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C.B. Connor, S.L. Magsino, J.A. Stamatakos, R.H. Martin, P.C. LaFemina, B.E. Hill, "Blasts from the Past Indicate Hazard Level at Yucca Mountain," Earth in Space, pp. 11-14, 1997.

R.H. Cornett, M.R. Greason, J.K. Hill, J.W. Parker, W.H. Waller, R.C. Bohlin, S.G. Neff, R.W. O'Connell, M.S. Roberts, A.M. Smith, T.P. Stecher, "UIT Ultraviolet Observations of the Small Magellanic Cloud," The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 113, p. 1,011, 1997.

D.A. Ferrill, B. Rahe, A.P. Morris, "Pull-Apart Basin Evolution Based on Physical Analog Modeling and Natural Examples: Implications for Hydrocarbon Trapping," American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 6, pp. A34-A35, 1997.

D.A. Ferrill, D. Sims, J.A. Stamatakos, B. Rahe, A.P. Morris, "Role of Ductile Detachment Horizon in the Development of Pull-Apart Basins in Physical Analog Models," American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 6, p. A35, 1997.

D.A. Ferrill, J.A. Stamatakos, D. Sims, F.M. Conway, "Faults, Traps, Compartments and Conduits: What Hydrocarbons Find that You May Miss," (short course study guide), copyright by Southwest Research Institute, 1997.

R.M. Killen, J. Benkhoff, T.H. Morgan, "Mercury's Polar Caps and the Generation of an OH Exosphere," Icarus, Vol. 125, pp. 195-211, 1997.

J.T. Kubesh, D.J. Podnar, "Humidity Effects and Compensation in a Lean Burn Natural Gas Engine," Proceedings, International Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, pp. 33-40, 1997.

P.I. Lacey, "Test Method for Prediction of Scuffing Load Capacity by the Gear Oil Scuff Test (GOST) Apparatus," Society of Automotive Engineers Aircraft Information Report 4978, Appendix C, Revision A, pp. 17-32, 1997.

P.I. Lacey, D.W. Naegeli, B.R. Wright, "Tribological Properties of Fire-Resistant, Nonflammable, and Petroleum-Based Hydraulic Fluids," Tribology of Hydraulic Pump Testing, ASTM STP 1310, pp. 175-186, 1997.

K.A. Lysiak, D.H. Werner, "Near-Field to Near-Field Transformation for Steady-State Finite Difference Time Domain," Proceedings, 13th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics Conference, Vol. 1, pp. 390-397, 1997.

R.L. Mason, C.W. Champ, N.D. Tracy, J.C. Young, S.J. Wierda, "Assessments of Multivariate Process Control Techniques," Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 29, pp. 140-143, 1997.

R.C. McClung, K.C. Chan, S.J. Hudak, D.L. Davidson, "Behavior of Small Fatigue Cracks," ASM Handbook, Volume 19, Fatigue and Fracture, pp. 153-158, 1996.

R.C. McClung, G.G. Chell, D.A. Russell, G.E. Orient, "A Practical Methodology for Elastic-Plastic Fatigue Crack Growth," Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics: 27th Volume, ASTM STP 1296, pp. 317-337, 1997.

R.T. Pabalan, D.R. Turner, "Uranium (6+) Sorption on Montmorillonite: Experimental and Surface Complexation Modeling Study," Aquatic Geochemistry, Vol. 2, pp. 203-226, 1997.

J.W. Parker, S.A. Stern, M.C. Festou, M.F. A'Hearn, D.A. Weintraub, "Ultraviolet Observations of 2060-Chiron with the HST/FOS: Examining a Centaur's Gray Matter", The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 113, p. 1,899, 1997.

J.O. Parra, "The Transversely Isotropic Poroelastic Wave Equation Including the Biot and the Squirt Mechanisms: Theory and Application," Geophysics, Vol. 62, pp. 309-318, 1997.

J.O. Parra, H.A. Collier, B. Angstman, "Seismic Signatures of the Fractured Twin Creek Reservoir in Lodgepole Field, Utah-Wyoming Overthrust Belt," Proceedings, Fourth International Reservoir Characterization Technical Conference, Vol. 4, pp. 1-18, 1997.

M.J. Sablik, "A Phenomenological Model for Giant Magnetoresistance Hysteresis in Magnetic Discontinuous Multilayer Films," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 33, No. 3, p. 2,375, 1997.

M.J. Sablik, R.A. Langman, A. Belle, "Nondestructive Magnetic Measurement of Biaxial Stress Using Magnetic Fields Parallel and Perpendicular to the Stress Plane," Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 16B, pp. 1,655-1,662, 1997.

T.P. Stecher, R.H. Cornett, M.R. Greason, W.B. Landsman, J.K. Hill, R.S. Hill, R.C. Bohlin, P.C. Chen, N.R. Collins, M.N. Fanelli, J.L. Hollis, S.G. Neff, R.W. O'Connell, J.D. Offenberg, R.A. Parise, J.W. Parker, M.S. Roberts, A.M. Smith, W.H. Waller, "The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope: Instrument and Data Characteristics," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 109, p. 584, 1997.

J.H. Waite, G.R. Gladstone, W.S. Lewis, P. Drossart, T.E. Cravens, A.N. Maurellis, B.H. Mauk, S. Miller, "Equatorial X-ray Emissions: Implications for Jupiter's High Exospheric Temperatures," Science, Vol. 276, pp. 104-108, 1997.

W. Wang, Y.-T. Wu, "A G-Function Based Probabilistic Design Methodology for System Reliability," Proceedings, 51st Meeting of the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology and the 12th Biennial Conference on Reliability, Stress Analysis, and Failure Prevention, Vol. 1, pp. 359-368, 1997.


A.W. Boyd, G. Nottingham, R. Foudray, R. Klein, D. Pinkard, M.P. Castles, J.A. Moryl, "SABER: Situational Awareness and Combat Identification via Satellite," Four-Services Combat Identification Systems Conference, San Diego, California, April 1997.

H. Burnside, "Historical Development of the Aircraft Structural Integrity Program and Economic Life Evaluation of the T-38 -29 Wing," Aerospace Technical Center, Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil, May 1997.

C.B. Connor, "Geologic Setting and Probability of Volcanic Disruption of the Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository," Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 1997.

G.A. Cragnolino, S. Mohanty, D.S. Dunn, N. Sridhar, "Probabilistic Assessment of Waste Package Life for High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal," American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, June 1997.

L.J. Grant, "The Road to ISO 9002-ISO/IEC Guide 25 Certification in an Automotive Research Laboratory," Fifth Coordinating European Council International Symposium on the Performance Evaluation of Automotive Fuels and Lubricants, Goteborg, Sweden, May 1997.

G.J. Hatton, "Multiphase Flow Meters and Application Trends," Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 1997.

G.J. Hatton, V.R. Kruka, J.A. Guinn, G.N. Greig, "Hydrate Plug Dissociation Field Test," Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 1997.

R. Hill, "Demonstration of Lasers, Optics, and Other Physics Phenomena," Quantitative and Research Skills Project, San Antonio, Texas, July 1997.

B.M. Jacobs, "Issues Related to Plant Life Extension in the Electric Power Sector in the U.S.," American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Russian Academy of Science PLEX Workshop, Moscow, Russia, May 1997.

P.I. Lacey, "Development of a Gear Oil Scuff Test (GOST) Procedure to Predict Adhesive Wear Resistance of Turbine Engine Lubricants," Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Congress, Kansas City, Missouri, May 1997.

G.R. Leverant, D.L. Littlefield, R.C. McClung, H.R. Millwater, Y.-T. Wu, "A Probabilistic Approach to Aircraft Turbine Rotor Material Design," The International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, June 1997.

J.F. Maguire, "Processing of Soft Matter and Composites: Integration of Materials Sensors with Process Models and Intelligent Control Algorithms," Australia-Pacific Forum on Intelligent Processing and Manufacture of Materials, Brisbane, Australia, July 1997.

J.F. Maguire, "Processing of Soft Matter and Composites: Integration of Materials Sensors with Process Models and Intelligent Control Algorithms," Workshop on the Intelligent Processing and Inspection of Polymer Composite Materials, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, August 1997.

H.R. Millwater, Y.-T Wu, H. Burnside, M. Mear, "Application and Extension of Structural Reliability Methods to Multi-Site Damage," International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1997.

W.M. Murphy, "Plutonium Issues Associated with the Proposed High Level Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain," National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Meeting of the Committee on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Washington, D.C., May 1997.

D.W. Naegeli, P.I. Lacey, M.J. Alger, "Corrosion Induced Wear in Ethanol Fuel Pumps," Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, May 1997.

J.W. Parker, S.A. Stern, M.C. Festou, M.F. A'Hearn, D.A. Weintraub, "The First HST UV Spectroscopic Observation of Chiron in Outburst," Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, March 1997.

J.W. Parker, S.A. Stern, "The Icy Edge of the Solar System: HST Observations of Chiron, Triton, and Pluto," Workshop on Remote Sensing of Planetary Ices: Earth and Other Solid Bodies, Flagstaff, Arizona, June 1997.

J.A. Sills, B.C. Brown, P.A. Raymond, "Application of High-Speed Modern Technology to Offshore Communication and Control," Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 1997.

M.J. Sablik, "A Phenomenological Model for Giant Magnetoresistance Hysteresis in Magnetic Multilayer Films," American Physical Society, Kansas City, Missouri, March 1997.

M.J. Sablik, "On the Asymmetry in Magnetic Property Behavior Under Tensile and Compressive Stress," Intermag Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1997.

R. Selestino, P. Perera, A. Ayala, D. Scott, R. Dail, D. Medrano, M.J. Sablik, C. Gutierrez, "The Metallic and Structural Properties of Metallic and Nitride-Doped Co90Fe10/Cu Multilayers," Intermag Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1997.

C.N. Smith, "A Confirming Naval Communications Intelligence Electronic Surveillance Network," Symposium on Electronic Warfare Integration for Ships, Aircraft, and Land Vehicles, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 1997.

S.A. Stern, "Accretion in the Kuiper Belt," Southern Methodist University Physics Department Seminar, Dallas, Texas, February 1997.

S.A. Stern, "Observations of Key Species in Comet Hale-Bopp," Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, March 1997.

S.A. Stern, "Pluto: The Final Frontier?" American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, February 1997.

S.A. Stern, "The Detection of CO in 2060-Chiron," Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, March 1997.

S.A. Stern, "The Kuiper Disk: Planetary Science's Newest Frontier," Origins Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, May 1997.

D.H. Stone, J.W. Cardinal, "Application of Damage Tolerance Principles to Stub Sill Tank Car Cracking," Sixth International Heavy Haul Railway Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, April 1997.

B.H. Thacker, C.J. Oswald, Y.-T. Wu, "A Probabilistic Multi-Mode Damage Model for Tunnel Vulnerability Assessment," 8th Annual Symposium on the Interaction of the Effects of Munitions with Structures, Washington, D.C., April 1997.

B.H. Thacker, Y.-T Wu, D.P. Nicolella, R.C. Anderson, "Development of a Probabilistic Finite Element Model for Assessing Cervical Spine Injury," ABAQUS User's Conference, Milan, Italy, June 1997.

B.H. Thacker, Y.-T. Wu, D.P. Nicolella, R.C. Anderson, "Probabilistic Injury Analysis of the Cervical Spine," 38th Structural Dynamics and Mechanics Conference, Kissimmee, Florida, April 1997.

D.R. Turner, R.T. Pabalan, "Radionuclide Sorption Research at the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses," Nuclear Energy Agency International Meeting on Chemical Modeling of Sorption, Oxford, United Kingdom, May 1997.

D.R. Turner, "Sorption Modeling for Performance Assessment at the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses," Nuclear Energy Agency International Meeting on Chemical Modeling of Sorption, Oxford, United Kingdom, May 1997.

J.F. Unruh, D.J. Fox, "System Component Coupling for Structure Borne Noise Isolation Studies," SAE General, Corporate and Regional Aviation Meeting and Exposition, Wichita, Kansas, April 1997.

N. Westenhaver, "ISO 9000 Quality System History and CM/DM Requirements," American Defense Preparedness Association 37th Technical Information Symposium, Scottsdale, Arizona, June 1997.

Internal Research Projects

"Advanced Methods for Value-Added Robotic Assembly," B. Nowak

"Automatic Link Establishment Communications," B. Robison, J.F. Wood, W.M. Sherrill

"Computational Fluid Dynamics Code Enhancement for Simulation of a Benchmark Fire Experiment," C.J. Freitas, M.L. Janssens

"Cervical Traction System Development," S.W. Zogbi, T.L. McDaniel, D. Musgrave

"Conceptual Design for a Miniaturized Heat Stress Monitor," K.S. Honeyager, L.D. Canady, T.L. McDaniel

"Development of Analytical Models for the NASA Cryogenic Liquid Acquisition and Supply System Experiment and the Smart Compression Mass Gauge Upgrade," F.T. Dodge, A.C. Rogers, C.A. Kuhl

"Development of a Full-Production Authoring Support System," K.C. Golas, E.D. Harloe, C.S. Bartoli

"Development of Geolocation Techniques Using Doppler Measurements from a Single Geostationary Satellite," R.T. Bentley, R.L. Johnson, M.P. Castles

"Development of a New Class of Hart Device," K.L. Holladay

"Development of a Video See-Through Head-Mounted Display for Virtual Environment Applications," R.K. Standridge, J.R. Deres

"E-911 Cellular Telephone Location Development," R.L. Johnson

"The Effect of Fuel Injection Strategies and Air Motion in a Medium-to-Heavy Duty, Direct-Injected, Spark-Ignited, Gasoline-Fueled Engine," S.E. Griffin, T.W. Ryan

"Guided Wave Tube Gun," J.W. Brophy

"Hemocompatible Coating for Metallic Cardiovascular Components," K. Dannemann, A.Y. Huang-Saad, J.H. Arps

"Intelligent Management System for Oxygen Babies," X. Zhao

"Investigation of Parafoil UAV Performance," D.A. Ogden, R.D. Knuppel

"An Invited Contribution to a Comprehensive Reference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering," R.L. Johnson, W.M. Sherrill, J.E. Hipp

"Magnetic Resonance for Multi-Phase Flow Metering," J.D. King, Q. Ni

"Method to Reduce Transient-Enhanced Diffusion and Improve SH Junction Formation in Silicon Integrated Circuits," G. Dearnaley, J.H. Arps

"Microwave-Induced Microencapsulation," N. Vasishtha, C. Brazel, J.D. King

"Mode Resolved High Frequency Direction Finding Performance Test Using the Music Super-Resolution DF Algorithm," B. Robison, W.M. Sherrill

"Modeling NOx Emissions in Diesel and Gasoline Engines," L.G. Dodge

"Next-Generation Computer Model for Space-Weather Specification and Forecasting," G. Crowley, C.J. Freitas, R. Link

"A Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Demodulator for Digital Wideband Architectures," J.A. Sills, P.J. Howley, J.F. Wood

"Southwest Ultraviolet Imaging System Airborne Demonstration," S.A. Stern

"Seismic Wave Image Measurement Technique for Mine Detection Feasibility Study," K.W. Stephens, J.M. Hayden

"Supplying Ar and He to the Atmosphere of Mercury," T.H. Morgan

"Thermal Stability of Jet Fuels: The Kinetics of Forming Deposit Precursors," D.W. Naegeli, C.A. Moses


G. Dearnaley, "A DLC-Based Electrocatalytic Coating for Fuel Cell Electrodes," U.S. Patent No. 5,624,718, 4/29/97

G. Dearnaley, J. Lankford, "Treatments to Reduce Thrombogeneticity in Heart Valves Made from Titanium and its Alloys," U.S. Patent No. 5,605,714, 2/25/97

M.L. Deviney, J.J. Kampa, "Low Flammability Thermoset Polymers," U.S. Patent No. 5,616,659, 4/1/97

J.D. King, "Sampling and Measuring Device with Calibrating Piston," U.S. Patent No. 5,629,471, 5/13/97

J.D. Trevino, "Medicaments for Beneficial Insects and Method," U.S. Patent No. 5,631,024, 5/20/97

S.T. Wellinghoff, "Method of Making a Composition Containing a Stable Chlorite Source," U.S. Patent No. 5,639,295, 6/17/97

S.T. Wellinghoff, "Method of Making a Sustained Release Biocidal Composition," U.S. Patent No. 5,631,300, 5/20/97

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