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Allegrini, F., M.I. Desai, H. Kucharek, G.M. Mason, E. Moebius and A. Posner. “Acceleration of He+ and 3He Ions at Coronal Mass Ejection-Driven Interplanetary Shocks Near Earth.” Abstract No. SH14A-05. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco,
December 2005.

Ball, J.C., T.E. Kenney, L.R. Wolf, D.M. Yost, M.E. Schulman, E.A. Frame, J.P. Wallace III, D.L. Hilden, M. Natarjan, T.V. Johnson, K.J. Wright, K. Eng and M.A. Gonzalez. “Emissions of Toxicologically Relevant Compounds Using Fischer-Tropsch Diesel Fuel and Aftertreatment at a Low NOx, Low Power Engine Condition.” SAE paper No. 2005-01-3764. Paper presented at the SAE 2005 Powertrain and Fluid Systems Meeting in San Antonio, October 2005.

Bernardo, A.B, M.J. Magee, S.A. Mullin, D. Weber and D. Hogg. “Characterization of Particle Ejecta from Projectile Impact into Liquid-Filled Containers.” Proceedings of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 4th Biennial National Forum on Weapon Systems Effectiveness, Austin, Texas, October 2005.

Blush, L.M., F. Allegrini, P. Bochsler, H. Daoudi, A. Galvin, R. Karrer, L. Kistler, B. Klecker, E. Möbius, A. Opitz, M. Popecki, B. Thompson, R.F. Wimmer-Schweingruber and P. Wurz. “Development and Calibration of Major Components for the STEREO/PLASTIC (Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition) Instrument.” Advances in Space Research 36, no. 8 (2005): 1,544–1,556.

Burch, J.L. “Magnetospheric Imaging: Promise to Reality.” Reviews of Geophysics 43 (2005): 1–24.

Burch, J.L., G.P. Miller, A. De Los Santos, C.J. Pollock, S.E. Pope, P.W. Valek and D.T. Young. “Technique for Increasing Dynamic Range of Space-Borne Ion Composition Instruments.” Review of Scientific Instruments 76 (2005): 103,301.

Cardinal, J.W., O.H. Burnside and M.P. Blinn. “Damage Tolerance Risk Assessment of T-38 Wing Skin Cracks.” Proceedings of the 2005 USAF Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference, Memphis, Tenn., November–December 2005.

Chan, K.S., Y.-D. Lee and M.P. Enright. “Fatigue Life Variability in Two-Phase Alloys.” Proceedings of the TMS Symposium on Computational Aspect of Mechanical Properties of Materials, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), San Francisco, February 2005.

Channok, C., D. Ruffolo, M.I. Desai and G.M. Mason. “Finite-Time Shock Acceleration of ESP.” Astrophysical Journal Letters 633 (November 2005): L53–L56.

Chiang, K.-T., J.H. Arps and R. Wei. “Oxidation Resistance of Multilayered Cu-Cr Coatings Produced by Ion-Beam Assisted Deposition.” Proceedings of Coatings 2005 Symposium. Edited by N. Padture, L. Francis, J. Jampikian and N. Dahotre. Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa. (September 2005): 7–10.

Cohen, C.M.S., G.M. Mason, E.C. Stone, R.A. Mewaldt, R.A. Leske, M.I. Desai, A.C. Cummings, T.T. von Rosenvinge and M.E. Wiedenbeck. “Solar Energetic Particle Spectra and Composition in the October/November 2003 Events.” Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference 1, no. SH2.1, Pune, India, (August 2005): 311–314.

Dinwiddie, C.L. “The Small-Drillhole Minipermeameter Probe for In-Situ Permeability Measurement.” Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering 8, no. 6 (December 2005): 491–501.

Dunn, D.S., Y.-M. Pan, L. Yang and G.A. Cragnolino. “Localized Corrosion Susceptibility of Alloy 22 in Chloride Solutions: Part 1 — Mill-Annealed Condition.” Corrosion 61 (November 2005): 1,078–1,085.

Elliott, H.A. and J.-M. Jahn. “Ion Outflow Response to the Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections (ICME) on 29 October – 03 November 2004 and the ICME on 07 – 13 November 2004.” EOS Transactions AGU 85, no. 18, Joint Assembly Supplement, Abstract No. SA13A-09. Paper presented at the 2005 AGU Joint Assembly, New Orleans, May 2005.

Elliott, H.A., D.J. McComas, N.A. Schwadron, J.T. Gosling, R.M. Skoug, G. Gloeckler and T.H. Zurbuchen. “An Improved Expected Temperature Formula For Identifying Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections.” Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (2005): 10.1029/2004JA010794.

Elliott, H.A., I.I. Roussev, I.V. Sokolov, Y. Liu, T.I. Gombosi, R. Skoug and N.A. Schwadron. “The October 28, 2003 and November 7, 2004 Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) Events: A Data-Driven Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Model and Comparative Impact Scenarios.” EOS Transactions AGU 86, no. 18, Joint Assembly Supplement Abstract No. SA11A-01. Paper presented at the 2005 AGU Joint Assembly, New Orleans, May 2005.

Enright, M.P., L.J. Huyse and R.C. McClung. “Fracture Mechanics-Based Probabilistic Life Prediction of Components with Large Numbers of Inherent Material Anomalies.” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Rome, Italy (June 2005): 601–607. “A Probabilistic Framework for Risk Prediction of Engine Components with Inherent and Induced Material Anomalies.” Proceedings of the 50th American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Technical Congress. Paper no. GT2005:68982, Reno, Nev., June 2005.

Franke, E.A., M.J. Magee, M.P. Rigney and B.C. Stone. “Progress Toward the Development of Lifeform Detection Algorithms for the Deep Phreatic Thermal eXplorer (DEPTHX).” Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Conference on Instruments, Methods and Missions for Astrobiology IX 5906, San Diego, July–August 2005.

Funsten, H.O., R.W. Harper and D.J. McComas. “Absolute Detection Efficiency of Space-Based Ion Mass Spectrometers and Neutral Atom Imagers.” Review of Scientific Instruments 76, no. 053301, April 2005.

Frahm, R.A., J.D. Winningham, J.R. Sharber, M.W. Liemohn, Y. Ma, A.J. Coates, D.R. Linder, Y. Soobiah, et al. “Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Photoelectron Energy Peaks: An Indicator of the Morphology of Solar Wind Influence on the Martian Environment.” EOS Transactions AGU 86, no. 52, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract SH43A-1147, 2005.

Gosling, J.T., R.M. Skoug, D.K. Haggerty and D.J. McComas. “Absence of Energetic Particle Effects Associated with Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts in the Solar Wind.” Geophysical Research Letters 32 (July 2005): L14113, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023357.

Huyse, L.J. and M.P. Enright. “Efficient Conditional Failure Analysis — Application to an Aircraft Engine Component, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.” Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Special Issue on Uncertainty Quantification and Design under Uncertainty of Aerospace Systems, 2005.

Klein, K.-L. and A. Posner. “The Onset of Solar Energetic Particle Events: Prompt Release of deka-MeV Protons and Associated Coronal Activity.” Astronomy and Astrophysics 438 (2005): 1029–1042.

Korneev, V., J.O. Parra and A. Bakulin. “Tube-Wave Effects in Cross-Well Seismic Data at Stratton Gas Field.” Presented at 75th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Houston. SEG 75th Meeting Expanded Abstracts no. BG1.4, November 2005.

Li, G., G.P. Zank, M.I. Desai, G.M. Mason and W.K.M. Rice. “Particle Acceleration and Transport at Coronal Mass Ejection-driven (CME-driven) Shocks: A Case Study.” Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Geospace and Beyond. Edited by D.L. Gallagher, J.L. Horowitz, J.D. Perez, R.D. Preece and J.J. Quenby. Geophysical Monograph Series 156, doi:10.1029/156GM07, 2005. (G23)

Lyon, R.E. and M.L. Janssens. “Flammability.” Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology. “Polymer Flammability.” U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT/FAA/AR-05/14, Washington, May 2005.

Maksimovic, M., I. Zouganelis, J.-Y. Chaufray, K. Issautier, E.E. Scime, J.E. Littleton, E. Marsch, D.J. McComas, C. Salem, R.P. Lin and H.A. Elliott. “Radial Evolution of the Electron Distribution Functions in the Fast Solar Wind Between 0.3 and 1.5 AU.” Journal of Geophysical Research 110, no. A09104, (September 2005): doi:10.1029/2005JA011119.

McComas, D.J., M. Velli, W.S. Lewis, L.W. Acton, M. Balat-Pichelin, V. Bothmer, R.B. Dirling Jr., D.A. Eng, W.C. Feldman, G. Gloeckler, M. Guhathakurta, S.R. Habbal, D.M. Hassler, et al. “Solar Probe: Humanity’s First Visit to a Star.” Proceedings of the Solar Wind 11/ Solar & Heliospheric Observatory 16 Conference, Whistler, Canada, June 2005. European Space Agency Special Publication 592, September 2005.

McComas, D.J., F. Allegrini, L. Bartolone, et al. “The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Mission.” Proceedings of the Solar Wind 11/ Solar & Heliospheric Observatory 16 Conference, Whistler, Canada, June 2005. European Space Agency Special Publication 592, September 2005.

Menietti, J.D., O. Santolik, J.D. Scudder, M. Andre, A.N. Fazakerley and R.A. Frahm. “Dayside Inverted-Vs Observed During Conjunction of Cluster and Polar Spacecraft.” EOS Transactions AGU 86, no. 52. Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract No. SM43C-1244, December 2005.

Mewaldt, R.A., M.D. Looper, C.M.S. Cohen, G.M. Mason, D.K. Haggerty, M.I. Desai, A.W. Labrador, R.A. Leske and J.E. Mazur. “Solar-Particle Energy Spectra during the Large Events of October-November and January 2003.” Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference SH1.2, no. 1, Pune, India (August 2005): 111–114.

Mewaldt, R.A., A. Vourlidas, G.M. Mason, D.K. Haggerty, M.D. Looper, C.M.S. Cohen, M.I. Desai, A.W. Labrador, R.A. Leske and J.E. Mazur. “What Fraction of the Kinetic Energy of Coronal Mass Ejections Goes into Accelerating Solar Energetic Particles?” Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference SH1.3, no. 1, Pune, India (August 2005): 129–132.

Mewaldt, R.A., C.M.S. Cohen, A.W. Labrador, R.A. Leske, G.M. Mason, M.I. Desai, M.D. Looper, J.E. Mazur, R.S. Selesnick and D.K. Haggerty. “Proton, Helium, and Electron Spectra during the Large Solar Particle Events of October, November 2003.” Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (September 2005): A09S18, doi:10.1029/2005JA011038.

Momin, F.N., H.R. Millwater, R.W. Osborn and M.P. Enright. “Application of the Generalized Conditional Expectation Method for Enhancing a Probabilistic Fatigue Design Code.” Paper No. AIAA-2005-2146. Paper presented at the 46th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Austin, Texas,  April 2005.

Mohanty, S. and G.R. Adams. “A Model for Estimating Heat Transfer Through Drift Degradation Based Natural Backfill Materials.” Proceedings of the 40th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, June 2005.

Moore, M.S., M.E. Pilcher and M. Robert. “A Flexible Software Defined Radio Platform for Waveform Development.” Proceedings of the Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum Technical Conference, Orange County, Calif., November 2005.

Ni, Q.W. and D.P. Nicolella. “The Characterization of Human Cortical Bone Microdamage by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.” Measurement Science and Technology 16, no. 03 (March 2005): 659–668.

Parra, J.O., C.L. Hackert, M. Bennett, M. Jervis and H. Collier. “An Integrated Approach Based on NMR/Acoustic Techniques to Map Permeability in Carbonate Aquifers: From the Pore to Field Scales.” Edited by D.K. Butler, Near-Surface Geophysics, SEG, Investigation in Geophysics Series No. 13 (2005): 473–489.

Parra, J.O., C.L. Hackert and P-C. Xu. “Attenuation Analysis and Modeling of Acoustic Waveforms in Borehole Intercepted by a Sand Shale Sequence.” Presented at the 75th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Houston. SEG 75th Meeting Expanded Abstracts no. BG 1.1, November 2005.

Parra, J.O., C.L. Hackert and S. Pride. “A Double-Porosity Poroelastic Model to Relate P-Wave Attenuation to Fluid Flow in Vuggy Carbonate Rock.” Edited by Stephansson, O., J. Hudson and L. Jing. Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Geo-Systems, 2, Elsevier (2005): 483–488.

Posner, A., F. Allegrini, M.I. Desai, G.C. Ho, S. Livi and D.J. McComas. “Interplanetary Shock Forecasting with Suprathermal Ions: Solar Cycle Dependence.” Abstract No. SH14A-04, 86 (52). Paper presented at the 2005 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Posner, A., D.M. Hassler, D.J. McComas, S.C. Rafkin, R.F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, E. Böhm, S. Böttcher, S. Burmeister, W. Dröge and B. Heber. “A High Energy Telescope for the Solar Orbiter.” Advances in Space Research 36, no. 8, (2005): 1,426–1,431.

Ragsdale, G.L., M.E. Pilcher and T.R. Thompson. “Test Results for a Digital Predistortion System for 3G Cellular Telephony.” Proceedings of the SDR Forum Technical Conference, Orange County, Calif., November 2005.

Ronghua, W., T.L. Booker, C. Rincon and J.H. Arps. “Metal Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation & Deposition (MPIII&D) using a Metal Plasma Electron Evaporation Source (MPEES).” Surface and Coatings Technology 200 (2005): 579–583.

Schwadron, N.A., D.J. McComas, H.A. Elliott, G. Gloeckler, J. Geiss and R. von Steiger. “Solar Wind from the Coronal Hole Boundaries.” Proceedings of the Solar Wind 11/ Solar & Heliospheric Observatory 16 Conference, Whistler, Canada, June 2005. European Space Agency Special Publication SP-592, September 2005. Journal of Geophysical Research 110 (2005): doi: 10.1029/2004JA010896.

Shook, B.D., H.R. Millwater, M.P. Enright, S.J. Hudak and W.L. Francis. “Impact of Continual Inspection on Cumulative Probability of Detection.” Proceedings of the 50th ASME International Gas Turbine & Aeroengine Technical Congress, No. GT2005-68585, Reno, Nev., June 2005. “Optimization of Inspection Frequency and Sensitivity in Engine Health Monitoring.” Paper No. AIAA-2005-2215, 46th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Austin, Texas, April 2005.

Sittler Jr., E.C., M. Thomsen, D. Chornay, M.D. Shappirio, D. Simpson, R.E. Johnson, H.T. Smith, A.J. Coates, A.M. Rymer, F.J. Crary, D.J. McComas, D.T. Young, D. Reisenfeld, M. Dougherty and N. Andre. “Preliminary Results on Saturn’s Inner Plasmasphere as Observed by Cassini: Comparison with Voyager.” Geophysical Research Letters 32 (June 2005): doi: 10.1029/2005GL022653, L14S07.

Smith, H.T., M. Shappirio, E.C. Sittler, D. Reisenfeld, R.E. Johnson, R.A. Baragiola, F.J. Crary, D.J. McComas and D.T. Young. “Discovery of Nitrogen in Saturn’s Inner Magnetosphere.” Geophysical Research Letters 32 (June 2005): L14S03, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022654.

Soobiah, Y., A.J. Coates, J.D. Winningham, R.A. Frahm, R. Lundin and S. Barabash. “Observations of Magnetic Anomaly Signatures in Mars Express ASPERA-3 ELSELS Data.” EOS Transactions AGU 86, no. 52. Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract SH43A-1152, 2005.

Stern, S.A., J.R. Scherrer, D.C. Slater, G.R. Gladstone, G.J. Dirks, J.M. Stone, M.W. Davis, M.H. Versteeg and O.H.W. Siegmund.” ALICE: The Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph Aboard the New Horizons Pluto Mission Spacecraft.” Proceedings of the International SPIE Meeting, San Diego,  July 2005.

Szego, K., Z. Bebesi, G. Erdos, L. Foldy, F.J Crary, D.J. McComas, D.T. Young, S. Bolton, A.J. Coates, A.M. Rymer, R.E. Hartle, E.C. Sittler, D. Reisenfeld, J.J. Berthelier, R.E. Johnson, H.T. Smith, T.W. Hill, J. Vilppola, J. Steinberg and N. Andre. “The Global Plasma Environment of Titan as Observed by Cassini Plasma Spectrometer During the First Two Close Encounters with Titan.” Geophysical Research Letters 32 (July 2005): doi: 10.1029/2005GL022646, L20S05.

Thacker, B.H., D.S. Riha, S.H.K. Fitch, L.J. Huyse and J.B. Pleming. “Probabilistic Engineering Analysis Using the NESSUS Software.” Structural Safety 28, issues 1–2 (January–April 2006): 83–107.

Winningham, J.D., R.A. Frahm, J.R. Sharber, M.W. Liemohn, Y. Ma, A.J. Coates, D.R. Linder, Y. Soobiah, et al. “Electron Observations Near ‘Martian Aurora.’” EOS Transactions AGU 86, no. 52, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract SH42A-03, 2005.

Yukimura, K., R. Wei, P. Chu, et al. “Plasma Ion Process and Applications.” In Japanese: Ohmsha Ltd., ISBN 4-274-20123-6, 2005.

Zhou, X., E. Smith, D. Winterhalter, D.J. McComas, R. Skoug, B. Goldstein and C. Smith. “Morphology and Evolution of the Heliospheric Current and Plasma Sheets from 1 to 5 AU.” Proceedings of the Solar Wind 11/ Solar & Heliospheric Observatory 16 Conference, Whistler, Canada, June 2005. European Space Agency Special Publication SP-592, September 2005.

Presentations

Boyd, B.J. “Scientific Ethics.” Paper presented at 1st Global QA Conference for Society of Quality Assurance, Orlando, Fla., February 2005.

Colton, S.L., D.A. Ferrill and K.J. Smart. “Depth and Morphology of Wrinkle Ridge Detachments at Solis Planum, Mars.” Paper presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Dellenback, S.W. “Designing and Implementing Extensible and Scalable User Interfaces Using Advanced Browser Techniques.” Paper presented at the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress, San Francisco, November 2005.

Desai, M.I., G.M. Mason, J.R. Dwyer, J.E. Mazur, R.E. Gold and S.M. Krimigis. “The Source Population for Solar Energetic Particles.” Paper presented at the Space Physics Seminar at Rice University, Houston, November 2005.

Dunn, D.S., O. Pensado, Y.-M. Pan, L. Yang and X. He. “Modeling Corrosion Processes for Alloy 22 Waste Packages.” Paper presented at the 29th International Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management, Ghent, Belgium, September 2005.

Dykes, S.G. “An Autonomous System Overlay Network for Cooperative Internet Security.” Paper presented at the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Data Communication, Philadelphia, August 2005.

Elliott, H.A., R.M. Skoug, J.T. Steinberg and I.G. Richardson. “Properties of ICME in the Declining Phase of Solar Cycle 23.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Enright, M.P. and L.J. Huyse. “Methodology for Probabilistic Life Prediction of Multiple Anomaly Materials.” Paper no. AIAA-2005-2213, 46th AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Austin, Texas, April 2005.

Gosling, J.T., S. Eriksson, D.J. McComas, R.M. Skoug and R.J. Forsyth. “Reconnection Exhausts in the Solar Wind Well Beyond 1 Astronomical Unit (AU): Ulysses.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Ferrill, D.A., D.M. Necsoiu and K.J. Smart. “Earthquake-Induced Ground-Rupture Mapping with InSAR-Derived Displacement Gradiometry.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Hartle, R.E., E.C. Sittler, F.M. Neubauer, R.E. Johnson, F.J. Crary, D.J. McComas, D.T. Young, A.J. Coates, D.J. Simpson, S.J. Bolton, D. Reisenfeld, K. Szego and J. Berthelier. “Neutral Exosphere Densities and Structures at Titan Inferred from Pickup Ions Observed by Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS).” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Hooper, D.M. “Modeling the Long-Term Fluvial Redistribution of Tephra in Fortymile Wash, Yucca Mountain, Nevada.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Hudak Jr., S.J., B.R. Lanning, G.M. Light, J.A. Moryl, J.R. Pruitt, S.E. Kinyon, and D.L. Jones. “A Wireless Thin-Film Sensor for Monitoring Fatigue Damage at Elevated Temperature.” Paper presented at the American Helicopter Society, Williamsburg, Va., October 2005.

Hudak Jr., S.J., L.J. Huyse, G.G. Chell, Y.-D. Lee, D.S. Riha, B.H. Thacker, R.C. McClung, B.M. Gardner and J.B. Pleming. “A Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Assessment of the Orbiter’s LH2 Feedline Flowliner in Support of Return-to-Flight.” Paper presented at the Aging Aircraft Conference, Atlanta, March 2006.

Huyse, L.J. “Efficient Use of Polynomial Chaos Expansions in Engineering Applications.” Paper presented at the Propulsion – Safety and Affordable Readiness (P-SAR) Conference, Jacksonville, Fla. March 2006.

Johnson, M.A., B.J. Walls, K.B. Persson and S.G. Dykes. “Design of a Reusable SpaceWire Link Interface for Space Avionics Instrumentation.” Paper presented at the Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Device International Conference, Washington, September 2005.

Janssens, M.L., K.C. Carpenter and Y. Wang. “Developing Exterior Fire Retardant Treated Wood in Compliance with AS 3959.” Paper presented at the XXII International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, August 2005.

Juckett, M.R., R.T. Pabalan, and L. Yang. “Experimental Determination and Thermodynamic Calculation of the Deliquescence Relative Humidity of Multicomponent Salt Mixtures.” Paper presented at the Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXIX, Ghent, Belgium, September 2005.

Kotra, J. and S. Mohanty. “Stakeholder Confidence in Effective Safety Regulation: A Regulator’s View of the Role of Independent Research Capability.” Paper presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency Forum on Stakeholder Confidence, Paris, June 2005.

Leslie, B., K.J. Smart and E.C. Pearcy. “Characterization of Fractures at the Nopal I Site and Comparison to Fracture Characteristics of Yucca Mountain, Nevada.” Paper presented at the GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 2005.

McClung, R.C. “A New Approach to Fatigue Life Prediction Based on Nucleation and Growth.” Paper presented at the 9th International Fatigue Congress, Atlanta, May 2006.

McClung, R.C., B.M. Gardner and F.J. McMaster. “A New Spectrum Editing Methodology Based on Crack Closure Analysis.” Paper presented at the 9th International Fatigue Congress, Atlanta, May 2006.

McComas, D.J. “Ulysses: A New View of the Sun, Solar Wind and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field.” Paper presented at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Launch of the Ulysses Spacecraft, Pasadena Calif., October 2005. “The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX).” Paper presented at the University of Bonn, Germany, November 2005.

McMaster, F.J., M.P. Blinn, P.C. McKeighan and M.L. Thomsen. “Spectrum Coupon Testing of Load Transfer Joints Utilizing the Force Teck® Rivetless Nutplate for an Aging Military Aircraft.” Paper presented at the NASA/FAA/DOD Aging Aircraft Conference, Atlanta, March 2006.

Mohanty, S., H. Arlt, J.R. Winterle, J. Kotra and T.J. McCartin. “Natural Barriers of the Geosphere at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.” Paper presented at the AGU Joint Assembly, New Orleans, May 2005.

Moore, M.S., M.E. Pilcher and M. Robert. “A Flexible Software Defined Radio Platform for Waveform Development.” Paper presented at the Software Defined Radio Forum Technical Conference, Orange County, Calif., November 2005.

Morris, A.P., D.A. Ferrill, D.W. Sims and J.A. Stamatakos. “Deformation Above an Extensional Lateral Ramp, Crater Flat, Nevada.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Murphy, W.M., J.D. Prikryl and D.A. Pickett. “Thermodynamics of Hydrothermal Uranyl Mineral Formation at Nopal I.” Paper presented at the GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 2005.

Nicolella, D.P. and Q.W. Ni. “Noninvasive Characterization of Microdamage in Cortical Bone Using Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington, February 2005.

Nyman, J.S., Q.W. Ni, X. Shen and X. Wang. “Age-Related Changes in the Water Distribution of Cortical Bone: A NMR Study.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington, February 2005.

Pabalan, R.T. “Thermodynamic Modeling of the In-Drift Chemical Environment of a Potential High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository Using OLI Software.” Paper presented at the 23rd OLI Users Conference, Parsippany, N.J., October 2005.

Korneev, V., J.O. Parra and A. Bakulin. “Tube-Wave Effects in Cross-Well Seismic Data at Stratton Gas Field.” Presented at 75th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Houston. SEG 75th Meeting Expanded Abstracts no. BG1.4, November 2005.

Pensado, O., R.T. Pabalan, D.S. Dunn and K. -T. Chiang. “Use of Alloy-22 as a Long-Term Radioactive Waste Containment Material.” Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium on the Passivation of Metals and Semiconductors and the Properties of Thin Oxides (Passivity-9), Paris, June–July 2005.

Phan, T.D., J.T. Gosling, M.S. Davis, R.M. Skoug, M. Oieroset, R.P. Lin, R. Lepping, D.J. McComas, C.W. Smith, H. Reme and A. Balogh. “Three-Spacecraft Detections of a Magnetic Reconnection X-Line Extending More Than 390 Earth Radii in the Solar Wind.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Pickett, D.A. and B.W. Leslie. “Mobilization of Uranium from the Nopal I Analog and Implications for Nuclear Waste Repository Performance.” Paper presented at the GSA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 2005.

Posner, A. and D.M. Hassler. “In Situ Space Weather Forecasting with Energetic Particles.” Paper presented at the 16th Annual NASA Space Radiation Investigators Workshop, Port Jefferson, N.Y., May 2005.

Posner, A., M.-B. Kallenrode and C. Marque. “Applications of Ion Timing in Solar Energetic Particle Event Onsets.” Paper presented at the 11th European Solar Physics Meeting (SPM-11), Leuven, Belgium, September 2005.

Ni, Q.W., D.P. Nicolella and J.S. Nyman. “The Characterization of Human Cortical Bone Quality by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.” ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, Vail, Colo., June 2005.

Ragsdale, G.L., M.E. Pilcher and T.R. Thompson. “Test Results for a Digital Predistortion System for 3G Cellular Telephony.” Paper presented at the SDR Forum Technical Conference, Orange County, Calif., November 2005.

Sittler, E.C., N. Andre, M. Blanc, A.J. Coates, R.E. Johnson, R.A. Baragiola, R.E. Hartle, D. Reisenfeld, M.F. Thomsen, D. Chornay, M.D. Shappirio, D.G. Simpson, M. Dougherty, F.J. Crary, D.J. McComas and D.T. Young. “Ion Production and Loss Within Saturn’s Inner Magnetosphere: Cassini Results.” Paper presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Thorpe, R.L. “Project Information Management System.” Paper presented at the NASA Project Management Challenge 2005 Conference, College Park, Md., March 2005.

Smart, K.J., D.Y. Wyrick, P.S. Landis and D.J. Waiting. “Synthesis of Subsurface Fracture Characteristics at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Stothoff, S.A. “Estimating the Influence of Vegetation on Net Infiltration Under Future Climatic Conditions.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Sun, A.Y., S.L. Painter and R.T. Green. “Modeling Barton Springs Segment of the Edwards Aquifer Using MODFLOW-DCM.” Paper presented at the 10th American Society of Civil Engineers Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, San Antonio, September 2005.

Turner, D.R., F.P. Bertetti and R.T. Pabalan. “Developing Thermodynamic Radionuclide Sorption Models: Experimental and Modeling Results,” and “Applying Radionuclide Sorption Models in Performance Assessment.” Papers presented at the Nuclear Energy Agency Radionuclide Sorption Workshop, Paris, October 2005.

Vaisberg, O.L., V. Smirnov, L. Avanov, J. Raeder, D.J. McComas and N. Borodkova. “Observations of High-Latitude Reconnection on October 19, 1995, with Interball-Tail Spacecraft.” Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Wei, R. “Ion Beam/Plasma Surface Engineering for Automotive Applications.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Surface Modification of Materials by Ion Beams, Kusadasi, Turkey, September 2005. “High Intensity Plasma Ion Nitriding (HIPIN) of Materials.” Paper presented at the Asian-European Surface Engineering Conference, Qingdao, China, September 2005. “Practical Applications of Plasma-Based Ion Implantation and Deposition (PBII&D).” Paper presented at the International Workshop on Plasma Based Ion Implantation and Deposition, Chengdu, China, September 2005.

Wyrick, D.Y., D.A. Ferrill, A.P. Morris and K.J. Smart. “Resource Exploration Approaches on Mars Using Multidisciplinary Earth-based Techniques.” Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Yau, A.Y., D.E. Camann and R. Rudel. “Analytical Method for Determining Tris (2, 3-dibromopropyl) Phosphate Flame Retardant in House Dust.” Paper presented at the International Society of Exposure Analysis Conference, Tucson, Ariz., November 2005.

Internal Research

January 1, 2006

Badders, B., M. Luna and M. Janssens. “Development of a Computational Method to Predict Performance of Fire-Resistive Wall Assemblies in Building Fires Based on Standard Furnace Data.”

Camargo, C. and N. Carmichael. “Investigation of Generic Ballistic Scoring.”

DeForest, C., D. Hassler and M. Davis. “Development of a Novel, Lightweight Dual-Channel Coronagraph.”

Draney, R. “Intelligent Two Sector Sensor for Use in an Autonomous Follower Vehicle.”

Eberle, D. and C. Wall. “Autoradiography-Based Differential Wear Scar Mapping.”

Harris, R., K. Brun, C. Scrivner and M. Nored. “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Non-Linear Acoustics in Compressor Manifold Design.”

Holladay, K. “Genetic Programming for Signal Processing Algorithm Development.”

Ling, J. “Senior Staff Renewal — Improve Flow Cytometry/Imaging Skills for Future Project Work.”

Mehrafza, M. “Using the ICAL Apparatus to Evaluate the Effect of Scale on the Fire Properties of Materials.”

Persyn, J., W. Schlameus, N.Vail and W. Phillips. “Intratumoral Therapies.”

Roberts, C. and T. Alger. “Effect of Increased Exhaust Gas Recirculation on Gasoline Direct Injection Engine Efficiency and Performance.”

Spencer, J. “A Thermal Model for Icy Satellite Hot Spots.”

Van Rheeden, D. “Time-Difference-of-Arrival Geolocation Using Frequency Translators.”

Varner, D. and T. Glass. “Cognitive Adaptive Exploitation of Signals and Associated Relations (CAESAR).”

Walls, B. “Investigation of the Single Event Upset Radiation Characteristics of the Sparc V7 Processor and Its Applicability to Safe Mode Spacecraft Control.”

Walter, G. “Subscription to the Hydrogen Technology Information Project.”

Wendel, G. “Analytical Model Tool Development for the Lubrication of an Automatic Transmission.”

SwRI Patents

Brossia, C.S. and H.S. Hanson. “MEMS Sensor for Detecting Stress Corrosion Cracking.” U.S. Patent No. 6,925,888. August 2005.

Kwun, H. and S.-Y. Kim. “Time Shift Data Analysis for Long-Range Guided Wave Inspection.” U.S. Patent No. 6,925,881. August 2005.

Ling, J., S.D. Weitman and M.A. Miller. “Methodology of Using Raman Imaging Microscopy for Evaluating Drug Action Within Living Cells.” U.S. Patent No. 6,939,686. September 2005.

Owens, T.E. “Polymer Film Composite Transducer.” U.S. Patent No. 6,946,777. September 2005.

Philips, A.J., R.H. Hill Jr., M.C. Marshall, J.N. Mitchell and S.J. Hudak Jr. “Chemically-Doped Composite Insulator for Early Detection of Potential Failures Due to Exposure of the Fiberglass Rod.” U.S. Patent No. 6,930,254. August 2005.

Published in the Spring 2006 issue of Technology Today®, published by Southwest Research Institute. For more information, contact Joe Fohn.

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