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Masters Research

  • Thesis Title: Entry, Descent and Landing Design Space Exploration for Crewed Mars Missions
  • Highlights
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    • Download the Entry, Descent and Landing Design Space Exploration Tool here (ZIP file)

Publications

  • Khan, Z., Idris, I., Consiglio, M. and Wing, D., "Surveillance range and interference impacts on self-separation performance", Proceedings of IEEE/AIAA 30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Seattle, WA, Oct. 16-20, 2011.
  • Khan, Z. and Hoffman, J., "Key Directions for Entry, Descent and Landing Research for Crewed Mars Missions", Proceedings of AIAA SPACE 2009 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, Sep. 14-17, 2009, AIAA-2009-6611.
  • Khan, Z. and Hoffman, J., "Entry, Descent, and Landing "System" Performance Analysis Tool with Results for Mars", Proceedings of AIAA SPACE 2009 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, Sep. 14-17, 2009, AIAA-2009-6609.
  • Khan, Z., Avnet, M., Colson, J., Cunio, P., Tracy, C., Williams, C., Keller, J., Jones, R., and de Weck, O., "Lunar Interferometric Radio Array: A Telescope Concept Uniquely Enabled by the Lunar Far Side", Proceedings of AIAA SPACE 2009 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, Sep. 14-17, 2009, AIAA-2009-6568.
  • Khan, Z., Idris, H., Vivona, R., Woods, S. and Lanier, R., "Ground Automation Impact on Enabling Continuous Descent in High Density Operations", Proceedings of 9th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (ATIO), Hilton Head, SC, Sep. 21-23, 2009, AIAA-2009-6911.
  • Cunio, P., Khan, Z. and Scheib, J., “Dancing on the Moon: Athletic and Aesthetic Performance as a Low-Gravity-Enabled Social and Business Phenomenon”. International Astronautical Congress 2008 Proceedings, IAC-08.B3.5.12.
  • Cunio, P., Ishimatsu, T., Keller, J., Khan, Z., Odegard, R., Waswa, P. and Landis, G.,"Near-Term Mars Sample Return Using In-Situ Oxygen Generation", Proceedings of AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference and Exposition, Long Beach, CA, Sep. 18-20, 2007, AIAA-2007-6064.
  • Cunio, P., Ishimatsu, T., Keller, J., Khan, Z. and Odegard, R., “Design Strategies for a Near-Term Mars Sample Return Mission including ISRU”. International Astronautical Congress 2007 Proceedings, IAC-07-A5.I/A3.I.B.09
  • Landis, G. A., Cunio, T., Ishimatsu, T., Keller, J. Khan, Z., and Odegard, R., "Mars Sample Return with ISRU," 7th International Conference on Mars, Pasadena CA, July 9-13 2007.
  • Dal-Cin, M., Darcovich, K., Bourdoncle, M., Khan, Z. and Caza D. “Comparison of CFD and one-dimensional Bernoulli solutions of the flow in a plate and frame ultrafiltration module in Z configuration.” Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 268, no. 1, pp. 74-85, 2006.
  • Khan, Z., Bailey, T., Daigo, K., Kittell, K., Plitt, R., Schuck, J. and Tan, A. “Space Generation Congress 2004 Inspiring Education Projects”. International Astronautical Congress 2005 Proceedings. IAF.P.E.1.3.