David Blette

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Janesville, WI
Candidate Type: 
PhD Candidate
Student Type: 
Graduate Research Assistant

David investigates high-mass, supersonic vehicle configuration transition events during Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing. Specifically, he looks at the feasibility of supersonically ejecting large masses from a descent vehicle in order to enable the use of supersonic retropropulsion. His research considers varying entry vehicle configurations and solid mass ejection strategies. David is advised by Dr. Robert Braun.

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David Blette