in the fields of aerospace engineering, applied celestial mechanics, and guidance, navigation and control technologies, applied mathematics and analytical dynamics, and avionics software design and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128140581 20180213
Book
426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Flying Dutchman who Shaped American Aviation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588346155 20180702
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (305 pages)
  • Frontispiece.- Dedication.- Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Mission Control Concepts.- Chapter 3: The Original Mission Control Center.- Chapter 4: A Control Center for the Future.- Chapter 5: From Concepts to Reality.- Chapter 6: The Missions.- Chapter 7: The People.- Chapter 8: Abandoned in Place.- Chapter 9: Restoration.- Chapter 10: The 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing.- Appendix 1 Key Correspondence.- Appendix 2 Mission Manning Lists.- Appendix 3 Women Flight Controllers.- Appendix 4 Chronology of Events.- Appendix 5 Photos and Graphics.- Appendix 6 Quotes.- Appendix 7 Original MCC Contractors.- Appendix 8 In Memory of Our Colleagues.- References.- Glossary.- About the Author.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319766836 20180813
This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America's space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a level which represents the day the flight control teams walked out after the last lunar landing missions. The book is dedicated to the estimated 3,000 men and women who supported the flights and tells the story from their perspective. It describes the rooms of people supporting this control center; those rooms of engineers, analysts and scientists most people never knew about. Some called it a "shrine" and some called it a "cathedral." Now it will be restored to its former glory and soon thousands will be able to view the place where America flew to the moon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319766836 20180813
Book
1 online resource.
  • Front Cover; Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; About the Authors; Preface; Reference; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Asking the Right Questions About Terrorism; How Safe Are We?; Conflating Terrorism and Insurgency; Al-Qaeda Since 2001; ISIS; Are We as Safe as We Are Because of Security Measures?; Disclosed Plots; Undisclosed Plots; Disclosed Minor Plots; Deterrence; How Safe Is Aviation?; Are We Safe Enough?; References; Chapter 2: Evaluating Aviation Security; Aviation Security Costs in the United States; Costs Before 9/11
  • TSA Costs After 9/11Other Federal Government Costs; Other Direct Costs; Opportunity Costs; Total Costs for Aviation Security; Evaluating Aviation Security: Three Analytic Techniques; Cost per Saved Life; Acceptable Risk; Cost-Benefit Analysis; References; Chapter 3: Layers of Aviation Security: Examining Their Individual Contribution to Risk Reduction; Laying Out the Layers of Security; Assessing and Evaluating the Layers of Security; Stage 1. Terrorists Are Deterred From Attempting an Attack; Stage 2. Terrorists Attempt an Attack, but Are Prevented From Boarding
  • Stage 3. Terrorists Succeed in Boarding, but Fail to Bring Down or Hijack the AirlinerStage 4. Hijackers Succeed in Taking Over the Airliner, but Fail to Crash it into Their Target; Other Potential Layers; Calculation of Overall Risk Reduction; Sensitivity Analysis; Evaluating the Deterrence and Disruption Estimates: Erring on the Low Side; Substitution Effects: Interactions and Interdependencies Among the Layers; Other Terrorist Threats to Aviation; Adaptive Behavior by Terrorists; Some Comparisons; Other Western Countries; Israel; Security Measures in Place in the US From 1973 to 2001
  • Security Measures in Place in the US Before 1973Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Reducing Costs Without Reducing Security: Comparing the Value of Individual Layers; Adding a Security Layer: Installed Physical Secondary Barriers; Comparing the Layers: Three Approaches; Risk Reduction; Cost-Benefit Analysis; The Cost of the Security Measure; The Losses Sustained in a Successful Attack; The Risk Reduction Furnished by the Security Measure; The Probability of an Otherwise-Successful Terrorist Attack Absent All Security Measures; The Benefit-to-Cost Ratio
  • Evaluating the Comparative Effectiveness of FAMS, FFDO, and IPSBComparing Reductions in Risk; Comparing Cost-Effectiveness: Break-Even Analysis and Benefit-to-Cost Ratio; Federal Air Marshal Service; Installed Physical Secondary Barriers; Flight Deck Resistance Including the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program; Policy Mix: Include IPSB, Double the Budget for FFDOs, Reduce FAMS by 75%; Assessing the Risk Reduction and the Cost-Effectiveness of Other Security Measures; Hardened Cockpit Doors; Passenger and Cabin Crew Resistance; JTTF (Including FBI and Police); Anti-Aircraft Measures
Are We Safe Enough? Measuring and Assessing Aviation Security explains how standard risk analytic and cost-benefit analysis can be applied to aviation security in systematic and easy-to-understand steps. The book evaluates and puts into sensible context the risks associated with air travel, the risk appetite of airlines and regulators and the notion of acceptable risk. It does so by describing the effectiveness, risk reduction and cost of each layer of aviation security, from policing and intelligence to checkpoint passenger screening to arming pilots on the flight deck.
Book
4 volumes (xxx, 4034 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
  • Part I: Attitude control
  • Low-thrust trajectory design
  • Space situational awareness
  • Trajectory design
  • Advances in spacecraft design
  • Collision avoidance.
  • Part II: Planetary exploration
  • Attitude estimation
  • Orbital dynamics
  • Small body exploration
  • Outer planet exploration
  • Earth orbiters
  • Orbit determination.
  • Part III: Small body modeling
  • Constrained global trajectory optimization
  • Constellations and formations
  • Low-energy mission design
  • Relative motion
  • Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control.
  • Part IV: Proximity operations
  • Spaceflight mechanics
  • Human missions beyond earth orbit
  • Student design competition
  • Poster papers.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xix, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Part I: "Don't send me there"
  • October sky
  • The Abbeys
  • Annapolis
  • Air Force
  • Dyna-Soar
  • Boeing
  • Part II: "Before this decade is out"
  • Destination: Moon
  • North American Aviation
  • Houston and the Manned Spacecraft Center
  • Astronaut Abbey
  • The Phillips Report
  • Flight
  • Countdown
  • Ashes
  • Commitment
  • From the Earth to the Moon
  • Challenge
  • One week in August
  • Part III: "The quintessential staffer"
  • Mission accomplished
  • Apollo 13
  • Stability
  • Gravity
  • The Space Shuttle
  • The Soviets
  • Skylab
  • The Ace Moving Company
  • Apollo-Soyuz
  • Part IV: "Ten consecutive miracles followed by an Act of God"
  • The right stuff
  • The next generation
  • Approach and landing
  • Thirty-five new guys
  • Problems
  • Those other astronauts
  • STS-1
  • Part V: "Go at throttle up"
  • The used spaceship
  • Operational flight
  • Frequent flying
  • 1984
  • The breaking point
  • The day the Earth stood still
  • Recovery
  • Marooned
  • Part VI: "A national quasi-emergency"
  • PEPCON
  • The Space Exploration Initiative
  • Synthesis
  • Space Council
  • Dan Goldin
  • Space cowboys
  • Redesign
  • Hubble rescue
  • A space odyssey
  • Return to the JSC
  • Part VII: "Together to the stars "
  • A new direction
  • The total equation
  • Crises on Mir
  • First element
  • End game
  • The journey continues.
"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bureaucrat, and finally director of the Johnson Space Center ("mission control"), Abbey's story has never been fully told--until now. This fascinating account takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Abbey rose to power and wielded it out of the spotlight. Informed by countless hours of interviews with Abbey and his family, friends, adversaries, and former colleagues, The Astronaut Maker is the ultimate insider's account of ambition and power politics at NASA"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xii, 356 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • Foreword by Robert Crippen
  • Silence and shock
  • Good things come to people who wait
  • The foam strike
  • Landing day
  • Recovery day 1
  • Assessing the situation
  • Searching for the crew
  • Columbia is going home in a coffin
  • Walkers, divers, and spotters
  • Their mission became our mission
  • Reconstructing Columbia
  • Healing and closure
  • Preserving and learning from Columbia
  • The beginning of the end
  • Celebrating 25,000 heroes
  • Epilogue by Eileen Collins.
Shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Part I: Origins. Flying monks to mud ducks ; The cauldron
  • Part II: Into the fire. The next leap ; The crucible ; Wonder ; The brave
  • Part III: Hunting the demon. World War to Cold War ; The final stage ; The demon.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * At the end of World War II, a band of aces gathered in the Mojave Desert on a Top Secret quest to break the sound barrier-nicknamed "The Demon" by pilots. The true story of what happened in those skies has never been told. Speed. In 1947, it represented the difference between victory and annihilation. After Hiroshima, the ability to deliver a nuclear device to its target faster than one's enemy became the singular obsession of American war planners. And so, in the earliest days of the Cold War, a highly classified program was conducted on a desolate air base in California's Mojave Desert. Its aim: to push the envelope of flight to new frontiers. There gathered an extraordinary band of pilots, including Second World War aces Chuck Yeager and George Welch, who risked their lives flying experimental aircraft to reach Mach 1, the so-called sound barrier, which pilots called "the demon." Shrouding the program in secrecy, the US military reluctantly revealed that the "barrier" had been broken two months later, after the story was leaked to the press. The full truth has never been fully revealed-until now. Chasing the Demon, from decorated fighter pilot and acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton, tells, for the first time, the extraordinary true story of mankind's quest for Mach 1. Here, of course, is twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the futuristic Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947. Officially Yeager was the first to achieve supersonic flight, but drawing on new interviews with survivors of the program, including Yeager's former commander, as well as declassified files, Hampton presents evidence that a fellow American-George Welch, a daring fighter pilot who shot down a remarkable sixteen enemy aircraft during the Pacific War-met the demon first, though he was not favored to wear the laurels, as he was now a civilian test pilot and was not flying the Bell X-1. Chasing the Demon sets the race between Yeager and Welch in the context of aviation history, so that the reader can learn and appreciate their accomplishments as never before.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062688729 20180910
Green Library

11. Corvette [2018]

Book
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 PDF (x, 186 pages).
  • 1. Introduction to autonomous driving
  • 1.1 Autonomous driving technologies overview
  • 1.2 Autonomous driving algorithms
  • 1.2.1 Sensing
  • 1.2.2 Perception
  • 1.2.3 Object recognition and tracking
  • 1.2.4 Action
  • 1.3 Autonomous driving client system
  • 1.3.1 Robot operating system (ROS)
  • 1.3.2 Hardware platform
  • 1.4 Autonomous driving cloud platform
  • 1.4.1 Simulation
  • 1.4.2 HD map production
  • 1.4.3 Deep learning model training
  • 1.5 It is just the beginning
  • 2. Autonomous vehicle localization
  • 2.1 Localization with GNSS
  • 2.1.1 GNSS overview
  • 2.1.2 GNSS error analysis
  • 2.1.3 Satellite-based augmentation systems
  • 2.1.4 Real-time kinematic and differential GPS
  • 2.1.5 Precise point positioning
  • 2.1.6 GNSS INS integration
  • 2.2 Localization with LiDAR and high-definition maps
  • 2.2.1 LiDAR overview
  • 2.2.2 High-definition maps overview
  • 2.2.3 Localization with LiDAR and HD map
  • 2.3 Visual odometry
  • 2.3.1 Stereo visual odometry
  • 2.3.2 Monocular visual odometry
  • 2.3.3 Visual inertial odometry
  • 2.4 Dead reckoning and wheel odometry
  • 2.4.1 Wheel encoders
  • 2.4.2 Wheel odometry errors
  • 2.4.3 Reduction of wheel odometry errors
  • 2.5 Sensor fusion
  • 2.5.1 CMU Boss for urban challenge
  • 2.5.2 Stanford Junior for urban challenge
  • 2.5.3 Bertha from Mercedes Benz
  • 2.6 References
  • 3. Perception in autonomous driving
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Datasets
  • 3.3 Detection
  • 3.4 Segmentation
  • 3.5 Stereo, optical flow, and scene flow
  • 3.5.1 Stereo and depth
  • 3.5.2 Optical flow
  • 3.5.3 Scene flow
  • 3.6 Tracking
  • 3.7 Conclusions
  • 3.8 References
  • 4. Deep learning in autonomous driving perception
  • 4.1 Convolutional neural networks
  • 4.2 Detection
  • 4.3 Semantic segmentation
  • 4.4 Stereo and optical flow
  • 4.4.1 Stereo
  • 4.4.2 Optical flow
  • 4.5 Conclusion
  • 4.6 References
  • 5. Prediction and routing
  • 5.1 Planning and control overview
  • 5.1.1 Architecture: planning and control in a broader sense
  • 5.1.2 Scope of each module: solve the problem with modules
  • 5.2 Traffic prediction
  • 5.2.1 Behavior prediction as classification
  • 5.2.2 Vehicle trajectory generation
  • 5.3 Lane level routing
  • 5.3.1 Constructing a weighted directed graph for routing
  • 5.3.2 Typical routing algorithms
  • 5.3.3 Routing graph cost: weak or strong routing
  • 5.4 Conclusions
  • 5.5 References
  • 6. Decision, planning, and control
  • 6.1 Behavioral decisions
  • 6.1.1 Markov decision process approach
  • 6.1.2 Scenario-based divide and conquer approach
  • 6.2 Motion planning
  • 6.2.1 Vehicle model, road model, and SL-coordination system
  • 6.2.2 Motion planning with path planning and speed planning
  • 6.2.3 Motion planning with longitudinal planning and lateral planning
  • 6.3 Feedback control
  • 6.3.1 Bicycle model
  • 6.3.2 PID control
  • 6.4 Conclusions
  • 6.5 References
  • 7. Reinforcement learning-based planning and control
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Reinforcement learning
  • 7.2.1 Q-learning
  • 7.2.2 Actor-critic methods
  • 7.3 Learning-based planning and control in autonomous driving
  • 7.3.1 Reinforcement learning on behavioral decision
  • 7.3.2 Reinforcement learning on planning and control
  • 7.4 Conclusions
  • 7.5 References
  • 8. Client systems for autonomous driving
  • 8.1 Autonomous driving: a complex system
  • 8.2 Operating system for autonomous driving
  • 8.2.1 ROS overview
  • 8.2.2 System reliability
  • 8.2.3 Performance improvement
  • 8.2.4 Resource management and security
  • 8.3 Computing platform
  • 8.3.1 Computing platform implementation
  • 8.3.2 Existing computing solutions
  • 8.3.3 Computer architecture design exploration
  • 8.4 References
  • 9. Cloud platform for autonomous driving
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Infrastructure
  • 9.2.1 Distributed computing framework
  • 9.2.2 Distributed storage
  • 9.2.3 Heterogeneous computing
  • 9.3 Simulation
  • 9.3.1 BinPipeRDD
  • 9.3.2 Connecting Spark and ROS
  • 9.3.3 Performance
  • 9.4 Model training
  • 9.4.1 Why use Spark?
  • 9.4.2 Training platform architecture
  • 9.4.3 Heterogeneous computing
  • 9.5 HD map generation
  • 9.5.1 HD map
  • 9.5.2 Map generation in the cloud
  • 9.6 Conclusions
  • 9.7 References
  • Author biographies.
This book is the first technical overview of autonomous vehicles written for a general computing and engineering audience. The authors share their practical experiences of creating autonomous vehicle systems. These systems are complex, consisting of three major subsystems: (1) algorithms for localization, perception, and planning and control; (2) client systems, such as the robotics operating system and hardware platform; and (3) the cloud platform, which includes data storage, simulation, high-definition (HD) mapping, and deep learning model training. The algorithm subsystem extracts meaningful information from sensor raw data to understand its environment and make decisions about its actions. The client subsystem integrates these algorithms to meet real-time and reliability requirements. The cloud platform provides offline computing and storage capabilities for autonomous vehicles. Using the cloud platform, we are able to test new algorithms and update the HD map--plus, train better recognition, tracking, and decision models. This book consists of nine chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of autonomous vehicle systems; Chapter 2 focuses on localization technologies; Chapter 3 discusses traditional techniques used for perception; Chapter 4 discusses deep learning based techniques for perception; Chapter 5 introduces the planning and control sub-system, especially prediction and routing technologies; Chapter 6 focuses on motion planning and feedback control of the planning and control subsystem; Chapter 7 introduces reinforcement learning-based planning and control; Chapter 8 delves into the details of client systems design; and Chapter 9 provides the details of cloud platforms for autonomous driving. This book should be useful to students, researchers, and practitioners alike. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student interested in autonomous driving, you will find herein a comprehensive overview of the whole autonomous vehicle technology stack. If you are an autonomous driving practitioner, the many practical techniques introduced in this book will be of interest to you. Researchers will also find plenty of references for an effective, deeper exploration of the various technologies.
Book
1 PDF (130 pages).
  • Preface Unmanned Ground Vehicles: An Introduction Design of a Full X-by-Wire UGV-Unmanned Ground Carrier Advanced Chassis Dynamics Control of the Unmanned Ground Carrier Performance Test and Evaluation of the Unmanned Ground Carrier References Author Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732510 20180306
X-by-wire Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) have been attracting increased attention for various civilian or military applications. The x-by-wire techniques (drive-by-wire, steer-by-wire, and brake-by-wire techniques) provide the possibility of achieving novel vehicle design and advanced dynamics control, which can significantly improve the overall performance, maneuverability, and mobility of the UGVs. However, there are few full x-by-wire UGVs prototype models reported in the world. Therefore, there is no book that can fully describe the design, configuration, and dynamics control approach of full x-by-wire UGVs, which makes it difficult for readers to study this hot and interesting topic.In this book, we use a full x-by-wire UGV, developed by our group, as the example. This UGV is completely x-by-wire with four in-wheel motors driven and a four-wheel independent steer steer. In this book, the overall design of the UGV, the design of the key subsystems (battery pack system, in-wheel motor-driven system, independent steer system, remote and autonomous control system), and the dynamics control approach will be introduced in detail, and the experiment's results will be provided to validate the proposed dynamics control approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732510 20180306
Book
456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Green Library
Book
1 PDF (xi, 94 pages).
  • PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionTerramechanics of Heavy-duty Construction Vehicle and Interactions Between Track and Blades with SoilArchitecture and Modeling of Electrified Heavy-duty Construction VehiclesEnergy Management Systems for Electrified Heavy-duty VehiclesReferencesAuthors' Biographies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732398 20180205
The number of heavy-duty construction vehicles is increasing significantly with growing urban development causing poor air quality and higher emissions. The electrification of construction vehicles is a way to mitigate the resulting air pollution and emissions. In this book, we consider tracked bulldozers, as an example, to demonstrate the approach and evaluate the benefits of the electrification of construction vehicles. The book is intended for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and anyone with an interest in the electrification of heavy vehicles. The book begins with an introduction to electrification of heavy-duty construction vehicles. The second chapter is focused on the terramechanics and interactions between track and blades with soil. The third chapter presents the architecture and modeling of a series hybrid bulldozer. Finally, the fourth chapter discusses energy management systems for electrified heavy construction vehicles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781681732398 20180205
Book
xiv, 954 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
When Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898, automobiles were still a novelty in his native Italy. When he died ninety years later, the company he built stood at the top of a global industry, with the Ferrari name universally recognized for performance, racing prowess, and state-of-the-art Italian design. Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the Making of an Automotive Empire is the definitive account of an epic life. Drawing on years of original research conducted in Italy and abroad, author (and Ferrari insider) Luca Dal Monte uncovers a wealth of new facts about Enzo's origins, ambitions, business practices, and private life. The book revisits all the highlights of Ferrari's rise to greatness: his driving career in the 1920s; his management of racing teams for Alfa Romeo in the 1930s; the launch of his own company and team in the late 1940s, and his unprecedented successes building cars for the road and race track in the following decades. But the book also examines lesser-known and sometimes hidden aspects of Ferrari's career, from his earliest failed business ventures to his political dealings with Italy's Fascist government, Allied occupiers, and even Communist leaders. And it lays bare the internal politics of the Ferrari company and team, whose leader manipulated employees, drivers, competitors and the media with a volatile mixture of brute force, paranoia, and guile. Accompanying the in-depth text are extensive endnotes along with a full bibliography and index. The book is illustrated with four separate sections of photos, exhibits and artefacts, and opens with a foreword by former Ferrari president Luca Di Montezumolo, who previously served as the company's Formula One team manager. This is truly the definitive biography of Enzo Ferrari, one that makes previous accounts obsolete. Its depth, scale, and detail make it essential reading for automotive and motorsport enthusiasts. But other readers will be drawn to a sweeping story of Italian life, business, and culture during the 20th century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781935007289 20180611
Green Library
Book
xiv, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"High adventure and high ideals merge when a corps of intrepid female aviators battle to take part in the hugely popular air shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Ultimately, one of our heroines would win a race that earned her the right to be called America's best pilot"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xix, 784 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.). Digital: text file; PDF.
The 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop represents an international forum on main topics of the small satellites community--IAA website.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Author's Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Dedication.- Foreword by Colin Burgess.- Abbreviations and Acronyms.- Prologue: Molly Brown is on her way.- Chapter 1: Mercury Mark II.- Chapter 2: A "Clean and Green" Flying Machine.- Chapter 3: Ramming the Atmosphere.- Chapter 4: Preparations.- Chapter 5: Guts and John.- Chapter 6: All Systems Look Go.- Chapter 7: Molly Brown "Performing Nicely".- Chapter 8: Got Your Seat Belts Hooked?.- Chapter 9: The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Chapter 10: Gemini Operational.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.- Appendix III.- Bibliography.- About the author.- Other works by the author.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319681412 20180730
In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed the United States to landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade. With just a handful of years to pull it off, NASA authorized the Project Gemini space program, which gathered vital knowledge needed to achieve the nation's goal. This book introduces the crucial three-step test program employed by the Gemini system, covering: The short unmanned orbital flight of Gemini 1 that tested the compatibility of launch vehicle, spacecraft and ground systems. The unmanned suborbital flight of Gemini 2 to establish the integrity of the reentry system and protective heat shield. The three-orbit manned evaluation flight of Gemini 3, christened `Molly Brown' by her crew. A mission recalled orbit by orbit, using mission transcripts, post-flight reports and the astronauts' own account of their historic journey. The missions of Project Gemini was the pivotal steppingstone between Project Mercury and the Apollo Program. Following the success of its first two unmanned missions and the exploits of Gus Grissom and John Young on Gemini 3, NASA gained the confidence to plan an even bolder step on its next mission, as described in the next book in this series on Gemini 4.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319681412 20180730
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction: Probabilistic Modeling Approach in Aerospace Engineering 2. Fundamentals of Applied Probability 3. Helicopter-Landing-Ship and the Role of the Human Factor 4. Fundamentals of Probabilistic Aerospace Electronics Reliability Engineering 5. Probabilistic Assessment of an Aerospace Mission Outcome 6. The "Miracle-on-the-Hudson" Event: Quantitative Aftermath 7. "Two Men in a Cockpit": Likelihood of a Casualty If One of the Pilots Gets Incapacitated 8. Probabilistic Modeling of the Concept of Anticipation in Aviation 9. Double-Exponential Probability Distribution Function for the Human Nonfailure.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351132503 20180730
Improvements in safety in the air and in space can be achieved through better ergonomics, better work environments, and other efforts of the traditional avionic psychology that directly affect human behaviors and performance. Not limited to just the aerospace field, this book discusses adaptive probabilistic predictive modeling in human-in-the-loop situations. This involves situations where human performance and equipment reliability contributes jointly to the success and safety of a mission. This book gets you familiar with a new, powerful, flexible, and effective approach to making outcomes from missions successful and safe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351132503 20180730