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Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.343, CiteScore: 1)
Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration     Open Access   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.565, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.539, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Condensed Matter Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Decision Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 70)
Advances in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Environmental Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Geology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Materials Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Mathematical Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.218, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Meteorology     Open Access   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Nonlinear Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Numerical Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optical Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
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Advances in Pharmacological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Physical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.179, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Advances in Regenerative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Tribology     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.51, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Virology     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.838, CiteScore: 2)
AIDS Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Cellular Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 2)
Anatomy Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.669, CiteScore: 2)
Anesthesiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Applied and Environmental Soil Science     Open Access   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.451, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.852, CiteScore: 2)
Arthritis     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.454, CiteScore: 1)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Autoimmune Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.805, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioural Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.786, CiteScore: 2)
Biochemistry Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.437, CiteScore: 2)
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.419, CiteScore: 2)
BioMed Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.935, CiteScore: 3)
Biotechnology Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bone Marrow Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.867, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Respiratory J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.474, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.237, CiteScore: 4)
Case Reports in Anesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.219, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Case Reports in Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Genetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Reports in Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Reports in Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Case Reports in Pulmonology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Reports in Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Case Reports in Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Case Reports in Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Case Reports in Transplantation     Open Access  
Case Reports in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Case Reports in Vascular Medicine     Open Access  
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Mathematics     Open Access  
Cholesterol     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.424, CiteScore: 1)
Chromatography Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.326, CiteScore: 1)
Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.842, CiteScore: 3)
Critical Care Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.499, CiteScore: 1)
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.512, CiteScore: 2)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.816, CiteScore: 2)
Dermatology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 2)
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
Disease Markers     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.9, CiteScore: 2)
Economics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Emergency Medicine Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 3)
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Game Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gastroenterology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)
Genetics Research Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.61, CiteScore: 2)
Geofluids     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.952, CiteScore: 2)
Hepatitis Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 2)
HPB Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.824, CiteScore: 2)
Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.27, CiteScore: 2)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.627, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 74, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.787, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Analysis     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Analytical Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Intl. J. of Biodiversity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.511, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Breast Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.025, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.887, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Chemical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.327, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chronic Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Combinatorics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computer Games Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.287, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Corrosion     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Electrochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.012, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Engineering Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Forestry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.868, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Geophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Hepatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.874, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Inflammation     Open Access   (SJR: 1.264, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Inorganic Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Manufacturing Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Medicinal Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.31, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.662, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.267, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.697, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Oceanography     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Partial Differential Equations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Peptides     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Photoenergy     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Plant Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.298, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Population Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Reconfigurable Computing     Open Access   (SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.645, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Rotating Machinery     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Spectroscopy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Stochastic Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 1)
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Intl. J. of Vascular Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.782, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Zoology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 189)
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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.232
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 74  

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ISSN (Print) 1687-5966 - ISSN (Online) 1687-5974
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  • Unsteady Aerodynamic Modeling Based on POD-ARX

    • Abstract: The lack of stability is a problem encountered when applying the classical POD-Galerkin method to problems of unsteady compressible flows around a moving structure. To solve this problem, a hybrid reduced-order model named POD-ARX is constructed in this paper. The construction of this model involves two steps, including first extracting the fluid modes with the POD technique and then identifying the modal coefficients with the ARX model. The POD modes with the block of all modified primitive variables are extracted from the system response to the training signal. Once the POD modes are obtained, the snapshots are projected on these modes to determine the time history of modal coefficients and the resulting modal coefficients are used to identify the parameters of ARX model. Then, the ARX model is used to predict the modal coefficients of the system response to the validation signal. Sample two-dimensional aerodynamic force calculations are conducted to demonstrate this method. Results show that this method can produce a stable and accurate prediction to the aerodynamic response with significant improvement of computational efficiency for linear and even some nonlinear aerodynamic problems. In addition, this method also shows good wide-band characteristics by using the “3211” multistep signal as the training signal.
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:46:56 +000
  • Reliability Analysis of the Reconfigurable Integrated Modular Avionics
           Using the Continuous-Time Markov Chains

    • Abstract: The integrated modular avionics (IMA) has been widely deployed on the new designed aircraft to replace the traditional federated avionics. Hosted in different partitions which are isolated by the virtual boundaries, different functions are able to share the common resources in the IMA system. The IMA system can dynamically reconfigure the common resources to perform the hosted functions when some modules fail, which makes the system more robust. Meanwhile, the reliability of the reconfigurable integrated modular avionics becomes more complicated. In this paper, we firstly model the IMA as a joint ()-failure tolerant system with the consideration of its reconfigurable capability. Secondly, the continuous-time Markov chains are introduced to analyze the reliability of the IMA system. Thirdly, we take the comprehensive display function hosted in the IMA system as an example to show the practical use of the proposed reliability analysis model. Through the parameter sensitivity analysis, different failure rate and priority order of different modules are chosen to analyze their impact on system reliability, which can provide guidance to improve the reliability of the IMA system during a dynamic reconstruction process and optimize resource allocation.
      PubDate: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Airport Emergency Rescue Model Establishment and Performance Analysis
           Using Colored Petri Nets and CPN Tools

    • Abstract: The airport emergency rescue is a typical discrete event dynamic system. In this paper, we can use colored Petri net discrete event modeling technology to establish the airport emergency rescue (AER) model in the CPN tool software according to the rescue process and the rescue activities’ relationship. We draw the basic flow chart of AER and, on this basis, propose the basic algorithm of establishing an AER colored Petri net. Firstly, the Weifang Nanyuan Airport emergency rescue (WNAER) drill data is analyzed, and the time function of each activity is obtained. Then, we establish the WNAER colored Petri net model, and the simulation results are analyzed in depth. The results show that the total time is far less than the time required in the AER plan, indicating that the model is feasible for the practical work; by calculation of time of different routes, we find a key route named “Route 2,” and it is proposed to increase the number of fire engines. By changing the value of the “num” parameter, the airport adds a fire engine, and an average of 18 s shortened. The rescue time reliability can be obtained at different times; for example, the time reliability in the 963 s is 91%, indicating that the probability of completing the rescue within this time period is very high, and the time reliability in the 958 s is 1.85%, indicating that the probability of completing the rescue within this time period is very low. The research results can not only allow the airport managers to master the level of rescue forces but also guide the formulation of plans and the implementation of activities.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 06:42:10 +000
  • Free Vibration Analysis of Rotating Pretwisted Functionally Graded
           Sandwich Blades

    • Abstract: A new structural dynamic model for the free vibration characteristic analysis of rotating pretwisted functionally graded (FG) sandwich blades is developed. The sandwich blade is made up of two functionally graded skins and a homogeneous material core. The thick shell theory is applied to derive the basic equations of motion of the rotating FG sandwich blade by considering the effects of centrifugal and Coriolis forces. The mode shapes are expanded in terms of two-dimensional algebraic polynomials in the Rayleigh–Ritz method, and the static and dynamic natural frequencies of the blade are obtained. The convergence analysis is studied, and the accuracy of the proposed model is verified by comparing with the literature results and ANSYS data. The effects of frequency parameters such as the twist angle, the thickness ratio, the aspect ratio, the layer thickness ratio, the scalar parameter of volume fraction, the stagger angle, and the rotation velocity on the vibration characteristics for pretwist FG sandwich blade are investigated in detail. In addition, the phenomena of frequency locus veering and mode shape exchanging occur in the static and dynamic states. Frequency locus veering is essentially caused by the coupling between different modes.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Design and Ground Verification of Space Station Manipulator Control Method
           for Orbital Replacement Unit Changeout

    • Abstract: Chinese space station has been in construction phase, and it will be launched around 2020. Lots of orbital replacement units (ORUs) are installed on the space station, and they need to be replaced on orbit by a manipulator. In view of above application requirements, the control method for ORU changeout is designed and verified in this paper. Based on the analysis of the ORU changeout task flow, requirements of space station manipulator’s control algorithms are presented. The open loop path planning algorithm, close loop path planning algorithm based on visual feedback, and impedance control algorithm are researched. To verify the ORU changeout task flow and corresponding control algorithms, a ground experiment platform is designed, which includes a 6-DOF manipulator with a camera and a force/torque sensor, an end effector with clamp/release and screwing function, ORU module, and ORU store. At last, the task flow and control algorithms are verified on the test platform. Through the research, it is found that the ORU changeout task flow designed in this paper is reasonable and feasible, and the control method can be used to control a manipulator to complete the ORU changeout task.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Adaptive Reduced Dimension Fuzzy Decoupling Control Method with Its
           Application to a Deployable Antenna Panel

    • Abstract: This paper addresses the multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) control problem with an active deformation adjustment mechanism on a 5-metre deployable antenna panel. An adaptive reduced-dimension fuzzy decoupling (ARDFD) control strategy based on fusion functions is proposed to eliminate the effects uncertainties due to coupled subsystems by designing and incorporating a fuzzy decoupling disturbance observer. Moreover, the MIMO system can be decomposed into a number of single-input single-output (SISO) systems using the unit diagonal matrix decoupling theory. Based on Lyapunov stability theory, it was shown that the error of fuzzy interference observer and the error between the fuzzy rule post parameter matrix and optimal post parameter matrix converge to a small region. Results of the simulation also show that the ARDFD control strategy can significantly eliminate adverse effects of the coupled subsystems.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Modelling and Optimizing Structural Behavior of Advanced Materials for

    • PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Thermal Life of Carbon Structures: From the Earth to after the Titan

    • Abstract: With the increasing of consumption of sources and the population of mankind on Earth, scientists are looking for an alternative planet in the solar system that can establish the second home for mankind. Previously, Mars has been the center of attention by scientists due to the closer distance to Earth and being similar to that in many aspects. Recently, scientists discovered that there may be a better alternative. Titan, despite its great distance from the Earth, seems like a better planet for the mankind colonization due to its atmosphere that create a shield against the radiation in comparison to Mars’ atmosphere that is thin and is not capable to create an adequate shield against radiation. In the previous work, the thermal life of carbon structures on Mars was approximately estimated. The aim of this research is to provide a method to estimate the thermal life of carbon structures on Titan. Carbon structures are currently used in space structures due to their lightweight and strength.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Efficient Training Data Generation for Reduced-Order Modeling in a
           Transonic Flight Regime

    • Abstract: In this study, a time-dependent surrogate approach is presented to generate the training data for identifying the reduced-order model of an unsteady aerodynamic system with the variation of mean angle of attack and Mach number in a transonic flight regime. For such a purpose, a finite set of flight samples are selected to cover the flight range of concern at first. Subsequently, the unsteady aerodynamic outputs of the system under given inputs of filtered white Gaussian noise at these flight samples are simulated via CFD technique which solves Euler equations. The unsteady aerodynamic outputs, which are viewed as a time-dependent function of flight parameters, can be approximated via the Kriging technique at each time step. By this way, the training data for any combination of flight parameters in the range of concern can be obtained without performing any further CFD simulations. To illustrate the accuracy and validity of the training data generated via the proposed approach, the constructed data are used to identify the reduced-order aerodynamic models of a NACA 64A010 airfoil via a robust subspace identification algorithm. The unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelastic responses under various flight conditions in a transonic flight regime are computed. The results agree well with those obtained by using the training data of CFD technique.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Adaptive Neural Control of Hypersonic Vehicles with Actuator Constraints

    • Abstract: An adaptive neural control method is proposed in this paper for the flexible air-breathing hypersonic vehicle (AHV) with constraints on actuators. This scheme firstly converts the original control problem with input constraints into a new control problem without input constraints based on the control input saturation function. Secondly, on the basis of the implicit function theorem, the radial basis function neural network (RBFNN) is introduced to approximate the uncertain items of the model. And the minimal-learning-parameter (MLP) technique is adopted to design the adaptive law for the norm of network weight vector, which significantly reduces calculations. Meanwhile, the finite-time convergence differentiator (FD) is introduced, through which the model state variables and their derivatives are accurately estimated to ensure the control effect. Finally, it is theoretically proved that the closed-loop control system is stable. And the effectiveness of the designed controller is verified by simulation.
      PubDate: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Network Monitoring Information Collection in the SDN-Enabled Airborne
           Tactical Network

    • Abstract: Aviation swarm is considered to be a promising organization of air combat forces to execute combat and noncombat air missions. As a critical component of an aviation swarm, airborne tactical network (ATN) provides the communication capability. Considering the deficiencies of today’s ATNs, it is unable to meet the communication demands of an aviation swarm, which motivates us to employ the software-defined networking (SDN) paradigm and design a SDN-enabled airborne tactical network (SD-ATN). For the SDN paradigm, network monitoring information (M-info) is the source of knowledge that forms the globe network view of the control plane; therefore, how to ensure that the control plane collects M-info from the data plane in a reliable and real-time way is a fundamental problem of designing the SD-ATN. To address this issue, a transmission framework called the MCF-SD-ATN is first designed, which makes it practical to provide dedicated quality of service (QoS) guarantees for the M-info collection. Then, a communication protocol called the MCP-SD-ATN is designed to implement the M-info collection work based on the MCF-SD-ATN. We implement the MCF-SD-ATN and the MCP-SD-ATN in EXata 5.1 for simulation. Simulation results show that the proposed solution is appropriate for M-info collection in the SD-ATN.
      PubDate: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Experimental Investigation on the Feasibility of Using Spring-Loaded Pogo
           Pin as a Holding and Release Mechanism for CubeSat’s Deployable Solar

    • Abstract: A spring-loaded pogo pin as a holding and release mechanism of solar panels for cube satellite applications is proposed which functions as an electrical interface, a separation spring, and a status switch. The proposed mechanism has many advantages, including an increased loading capability, negligible induced shock level, synchronous release of multiple panels, and handling simplicity during integration. A demonstration model of the mechanism was fabricated and functionally tested under various test conditions such as different input voltages, different numbers of tightened nylon wires, and different temperatures (ranging from −40°C to 70°C).
      PubDate: Sun, 09 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Study of Influential Factors of the Vibration Modal of the Rocket

    • Abstract: In this paper, the study focuses on influential factors of the vibration modal of the equipment bay of a carrier rocket and the structural improvement of the equipment bay by using finite element modal analysis. The finite element analysis focuses on the influences of the mass of the inertial bracket, the thickness of parts of the inertial bracket, and the stringer thickness on the first modal frequency of the equipment bay. As the analytical results show, the vibration displacement of mounting panels can be greatly reduced when the equipment bay is added with mass, and the vibration of the equipment bay with mass mainly occurs on the inertial bracket (without mass, the maximum vibration displacement occurs on the mounting panel); the top surface thickness of the inertial bracket has the maximum influence on the first modal frequency of the equipment bay, the stringer thickness and the side thickness of the inertial bracket have relatively high influence on the first modal frequency, the rib thickness of the inertial bracket has relatively low influence on the first modal frequency, and the beam thickness of the inertial bracket has the minimum influence on the first modal frequency.
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Antenna Configuration Method for RF Measurement Based on DOPs in Satellite
           Formation Flying

    • Abstract: Radio frequency (RF) measurement technology provides a relative navigation solution that can be of great importance to have significant potential for application to the satellite groups. With the development of the RF relative measurement sensors, it is found that the antenna configuration of the sensors affects the precision of relative position and attitude measurement. This study proposes improvements to the precision of the sensors by the virtue of the optimal antenna configuration. Furthermore, the concept of dilution of precision (DOP) is extended to the RF relative measurement sensors, and a new dilution called IDOP is proposed as a benchmark to determine the precision of relative position and attitude measurement in engineering applications of the space mission. In order to select the optimal antenna configuration in real time in a scene where the intersatellite position and attitude change dynamically, this study presents an optimal antenna configuration selection strategy and models the antenna configuration selection as a combinatorial optimization problem. Furthermore, the genetic algorithm (GA) with two encoding mechanisms is proposed to solve this problem. Finally, numerical results are presented to verify the robustness.
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 06:35:23 +000
  • Propulsive Efficiency of Ridge/Inlet Configuration

    • Abstract: Controlling and directing the boundary layer on the surfaces of a flight vehicle are two of the most demanding challenges in advanced aerodynamic designs. The design of highly integrated and submerged inlets with a large offset between the entrance and compressor face is particularly challenging because of the need for controlling or reducing the adverse effects of the boundary layer on propulsive efficiency. S-duct diffusers are used widely in flight vehicles when the compressor face needs to be hidden, and their performance is generally sensitive to the quality of ingested boundary layer from the fuselage. Passive or active flow control mechanisms are needed to prevent flow separations at the bends. In this paper, a new method is presented for optimal inlet/body integration based on a pair of ridges ahead of the inlet and its effects on the performance of a semicircular S-duct inlet integrated on a flat surface using CFD. In this design, the ridge changes an inefficient inlet concept to one with acceptable performance. The new method of integration is practicable for top-mounted inlet configurations where the use of diverters and other mechanisms results in higher amounts of drag, weight, and complexity.
      PubDate: Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Fast Image Registration for Spacecraft Autonomous Navigation Using Natural

    • Abstract: In order to satisfy the real-time requirement of spacecraft autonomous navigation using natural landmarks, a novel algorithm called CSA-SURF (chessboard segmentation algorithm and speeded up robust features) is proposed to improve the speed without loss of repeatability performance of image registration progress. It is a combination of chessboard segmentation algorithm and SURF. Here, SURF is used to extract the features from satellite images because of its scale- and rotation-invariant properties and low computational cost. CSA is based on image segmentation technology, aiming to find representative blocks, which will be allocated to different tasks to speed up the image registration progress. To illustrate the advantages of the proposed algorithm, PCA-SURF, which is the combination of principle component analysis and SURF, is also analyzed in this paper for comparison. Furthermore, random sample consensus (RANSAC) algorithm is applied to eliminate the false matches for further accuracy improvement. The simulation results show that the proposed strategy obtains good results, especially in scaling and rotation variation. Besides, CSA-SURF decreased 50% of the time in extraction and 90% of the time in matching without losing the repeatability performance by comparing with SURF algorithm. The proposed method has been demonstrated as an alternative way for image registration of spacecraft autonomous navigation using natural landmarks.
      PubDate: Sun, 12 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Preliminary Capture Trajectory Design for Europa Tomography Probe

    • Abstract: The objective of this work is the preliminary design of a low- transfer from an initial elliptical orbit around Jupiter into a final circular orbit around the moon Europa. This type of trajectory represents an excellent opportunity for a low-cost mission to Europa, accomplished through a small orbiter, as in the proposed Europa Tomography Probe mission, a European contribution to NASA’s Europa Multiple-Flyby Mission (or Europa Clipper). The mission strategy is based on the leveraging concept, and the use of resonant orbits to exploit multiple gravity-assist from the moon. Possible sequences of resonant orbits are selected with the help of the Tisserand graph. Suitable trajectories are provided by an optimization code based on the parallel running of several differential evolution algorithms. Different solutions are finally compared in terms of propellant consumption and flight time.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • New Integrated Guidance and Control of Homing Missiles with an Impact
           Angle against a Ground Target

    • Abstract: A new integrated guidance and control (IGC) law is investigated for a homing missile with an impact angle against a ground target. Firstly, a control-oriented model with impact angle error of the IGC system in the pitch plane is formulated by linear coordinate transformation according to the motion kinematics and missile dynamics model. Secondly, an IGC law is proposed to satisfy the impact angle constraint and to improve the rapidity of the guidance and control system by combining the sliding mode control method and nonlinear extended disturbance observer technique. Thirdly, stability of the closed-loop guidance and control system is proven based on the Lyapunov stability theory, and the relationship between the accuracy of the impact angle and the estimate errors of nonlinear disturbances is derived from stability of the sliding mode. Finally, simulation results confirm that the proposed IGC law can improve the performance of the missile guidance and control system against a ground target.
      PubDate: Sun, 05 Aug 2018 08:02:17 +000
  • Consensus Control of Time-Varying Delayed Multiagent Systems with
           High-Order Iterative Learning Control

    • Abstract: We address the consensus control problem of time-varying delayed multiagent systems with directed communication topology. The model of each agent includes time-varying nonlinear dynamic and external disturbance, where the time-varying nonlinear term satisfies the global Lipschitz condition and the disturbance term satisfies norm-bounded condition. An improved control protocol, that is, a high-order iterative learning control scheme, is applied to cope with consensus tracking problem, where the desired trajectory is generated by a virtual leader agent. Through theoretical analysis, the improved control protocol guarantees that the tracking errors converge asymptotically to a sufficiently small interval under the given convergence conditions. Furthermore, the bounds of initial state difference and disturbances tend to zero; the bound of tracking errors also tends to zero. In the end, some cases are provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the theoretical analysis.
      PubDate: Sun, 05 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Prediction of Dynamic Stability Using Mapped Chebyshev Pseudospectral

    • Abstract: A mapped Chebyshev pseudospectral method is extended to solve three-dimensional unsteady flow problems. As the classical Chebyshev spectral approach can lead to numerical instabilities due to ill conditioning of the spectral matrix, the Chebyshev points are evenly redistributed over the domain by an inverse sine mapping function. The mapped Chebyshev pseudospectral method can be used as an alternative time-spectral approach that uses a Chebyshev collocation operator to approximate the time derivative terms in the unsteady flow governing equations, and the method can make general applications to both nonperiodic and periodic problems. In this study, the mapped Chebyshev pseudospectral method is employed to solve three-dimensional periodic problem to verify the spectral accuracy and computational efficiency with those of the Fourier pseudospectral method and the time-accurate method. The results show a good agreement with both of the Fourier pseudospectral method and the time-accurate method. The flow solutions also demonstrate a good agreement with the experimental data. Similar to the Fourier pseudospectral method, the mapped Chebyshev pseudospectral method approximates the unsteady flow solutions with a precise accuracy at a considerably effective computational cost compared to the conventional time-accurate method.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Design and Performance Evaluation of Propeller for Solar-Powered
           High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    • Abstract: Design, wind tunnel test, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, and flight test data analysis are conducted for the propeller of EAV-3, which is a solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The blade element momentum theory, in conjunction with minimum induced loss, is used as a basic design method. Airfoil data are obtained from CFD analysis, which takes into account the low Reynolds number effect. The response surface is evaluated for design variables by using design of experiment and kriging metamodel. The optimization is based on desirability function. A wind tunnel test is conducted on the designed propeller. Numerical analyses are performed by using a commercial CFD code, and results are compared with those obtained from the design code and wind tunnel test data. Flight test data are analyzed based on several approximations and assumptions. The propeller performance is in good agreement with the numerical and measurement data in terms of tendency and behavior. The comparison of data confirms that the design method, wind tunnel test, and CFD analysis used in this study are practically useful and valid for the development of a high-altitude propeller.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • An Improved Fuzzy Neural Network Compound Control Scheme for Inertially
           Stabilized Platform for Aerial Remote Sensing Applications

    • Abstract: An improved fuzzy neural network (FNN)/proportion integration differentiation (PID) compound control scheme based on variable universe and back-propagation (BP) algorithms is proposed to improve the ability of disturbance rejection of a three-axis inertially stabilized platform (ISP) for aerial remote sensing applications. In the design of improved FNN/PID compound controller, the variable universe method is firstly used for the design of the fuzzy/PID compound controller; then, the BP algorithm is utilized to finely tune the controller parameters online. In this way, the desired performances with good ability of disturbance rejection and high stabilization accuracy are obtained for the aerial ISP. The simulations and experiments are, respectively, carried out to validate the improved FNN/PID compound control method. The results show that the improved FNN/PID compound control scheme has the excellent capability in disturbance rejection, by which the ISP’s stabilization accuracy under dynamic disturbance is improved significantly.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Numerical-Experimental Assessment of a Hybrid FE-MB Model of an Aircraft
           Seat Sled Test

    • Abstract: This paper deals with the development of an established hybrid finite element multibody (FE-MB) model for the simulation of an experimental sled test of a single row of a double passenger seat placed in front of a fuselage bulkhead, by considering a single anthropomorphic Hybrid II 50th dummy arranged on one of the seat places. The numerical investigation has been carried out by focusing on the passenger passive safety. Specifically, the occupant injury assessment has been quantitatively monitored by means of the head injury criterion (HIC), which, based on the average value of the dummy head acceleration during a crash event, should not exceed, according to the standards, the value of 1000. Numerical results provided by the hybrid model have been compared with the experimental ones provided by the Geven S.p.A. company and with the results carried out by a full FE model. The hybrid model simulates with a good level of accuracy the experimental test and allows reducing significantly the computing time with respect to the full FE one.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Corrigendum to “Subsonic Flutter of Cantilever Rectangular PC Plate

    • PubDate: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Optimal Maneuver Strategy of Observer for Bearing-Only Tracking in Threat

    • Abstract: The optimal maneuver of observer for bearing-only tracking (BOT) in a threat environment is a complex problem which involves nonlinear filtering, threat avoidance, and optimal maneuver strategy. Under comprehensive consideration, the reward function comprised of the lower bound on detFIM and threat cost was established; the finite-horizon MDP principle was applied to obtain the optimal strategy. The quantization method was used to discretize the BOT process and calculate the transition matrix of Markov chain; to achieve quantization in the beginning of each period, CKF was applied to provide the initial state estimate and the corresponding error covariance. The numerical simulations illustrated the applicability and superior performance for static and dynamic target tracking in several scenarios in the threat environment.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:14:51 +000
  • Optimization Study of the Dump Diffuser in Gas Turbine to Reduce Pressure

    • Abstract: As a key component-connecting compressor and the entrance of combustion chamber, the diffuser is able to increase the pressure and slow down the airflow in order to promote efficient combustion as well as avoid a large amount of pressure loss. In this paper, experimental investigation and numerical studies have been carried out to understand the effects of air bleeding from dump region and dump gap ratio on the total pressure loss and static pressure recovery of the dump diffusers. The ultimate objective is optimizing the dump diffuser design to get the maximum static pressure recovery and minimum total pressure loss. A simplified test model is used to study the effect of the air bleeding from the outer dump region and the dump gap ratio on the total pressure loss and static pressure recovery in the dump diffuser. The impact of the dump gap ratio in the performance of the dump diffusers has also been discussed. Nearly all the pressure raise occurs in the prediffuser, and most of the total pressure loss occurs in the dump region. For the recirculating area in the dump region, the controllable vortex can be introduced. Bleeding air from the outer dump region can improve the velocity distribution near the flame tube. The results show that when 0.4% of the air is bled from outer dump region, the performance of the dump diffuser is optimal. Hence, the controllable vortex method is effective for improving the performance of the dump diffuser.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Characteristics of Orbit Determination with Short-Arc Observation by an
           Optical Tracking Network, OWL-Net

    • Abstract: An optical tracking network, the Optical Wide-field patroL Network (OWL-Net), has been developed to maintain the orbital ephemeris of 11 domestic low Earth orbit satellites. The schedule overlapped events were occurred in the scheduling of the OWL-Net with reduction of the optical observation chances. A short-arc observation strategy for the OWL-Net was tested to reduce schedule overlapped events with the optical observation simulation and the orbit determination. In the full-scale optical observation simulation from January 2014 to December 2016, the most frequent overlapped events were occurred 127, 132, and 116 times in the 4th, 34th, and 18th weeks of 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively. The average number of overlapped event for three years was over 10% for the whole observation chances of five stations. Consequently, the short-arc observation strategy reduced the schedule overlapped events for every observation target of the OWL-Net. In case of the 5 s and 10 s cases, the most schedule overlapped events were removed. The test results of the orbit determination results show that the most maximum orbit prediction errors after seven days are maintained at
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Allocation Optimization Strategy for High-Precision Control of
           Picosatellites and Nanosatellites

    • Abstract: The high-precision control of picosatellites and nanosatellites has always plagued the astronautics field. Aiming to change the status quo of the actuators not being able to meet the high-precision attitude control of picosatellites and nanosatellites, this article formulates a control allocation strategy for picosatellites and nanosatellites using the solid propellant microthruster array (SPMA). To solve the problem of the diversity and complexity of ignition combinations brought about by the high integration of the SPMA, the energy consumption factor of the optimal allocation is established, and the relationships of the array’s energy consumption factor, the control accuracy, the number, and the ignition combinations of the thruster array are deduced. The optimization objective is introduced by Sherman-Morrison formula and singular value decomposition. Thus, the energy consumption problem is transformed into an integer programming problem, acquiring the control allocation strategy and the optimal thruster energy. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm can effectively reduce the thrust energy consumption and improve the precision control, demonstrating the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed algorithm for picosatellites and nanosatellites.
      PubDate: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • A Modified Nonlinear Modal Synthesis Scheme for Mistuned Blisks with
           Synchronized Switch Damping

    • Abstract: In the authors’ previous work (MSSP 2017), we show that the synchronized switch damping based on negative capacitor (SSDNC) is a good candidate for vibration suppression of tuned blisks. In this paper, we consider the mistuned case and propose an efficient numerical approach to accelerate the required statistical analysis. Although SSDNC is a type of nonlinear piezoelectric damping, through an in-depth nonlinear modal analysis, we show that the modal information of the system remains unchanged with respect to the nonlinear modal amplitude. Based on this, an accelerated nonlinear component modal synthesis (NCMS) method is proposed to predict and further analyse the dynamic characteristics of the nonlinear system. The precision and efficiency of the proposed method is compared with that of the multiharmonic balance method. The stochastic characteristics of the blisk are studied with two sources of mistuning. The first one is random stiffness mistuning and the second one is capacitance mistuning. The investigation is carried out with different mistuning levels and under different engine-order excitations. The results show that the NCMS method can accurately predict the forced response of the mistuned blisk with SSDNC, and the calculation cost can be considerably reduced. Two advantages of the SSDNC technique applied to the mistuned blisk have been revealed in the statistical view. The first one is that the SSDNC can suppress the amplified vibration induced by the mistuning of the blisk significantly. The second one is that the vibration-suppression performance of SSDNC is insensitive to the mistuning of the blisk and that of the electrical circuits.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:26:51 +000
  • Astronaut Visual Tracking of Flying Assistant Robot in Space Station Based
           on Deep Learning and Probabilistic Model

    • Abstract: Real-time astronaut visual tracking is the most important prerequisite for flying assistant robot to follow and assist the served astronaut in the space station. In this paper, an astronaut visual tracking algorithm which is based on deep learning and probabilistic model is proposed. Fine-tuned with feature extraction layers’ parameters being initialized by ready-made model, an improved SSD (Single Shot Multibox Detector) network was proposed for robust astronaut detection in color image. Associating the detection results with synchronized depth image measured by RGB-D camera, a probabilistic model is presented to ensure accurate and consecutive tracking of the certain served astronaut. The algorithm runs 10 fps at Jetson TX2, and it was extensively validated by several datasets which contain most instances of astronaut activities. The experimental results indicate that our proposed algorithm achieves not only robust tracking of the specified person with diverse postures or dressings but also effective occlusion detection for avoiding mistaken tracking.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:47:09 +000
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