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Allegrini, F., D.J. McComas, D.T. Young, J.-J. Berthelier, J. Covinhes, J.-M. Illiano, J.-F. Riou, H. Funsten and R. Harper. “Energy Loss of 1–50 keV H, He, C, N, O, Ne, Ar Ions Transmitted through Thin Carbon Foils.” Review of Scientific Instruments 77 (2006): doi:10.1063/1.2185490, 044501.

Arps, J.H. “Evaluation of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings for Mechanical Seal Applications” and “Large Area DLC Coating of Flat Rigid Substrates Using a Pulsed Plasma Process.” Proceedings of the 49th Society of Vacuum Coaters Annual Technical Conference, Washington, April 2006.

Blush, L.M., F. Allegrini, P. Bochsler, H. Daoudi, A. Galvin, R. Karrer, L. Kistler, B. Klecker, E. Möbius, et al. “Development and Calibration of Major Components for the STEREO/PLASTIC (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory/PLAsma and SupraThermal Ion Composition) Instrument.” Advances in Space Research 36, no. 8 (2005): 1,544–1,556.

Bouhram, M., J.-J. Berthelier, J.-M. Illiano, R.E. Johnson, R.L. Tokar, F.J. Crary and D.T. Young. “A Test-Particle Model of the Atmosphere/Ionosphere System of Saturn’s Main Rings.” Geophysical Research Letters 33 (2006): doi:10.1029/2005GL025011, L05106. “Le Halo Ionosphérique Autour des Anneaux de Saturne.” C.R. Physique 7, no. 2 (2006): 301–306. “Le Satellite Encelade Source d’ions N+ dans la Magnétosphère de Saturne.” C.R. Physique 6 no. 10 (2006): 1,176–1,181.

Carpenter, K.C., J.P. Huczek and M.L. Janssens. “Comparison of Reaction-to-Fire Testing and Classification of Construction Products in Different Parts of the World.” 2006 Flame Retardants, London, February 2006.

Carpenter, K.C., M.L. Janssens and A.L. Sauceda. “Using the Cone Calorimeter to Predict Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 302 Performance of Interior and Exterior Automotive Materials.” Paper No. 2006-01-1270. Paper presented at the SAE World Congress, Detroit, April 2006.

Chan, K.S., Y-D. Lee and Y-M. Pan. “First-Principles Computations of Mechanical Properties of Ni2Cr and Ni2Mo.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 37A (2006): 523–537.

Cheruvu, N.S., K.S. Chan and R. Viswanathan. “Evaluation, Degradation, and Life Assessment of Coatings for Land-Based Combustion Turbines.” Energy Materials 1, no.1 (2006): 33–47.

Chiang, K.T. and L. Yang. “Monitoring Corrosion Behavior of a Cu-Cr-Nb Alloy by Multielectrode Sensors.” Paper No. 06676. CORROSION 2006, NACE International Annual Conference, San Diego, March 2006.

Chiang, K.T., D.S. Dunn and G.A. Cragnolino. “The Combined Effect of Bicarbonate and Chloride Ions on the Stress Corrosion Cracking Susceptibility of Alloy 22.” Paper No. 06506. CORROSION 2006, NACE International Annual Conference, San Diego, March 2006.

Dinwiddie, C.L., N.M. Coleman and D.Y. Wyrick. “Groundwater Depth, Cryosphere Thickness, and Crustal Heat Flux in the Epoch of Ravi Vallis, Mars.” EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 86, no. 52. Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (December 2005): Abstract no. H33C–1394.

Dinwiddie, C.L., S.K. Sandberg, R.N. McGinnis and R.E. Grimm. “Geophysical Field Investigation of a Potential Hyper-Arid Desert Analog to Mars: The Western Desert of Egypt.” Paper presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXVII, League City, Texas (March 2006): Abstract no. 2335.

Dunn, D.S., Y.-M. Pan, K.-T. Chiang and G.A. Cragnolino. “Surface Analysis of Alloy 22 Under Conditions that Promote Stress Corrosion Cracking.” Paper No. 06509, CORROSION 2006, NACE International Annual Conference, San Diego, March 2006.

Dykes, S.G., B.J. Walls, M.A. Johnson and K.B. Persson. “A Non-Broadcast Address Resolution Protocol for SpaceWire Networks.” Proceedings of the 2006 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Mont., March 2006.

Enright, M.P. and L.J. Huyse. “Methodology for Probabilistic Life Prediction of Multiple Anomaly Materials.” AIAA Journal 44, no. 4 (2006): 787–793.

Enright, M.P., H.R. Millwater and L.J. Huyse. “Adaptive Optimal Sampling Methodology for Reliability Prediction of Series Systems.” AIAA Journal 44, no. 3 (2006): 523–528.

Enright, M.P., S.J. Hudak, R.C. McClung and H.R. Millwater. “Application of Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics to Prognosis of Aircraft Engine Components.” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal 44, no. 2 (2006): 311–316.

Freitas, C.J. “Verification and Validation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer-PTC 61.” Paper No. PWR2006-88166. Proceedings of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Power Conference, Atlanta, May 2006.

Hartle, R.E., E.C. Sittler Jr., F.M. Neubauer, R.E. Johnson, H.T. Smith, F.J. Crary, D.J. McComas, D.T. Young, A.J. Coates, D. Simpson, et al. “Preliminary Interpretation of Titan Plasma Interactions as Observed by the Cassini Plasma Spectrometer: Comparisons with Voyager 1.” Geophysical Research Letters (2006): doi:10.1029/2005GL024817R.

Hudak Jr., S.J., B.R. Lanning, G.M. Light, K.S. Chan, J.A. Moryl and J.R. Pruitt. “Embedded Thin-Film Sensor for Crack Detection and Monitoring in Fracture Critical Turbine Engine Components.” Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Barcelona, Spain, May 2006.

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 LH2 Feedline Flowliner in Support of Return-to-Flight.” Proceedings of the 2006 Aging Aircraft Conference, Atlanta, March 2006.

Janssens, M.L. “Fundamental Measurement Techniques.” Edited by V.B. Apte. Chapter 2, Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining, Cambridge, England, Woodhead Publishing Limited (2006): 22–62.

Johnson, R.E., J.G. Luhmann, R.L. Tokar, M. Bouhram, J.J. Berthelier, E.C. Sittler, J.F. Cooper, T.W. Hill, H.T. Smith, M. Michael, M. Liu, F.J. Crary and D.T. Young. “Production, Ionization and Redistribution of O2 in Saturn’s Ring Atmosphere.” Icarus 180 (2006): 393–402.

Kecskeméty, K., M.A. Zeldovich, Y.I. Logachev, B. Heber, P. Király, R.A. Mewaldt, A. Posner and J. Rodriguez-Pacheco. “Quiet Time Fluxes and Radial Gradients of Low-Energy Protons in the Inner and Outer Heliosphere.” Proceedings of the 28th International Cosmic Ray Conference 2, Pune, India (2005): 57–60.

Király P., W.I. Axford, E.I. Daibog, B. Heber, R. Kallenbach, K. Kecskeméty, G.M. Mason, Y.I. Logachev, R.A. Mewaldt, A. Posner, et al. “Solar and Heliospheric Sources of Suprathermal and Energetic Particle Populations.” Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference 1, Pune, India (August 2005): 67–70.

Király, P., G.M. Mason, R.A. Mewaldt, A. Posner and J. Rodríguez-Pacheco. “Energy Dependence of Cumulative Suprathermal and Energetic Particle Fluence Plots.” Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference 1, Pune, India (August 2005): 71–74.

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): 1,029–1,042.

Korneev, V., J.O. Parra and A. Bakulin. “Tube-Wave Effects in Cross-Well Seismic Data at Stratton Gas Field.” Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 75th Meeting Expanded Abstracts, no. BG 1.4. Paper presented at SEG International Exposition and 75th Annual Meeting, Houston, November 2005.

Mason, R.L. and J.C. Young. “Monitor Your Industrial Processes.” Quality Progress. 39, no. 4 (April 2006): 89–90.

McComas, D.J. and N.A. Schwadron. “An Explanation of the Voyager Paradox: Particle Acceleration at a Blunt Termination Shock.” Geophysical Research Letters 33 (February 2006): L04102, doi: 10.1029/2005GL025437.

Mullin, S.A., J.D. Walker, C.E. Weiss and P.O. Leslie. “Impact and Penetration of B4C Ceramic, Aluminum and Beryllium by Depleted Uranium Rods at 2.0 km/s.” Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Ballistics 2, Vancouver, British Columbia (November 2005): 917–924.

Nichols, J.D., S.W.H. Cowley and D.J. McComas. “Magnetopause Reconnection Rate Estimates for Jupiter’s Magnetosphere Based on Interplanetary Measurements at ~5 AU.” Annales Geophysicae 24 (2006): 393–406.

Painter, S.L. “Modeling Ventilation Effects in Three-Dimensional Thermal Hydrological Simulations of a Potential Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.” 2005 Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration 318 (2006): 36–40.

Parra, J.O. and C.L. Hackert. “Modeling and Interpretation of Q Logs in Carbonate Rock Using a Double Porosity Model and Well Logs.” Journal of Applied Geophysics 58 (2006): 253–262.

Parra, J.O., C.L. Hackert and M. Bennett. “Permeability and Porosity Images Based on P-Wave Surface Seismic Data: Application to a South Florida Aquifer.” Water Resources Research 42 (2006): W02415, doi:10.1029/2005WR004114.

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.” The Leading Edge 25 (2006): 186–193. Paper presented at SEG International Exposition and 75th Annual Meeting, Houston, November 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. “A Magnetic Reconnection X-Line Extending More than 390 Earth Radii in the Solar Wind.” Nature 439 (January 2006): 175–178, doi:10.1038.

Potocki, K.A., D.A. Eng, D.J. McComas, H.M. Maldonado, R.F. Conde, D.G. Drewry, Y. Guo, T.J. Hartka, D.E. King, B.J. Labonte, et al. “Solar Probe Engineering Concept.” ESA SP 592 Proceedings of the Conference Solar Wind 11 — SOHO 16 Connecting Sun and Heliosphere, Whistler, Canada (June 2005): 697–700.

Shukla, P.K., D.S. Dunn, K.T. Chiang and O. Pensado. “Stress Corrosion Cracking Model for Alloy 22 in the Potential Yucca Mountain Repository Environment.” Paper No. 06502, CORROSION 2006, NACE International Annual Conference, San Diego, March 2006.

Skoug, R.M., J.T. Gosling, D.J. McComas, C.W. Smith and Q. Hu. “Suprathermal Electron 90º Pitch Angle Depletions at Reverse Shocks in the Solar Wind.” Journal of Geophysical Research 111 (January 2006): A01101, doi:10.1029/2005JA011316.

Steiber, J., A.T. Trader and B.A. Treichel. “Development of an Engine Test Cell for Rapid Evaluation of Advanced Powertrain Technologies using Model-Controlled Dynamometers.” Paper No. 2006-01-1409. Presented at the SAE World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, April 2006.

Szego, K., D.T. Young, T. Bagdonat, B. Barraclough, J.-J. Berthelier, A.J. Coates, F.J. Crary, et al. “A Pre-Shock Event at Jupiter on 30 January 2001.” Planetary Space Science (2005): PSS348R2.

Tarquis, A.M., K.J. McInnes, J.R. Keys, A. Saa, M.R. Garcia and M.C. Diaz. “Multiscaling Analysis in a Structured Clay Soil Using 2D Images.” Journal of Hydrology 322, 1–4 (May 2006): 236–246.

Thacker, B.H., D.S. Riha, J.B. Pleming and L.J. Huyse. “Development and Verification of a Probabilistic Model for Space Shuttle Debris Transport.” Proceedings of the 47th AIAA SDM Conference, Newport, R.I., May 2006.

Tokar, R.L., R.E. Johnson, T.W. Hill, D.H. Pontius, F.J. Crary, D.B. Reisenfeld, A.J. Coates, W.S. Kurth, M.F. Thomsen, L. Gilbert, D.T. Young, et al. “The Interaction of the Atmosphere of Enceladus with Saturn’s Plasma.” Science 311 (2006): 1,409–1,412.

Walker, J.D. “The Mathematics of Space Shuttle Return to Flight: Impact Damage Modeling.” Annual Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, San Antonio, January 2006. “From Columbia to Discovery: Understanding the Impact Threat to the Space Shuttle.” Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Ballistics 2, Vancouver, British Columbia (November 2005): 1,399–1,414.

Walker, J.D., E.J. Sagebiel and W.F. Huebner. “A Preliminary Analysis of Seismological Techniques to Study Eros and Other Asteroids.” Advances in Space Research 37 (2006): 142–152.

Walker, J.D., S. Chocron and W. Gray. “Analytical Models for Foam, Ice and Ablator Impacts into Space Shuttle Thermal Tiles.” Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Ballistics 2, Vancouver, British Columbia (November 2005): 1,196–1,203.

Weyandt, N.C. “Ignition of Underbody and Engine Compartment Hydrogen Releases.” SAE Paper No. 2006-01-0127. “Comparative Abuse Testing of 36 V and 12 V Battery Designs.” SAE Paper No. 2006-01-1272. Papers presented at the SAE World Congress, Detroit, April 2006.

Wiedmann, S.L. and B. Sturges. “Spatial Kinematic Analysis of Threaded Fastener Assembly.” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 128 (2006): 116–127. “A Full Kinematic Model of Thread-Starting for Assembly Automation Analysis.” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 128 (2006): 128–136.

Presentations

Allegrini, F., M.I. Desai, H. Kucharek, G.M. Mason, E. Möbius and A. Posner. “Acceleration of He+ and 3He Ions at CME-Driven Interplanetary Shocks Near Earth.” Paper presented at the Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting, San Francisco, December 2005.

Anderson Jr., C.E. “What is the Strength of Failed Ceramic in Penetration Experiments?” Paper presented at the Armor Ceramics Damage Workshop, Arlington, Va., February 2006. “Computational Ceramics Modeling,” Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik Workshop, Freiburg, Germany, April 2006.

Anderson Jr., C.E. and T.R. Sharron. “Analysis of In-Situ Damaged Silicon Carbide (SiC) Penetration Experiments.” Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik (Ernst-Mach-Institut) Workshop, Freiburg, Germany, April 2006.

Anderson Jr., C.E., E.T. Moyer, G.D. Hill, C.J. Freitas, R.M. Keedy, E.J. Sagebiel and C.E. Weiss. “Fragmentation Protection and Warhead Resistance Experiments.” Presented at the 76th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Sanderstin, Fla., October–November 2005.

Andre, N., A.M. Rymer, A.J. Coates, H.J. McAndrews, G.R. Lewis, L.K. Gilbert, E.C. Sittler, M.F. Thomsen, T.W. Hill, F.J. Crary, J.L. Burch and D.T. Young. “Plasma Dynamics in the Outer Magnetosphere of Saturn.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, European Geophysical Union (EGU) 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

Andre, N., E.C. Sittler, M. Blanc, J.L. Burch, A.J. Coates, F.J. Crary, J. Goldstein, T.W. Hill, K.K. Khurana, N. Krupp, D.T. Young, et al. “Plasma Transport Signatures at Saturn Observed During Cassini Inbound Orbit Insertion.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

Arridge, C.S., M.K. Dougherty, K.K. Khurana, C.T. Russell, N. Andre, A.J. Coates, F.J. Crary, S.M. Krimigis, J.S. Leisner, B.H. Mauk, C. Paranicas, A.M. Rymer, E.C. Sittler, M.F. Thomsen and D.T. Young. “Cassini’s View of Stress Balance in Saturn’s Magnetosphere.” EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 86, no. 52. Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (December 2005): Abstract no. P51E-05.

Bens, C.M., D. Hoogenboom and J. Boyd. “Ethics and the Expanding Role of the QA Professional.” Presented at the 22nd Society for Quality Assurance (SQA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, April 2006.

Bertucci, C., F. Neubauer, M.K. Dougherty, C. Mazelle, J.E. Wahlund, E. Sittler, A. Coates, D.T. Young, A. Law and C.T. Russell. “The Structure of the Magnetic Pileup Boundary of Titan from Cassini Observations.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria (April 2006): Abstract no. EGU06-A-03211.

Bertucci, C., F. Neubauer, A. Law, M.K. Dougherty, J.E. Wahlund, K. Szego, A. Coates, D.T. Young, C.S. Arridge, et al. “Titan’s Interaction with its Plasma Environment.” EOS Transactions 86, no. 52. Paper presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco (December 2005): Abstract no. P52A-02.

Blanc, M., N. Andre, S. Maurice, E. Pallier, T.I. Gombosi, K.C. Hansen, D.T. Young, F.J. Crary, S.J. Bolton, D. Santos Costa, et al. “Plasma Regions and Plasma Boundaries in Saturn’s Magnetosphere: A Multi-Instrument Overview from the First Orbits.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

Bouhram, M., R.E. Johnson, M. Blanc, N. Andre, S. Maurice, E. Pallier, T.I. Gombosi, K.C. Hansen, D.T. Young, et al. “A Model of the Neutral and Plasma Tori Around Saturn’s A and B Rings.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

Boyd, J. “Environmental Education and Training.” Paper presented at the International Forum — Process Analytical ChemistrySM On Site AnalysisSM (Homeland Security), Alexandria, Va., February 2006. “Current Good Manufacturing Practice May Require GLP, cGMP or Both in the Manufacturing Process.” Presented at the 22nd SQA Annual Meeting, Phoenix, April 2006.

Burch, J.L., J. Goldstein, D.T. Young, F.J. Crary, A.J. Coates, W.F. Kurth and M.K. Dougherty. “Current Systems Associated with Local Plasma Injections in Saturn’s Magnetosphere.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria (April 2006): Abstract no. EGU06-A-03140.

Chan, K.S. and D.P. Nicolella. “Improving Fracture Toughness of Dental Nanocomposites by Interface Engineering and Micromechanics.” First International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Kauai, Hawaii, December 2005.

Chocron, S., C.E. Anderson Jr., J.D. Walker, K.A. Dannemann and A.E. Nicholls. “Constitutive Model for Damaged Borosilicate Glass.” Presented at the 30th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Cocoa Beach, Fla., January 2006.

Coates, A.J., F.J. Crary, T.W. Hill, K. Szego, Z. Bebesi, A. Eviatar and D.T. Young. “Plasma Structure During the 26 December Titan Encounter: Electron Results.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria (April 2006): Abstract no. EGU06-A-07513.

Coulter, K.E, J.D. Cernosek and J.H. Arps. “Advances in Laser-Assisted Vaporization for Micro-Patterning in a Vacuum Web Coater.” Presented at the 49th Society of Vacuum Coaters Annual Technical Conference, Washington, April 2006.

Crary, F.J., A. J. Coates, A. Eviatar, T.W. Hill, R. E. Johnson, K. Szego and D.T. Young. “Ion Flows and Composition in Titan’s Wake: Ion Measurements from the December 26 Encounter.” Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU 8, no. 05212. Paper presented at the Spring Meeting of the EGU, Vienna, Austria (April 2006): Abstract no. EGU06-A-09188.

Cravens, J.P. “Space Science Research Activities at Southwest Research Institute.” Paper presented at St. Mary’s University 39th Annual Engineering Seminar Series, San Antonio, March 2006.

Currey, J.A., P. Leucht, A. Vercnocke, D. Hansen, E.L. Ritman, D.P. Nicolella and J.B. Brunski. “A Micro-CT Based System for Determining Strain Fields at a Bone-Implant Interface in the Mouse Tibia.” Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Chicago, March 2006.

Dannemann, K.A., A.E. Nicholls, C.E. Anderson Jr., S. Chocron and J.D. Walker. “Compression Testing and Response of Borosilicate Glass: Intact and Damaged.” Paper presented at the 30th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Cocoa Beach, Fla., January 2006. “Constitutive Characterization of Borofloat Glass.” Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik Workshop, Freiburg, Germany, April 2006.

Dellenback, S.W. “Florida’s SundGuideSM Software for Freeway Management.” Presented at the Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2006.

Desai, M.I., G.M. Mason, J.R. Dwyer and J.E. Mazur. “A Tutorial Review on Solar Energetic Particles.” Paper presented at the International Living With a Star Workshop, Goa, India, February 2006.

Freitas, C.J. “Solution Verification–PTC 61 Status.” Paper presented at the Design and Analysis Track, Session 5, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Fla., November 2005. “Southwest Research Institute, JIPs and Completion Engineering.” Paper presented at the Completion Engineering Association Spring 2006 Meeting, Houston, May 2006.

Freitas, C.J., D. Crawford, R.M. Keedy, T.R. Sharron and C.E. Anderson Jr. “PVLS Design Load Methodology.” Paper presented at the 76th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Sandestin, Fla., October–November 2005.

Grosch, D.J. and F.R. Bertrand. “Thermal Protection System Impact Experiments.” Presented at the 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, Boston, May 2006.

He, X. “Crevice Corrosion Penetration Rates of Alloy 22 in Chloride-Containing Waters.” Paper presented at the National Association of Corrosion Engineers Annual Conference, San Diego, March 2006.

Hudak Jr., S.J., B.R. Lanning, R.C. McClung, G.M. Light, M.P. Enright and J.R. Pruitt. “Benefits of Usage Tracking and Health Monitoring for Turbine Engine Reliability Forecasting.” Paper presented at the Propulsion Safety and Affordable Readiness (P-SAR) Conference, Jacksonville, Fla., March 2006.

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 Return-to-Flight Assessment of the Orbiter’s LH2 Feedline Flowliner.” Paper presented at the 47th AIAA Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference, Newport, R.I., 2006.

Huyse, L.J., A.R. Bonivtch, J.B. Pleming, D.S. Riha, C.J. Waldhart and B.H. Thacker. “Verification of Stochastic Solutions Using Polynomial Chaos Expansions.” Paper presented at the 47th AIAA SDM Conference, Newport, R.I., May 2006.

Huyse, L.J., B.H. Thacker, S.H.K. Fitch, D.S. Riha, J. Pepin and E. Rodriguez. “A Probabilistic Treatment of Expert Knowledge and Epistemic Uncertainty in NESSUS®.” Paper presented at the 47th AIAA SDM Conference, Newport, R.I., May 2006.

Malandraki, O.E., R.G. Marsden, C. Tranquille, A. Balogh, D.J. McComas and L.J. Lanzerotti. “Energetic Particle Observations by Ulysses During the Declining Phase of Solar Cycle 23.” Paper presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

McComas, D.J. “The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Mission: Status Report.” Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Physics of the Inner Heliosheath: Voyager Observations, Theory, and Future Prospects, Oahu, Hawaii, March 2006.

McComas, D.J. and N.A. Schwadron. “An Explanation of the Voyager Paradox: Particle Acceleration at a Blunt Termination Shock.” Paper presented at the EGU General Assembly 2006, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

Moore, M.S. “When is Software-Defined Radio Worth It?” Paper presented at the Software Radio Summit 2006, Tyson’s Corner, Va., February 2006.

Nicholls, A.E. and C.E. Anderson Jr. “Target Construction for In-Situ Damaged and Powder SiC Reverse Ballistics Experiments.” Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik Workshop, Freiburg, Germany, April 2006.

Nicolella, D.P., Q.W. Ni and K.S. Chan. “Nondestructive Characterization of Microcracking, Damage Accumulation and Property Degradation in Cortical Bone.” First International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, Kauai, Hawaii, December 2005.

Posner, A. “Exploring Solar Energetic Ion Forecasting with Relativistic Electrons.” Paper presented at the Royal Astronomical Society — Institute of Physics Joint Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Meeting, London, January 2006.

Ragsdale, G.L. “Application of Digital Predistortion System for 3G Cellular Telephony.” Paper presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Technical and Science Conference, San Antonio, April 2006.

Riha, D.S., A.R. Bonivtch and L.J. Huyse. “Efficient Use of Polynomial Chaos Expansions in Engineering Applications.” P-SAR Conference, Jacksonville, Fla., March 2006.

Schwadron, N.A. and D.J. McComas. “Anomalous Cosmic Ray Acceleration at a Blunt Termination Shock.” Paper presented at the 5th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, Physics of the Inner Heliosheath: Voyager Observations, Theory and Future Prospects, Oahu, Hawaii, March 2006.

Smith, C.W. and M.I. Desai. “Composition Signatures in ESP and SEP Acceleration.” Paper presented at the New England Space Science Consortium Meeting (NESSC), Durham, N.H., April 2006.

Smith, H.T., R.E. Johnson, M. Shappirio, M. Burger, E.C. Sittler, O.J. Tucker, J.H. Waite Jr., D. Reisenfeld, R. Tokar, F.J. Crary, D.J. McComas, A. Eviatar and D.T. Young. “Nitrogen from Enceladus: Cassini Plasma Spectrometer — Cassini Detection of N+ in the Inner Magnetosphere.” Presented at the EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2006.

Steiber, J. “Engine Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing and Auto-Optimization.” “Accelerated Development: Transmission Hardware-In-the-Loop and Auto-Optimization.” Papers presented at the Hybrid and Testing Technology, Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, October 2005.

Thacker, B.H., D.S. Riha, J.B. Pleming, L.J. Huyse, R. Gomez and P. Stuart. “Development and Verification of a Probabilistic Model for Space Shuttle Debris Transport.” Paper presented at the 47th AIAA SDM Conference, Newport, R.I., May 2006.

Thorpe, R.L. “Project Information Management System.” NASA Project Management Challenge Conference, Galveston, Texas, March 2006.

Ushock, J., C.J. Freitas and R.M. Keedy. “A Coupled Analysis Approach to Threat Modeling.” Paper presented at the 76th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Sanderstin, Fla., October–November 2005.

Wei, R., E. Langa, C. Rincon and J.H. Arps. “Development of Thick, Hard Coatings for Erosion Protection Applications.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, May 2006.

Westbrook, S.R. “The Value of Consensus Standards for Fuels and Lubricants Research.” Paper presented at the 20th International Forum Process Analytical Technology, Arlington, Va., February 2006. “American Society for Testing Materials International and Biodiesel.” Paper presented at the National Biodiesel Conference, San Diego, February 2006.

Xu, H., X. Nie, E. Langa and R. Wei. “Tribological Behavior of TiSiCN Coatings Tested in Air and Coolant.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, May 2006.

Internal Research

April 1, 2006

Abbott, B., D. Ferrill and A. Morris. “A Novel Approach to Monitoring Natural Hazards in All Terrains.”

Alvarez, J. and L. McDaniel. “Size, Weight and Power Reduction Using ASIC Technology in Electronic Systems.”

Bernardo, A. and G. Burkhardt. “A Unique Method to Dynamically Characterize Powders and Granular Materials.”

Carmichael, N., J. Alvarez and C. Sauer. “Analysis and Implementation of Software-Defined Waveforms on a Reprogrammable Platform.”

Coulter, K. “Preparation of Nano-Engineered Platelets Using Vacuum Roll Coating.”

Davis, M., R. Gladstone, K. Retherford, D. Slater and A. Stern. “The Lunar UV Reflectance Experiment (LURE): Exploring the Far-UV Signature of Water Ice on Planetary Surfaces.”

Dykes, S. “Towards Internet in Space: Development of an Address Resolution Protocol and Encapsulation Service for Spacewire Networks.”

Faw, A. “Optimization of FTIR Spectroscopy for Measuring Toxic Gas Concentrations in Fire Effluents.”

Goldstein, R., G. Crowley, D. Slater and R. Frahm. “Capability Development for Future Ultra-Violet and Particle Imaging Instruments.”

Helffrich, J., R. Martinez and L. Griffith. “A Grains-of-Rice Magnetic Gradiometer.”

Joo, M., C. Roberts and T. Alger. “Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvement from Increased EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation).”

Kluger, M. “Impact Assessment of Future Technologies for Heavy Duty Truck.”

Mabey, G. “N-Channel Processing for Increased Sensitivity in Wideband Detection.”

Mullin, S., J. Arps and K. Dannemann. “Ceramic-Based Nanocomposite Armor Material Proof-of-Principle Study.”

Ni, Q., A. De Los Santos and D. Nicolella. “A New Research Strategy for Evaluation and Assessment of Bone Quality.”

Randolph, L., M. Moczygemba and A. Clauss. “Investigation into Self-Monitoring and Self-Healing (SMASH) Software Processes.”

Smith, C. “Specific Emitter Identification under HF Propagation.”

Stamatakos, J., S. Biswas, R. Grimm and L. Hood. “Magnetic Anomaly Analysis to Determine Parameter Space for a Magnetometer Instrument Onboard a Mars Scout.”

Thwing, C. “MsS Sensor Development Using Thin-Film Deposition.”

Wei, R. “Development of Atmospheric Plasma Technology.”

Wei, R. and S. Cheruvu. “Development of Improved Fatigue Resistant Nanocomposite Coatings for Rotary Machinery Components.”

SwRI Patents

Bourn, G.D., J.C. Hedrick, S.G. Fritz and L.W. Wolter. “Fuel Injector Timing Tool.” U.S. Patent No. 6,990,857. January 2006.

Harris, R.E., G. D. Bourn and A.J. Smalley. “Internal Combustion Engine Cylinder-to-Cylinder Balancing with Balanced Air-Fuel Ratios.” U.S. Patent No. 6,981,488. January 2006.

Heagy, R.T., C.D. Heagy, T.R. Menger and J.C. Simonis. “Method and Apparatus for Lining a Conduit.” U.S. Patent No. 7,025,580. April 2006.

Kwun, H., J.F. Crane and S.-Y. Kim. “Method and System for Torsional Wave Inspection of Heat Exchanger Tubes.” U.S. Patent No. 7,019,520. March 2006.

McKee, R.J. and C.E. Edlund. “Method and Apparatus for Detecting the Occurrence of Surge in a Centrifugal Compressor.” U.S. Patent No. 6,981,838. January 2006.

Mehta, D., L.G. Dodge, R.H. Stanglmaier and C.E. Roberts Jr. “Method and Apparatus for Controlling Liquid-Phase Fuel Penetration Distance in a Direct-Fuel Injected Engine.” U.S. Patent No. 7,017,547. March 2006.

Mitchell, J.N., S.M. Haby, D.S. Rushforth, M.E. Van Dyke, H.W. Oviatt Jr., A.J. Phillips, R.H. Hill Jr. and M.C. Marshall. “Indicators for Early Detection of Potential Failures Due to Water Exposure of Polymer-Clad Fiberglass.” U.S. Patent No. 7,002,079. February 2006.

Morrow, T.B. and T.E. Owen. “Indirect Measurement of Diluents in a Multi-Component Natural Gas.” U.S. Patent No. 7,010,433. March 2006.

Ohi, J., J.L. De La Cruz and P. Lacey. “Method for Testing Properties of Corrosive Lubricants.” U.S. Patent 6,981,401. January 2006.

Rigney, M.P., M.J. Magee and E.A. Franke. “Model-Based Incident Detection System with Motion Classification.” U.S. Patent No. 6,985,172. January 2006.

Roberts Jr., C.E. and R.C. Roecker. “Method for Controlling Boost Pressure in a Turbocharged Diesel Engine.” U.S. Patent No. 7,010,914. March 2006.

Sasaki, S. “Dual Loop Exhaust Gas Recirculation System for Diesel Engines and Method of Operation.” U.S. Patent No. 6,988,365. January 2006.

Scuderi, S.C. and D.P. Branyon. “Split-Cycle Engine with Dwell Piston Motion.” U.S. Patent No. 6,986,329. January 2006.

Waynick, J.A. “Removal of Drag Reducer Additive from Fuel by Treatment with Selected Activated Carbons and Graphites.” U.S. Patent No. 7,018,434. March 2006.

Webb, C.C., B.B. Bykowski and G.J. Bartley. “Method for Accelerated Aging of Catalytic Converters Incorporating Engine Cold Start Simulation.” U.S. Patent No. 6,983,645. January 2006.

Yang, L. and N. Sridhar. “Sensor Array for Electrochemical Corrosion Monitoring.” U.S. Patent No. 6,987,396. January 2006.

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

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