Technical Staff Activities

Publications

Presentations

Internal Research

Patents

Publications

Allegrini, F., R.F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, P. Wurz and P. Bochsler. "Determination of Low-Energy Ion-Induced Electron Yields from Thin Carbon Foils." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 211, No. 4 (December 2003): 487-494.

Barraclough, B.L., E.E. Dors, R.A. Abeyta, J.F. Alexander, F.P. Ameduri, J.R. Baldonado, S.J. Bame, P.J. Casey, G.J. Dirks, D.T. Everett, J.T. Goaling, K.M. Grace, D.R. Guerrero, J.D. Kolar, J. Kroesche, W. Lockhart, D.J. McComas, D.E. Mietz, J. Roese, J. Sanders, J.T. Steinberg, R.L. Tokar, C. Urdiales and R.C. Wiens. "The Plasma Ion and Electron Instruments for the Genesis Mission." Space Science Review 105 (2003): 627-660.

Billings, G. and D.C. Terrell. "Observations and Modeling of the Eclipsing Binary GSC 3515:0865." Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers 31, no. 1 (2003): 70.

Elliott, H.A., D.J. McComas and P. Riley. "Latitudinal Extent of Large-Scale Structures in the Solar Wind." Annales Geophysicae 21, no. 6 (2003): 1,331-1,339.

Elliott, H.A., D.J. McComas and P. Riley. "A Technique for Comparing Solar Wind Structures Observed by ACE and Ulysses." Solar Wind Ten, Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, American Institute of Physics CP679, Edited by M. Velli, R. Bruno and F. Malara. Melville, N.Y., 2003: 230-233.

Enright, M.P., S.J. Hudak, R.C. McClung and H.R. Millwater. "Probabilistic-Based System for Prognosis of Fatigue in Aircraft Engine Components." American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Paper No. 2003-8014. Proceedings of the 44th AIAA/American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/American Helicopter Society (AHS)/American Society of Composites (ASC) Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Va., April 2003.

Enright, M.P., Y.-D. Lee, R.C. McClung, L.J. Huyse, G.R. Leverant, H.R. Millwater and S.K. Fitch. "Probabilistic Surface Damage Tolerance Assessment of Aircraft Turbine Rotors." Proceedings of the ASME International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Technical Congress, Atlanta, June 2003.

Fujiki, K., M. Kojima, M. Tokumaru, T. Ohmi, A. Yokobe, K. Hayashi, D.J. McComas and H.A. Elliott. "How Did the Solar Wind Structure Change Around the Solar Maximum? From Interplanetary Scintillation Observation." Annales Geophysicae 21, no. 6 (2003): 1,257-1,261.

Fujiki, K., M. Kojima, M. Tokumaru, T. Ohmi, A. Yokobe, K. Hayashi, D.J. McComas and H.A. Elliott. "Solar Wind Velocity Structure around the Solar Maximum Observed by Interplanetary Scintillation." Solar Wind Ten, Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, (AIP) CP679, Edited by M. Velli, R. Bruno and F. Malara. Melville, N.Y., 2003: 226-229.

Gladstone, G.R., K.D. Retherford, S.A. Stern, R. Link and S.W. Bougher. "The Martian FUV Dayglow Observed by FUSE." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 35, 3.02. Paper presented at the AAS DPS Meeting, Monterey, Calif., September 2003.

Greely, R., R.O. Kuzmin, S.C.R. Rafkin, T.I. Michaels and R. Haberle. "Wind-Related Features in Gusev Crater, Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research 108, no. E12 (October 2003): 8,077, doi: 10.1029/2002JE002006.

Hackert, C.L. and J.O. Parra. "Estimating Scattering Attenuation from Vugs or Karsts." Geophysics 68, no. 4 (July-August 2003): 1,182-1,188.

Huebner, W.F. "A Quantitative Model for Comet Nucleus Topography." Advances in Space Science Research 31, no. 12 (June 2003): 2,555-2,562.

Huyse, L.J. and M.P. Enright. "Efficient Statistical Analysis of Failure Risk in Engine Rotor Disks Using Importance Sampling Techniques." AIAA Paper No. 2003-1838. Proceedings of the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Va., April 2003.

Huyse, L.J. and B.H. Thacker. "Probabilistic Assessment on the Basis of Interval Data." Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering. Berkeley, Calif. (July 2003): 169-176.

Jones, G.H., A. Balogh, D.J. McComas and R.J. MacDowall. "Strong Interplanetary Field Enhancements at Ulysses - Evidence of Dust Trails' Interaction with the Solar Wind?" Icarus 166 (2003): 297-310.

Kass, D.M., J.T. Schofield, T.I. Michaels, S.C.R. Rafkin, M.I. Richardson and A.D. Toigo. "Analysis of Atmospheric Mesoscale Models for Entry, Descent and Landing." Journal of Geophysical Research 108, no. E12 (November 2003): 8,090, doi: 10.1029/2003JE002065.

Lamm, R. "Designing a Multi-Source Standards-Based Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Communications Architecture: MPEG-2 Video Codec Interoperability Testing." Proceedings of the 10th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Madrid, Spain, November 2003.

Lin, N., P.J. Kellogg, R.J. MacDowall, D.J. McComas, A. Balogh and R.J. Forsyth. "Comparison of VLF Wave Activity in the Solar Wind During Solar Maximum and Minimum: Ulysses Observations." Solar Wind Ten, Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, AIP CP679, Edited by M. Velli, R. Bruno and F. Malara. Melville, N.Y., 2003: 534-537.

McComas, D.J. "The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Solar Wind over the Solar Cycle." Solar Wind Ten, Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, AIP CP679, Edited by M. Velli, R. Bruno and F. Malara. Melville, N.Y., 2003: 33-38.

McComas, D.J., P.A. Bochsler, L.A. Fisk, H.O. Funsten, J. Geiss, G. Gloeckler, M. Gruntman, D.L. Judge, S.M. Krimigis, R.P. Lin, S. Livi, D.G. Mitchell, E. Moebius, E.C. Roelof, N.A. Schwadron, et al. "A Mission to the Inner Edge of the Interstellar Medium." Solar Wind Ten, Proceedings of the Tenth International Solar Wind Conference, AIP CP679, Edited by M. Velli, R. Bruno and F. Malara. Melville, N.Y. 2003: 834-837.

McComas, D.J., G.P. Miller, J.N. Mitchell, S.E. Pope and P.W. Valek. "Space Applications of MEMS: The SwRI Vacuum Microprobe Facility and Initial Vacuum Test Results." Review of Scientific Instruments 74, no. 8 (2003): 3,874-3,878.

Michaels, B., V. Gangar, H. Schattenberg, M. Blevins and T. Ayers. "Effectiveness of Cleaning Methodologies Used for Removal of Physical, Chemical and Microbiological Residues from Produce." Food Service Technology 3 (2003): 9-15.

Millwater, H.R., S.K. Fitch, M.P. Enright and L.J. Huyse. "Application of an XML-Based Database for Probabilistic Analysis." AIAA Paper No. 2003-1837. Proceedings of the 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Norfolk, Va., April 2003.

Ni, Q., J.D. King and X. Wang. "Characterization of Human Bone Structure Changes by Low Field NMR." Measurement Science and Technology 15, no. 1 (January 2004): 58-66.

Ni, Q., D. Nicolella, X. Wang, D. Shin and Y. Qin. "Assessment of NMR Technology in Cortical Bone and Its Sensitivity." Proceedings of the Summer Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, Fla., June 2003.

Nordholt, J.E., R.C. Wiens, R.A. Abeyta, J.R. Baldonado, D.S. Burnett, P. Casey, D.T. Everett, J. Kroesche, W. Lockhart, P. MacNeal, D.J. McComas, D.E. Mietz, R.W. Moses Jr., M. Neugebauer, J. Poths, D.B. Reisenfeld, S.A. Storms and C. Urdiales. "The Genesis Solar Wind Concentrator." Space Science Review 105 (2003): 561-599.

Pan, J.C., E.R. Fanick, M.K. Khair, C.C. Webb and K.B. Kohl. "Developments in Emission Research Related to Oil and Oil Additives." Proceedings of the China International Lubricant Seminar, Shanghai, China, October 2003.

Parra, J.O. and C.L. Hackert. "High Resolution P-Wave Surface Seismic Profiling to Delineate Flow Units in Carbonate Aquifers of South Florida: A Feasibility Study." Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 73rd Annual International Meeting Expanded Abstracts, Paper RCT P1.8 2003. Paper presented at the SEG 73rd Annual International Meeting, Dallas, October 2003.

Parra, J.O., C.L. Hackert, B. Bennett and H.A. Collier. "Permeability and Porosity Images Based on NMR, Sonic and Seismic Reflectivity: Application to a Carbonate Aquifer." The Leading Edge 22, no. 12 (December 2003): 1,102-1,108.

Parra, J.O., C.L. Hackert, R. Green and S. Pride. "A Double-Porosity Porelastic Model to Relate P-Wave Attenuation to Fluid Flow in Vuggy Carbonate Rock." Proceedings of the GeoProc International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C Process in Geo-Systems. Edited by The Royal Institute of Technology, O. Stephason, J. Hudson and L. Jing. Stockholm, Sweden, October 2003: 481-486.

Qin, Y., H. Lam, C. Rubin, F. Grine and Q. Ni. "Correlation Between SEM Measured Microstructure and NMR Predicted Bone Porosity." Proceedings of the Summer Bioengineering Conference, Key Biscayne, Fla., June 2003.

Rafkin, S.C.R. and T.I. Michaels. "Meterological Predictions for 2003 Mars Exploration Rover High-Priority Landing Sites." Journal of Geophysical Research 108, no. E12 (October 2003): 8,091, doi: 10.1029/2002JE002027.

Retherford, K.D. "Io's Aurora: HST/STIS Observations." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 34, 130.04. Paper presented at the AAS Meeting, Seattle, January 2003.

Retherford, K.D., G.R. Gladstone, S.A. Stern, G.P. Miller, D.C. Slater, D.T. Young, J.H. Waite, S.W. Bougher and A.F. Nagy. "Initial Concepts for a Mars Upper Atmosphere Orbiter Mission to Study Atmospheric Escape." Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 35, No. 41.07. Paper presented at the AAS DPS Meeting, Monterey, Calif., September 2003.

Retherford, K.D., H.W. Moos and D.F. Strobel. "Io's Auroral Limb Glow: Hubble Space Telescope FUV Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research 108, no. A8 (2003): 1,333, doi: 10.1029/2002JA009710.

Smalley, A.J. and P.J. Pantermuehl. "Realistically Assess Reciprocating Compressor Foundation and Mounting System Loads." Hydrocarbon Processing 82, no. 8 (August 2003): 59-66.

Smith, E.J., R.G. Marsden, A. Balogh, G. Gloeckler, J. Geiss, D.J. McComas, R.B. McKibben, R.J. MacDowall, L.J. Lanzerotti, N. Krupp, H. Krueger and M. Landgraf. "The Sun and Heliosphere at Solar Maximum." Science 302 (2003): 1,165-1,169.

Stern, S.A. "The Evolution of Comets in the Oort Cloud and Kuiper Belt." Nature 424, no. 6,949 (August 2003): 623-625.

Stern, S.A. "Delayed Gratification Habitable Zones (DGHZs): When Deep Outer Solar System Regions Become Balmy During Post-Main Sequence Stellar Evolution." Astrobiology 3, no. 2 (2003): 317-323.

Stern, S.A. and S. Kenyon. "Collisions, Accretion, and Erosion in the Kuiper Belt." Comptes Rendus de l'Academie de Sciences 4, no. 7 (2003): 803-808.

Szego, K., D.T. Young, B. Barraclough, J.-J. Berthelier, A.J. Coates, D.J. McComas, F.J. Crary, M.K. Dougherty, G. Erdos, D.A. Gurnett, W.S. Kurth and M.F. Thomsen. "Cassini Plasma Spectrometer Measurements of Jovian Bow Shock Structure." Journal of Geophysical Research 108, no. A7 (2003): 1,287, doi: 10.1029/2002JA009517.

Terrell, D.C., D.H. Kaiser, A.A. Henden, R. Koff, D.W. West, S. Dvorak, A.C. Pullen, C.P. Stephan. "The Double Supergiant Binary OW Geminorum." The Astronomical Journal 126, no. 2 (August 2003): 902-905.

Treuhaft, M.B., S.A. Timmons, D.C. Eberle and G.R. Wendel. "Wear Measurement of a Large Hydraulic Fluid Power Pump Using Radioactive Tracer Wear Technology." Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo. Paper presented at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and R&D Expo, Washington, November 2003.

Walker, J.D. "Impact Modeling." Report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board 2, Appendix D.12 (October 2003): 361-390.

Wang, X. and Q. Ni. "Determination of Cortical Bone Porosity and Pore Size Distribution Using a Low Field NMR Approach." Journal of Orthopaedic Research 21, no. 2 (2003): 312-319.

WŁest, M., R.A. Frahm and J.D. Winningham. "A Tophat Ring Current Sensor." Advances in Space Research 32, no. 3 (August 2003): 395-400.

Presentations

Allegrini, F., N.A. Schwadron, G. Gloeckler, H.A. Elliott, D.J. McComas and A. Posner. "Pickup Ions Generated Near the Sun During Solar Maximum." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, December 2003.

Anderson Jr., C.E. and D.L. Orphal. "Analysis of the Terminal Phase of Impact." Paper presented at the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, December 2003.

Bessee, G.B. "Fuel Filter Wear Index Test Method." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels. Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Brown, M.A., S.E. Novosad and S.W. Dellenback. "Software Reuse in ITS Systems." Paper presented at the 10th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems, Madrid, Spain, November 2003.

Canup, R.M. "Satellite Formation and the Origin of the Moon." Urey Prize lecture presented at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) Meeting, Monterey, Calif., September 2003.

Canup, R.M. and E. Asphaug. "On an Impact Origin of Pluto-Charon." Paper presented at the 34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas, March 2003.

Cardinal, J. and H. Burnside. "Risk Assessment Workshop for the Analysis of Fatigue Critical Locations in USAF Aircraft." Paper presented at the Risk Assessment Workshop, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, August 2003.

Crowley, G., M.A. Bullock, C.J. Freitas, I.S. Chocron, C.L. Hackert, D.C. Boice, L.A. Young, D.H. Grinspoon, G.R. Gladstone, W.F. Huebner, G. Wene and M. Westerhoff. "Development of a Surface-to-Exosphere Mars Atmosphere Model." Paper presented at the AAS DPS Meeting, Monterey, Calif., October 2003.

Dannemann, K.A. and J.D. Walker. "Investigation of a Conventional SHPB System for Testing Polymers at High Strain Rates." Paper presented at the ASME International Mechanical Congress and RD&D Expo, Washington, November 2003.

Dellenback, S.W. "Lessons Learned from Standards Implementation - The Texas Experience." Paper presented at the ITS Annual Meeting, Seattle, October 2003.

Dellenback, S.W. and R.L. Strain. "Browser-Based User Interface for Transportation Management Centers." Paper presented at the10th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, Madrid, Spain, November 2003.

Elliott, H.A. and D.J. McComas. "Comparison of Solar Cycles: Mid- and Low-Latitude Solar Wind During the Declining Phase of the Solar Cycle." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Fanick, E.R. "Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond." Paper presented at the Witte Museum, San Antonio, October 2003.

Franke, E.M., M. Magee, J. Mitchell and M. Rigney. "3-D Precision Surface Measurement by Dynamic Structured Light." Paper presented at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers Photonics East Conference, Providence, R.I., October 2003.

Froelund, K. and S.G. Fritz. "Lubricating Oil Consumption Measurements on an EMD 16-645E Locomotive Diesel Engine." Paper presented at the Spring ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Conference, Salzburg, Austria, May 2003.

Gladstone, G.R., A. Bhardwaj and K.D. Retherford. "Auroral Emissions of Jupiter and the Galilean Satellites." SM12C-06. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Gosling, J.T., R.M. Skoug, J.T. Steinberg and D.J. McComas. "Are Solar Electron Burst Acceleration Sites Highly Localized?" Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Griffith Jr., J.R. "Fire Performance Evaluation of Composite Piping Systems for Offshore Platforms and Surface Vessels." Paper presented at the Composites Fabricators Association Composites Convention and Trade Show, Anaheim, Calif., October 2003.

Grosch, D.J. and J.H. Kerr. "Ballistic Performance of External Tank Insulating Foam on Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Components." Paper presented at the 54th Aeroballistic Range Association Conference, Santa Fe, N.M., October 2003.

Harris, R.E., G.D. Bourn and A.J. Smalley. "Enhancing Operation of the Existing Natural Gas Compression Infrastructure." Paper presented at the Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) Gas Machinery Conference, Salt Lake City, October 2003.

Hudak Jr., S.J. and K.S. Chan. "Mixed-Mode Fatigue Crack Growth in Single Crystal Blade Materials." Paper presented at the 14th Advanced Aerospace Materials and Processes Conference and Exposition (AEROMAT), Dayton, Ohio, June 2003.

Hudak Jr., S.J., G.G. Chell and Y.-D. Lee. "Methods for Predicting High Cycle Fatigue Notch Strength." Paper presented at AEROMAT, Dayton, Ohio, June 2003.

Huebner, W.F. "Database for Geophysical and Geological Properties of NEOs." Paper presented at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Sydney, Australia, July 2003.

Huebner, W.F. and S. Gulkis. "Line Shape Predications for the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO) Investigation." Paper presented at the Meeting of New Rosetta Targets, Capri, Italy, October 2003.

Huebner, W.F. and H.U. Keller. "Apparent Inconsistencies in the Formation of Cometary Matter." Paper presented at the General Assembly of the IAU, Sydney, Australia, July 2003.

Huyse, L.J. and B.H. Thacker. "Treatment of Conflicting Expert Opinion in Probabilistic Analysis." Paper presented at the 11th International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 7.5 Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, Banff, Alberta, Canada, November 2003.

Keller, H.U. and W.F. Huebner. "Summary: Apparent Inconsistencies in the Formation of Cometary Matter." Paper presented at the General Assembly of the IAU, Sydney, Australia, July 2003.

Maksimovic, M., I. Zouganelis, J. Chaufray, K. Issautier, E. Scime, J. Littleton, C.S. Salem, E. Marsch, H. Elliot, D.J. McComas and R.P. Lin. "Radial Evolution of the Non-Thermal Character of Electron Distribution Functions in the Solar Wind." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Mason, R.L., J.C. Young and Y.M. Chou. "Multivariate Control Procedures and Process Variation." Paper presented at the 163rd Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, San Francisco, August 2003.

McClung, R.C., B.M. Gardner and F.J. McMaster. "Plasticity Effects on Fatigue Crack Growth at Holes." Paper presented at the U.S. Air Force Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, Savannah, Ga., December 2003.

McComas, D.J., N.A. Schwadron, F.J. Crary, H.A. Elliott, D.T. Young, J.T. Gosling, M. Thomsen, E.C. Sittler, J. Berthelier, K. Szego and A.J. Coates. "The Interstellar Hydrogen Shadow: Observations of Interstellar Pickup Ions Beyond Jupiter." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

McKee, R.J., J.R. Hollingsworth and A.J. Smalley. "Methods for and Benefits of Centrifugal Compressor Design Audits." Paper presented at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, Washington, November 2003.

McKee, R.J., A.J. Smalley, G.D. Bourn and K.N. Young. "Detecting Deterioration of Compression Equipment by Normalizing Measured Performance Relative to Expected Performance." Paper presented at the GMRC Gas Machinery Conference, Salt Lake City, October 2003.

Moses, C.A. and R.A. Kamin. "Effects of Copper Contamination on the Fouling Rates of Aircraft Fuel Nozzles." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Moses, C.A., G.R. Wilson III and H.S. Byrnes. "Effect of Red-Dye Contamination on the Fouling Rates of Aircraft Fuel Nozzles." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Moses, C.A., G.R. Wilson III and P. Roets. "Elastomer Compatibility of SASOL Fully Synthetic Jet Fuels" and "Stability and Fuel/Additive Compatibility Considerations of SASOL Fully Synthetic Jet Fuel." Papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Ni, Q., Z. Stan, J.B. Summitt and D. Shin. "Characterization of Structural Damage in Human Tooth by NMR Technology." Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research and 27th Annual Meeting of the Canada Association of Dental Research, San Antonio, March 2003.

Oviatt, H.W. and S.M. Thompson. "Morphology of Polyurethane-Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PU-PVP) Materials Prepared by Phase Inversion Methods." Paper presented at the 226th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, New York, September 2003.

Posner, A., N.A. Schwadron, D.J. McComas, G. Gloeckler and H. Kunow. "Testing Shock Acceleration in Solar Particle Events: Composition of Suprathermal Onsets." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Rafkin, S.C.R. "Reflections on Mars Global Climate Modeling from a Mesoscale Meteorologist." Paper presented at the Mars Atmosphere Modeling and Observations Conference, Granada, Spain, January 2003.

Retherford, K.D. and G.R. Gladstone. "Prospects for FUV Remote Sensing of Io's Atmosphere and Magnetospheric Interaction with JIMO." Paper presented at the Forum for Initial Concepts for a Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter Mission, Houston, June 2003.

Salah, J.E., L.P. Goncharenko, M. Vigil, S.P. Zhang and G. Crowley. "Observations of the April 2002 Storm Event by the Global Incoherent Scatter Radar Network." Paper presented at the European Incoherent Scatter Facility Workshop, Menlo Park, Calif., August 2003.

Schwadron, N.A. and D.J. McComas. "Solar Wind Scaling Law." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Skoug, R.M., J.T. Steinberg, J.T. Gosling, D.J. McComas, C.W. Smith, N.F. Ness, Q. Hu and L.F. Burlaga. "Solar Wind Observations During the Oct.-Nov., 2003 Storms." Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, December 2003.

Stern, S.A. "The Alice-Rosetta Investigation at 67P/Churumnov-Gerasimenko." Paper presented at the Rosetta Mission Meeting, Capri, Italy, October 2003.

Stern, S.A. "Comparison of the Heliocentric and Absolute Magnitude Distributions of KBOs with Satellites to Other KBOs." Paper presented at the AAS DPS Meeting, Monterey, Calif., September 2003.

Stern, S.A. "New Horizons Mission Overview and PI Perspective on New Frontiers." Paper presented to the Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration Space Studies Board, Irvine, Calif., November 2003.

Thomassy, F.A. and A.S. Elliot. "Co-Simulation of Fluid Slosh Using MSC.ADAMS." Paper presented at the Virtual Product Development Conference, Dearborn, Mich., October 2003.

Walker J.D. "Analytical Modeling of Hypervelocity Penetration of Thick Ceramic Targets" and "Loading Sources for Seismological Investigations of Asteroids and Comets." Papers presented at the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, December 2003.

Walker, J.D., C.J. Freitas, M.B. Tapley and S. Chocron. "Rapid Impactor Sample Return (RISR) Mission Scenario." Paper presented at the Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, December 2003.

Waynick, J.A. "Removal of Drag Reducer Additive from Petroleum Fuels, Part 1" and "Removal of Drag Reducer Additive from Petroleum Fuels, Part 2." Papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Waynick, J.A. and M.E. Gande. "Effect of New Additive Toward Mitigating the Adverse Effect of Cetane Improver on Diesel Fuel Thermal Stability." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Waynick, J.A. and R. Giannini. "Effect of Refining Severity on the Lubricity of NATO F-76 Fuel." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Waynick, J.A., S.R. Westbrook, L. Hicks and P. Serino. "Apple Jelly Contamination in Aviation Jet Fuel Storage and Distribution Systems." Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Webb, C.C., G.J. Bartley and B.B. Bykowski. "Catalyst Aging Evaluation with Exposure to 0.06 and 0.11 Percent Phosphorus Oils Using the FOCAS Burner Systems." Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE) 2003-01-1999, 2003. Paper presented at the JSAE Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Yokohama, Japan, May 2003.

Webb, C.C. and B.B. Bykowski. "Development of a Methodology to Separate Thermal from Oil Aging of a Catalyst Using a Gasoline-Fueled Burner System." Paper presented at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, Detroit, March 2003.

Westbrook, S.R. and L.L. Stavinoha. "Development of Stability Test Methods for Biodiesel and B20 Blends" and "Stability Characteristics of Selected Biodiesel Fuels and B20 Blends." Papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

White, J.J. "Development of Low Emissions Sterndrive/Inboard Boats" and "Marine CO - Problem and Potential Solutions." Papers presented at the International Boating Exposition, Miami Beach, Fla., October 2003.

White, J.J. "Investigation of LPG Fuel System Technologies and Fuel Composition Effects on Emissions." Paper presented at the Industrial Truck Association Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, Fla., October 2003.

Wilson III, G.R. "Jet Fuel Thermal Stability at the Refinery, in the Field and in Storage" and "Long-Term Survey of Thermal Stability of Jet Fuel from a Single Source." Papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels, Steamboat Springs, Colo., September 2003.

Internal Research

Funded October 1, 2003

Alvarez, J.L. "Feasibility Evaluation for Embedded Bluetooth Communication."

Bessee, G.B., S.A. Hutzler and V. Hughes. "Determining the Failure Mechanisms in Water-Absorbing Filter Monitor Elements."

Chan, K.S., Y.-M. Pan and J.K. Lee. "The Development of a First-Principles Computational Methodology for Predicting Long-Term Material Stability and Mechanical Performance."

Dante, J.F., N. Sridhar and D.S. Dunn. "Effects of Radiation on the Oxide Film Behavior of Nickel-Based Alloys."

DeForest, C.E. "Validation of a High-Speed Solar Magnetograph."

Fisher, J.B. and M.J. Wurpts. "Real-Time Water Simulation Using Fast Fourier Transforms Implemented on a Graphics Processing Unit."

Gladstone, G.R., K.D. Retherford, D.C. Slater, G. Crowley, D.M. Hassler, M.E. Epperly, K.D. Smith and C.L. Hackert. "A Coronal and Ionospheric Imager for the 2009 Mars Telecom Orbiter."

Glass III, T.G., J.D. Micheletti and A.N. Rasmussen. "Analysis of Aggregate Behavior Using Large Compositions of Individual Targeted-Behavior Models."

Grimm, R.E. "Geophysical Investigations of the Interior of Mars, Emphasizing the Detection, Characterization and History of Groundwater."

Hassler, D.M., D.H. Grinspoon, S.C. Rafkin and D.C. Slater. "An Engineering Prototype Micro-Ozonometer for a 2009 Mars Scout Lander Mission."

Hipp, J.E. "Mitigating DF Errors Caused by a Fluctuating Ocean Surface."

Hudak Jr., S.J. "Enhanced Life Prediction Methodologies for Engine Rotor Life Extension."

Koets, M.A. "Development of Ultra-Wideband Precision Indoor Positioning."

Lesher, M.R., S.L. Wiedmann, J.K. Zoss and D.S. Dunn. "Sensor Scoring Methodology for Subterranean Structure Confirmation."

Magee, M.J. and M.P. Rigney. "Automated Monitoring of Waterways and Evaluation of Imagery Anomaly Detection Technologies."

Moses, C.A. "Laser-Induced Fluorescence for Real-Time Monitoring of Jet-Fuel Thermal Stability."

Necsoiu, D.M., D.A. Ferrill and D.W. Sims. "Pre-, Syn- and Post-Seismic Ground Deformation from Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar."

Pollock, C.J. and A. De Los Santos. "Definition and Optimization of Minimum Resource Plasma Instrument for Magnetospheric Constellation Mission."

Rigney, M.P. "Image Processing Acceleration on Advanced Graphics Processors."

Rittimann, R. and C.K. Baker. "Investigation of Conductive Composite Materials for Optimum Performance with Applications for MF/HF Antennas."

Sablik, M.J. and S. Mohanty, "Heat Exchange and Temperature Distribution between Stored Nuclear Waste Canisters and the Surrounding Earth in a Nuclear Waste Repository."

Van Dyke, M.E. "Development and Biocompatibility of Self-Assembled Nanostructured Hydrogels."

Van Rheeden, D.R. "Enhanced Signal Copy in High Noise Environments."

Walter, G.R., R.R. Benke and D.A. Pickett. "Potential Exposures to Radionuclides Originating from Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials Emitted by Landfill Gas Extraction and Control Systems."

Wellinghoff, S.T., K.R. Willson and D.P. Nicolella. "Fire-Resistant Polymers Using Nanoplatelets."

Young, D.T., G.P. Miller and F.S. Anderson. "Laser Desorption Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry with Applications to Martian Geology."

SwRI Patents

Davidson, D.L., T.E. Owen and J.B. Campbell. "Fretting Fixture for High-Cycle Fatigue Test Machines." U.S. Patent No. 6,601,456. August 2003.

Fleming-Dahl, A. "Signal Amplitude Restoration Apparatus and Method." U.S. Patent No. 6,611,794. August 2003.

Hanson, H.S. and J.N. Mitchell. "Bi-Directional, Single Material Thermal Actuator." U.S. Patent No. 6,608,714. August 2003.

Khair, M.K., C.C. Webb, G.J. Bartley and C.A. Sharp. "Integrated System for Controlling Diesel Engine Emissions." U.S. Patent No. 6,615,580. September 2003.

Kwun, H., S.-Y. Kim and A.E. Crouch. "Method and Apparatus Generating and Detecting Torsional Waves for Long Range Inspection of Pipes and Tubes." U.S. Patent No. 6,624,628. September 2003.

Morrow, T.B. and K.A. Behring II. "System and Method to Determine Thermophysical Properties of a Multi-Component Gas." U.S. Patent No. 6,604,051. August 2003.

Peel III, H.H., E. Inada, M. Shinoda, F.T. Dodge and X. Zhao. "Dynamic Cardiovascular Monitor." U.S. Patent No. 6,647,287. November 2003.

Perry, W.D., T.H. Jaeckle, A.B. Black and L.E. Epley. "High Altitude Airships." U.S. Patent No. 6,609,680. August 2003.

Perry, W.D., T.H. Jaeckle, L.E. Epley and A.B. Black. "Autonomous Stratospheric Airship." U.S. Patent No. 6,607,163. August 2003.

Stanglmaier, R.H. and D.W. Stewart. "Oxygenated Fuel Plus Water Injection for Emissions Control in Compression Ignition Engines." U.S. Patent No. 6,637,381. October 2003.

Stevens, D.J., K.A. Marchand and T.J. Warnagiris, "Reactive Personnel Protection System and Method." U.S. Patent No. 6,595,102. July 2003.

Wellinghoff, S.T., J.J. Kampa, S.A. Barenberg, P.N. Gray and M.D. Lelah. "Silicate-Containing Powders Providing Controlled, Sustained Gas Release." U.S. Patent No. 6,605,304. August 2003.

Zogbi, S.W., L.D. Canady, J.A. Helffrich, S.A. Cerwin, K.S. Honeyager, A. de los Santos and C.B. Catterson. "Passive and Wireless Displacement Measuring Device." U.S. Patent No. 6,656,135. December 2003.

Published in the Spring 2004 issue of Technology Today®, published by Southwest Research Institute. For more information, contact Joe Fohn.

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