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16.422 Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems, Spring 2005
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Human Supervisory Control of Automated Systems discusses elements of the interactions between humans and machines. These elements include: assignment of roles and authority; tradeoffs between human control and human monitoring; and human intervention in automatic processes. Further topics comprise: performance, optimization and social implications of the system; enhanced human interfaces; decision aiding; and automated alterting systems. Topics refer to applications in aerospace, industrial and transportation systems.

Subject:
Computer engineering
Aerospace engineering
Automation
Electrical engineering
Date Added:
09/01/2016
BUILDING YOUR OWN DRONES - A Beginner's Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs - Free Chapter
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Ebook for aspiring drone-builders of all stripes will appreciate this book, as it covers many different areas of building your own drone projects, including not only electronics, but motors, airframe-building techniques, and tools.

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Computer engineering
Aerospace engineering
Automation
Electrical engineering
Date Added:
09/01/2016
Center of Gravity Activity
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This resource, "Center of Gravity Activity" is included in Lesson 2 Control Surfaces which is a part of Unit 12 Control Surfaces included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
The Cruise to Mars
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The long journey to Mars through the harsh environment of space confronts the Curiosity navigation team with a long list of challenges to get the spacecraft safely to its destination.

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Aerospace engineering
Astronomy
Date Added:
07/30/2012
Curiosity, The Stunt Double
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Mars Science Lab mission's Curiosity rover is playing the role of stunt double for NASA astronauts, as it monitors radiation levels on its journey to Mars. Curiosity is equipped with a Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) which was turned on shortly after launch and is experiencing deep-space radiation storms in the same way that a real astronaut would.

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Aerospace engineering
Astronomy
Date Added:
07/30/2012
How Do You Land on Mars?
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Landing a spacecraft on Mars is one of the trickiest things we do. This 60-second video explains how it’s done, and the three landing systems we use at the Red Planet.

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Aerospace engineering
Astronomy
Date Added:
07/30/2012
The Law of Action and Reaction: Newton's Third Law Video
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This NASA video segment explores how Newton's third law of motion applies to aerospace. An instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School defines the third law and explains how a jet engine works to move an aircraft forward. There is also a discussion about the four forces involved in flying an aircraft. This resource, "Newtons Third Law Video" is included in Lesson 4 Newton's Third Law Applied which is a part of Unit 04 Newton's Laws and Aerospace Application included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Materials science
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
10/01/2020
Lift Equation Activity - Worksheet
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This resource, "Lift Equation Activity" is included in Lesson 2 Theories and Factors Affecting Lift which is a part of Unit 08 Aircraft Forces - Lift and Weight included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
NASA Unveils Xbox Kinect 'Mars Rover Landing' Game
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Danielle Roosa, granddaughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, demonstrates NASA and Microsoft's free Kinect interactive Xbox video game, 'Mars Rover Landing.' The new game lets players try their skill at landing the Curiosity rover on Mars. The game is available free of charge in the Xbox Live Marketplace and Kinect Central.

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Aerospace engineering
Astronomy
Date Added:
07/30/2012
NASA Video: Pitch Control
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This video explains how an elevator was used to control the pitch of the Wright Brothers' aircraft. This resource, "NASA Pitch Video" is included in Lesson 1 Roll, Pitch, and Yaw which is a part of Unit 12 Control Surfaces included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
NASA Video: Roll Control
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This video explains how wing warping is used to roll aircraft. This resource, "NASA Yaw Video" is included in Lesson 1 Roll, Pitch, and Yaw which is a part of Unit 12 Control Surfaces included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
NASA Video: Thrust
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This video discusses how thrust force affected the flight of the Wright Brothers' aircraft. This resource, "Thrust NASA Video" is included in Lesson 1 Thrust which is a part of Unit 09 Aircraft Forces - Thrust included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
NASA Video: Wind Tunnel Testing
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This resource, "Wind Tunnel NASA video" is included in Lesson 2 Wind Tunnels which is a part of Unit 11 Airfoils, Wings, and Wind Tunnels included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
NASA Wright Brothers Video: Newton's Laws of Motion
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This video explains how Newton's Laws of Motion described the flight of the Wright Brothers' aircraft. This resource, "Newton's Laws of Motion NASA Wright Bros Video" is included in Lesson 5 Newton's Laws Project which is a part of Unit 04 Newton's Laws and Aerospace Application included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Materials science
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Newton's Third Law Video
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This NASA video segment explores how Newton's third law of motion applies to aerospace. An instructor at NASA's National Test Pilot School defines the third law and explains how a jet engine works to move an aircraft forward. There is also a discussion about the four forces involved in flying an aircraft. This resource, "Newtons Third Law Video" is included in Lesson 4 Newton's Third Law Applied which is a part of Unit 04 Newton's Laws and Aerospace Application included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Materials science
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Ping Pong Ball Curves
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In this activity, students explore how movement of a solid object through a fluid (air) causes lift. This resource, "PingPong Ball Lift Activity" is included in Lesson 2 Theories and Factors Affecting Lift which is a part of Unit 08 Aircraft Forces - Lift and Weight included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Thrust to Weight Ratio Activity
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This resource, "Thrust to Weight Ratio Activity" is included in Lesson 1 Thrust which is a part of Unit 09 Aircraft Forces - Thrust included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Using Graphs to Compare Lift Variables
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This activity involves using the graphs created by FoilSim for each of six variables to compare their effect on the lift of an airfoil. Students will analyze the graphs produced by each of the following variables compared to the lift produced: airspeed, angle of attack, area of the airfoil,altitude, thickness of the airfoil,and camber of the airfoil. This resource, "Using Graphs to Compare Lift Variables" is included in Lesson 1 Airfoils and Wings which is a part of Unit 11 Airfoils, Wings, and Wind Tunnels included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Why Invent That?
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In this activity, students will list the advantages and disadvantages of the Daedalus over a small aircraft. This resource, "Why Invent That Activity" is included in Lesson 1 Thrust which is a part of Unit 09 Aircraft Forces - Thrust included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Wing Area Worksheet - student
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This resource, "Wing Area Worksheet- student" is included in Lesson 2 Theories and Factors Affecting Lift which is a part of Unit 08 Aircraft Forces - Lift and Weight included in ASA - Course 1 of the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering subject area.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NASA
Date Added:
02/16/2015
Wisc-Online Airspace
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Learners examine the various classifications of airspace and the requirements to pilot an aircraft there. A quiz completes the activity. This object has sound.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Date Added:
10/15/2010
Wisc-Online An Introduction to Wittman Regional Airport
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This animated guide presents an FAA map and aerial photos showing various areas of interest to student pilots enrolled in flight training at FVTC Aviation at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI. The airport is the site of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh. This object has sound.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Date Added:
10/15/2010
Wisc-Online Be76 Profiles
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In this animated activity, students are introduced to standard procedures, pilot actions, and pilot callouts for Be76 critical phases of flight including takeoff and initial climb, ILS approach, non-precision approach, visual approach, and aborted takeoff.

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Aerospace engineering
Date Added:
10/15/2010
Wisc-Online C-172 Profiles
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In this animated learning object, students are introduced to standard procedures, pilot actions, and pilot callouts for C-172 critical phases of flight.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Date Added:
10/15/2010
Wisc-Online The BE-76 Checklist
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In this interactive object, learners demonstrate their knowledge of the in-flight checklist a BE-76 pilot uses on a regular basis.

Subject:
Aerospace engineering
Date Added:
10/15/2010