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Publications

Allegrini, F., P. Bedworth, R.W. Ebert, S.A. Fuselier, G. Nicolaou and S. Sinton. "Energy Loss and Straggling of 1-50 keV H, He, C, N, and O Ions Passing Through Few Layer Graphene." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 358 (2015): pp. 223-228, doi: 10.1016/j. nimb.2015.06.028.

Allegrini, F., R.W. Ebert, G. Nicolaou and G. Grubbs. "Semi-empirical Relationships for the Energy Loss and Straggling of 1-50 keV Hydrogen Ions Passing Through Thin Carbon Foils." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 359 (2015): pp. 115-119, doi: 10.1016/j. nimb.2015.07.098.

Bayless, A.J., W. Even, L.H. Frey, C.L. Fryer, P.W.A. Roming and P.A. Young. "The Effects on Supernova Shock Breakout and Swift Light Curves Due to the Mass of the Hydrogen-rich Envelope." The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 805:98, No. 2 (2015): pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/805/2/98.

Blum, L.W., A. Halford, R. Millan, J.W. Bonnell, J. Goldstein, M. Usanova, M. Engebretson, M. Ohnsted, G. Reeves, H. Singer, M. Clilverd and X. Li. "Observations of Coincident EMIC Wave Activity and Duskside Energetic Electron Precipitation on 18-19 January." Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, No. 14 (2015): pp. 5727-5735, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065245.

Brown, P., E. Baron, P. Milne, P. Roming and L. Wang. "Theoretical Clues to the Ultraviolet Diversity of Type Ia Supernovae." The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 809:37, No. 1 (2015): pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/809/1/37.

Burch, J.L., T.E. Cravens, K. Llera, R. Goldstein, P. Mokashi, C−Y. Tzou and T. Broiles. "Charge Exchange in Cometary Coma: Discovery of H− ions in the Solar Wind Close to Comet 67P/Churyumov− Gerasimenko." Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, No. 13 (2015): pp. 5125- 5131, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064504.

Chirathadam, T.A. and G.O. Musgrove. "Centrifugal Compression Machinery for Wet Natural Gas Applications." COMPRESSORtech2 (June 2015): pp. 50-61.

Dayeh, M.A., N.D. Evans, S.A. Fuselier, J. Trevino, J. Ramaekers, J.R. Dwyer, R. Lucia, H.K. Rassoul, D. Kotovsky, D.M. Jordan and M.A. Uman. "First Images of Thunder: Acoustic Imaging of Triggered Lightning." Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, No. 14 (2015): pp. 6051-6057, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064451.

Goldstein, R., J.L. Burch, P. Mokashi, T. Broiles, K. Mandt, J. Hanley, T. Cravens, A. Rahmati, M. Samara, G. Clark, M. Hassig, and J. M. Webster. "The Rosetta Ion and Electron Sensor (IES) Measurement of the Development of Pickup Ions from Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko." Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, No. 9 (2015): pp. 3093-3099, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063939.

Hoag, K.L. and B. Dondlinger. "Vehicular Engine Design." Second Edition, Springer- Verlag, GmbH, Vienna (2015) ISBN 978-3- 7091-1858-0.

Hunter, B., J. Cox, M. Miller, R. Hunter, L. Van Bastian, P. Harrison and W. Walters. "Differential Excitation Spectroscopy for Detection of Common Explosives: Ammonium Nitrate and Urea Nitrate." SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9454: Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objectives, and Obscured Targets XX, No. 945407 (2015): pp. 1-27, doi: 10.1117/12.2177708.

Johnson, G.R., S.R. Beissel and C.A. Gerlach. "A 3D Combined Particleelement Model for Intense Impulsive Loading Computations Involving Severe Distortions." International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 84 (2015): pp. 171-180, doi: 10.1016/j. ijimpeng.2015.06.006.

Kamps, T.J., J.C. Walker, R.J. Wood, P.M. Lee and A.G. Plint. "Reproducing Automotive Scuffing Using a Lubricated Reciprocating Contact." Wear, Vol. 332- 333, (2015): pp. 1193-1199, doi:10.1016/j. wear.2014.12.045.

Kuin, N.P.M., W. Landsman, A.A. Breeveld, M.J. Page, H. Lamoureux, C. James, M. Mehdipour, M. Still, V. Yershov, P.J. Brown, M. Carter, K.O. Mason, T. Kennedy, F. Marshall, P.W.A. Roming, M. Siegel, S. Oates, P.J. Smith and M. De Pasquale. "Calibration of the Swift-UVOT Ultraviolet and Visible Grisms." Oxford Journals: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), Vol. 449, No. 3 (2015): pp. 2514-2538, doi: 10.1093/ mnras/stv408.

Li, Y., R. Raghavan, N. Wagner, S. Davidowski, L. Baggetto, R. Zhao, Q. Cheng, Y. Yarger, G. Veith, C. Ellis-Terrell, M. Miller, K. Chan and C. Chan. "Type 1 Clathrates as Novel Silicon Anodes: An Electrochemical and Structural Investigation." Advanced Science, Vol. 2, No. 6 (2015): pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1002/ advs.201500057.

Reinhart, T.E. "Commercial Mediumand Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel Efficiency Technology Study—Report #1." National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Report, Report #DOT HS 812 146 (June 2015): pp. 1-302.

Simons, S.B., E.L. Broerman and K. Brun. "Vortex-shedding Pulsation Testing for Piping Systems (Part 1): Development of a Predictive Method for Quantifying Vortex-shedding Pulsation Amplitude Points to Eliminate Unnecessary Piping Changes." COMPRESSORtech2 (June 2015): pp. 82-87.

Simons, S.B., E.L. Broerman and K. Brun. "Vortex-shedding Pulsation Testing for Piping Systems (Part 2): Development of a Predictive Method for Quantifying Vortex-shedding Pulsation Amplitude Points to Eliminate Unnecessary Piping Changes." COMPRESSORtech2, (July 2015): pp. 22-27.

Yoshii, T., J.S. Nyman, M. Yuasa, J.M. Esparza, A. Okawa and G.E. Gutierrez. "Local Application of a Proteasome Inhibitor Enhances Fracture Healing in Adult Rat." Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Vol. 33, No. 8 (2015): pp. 1197- 1204, doi: 10.1002/jor.22849.

Presentations

Allison, T.C. and K. Brun. "Testing and Modeling of an Acoustic Instability in Pilot-operated Pressure Relief Valves." Presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Allison, T.C., J.C. Wilkes and M. Pinelli. "Tutorial: Turbomachinery Instrumentation Components, Practices, and Uncertainty." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Andrew, D., L. Smith, J. Feiger and R. Pilarczyk. "Influence of ‘A’ Crack Tip Material Properties on Corner Crack Shape and Aspect Ratio." Presented at the 2015 Air Force Grow (AFGROW) User’s Workshop, Layton, Utah, September 2015.

Bartley, G. J. "Low Temperature Limiters to Catalyst Light-off." Presented as a Contributed Talk at the 2015 Department of Energy (DOE)-Cross-Cut Lean Exhaust Emissions Reduction Simulations (CLEERS) Workshop in Dearborn, Mich., April 2015.

Beck, G.C. "Cavitating Venturi Model Using Standard Element and Options in Commercially Available Lumpedparameter Software." Presented at the 51st American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Society of Automotive Engineers/American Society of Engineering Education (AIAA/SAE/ASEE) Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, Fla., July 2015.

Beissel, S.R. "A Survey of Errors in Finite-Element Computations of Wave Propagation." Presented at the USNCCM13, San Diego, July 2015.

Beissel, S.R. and G.R. Johnson. "Evaluation of Computational Approaches of Structural Responses of Fuzes Subjected to High-frequency Environments." Presented at the 58th Annual National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Fuze Conference, Baltimore, July 2015.

Beissel, S.R. and G.R. Johnson. "Mitigation of Zero-energy Modes in Co-located Particle Methods." Presented at the 13th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM13), San Diego, July 2015.

Bennett, J.A., S.B. Coogan and K. Lane. "Case Study: Dynamic Analysis of a Novel Vertical Axis Wind Turbine." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Brun, K., C. Meyenberg and J. Thorp. "Hydrodynamic Torque Converters for Oil & Gas Compression and Pumping Applications: Basic Principles, Performance Characteristics and Applications." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015 and at the 2014 Gas Machinery Conference (GMRC), Nashville, Tenn., October 2014.

Bullock, M., S. Schwenzer, J. Bridges, C. Chavez, J. Fillberto, S. Kelley, M. Miller, J. Moore, H. Smith, T. Swindle and A. Treiman. "Noble Gas Fractionation During Low Temperature Alteration—An Experimental Approach." Presented at the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), The Woodlands, Texas, March 2015.

Carlson, S., D. Andrew, R. Pilarczyk and M. Thomsen. "The Nuts and Bolts: Should They Stay or Should They Go Now?" Presented at the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T15) 2015 Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2015.

Carlson, S. and R. Heller. "Design of Full-strength, Damage Tolerant Repairs for Metallic Aircraft Structure—The Art Behind the Science." Presented at the 2015 United States Air Force Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (USAF ASIP) Conference, San Antonio, September 2015.

Carlson, S., R. Pilarczyk, D. Andrew and J. Hodges. "Development of Fatigue Crack Growth Methods in the Presence of Deep Residual Stress Field— Utilization of Measurement Prediction and Validation within the USAF’s Damage Tolerance Paradigm." Presented at the MS&T15 Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2015.

Cheng, X.G., R.J Christy, M.P. Gentil and N. Edwards. "In Vivo Analysis of Tissue Engineered Collagen Constructs for Tendon Healing in an Achilles Tendon Gap Defect Model." Presented at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 2015.

Cheng, X.G., R.J Christy, R.L. Williams, M.R. Davis and N. Edwards. "Preclinical Evaluation of Biomask Materials Toward Facial Skin Regeneration." Presented at the 2015 MHSRS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 2015.

Cobb, A.C. and J.L. Fisher. "Defect Depth Sizing Using Guided Waves." Presented at the 42nd Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (QNDE) Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Minneapolis, July 2015.

Codell, R., S. Mohanty, S. Stothoff, G. Mathieu, M. Bourgeois and D. Pellegrini. "Sensitivity Studies with a Probabilistic Radionuclide Transport Model for Geological Disposal in Meuse/Haute- Marne, France." Proceedings of the 15th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management (IHLRWM) Conference, Charleston, S.C., April 2015.

Coogan, J.S., T.D. Eliason, M. Wong and D.P. Nicolella. "The Effect of Anatomical Variability of Temporomandibular Joint Mechanics." Presented at the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2015), Snowbird, Utah, June 2015.

Coogan, S.B. "Potential Benefits of Pressure Gain Combustion in Liquid Rocket Engine Pre-burners." Presented at the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, Fla., July 2015.

Cunningham, C.S., D.L. Ransom, J.C. Wilkes, J. Bishop and B.A. White. "Mechanical Design Features of a Small Gas Turbine for Power Generation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Davis, M.W., G.R. Gladstone, T.K. Greathouse, K.D. Retherford and C. Grava. "Solar Glint Suppression in Compact Planetary Ultraviolet Spectrographs." Presented at the 2015 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Optics + Photonics Conference, San Diego, August 2015.

Dayeh, M.A., "Implications of Thunder Imaging on the Microphysics of Lightning." Invited talk at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, June 2015.

Dayeh, M.A., M.I. Desai, R.W. Ebert and G.M. Mason. "Properties of the Suprathermal Particle Population Near 1 Astronomical Unit (AU) During Solar Cycles 23 and 24." Presented at the Fourteenth International Solar Wind Conference (Solar Wind 14), Weihai, China, June 2015.

Dayeh, M.A., D.J. McComas, M.I. Desai and E. Zirnstein. "Energetic Neutral Atom (ENA) Flux Variations in Upwind and Downwind Directions." Presented at the 19th Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Science Team Meeting, Boulder, Colo., August 2015.

Dayeh, M.A., K. Ogasawara, S.A. Fuselier, D.J. McComas and P. Valek. "Magnetospheric ENA Response to a Solar Wind Pressure Pulse." Presented at the 19th IBEX Science Team Meeting, Boulder, Colo., August 2015.

Delgado-Garibay, H. "Gas Turbine Root Cause Failure Analysis: Blade Failures." Presented at the 2015 Eastern Gas Compression Roundtable (EGCR), Pittsburgh, May 2015.

Desai, M.I. "Origin and Acceleration of Suprathermal Ions." Presented at the Solar Wind 14 Conference, Weihei, China, June 2015

Desai, M.I., M.A. Dayeh, R.W. Ebert, D.J. McComas, G. Li, C.M.S. Cohen, R.A. Mewaldt, N.A. Schwadron and C.W. Smith. "Spectral Properties of Large Gradual Solar Energetic Particle Events." Presented at the Solar, Heliospheric and Interplanetary (SHINE) Conference, Stowe, Vt., July 2015.

Desai, M.I., G.M. Mason, M.A. Dayeh, R.W. Ebert, D.J. McComas, G. Li, C.M.S. Cohen, R.A. Mewaldt, N.A. Schwadron and C.W. Smith. "Spectral Properties of Large Gradual Solar Energetic Particle Events." Presented at the SHINE Conference, Stowe, Vt., July 2015.

Desai, M.I., G.M. Mason, M.A. Dayeh, R.W. Ebert, D.J. McComas, G. Li, C.M.S. Cohen, R.A. Mewaldt, N.A. Schwadron and C.W. Smith. "Systematic Behavior of Heavy Ion Spectra in Large Gradual Solar Eneregtic Particle Events." Presented at the 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC), South Holland, Netherlands, July 2015.

Eberle, D. "Uses of Radioactive Tracers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)." Presented at the 59th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, Vienna, June 2015.

Evans, P.T. "Current and Future Trends in Robotics and Automation, Including Operating Robotics in Dynamic Environments for High-mix Low-volume Production." Presented at the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Speaker Luncheon, Austin, Texas, August 2015.

Garcia, R. "Deployment of Advanced Technologies in Maritime Security: Effective use of Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Systems." Presented at the Maritime Security 2015 East Conference, Jacksonville, Fla., March 2015.

Genestreti, K.J., S.A. Fuselier and J. Goldstein. "3-D Aspects of Magnetotail Reconnection and First Data from Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission-Hot Plasma Composition Analyzer (MMSHPCA)." Presented at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., July 2015.

Genestreti, K.J., J. Goldstein, R.M. Skoug, B.M. Larsen, L.M. Kistler, C. Mouikis, H.E. Spence, N.E. Turner, G.D. Corley, W. Farner and C. Ramnarace. "Helium Oxygen Proton Electron Telescope (HOPEful) Attempts at Calculating the Plasmaspheric Temperature." Presented at the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) 2015 Summer Workshop, Snowmass, Colo., June 2015.

Genestreti, K.J., S.A. Fuselier, J. Goldstein, T. Nagai and J.P. Eastwood. "Dawn-dusk Asymmetries in the Near- Earth Reconnecting Magnetotail." Presented at the GEM 2015 Summer Workshop, Snowmass, Colo., June 2015.

Grava, C., N.M. Schneider, F. Leblanc, J.P. Morgenthaler, V. Mangano and K.D. Retherford. "Spatial and Spectral Asymmetries of Exospheric Sodium in the Wake of Io’s Plasma Interaction." Presented at the Magnetospheres of Outer Planets (MOP) 2015 Conference, Atlanta, June 2015.

Gutierrez, G.E., N.L. Cantú, L. Cabell, A.P-Z. Clark, J. McDonough, J. Johnson and B. Roche. "Intranasal Delivery of Stabilized Isoamyl Nitrite Reverses Acute Cyanide Lethality." Presented at the 2015 MHSRS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 2015.

Hansen, G. and P.M. Lee. "Developing a High Pressure HFRR for Lubricity of Volatile Fluids." Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE 2015), Dallas, May 2015. Hansen, G., P.M. Lee, S.Westbrook and G.Wilson. "Correlation of Pump Test and High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) Results by Modification of HFRR Contact Geometry and Parameters." Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting and Exhibition STLE 2015, Dallas, May 2015.

Heller, R. "Cybersecurity and Connected Vehicle." Presented at the 2nd Annual Florida Transportation Data Symposium, Orlando, Fla., August 2015.

Hendrix, A.R., T.K. Greathouse, K.D. Retherford, K.E. Mandt, G.R. Gladstone, D.E. Kaufmann, D.M. Hurley, P.D. Feldman, W.R. Pryor, M.A. Bullock and S.A. Stern. "Regional Variations in UV Lunar Signatures." Presented at the Second Annual National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) Exploration Science Forum (ESF), Mountain View, Calif., July 2015.

Hoopes, K.M., J.J. Moore, S.D. Cich and C. Kalra. "Design of an Air Dynamometer for Direct Connection to the SunShot SCO2 Turbine Expander Shaft." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Hunter, B., J. Cox, M. Miller, P. Harrison and W. Walters. "Differential Excitation Spectroscopy for Detection of Chemical Threats: Dimethyl Methylphosphorate (DMMP) and Thiodiglycol." Presented at the 2015 SPIE Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obstructed Targets XX Conference, Baltimore, April 2015.

Hurley, D.M., M. Benna, J.C. Cook, J. Halekas, C. Grava, K.D. Retherford, P.D. Feldman, P. Mahaffy, D. Hodges and R. Elphic. "Variability and Sources of Helium in the Lunar Exosphere." Presented at the Second Annual SSERVIESF, Mountain View, Calif., July 2015.

Jensema, R. and M.I. Desai. "Origin and Acceleration of Suprathermal Ions in Corotating Interaction Regions," Presented at the SHINE Conference, Stowe, Vt., July 2015.

Kamps, T.J., J.C. Walker, R.J. Wood, P.M. Lee and A.G. Plint. "The Measurement of Disorderly Friction and its use in the Detection of Scuffing." Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting and Exhibition STLE 2015, Dallas, May 2015.

Lee, P.M., C. Wall, C. Wileman and G. Bailey. "Detecting Ring Instability/ Scuffing in a Fired Engine." Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting and Exhibition STLE 2015, Dallas, May 2015.

Liu, Y., K.D. Retherford and G.R. Gladstone. "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)-Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) Far-UV Maps of the Lunar Poles." Presented at the Sixth Annual Lunar and Small Bodies Graduate Conference (LunGradCon 2015), Mountain View, Calif., July 2015.

Llera, K., J. Goldstein, D.J. McComas and P.W. Valek. "Characteristics of Low-altitude Energetic Neutral Atoms: Multiple Charge Changing Interactions and Energy Loss." Presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference on Magnetospheric Dynamics, Fairbanks, Alaska, September 2015.

Llera, K., J. Goldstein, D.J. McComas and P.W. Valek. "Low-altitude Emission of Energetic Neutral Atoms: Multiple Charge Changing Interactions and Energy Loss." Presented at the GEM 2015 Summer Workshop, Snowmass, Colo., June 2015.

McComas, D.J. "The IBEX: Exploring the Local Interstellar Medium and the Sun’s Interaction With It." Presented at Imperial College, London, June 2015.

Medrano, M.R., E. Flores and H.Y. Lai. "Evaluation of Technology Development for Direct Replacement Biofuels Using Thermochemical Processes." Presented at the 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (15 AIChE) Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, Texas, April 2015.

Moore, J.J., K. Brun, N. Evans and C. Kalra. "Development of 1 MwE Supercritical CO2 Test Loop." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Moore, M. and T. Thompson. "Honey I Shrunk the Network: From ARPANET to Personal Area Networks." Presented at NASA, Houston, July 2015.

Musgrove, G.O., A.M. Rimpel and J.C. Wilkes. "Tutorial: Applications of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles: Fundamentals and Design Considerations." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Neely, G., R. Coppersmith, C. Ng, Reinhart, T. and A. Combi. "Fuel Compensation Solution for a Multifuel Capable Diesel Engine." Presented at the 2015 NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) Power & Mobility (P&M) Technical Session, Novi, Mich., August (2015).

Noonan, P. and A. Whittington. "Automatic Generation of XFormsbased User Interfaces." Presented at the European Test and Telemetry Conference (ETTC), Toulouse, France, June 2015.

Ogasawara, K., S. Livi, M.I. Desai, F. Allegrini, D.J. McComas, J.-M. Jahn and R.W. Ebert. "Calibration Study of the Double-cusp Type Electrostatic Analyzer for Solar Wind Suprathermal Ions." Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 2015, Singapore, August 2015.

Oxley, J. "Encapsulation via Annular Jet Process." Presented at the Encapsulation & Controlled Release (EncapCR) Fest, Edison, N.J., August 2015.

Oxley, J. "Encapsulation via Emulsion and Other Chemical Processes." Presented at the EncapCR Fest, Edison, N.J., August 2015.

Randolph, L. "TxDOT Variable Speed Limits Using Weather, Construction, and Traffic Data." Presented at the 2015 National Rural ITS Conference (NRITS), Snowbird, Utah, August 2015.

Randolph, L. and J. Johnson. "Active Traffic Management: Texas Variable Speed Limit Pilot Project." Presented at the 2015 Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America 25th Annual Meeting & Expo, Pittsburgh, June 2015.

Retherford, K.D. and the Europa- Ultraviolet Spectography (UVS) Science Team. "Europa-UVS Instrument Overview." Presented at the 2015 NASA Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) Meeting, Laurel, Md., August 2015.

Rimpel, A.M. and J.C. Wilkes. "Tutorial: Rotordynamics 101." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Roming, P. "Swallowed by a Black Hole." Presented at the Shapley Lecture, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D., April 2015.

Siebenaler, S.P., et al. "Evaluation of Distributed Acoustic Sensing Leak Detection Technology for Offshore Pipelines." Presented at the 25th International Ocena and Polar Engineering (ISOPE 2015) Conference, Kona, Hawaii, June 2015.

Soltero, C.G. "Characteristics of a Relevant Lean Measure, Why the Right Performance Measures are Important, and the Linkages between Strategic Goals, KPIs, Value Stream Measures, and Cell Measures." Presented at the ARMA Lean Leadership Training, Austin, Texas, April 2015.

Stoker, L. and S. Carlson. "Finite Element Analysis of Bonded Repairs and Analysis Methods for the ASIP Engineer." Presented at the 2015 USAF ASIP Conference, San Antonio, September 2015.

Thacker, B.H. "Uncertainties in the Comparison of Observed and Predicted Crack Growth Through a Residual Stress Field." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Towler, J. and B. Gerkey. "Robotic Operating System—Military: Concept Overview." Briefing to the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC), Novi, Mich., August 2015.

Warnock, S.T., E. Flores and H.Y. Lai. "Commissioning Lab Scale Circulating Fluidized Bed for Evaluating Commercial Scale Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst, Additives, and Operating Conditions to Support Ever-changing Feedstocks." Presented at the 15 AIChE Spring Meeting & 11th Global Congress on Process Safety, Austin, Texas, April 2015.

Westbrook, S.R."Types of Diesel Fuel Contaminants." Presented at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Diesel Cleanliness Workshop, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., June 2015.

Wileman, C. and P.M. Lee. "Investigation into Engine Wear Map Development Using Radioactive Tracer Testing." Presented at the 70th Annual Meeting and Exhibition STLE 2015, Dallas, May 2015.

Wilkes, J.C. and T.C. Allison. "A General Model for Two-point Contact Dry-friction Whip and Whirl—Further Advancements and Experimental Test Results." Presented at the ASME Turbo Expo 2015, Montreal, June 2015.

Yoshii, T., J.S. Nyman, M. Yuasa, J.M. Esparza, A. Okawa and G.E. Gutierrez. "Local Application of a Proteasome Inhibitor Enhances Fracture Healing in Adult Rat." Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, March 2015.

Internal Research

Funded July 1, 2015

Anderson, B. "Low-cost Lighter-than-air Flight Control System."

Avery, P., A. Van Horn, M. Brooks and M. Brown. "Subtle Anomaly Detection in the Global Dynamics of Connected Vehicle Systems."

Ayling, D., K. Saylor and M. Moore. "Bump in the Connector Victory Adapter."

Beissel, S., C. Gerlach, S. Chocron, G. Johnson, W. Couvillion and J. Walker. "Improving the Efficiency of Computations Involving the Ballistic Impact of Full-scale Structures of Composite Materials."

Caspi, A. "Demonstration Flight of New Technology for Solar Hard X-ray Spectroscopy for Future CubeSat Missions."

Caspi, A. "Laboratory Calibration and Environmental Testing of New Hard X-ray Spectrometer for Future CubeSat Missions."

Kilpatrick, S. and B. Abbott. "Select Super-optimization of Finite Element Analysis Tools."

Kroll, S., S. Eakle, A. Yau and J. Gomez. "A New Method for Quantifying Urea and Urea Thermal Decomposition Byproducts."

Lamb, D., C. DeForest and T. Howard. "Augmenting a Novel Magnetohydrodynamics Code for Studying Astrophysical Plasmas and Space Weather."

Ling, J. "Method for Stem Cell Expansion."

Liu, E., K. McCubbin and S. Mitchem. "Validating Using Laser Scan Micrometry to Measure Surface Changes on Nonconcave Surfaces."

Morgan, P., P. Lobato, K. Brunner and R. Legg. "Octane Index Effects on Fuel Economy."

Music, W. "GLRT (Generalized Likelihood Ratio Test) Signal Detection and Beamforming of N-channel Array."

Nance, B. and J. Polendo. "Airborne High Frequency Direction Finding Enhancements."

Roming, P., M. Epperly and M. Koets. "Radiation Hard ASICs (Application- Specific Integrated Circuits) for Space Imaging."

Tapia, R., S. Mann, B. Chancellor and W. Couvillion. "Construction Equipment Operator Training Simulators Technology Update."

Untermeyer, T. and J. Huczek. "RF (Radio Frequency) Detection of Fire Source."

Walls, M., C. Chadwell and T. Alger. "State-of-the-art D-EGR (Dedicated Exhaust Gas Recirculation)."

Whitaker, T. and S. Anderson. "Developing SwRI Capabilities for Detection of Isotopes of Lead."

Patents

Amann, M. and T.F. Alger II. "Method and Related System of Using Crankcase Pressure To Detect Pre-Ignition in Spark Ignition Engine." U.S. Patent No. 9,080,521. July 2015.

Benke, R.V., R.Hill Jr., R.T. Pabalan, J.A. Moryl and J.R. Pruitt. "Methods for Vaporization and Remediation of Radioactive Contamination." U.S. Patent No. 9,105,363. August 2015.

Furman, B.R., S.T. Wellinghoff and C.K. Baker. "Electrophoretic Formation of Nanostructured Composites." U.S. Patent No. 9,103,046. August 2015.

Koci, C.P., V.L.C. Ulmet, S. Simescu, M.K. Khair and G.D. Neely. "Diesel Engine Operation for Fast Transient Response and Low Emissions." U.S. Patent No. 9,062,577. June 2015.

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