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Publications

S.M. Ahmed, I. Kanik, R. Link, "Temperature-Dependent Photoabsorption Cross Section Measurements of O2 at the OI-1304 Triplet Emission Lines," Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 259, pp. 545-553, 1996.

R.G. Baca, J.N. Chung, D.J. Mulla, "Mixed Transform Finite Element Method for Solving the Non-Linear Equation for Flow in Variably Saturated Porous Media," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 24, pp. 441-455, 1997.

J. Benkhoff, D.C. Boice, "Modeling the Thermal Properties and the Gas Flux from a Porous, Ice-Dust Body in the Orbit of P/Wirtanen," Planetary Space Sciences, Vol. 44, pp. 665-673, 1996.

C.V. Bisikalo, V.I. Shematovich, J.-C. Gerard, G.R. Gladstone, J.H. Waite, "The Distribution of Hot Hydrogen Atoms Produced by Electron and Proton Precipitation in the Jovian Aurora," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 101, pp. 21,157-21,168, 1996.

D.C. Boice, J. Benkhoff, "A Dusty Coma Model of Comet Hyakutake," Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 1095, 1996.

D.C. Boice, J. Hooper, "Young Engineers and Scientists: A Mentorship Program," Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 1156-1157, 1996.

D.C. Boice, W.F. Huebner, N. Garcia, "The Urban Heat Island of San Antonio, Texas," Air Pollution IV: Monitoring, Simulation, and Control, pp. 649-656, 1996.

E.B. Bowles, T.B. Morrow, C.R. Sparks, J.G. Gregor, "Study Assesses Line-Break Control Valve Effectiveness," Pipeline and Gas Industry, pp. 49-53, 1996.

G. Chi, M.C. Fuerstenau, R.D. Bradt, A. Ghosh, "Improved Comminution Efficiency Through Controlled Blasting During Mining," International Journal of Mineral Processing, Vol. 47, pp. 93-101, 1996.

C.D. Condit, C.B. Connor, "Recurrence Rates of Volcanism in Basaltic Volcanic Fields: An Example From the Springerville Volcanic Field, Arizona," Geological Society of America Bulletin, Vol. 108, pp. 1225-1241, 1996.

C.B. Connor, B.E. Hill, P. LaFemina, M. Navarro, F.M. Conway, "Soil 222Rn Pulse During the Initial Phase of the June-August 1995 Eruption of Cerro Negro, Nicaragua," Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Vol. 73, p. 119-127, 1996.

C.B. Connor, J.A. Stamatakos, D.A. Ferrill, B.E. Hill, "Integrating Structural Models into Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard Analyses: An Example from Yucca Mountain, Nevada," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 28, No. 7, p. A-192, 1996.

C.B. Connor, J.A. Stamatakos, D.A. Ferrill, B.E. Hill, S.B.L. Magsino, P. LaFemina, R.H. Martin, "Integrating Structural Models into Volcanic Hazard Assessments: An Example from Yucca Mountain, Nevada," EOS, Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Vol. 77, No. 46, p. F20, 1996.

C.B. Connor, S.B.L. Magsino, J.A. Stamatakos, R.H. Martin, P. LaFemina, B.E. Hill, S. Lieber, "Magnetic Surveys Help Reassess Volcanic Hazards at Yucca Mountain," EOS, Transactions of the AGU, Vol. 78, pp. 73-78, 1997.

F.M. Conway, D.A. Ferrill, J.A. Stamatakos, C.B. Connor, "Dilation Tendency Analysis of Faults Controlling the Quaternary Mesa Butte Cinder Cone Alignment, San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona," Proceedings, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth's Interior General Assembly, p. 70, 1997.

F.M. Conway, C.B. Connor, B.E. Hill, D.A. Ferrill, "Landsat TM, SPOT, and SLAR Interpretation of Volcanic Structural Features of the Greenwater and Saline Ranges, Inyo County, California," EOS, Proceedings of the AGU, p. 70, 1997.

F.M. Conway, D.A. Ferrill, C.M. Hall, A.P. Morris, J.A. Stamatakos, C.B. Connor, A.N. Haliday, C. Condit, "Timing of Basaltic Volcanism Along the Mesa Butte Fault in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona, from 40 Ar/39 Ar Ages: Implications for Longevity of Cinder Cone Alignments," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 102, pp. 815-824, 1997.

J.L. Davis, R.A. Elosegui, B. Wernicke, J.K. Snow, M.J. Abolins, M.A. House, G.L. Stirewalt, D.A. Ferrill, "Strain Accumulation Along Holocene Faults Near Yucca Mountain, Nevada, from GPS Geodesy," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 28, No. 7, p. A-394, 1996.

C. Emerich, L. Ben Jaffel, J.T. Clarke, R. Prange, G.R. Gladstone, J. Sommeria, G. Ballester, "Evidence for Supersonic Turbulence in the Upper Atmosphere of Jupiter," Science, Vol. 273, pp. 1085-1087, 1996.

D.A. Ferrill, J.A. Stamatakos, S.M. Jones, B. Rahe, H.L. McKague, R.H. Martin, A.P. Morris, "Quaternary Slip History of the Bare Mountain Fault (Nevada) from the Morphology and Distribution of Alluvial Fan Deposits," Geology, Vol. 24, pp. 559-562, 1996.

D.A. Ferrill, J.A. Stamatakos, A.P. Morris, "Structural Controls on Progressive Deformation of the Yucca Mountain (Nevada) Region," Geological Society of America Abstracts With Programs, Vol. 28, No. 7, p. A-192, 1996.

W.L. Imhof, D.L. Chenette, E.E. Gaines, J.D. Winningham, "Characteristics of Electrons at the Trapping Boundary of the Radiation Belt," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 102, No. A1, p. 95, 1997.

V.A. Krasnopolsky, G.R. Gladstone, "Helium on Mars: EUVE and PHOBOS Data and Implications for Mars' Evolution," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 101, pp. 15,765-15,722, 1996.

C. Laffont, D.C. Boice, H. Andernach, P. Rousselot, J. Clairmidi, G. Moreels, "Search for S2 in the IUE Spectra of Comet Hyakutake," Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 1094, 1996.

G. Lu, B.A. Emery, A.S. Rodger, M. Lester, J.R. Taylor, D.S. Evans, J.M. Ruohoniemi, W.F. Denig, O. De la Beaujardiere, R.A. Frahm, J.D. Winningham, D.L. Chenette, "High-latitude Ionospheric Electrodynamics as Determined by the Assimilative Mapping of Ionospheric Electrodynamics Procedure for the Conjunctive SUNDIAL/ATLAS 1/GEM Period of March 28-29, 1992," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 101, No. A12, p. 26,697, 1996.

R.D. Manteufel, "Groundwater Removal Near Heat Dissipating Waste Packages," Proceedings, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Division, HTD-Vol. 335, Vol. 4, pp. 129-138, 1996.

R.D. Manteufel, "Variance-Based Importance Analysis Applied to a Complex Probabilistic Performance Assessment," Journal of Risk Analysis, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 587-590, 1996.

R.L. Mason, "Monitoring a Multivariate Step Process," Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 28, pp. 39-50, 1996.

W.M. Murphy, "Are Pit Lakes Susceptible to Limnic Eruptions?" Proceedings, Tailings and Mine Waste '97, pp. 543-548, 1997.

W.M. Murphy, E.C. Pearcy, D.A. Pickett, "Radionuclide Transport from Mined Uranium Ore at Pena Blanca, Mexico," Proceedings, Tailings and Mine Waste '97, pp. 401-404, 1997.

G. Ofoegbu, D.A. Ferrill, K.J. Smart, J.A. Stamatakos, "Effects of Source Geometry and Hypocenter Depth on Earthquake Ground Motion Patterns from Finite Element Modeling," EOS, Proceedings of the AGU, Vol. 77, p. F54, 1996.

J.O. Parra, B.J. Zook, H.A. Collier, "Interwell Seismic Logging for Formation Continuity at the Gypsy Test Site, Oklahoma," Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 45-62, 1996.

J.O. Parra, B.J. Zook, C. Addington, R.J. Cumbest, V. Price, "Reverse VSP and Crosswell Seismic Imaging at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina," Expanded Abstract, 66th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1996.

P.P. Paul, M.J. Heimrich, M.A. Miller, S.T. Schwab, "Development of a Lean-NOx Catalyst Containing Metal-Ligand Complex Impregnated Molecular Sieves," Proceedings, International Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exposition, pp. 91-98, 1996.

D.J. Pomerening, M.B. Truehaft, J.J. Polonis, "Will It Survive As Well As Perform? Component Qualification Testing," Proceedings, First International Filtration Conference, 1996.

G. Ragsdale, D.B. Koch, S. Shah, K. Singh, E. Wrushen, "On Using the Software Cleanroom Process in Automated Test Equipment Applications," Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SOUTHEASTCON '96, pp. 703-706, 1996.

T.S. Rennick, D.W. Radford "Components of Manufacturing Distortion in Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Angle Brackets," Proceedings, 28th International Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Technical Conference, Vol. 28, pg. 189, 1996.

J.W. Rhodes, "Grating Visual Acuity Following Hemorrhagic Foveal Lesions, Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology," Netherlands, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 153-165, 1996.

M.J. Sablik, S.W. Rubin, D.C. Jiles, D. Kaminski, Y. Bi, "Finite Element Simulation of Magnetic Detection of Creep Damage at Seam Welds," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 4290-4292, 1996.

B.S. Spigel, J.P. Buckingham, T.G. Whitney, "Plastic Media Blasting of Aerospace Composite Materials," Surface Finishing: Applications, Methods, and Processes, Association for Finishing Processes of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1997.

J.A. Stamatakos, D.A. Ferrill, "Kinematic Constraints of Central Basin and Range Tectonism from Paleomagnetic and Fission Track Studies at Bare Mountain, Nevada," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 28, No. 7, p. A-125, 1996.

J.A. Stamatakos, D.A. Ferrill, "Paleomagnetism of Ordovician Pogonip Group Carbonates in Southwestern Nevada: Implications to Tectonism of the Yucca Mountain Region," EOS, Proceedings of the AGU, Vol. 77, No. 46, p. F173, 1996.

J.A. Stamatakos, C.B. Connor, R.H. Martin, "Quaternary Basin Evolution and Basaltic Volcanism of Crater Flat, Nevada, from Detailed Ground Magnetic Surveys of the Little Cones," Geology, Vol. 105, pp. 319-330, 1997.

S.A. Stern,  D.C. Slater, G.R. Gladstone, E. Wilkenson, W.C. Cash, J.C. Green, D.M. Hunten, T.C. Owen, L. Paxton, "The 825-1110A EUV Spectrum of Venus," Icarus, Vol. 122, pp. 200-204, 1996.

S.A. Stern, H. Campins, "Escapees From the Kuiper Disk: The Centaurs," Nature, Vol. 382, pp. 507-510, 1996.

X. Tao, M.B. Treuhaft, "Contamination Sensitivity," Proceedings, First International Filtration Conference, 1996.

M.B. Truehaft, X. Tao, "The Use of Radioactive Tracer Technology to Measure Real-Time Wear and Oil Consumption in Operating Engines," Proceedings, First International Filtration Conference, 1996.

W. Wang, P. Sui, Y.-T. Wu, "A G-function-based Reliability-based Design Methodology Applied to a Cam Roller System," Proceedings, Second World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology, IDPT-Vol. 3, pp. 70-75, 1996.

J.C. Weber, D.A. Ferrill, M.K. Roden-Tice, "Metamorphic and Exhumation History from Fission-Tracks and Microstructures, Northern Range, Trinidad, West Indies," Proceedings, First Annual Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference, p. 11, 1996.

Y.-T. Wu, W. Wang, "Efficient Probabilistic Design by Converting Reliability Constraints to Equivalent Approximate Deterministic Constraints," Proceedings, Second World Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology, IDPT-Vol. 3, pp. 55-63, 1996.

Presentations

M. Ahola, "Thermal-Mechanical Coupling," Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste, Working Group Meeting on Coupled Processes in Nuclear Waste Isolation, Washington, D.C., August 1996.

L. Avanov, O.L. Vaisberg, V.N. Smirnov, A.A. Petrukovich, A. Skalsky, N.E. Rybjeva, J.L. Burch, J.H. Waite, T.D. Phan, "Interball Tail Probe Observations of Ion Structures in the Cusp," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

S.W. Bougher, J.H. Waite, G.R. Gladstone, T.E. Cravens, P. Drossart, "Jupiter Thermospheric General Circulation Model: Initial Results," 28th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Tucson, Arizona, October 1996.

G. Burkhardt, "Nondestructive Evaluation of High-Temperature Coatings for Industrial Gas Turbines," Eighth International Symposium on Superalloys, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, September 1996.

G. Burkhardt, "Orthogonal-Axis Eddy Current Probes for High Sensitivity/High Productivity Inspection of Aircraft Structures," U.S. Air Force Structural Integrity Program Conference, San Antonio, Texas, December 1996.

M.O. Chandler, P.D. Craven, B.L. Giles, T.E. Moore, C.J. Pollock, J.H. Waite, D.T. Young, J.L. Burch, J.E. Nordholt, J.R. Wygant, C.T. Russell, "Plasma Transport in the Cleft, Entry Layer, and Lobes," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

C.-L. Chang, A. Drobot, D. Papadopoulos, K. Wright, N.H. Stone, C. Gurgiolo, J.D. Winningham, C. Bonifazi, "Temperature Dependent Tether Resistance and Its Effects on the IV Characteristics of the TSS System," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

G. Crowley, J.H. Yee, L.J. Paxton, R.A. Greenwald, A.B. Christensen, R.G. Roble, "Measurement of Joule Heating by Remote Sensing from Space," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

L.G. Dodge, D.M. Leone, K.R. Shouse, J. Grogan, M. Viele, R.W. Weeks, "Mixture Preparation and Controls for an Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle," Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1997.

D. Dunn, N. Sridhar, "In-Situ Analyses of Concentration Changes in Simulated Pits of Nickel Using Raman Spectroscopy," 190th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Antonio, Texas, October 1996.

C. Emerich, B. Jaffel, R. Prange, J.T. Clarke, G. Ballester, J. Sommeria, G.R. Gladstone, "A Probable Mechanism for H and H2 Escape from the Atmosphere of Jupiter," 28th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS, Tucson, Arizona, October 1996.

B. Flynn, J. Vallerga, F. Dalaudier, G.R. Gladstone, "EUVE Detection of the Local Interstellar Wind and Geocorona via Resonance Scattering of Solar He I 584 Ś," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

R.A. Frahm, J. Sharber, R. Link, G. Crowley, J.D. Winningham, E.E. Gaines, D.L. Chenette, R.G. Roble, "Energetic Particle Inputs During the November 1993 Storm and Their Atmospheric Influences," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

S.G. Fritz, "The Potential for LNG as a Railroad Fuel in the U.S.," 17th International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition -- Gastech '96, Vienna, Austria, December 1996.

E.E. Gaines, D.L. Chenette, R.A. Goldberg, C.H. Jackman, W.D. Pesnell, J.D. Winningham, "Detailed Evolution of Energy Deposition in the Mesosphere During the Relativistic Electron Event of May 1992," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

D.L. Gallagher, M.-C. Fok, S. Fuselier, G.R. Gladstone, J.L. Green, M. Smith, S.F. Fung, J. Perez, P. Reiff, G. Wilson, "Theory and Modeling for the IMAGE Mission," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

G.R. Gladstone, H. Castellano, J.H. Waite, A.J. Friedson, W.R. Pryor, "Structure of Jupiter's Polar Haze," 28th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS, Tucson, Arizona, October 1996.

G.R. Gladstone, R. Link, G. Crowley, S.C. Solomon, P.H. Reiff, "Simulation of IMAGE Far-Ultraviolet Auroral Observations," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

D.L. Goodlin, J.F. Crane, D.R. Hamlin, "Ultrasonic Inspection System for Blade Attachments in Steam Turbine Disk Rims," Sixth Latin American Turbomachinery Congress and Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico, February 1997.

L.J. Grant, "Qualifying Fuels and Lubricants Testing Laboratories for ISO 9002 and ISO/IEC Guide 25 Certification," 3rd Annual Fuels and Lubricants Asia Conference, Singapore, January 1997.

M.J. Heimrich, "Demonstration of Lean NOx Catalytic Converter Technology on a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine," SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1997.

M.J. Heimrich, "Using Statistical Models to Detect Leaks in Underground Storage Models," Statistics Seminar, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February 1997.

W.F. Huebner, R.M. Killen, D.C. Boice, "The Urban Heat Island: The Effects of Surface Albedo and Anthropotenic Heat," Air Pollution '96 Conference, Toulouse, France, August 1996.

R.M. Killen, T. Morgan, "Exospheres About C-Type Asteroids," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

M.A. Kluger, D.R. Fussner, "An Overview of Current CVT Mechanisms, Forces, and Efficiencies," SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1997.

D.J. Knipp, B.A. Emery, W. Roberts, R. Frahm, J.R. Sharber, D. Chenette, B.J. Anderson, M. Hairston, "Improvements to Storm and Substorm Mapping Using UARS X-ray and Magnetometer Data and DMSP Retarding Potential Analyzer Data," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

J.-P. Lebreton, G. Vannaroni, J.D. Winningham, C. Gurgiolo, M. Dobrowolsy, C. Bonifazi, B. Gilchrist, D. Hardy, S. Couturier, "TSS-1R Satellite Potential Measurements During the Current Flow Events," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

D.M. Leone, L.C. Dodge, K.R. Shouse, J. Grogan, R.W. Weeks, "Model-Based Control and Cylinder Event-Based Logic for a Low-Emissions Vehicle," SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1997.

P. Lichtner, M. Seth, "Multiphase-Multicomponent Nonisothermal Reactive Transport in Partially Saturated Porous Media," International Conference on Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 1996.

R. Link, "Electron Scattering by O2," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

R.J. McKee, T.B. Morrow, T.A. Grimley, "Velocity Profile Measurements Under Field Conditions for Identification of the Cause of Orifice Metering Errors," ASME Fluids Engineering Conference Forum on Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation, San Diego, California, July 1996.

S.A. Mullin, F.T. Dodge, C.J. Freitas, "Similitude Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction Target Vulnerability," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Missile Sciences Conference, Monterey, California, December 1996.

W.M. Murphy, "Retrograde Solubilities of Source Term Phases," Materials Research Society Symposium on the Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management, Boston, Massachusetts, December 1996.

J. Parra, "Full Waveform Analysis for Interwell Seismic Logging Applications," Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Topical Conference, Petrophysics 3D and Reservoir Characterization, Taos, New Mexico, October 1996.

J. Parra, H. Collier, "Petrophysical Properties and Geology of Selected Intervals in the Frio Formation, Stratton Field, South Texas, for Modeling Interwell Seismic Logging Responses," Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, October 1996.

D. Psaras, J. Summers, P.K. Das, K. Ceynow, M.K. Khair, W. Di Silverio, "Achieving the 2004 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Using Electronic EGR and a Cerium-Based Fuel Borne Catalyst," SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1997.

A.A. Petrukovich, O.L. Vaisberg, L.A. Avanov, A. Skalsky, N.E. Rybjeva, J.L. Burch, J.H. Waite, T.D. Phan, "Observations of Plasma Bursts at the Dayside Magnetopause with the Interball Tail Probe," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

M.J. Sablik, "Magnetic Measurement of Creep Damage: Modeling and Measurement," Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation and Engineering Conference, Session on Nondestructive Evaluation of Utilities and Pipelines, Scottsdale, Arizona, December 1996.

J.R. Sharber, R.A. Frahm, G. Crowley, R. Link, J.D. Winningham, D.L. Chenette, E.E. Gaines, "Characterization of UARS Storm Time Electron Spectra With Respect to Local Time and Substorm Activity -- Preparing for a UARS Particle Climatology," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

A. Skalsky, O.L. Vaisberg, L.A. Avanov, V.N. Smirnov, A.A. Petrukovich, N.E. Rybjeva, J.L. Burch, J.H. Waite, T.D. Phan, "Observations of the Fine Structure of the Boundary Layer on Open Field Lines," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

D.C. Slater, S.A. Stern, G.R. Gladstone, J. Parker, E. Wilkinson, W.C. Cash, J. Green, L. Paxton, "Recent Extreme and Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopy Investigations of Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon with the EUVS Sounding Rocket Payload," 28th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS, Tucson, Arizona, October 1996.

A.J. Smalley, "Rotor Dynamics and Balancing," Sixth Latin American Turbomachinery Congress and Exhibition, Mexico City, Mexico, February 1997.

A.J. Smalley, R.M. Baldwin, D.A. Mauney, H.R. Millwater, "Towards Risk-Based Criteria for Rotor Vibration," Institution of Mechanical Engineers Conference on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 1996.

A.J. Smalley, P.J. Pantermuehl, R.M. Lewis, E.A. Johnson, "Design of Reciprocating Compressor Mounting Systems and Foundations for Integrity and Reliability," Pipeline Compressor Research Council Gas Machinery Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 1996.

V.N. Smirnov, O.L. Vaisberg, L.A. Avanov, A.A. Petrukovich, A. Skalsky, N.E. Rybjeva, J.L. Burch, J.H. Waite, T.D. Phan, "Observations of Ion Heating at Supercritical Quasi-perpendicular Shocks," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

K.J. Springer, "Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Quality," World Conference on Refining Technology and Reformulated Fuels, San Antonio, Texas, March 1997.

S.A. Stern, "Accretion in the Trans-Neptunian Region," Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, Bonn, Germany, October 1996.

S.A. Stern, "On Being and Becoming: The Mission Specialist Selection Process at NASA," University of Colorado, Boulder, September 1996.

E.P. Szuszczewicz, P. Blanchard, G. Crowley, G. Millward, P. Richards, J.P. Lebreton, G. Vannaroni, J. Raitt, P. Wilkinson, M. Abdu, T. Bullett, R. Hanbaba, M. Lockwood, M. Wiold, B.M. Reddy, L. Stanislawska, "Real-Time Ionospheric Predictions and Ground-Truth Specifications for Optimized TSS-1R Experiment Operations and Analyses," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

X. Tao, M.B. Treuhaft, "Contamination Sensitivity of Automotive Components," SAE International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 1997.

O.L. Vaisberg, V.N. Smirnov, L.A. Avanov, A.A. Petrukovich, A. Skalsky, N.E. Rybjeva, J.L. Burch, J.H. Waite, T.D. Phan, "The Influence of a CME-associated Cloud on the Magnetotail as Observed on October 19, 1995, with the Interball-1 Satellite," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

J.H. Waite, G.R. Gladstone, S.W. Bougher, T.E. Cravens, "Jovian Thermospheric General Circulation Model: Physical Basis and Preliminary Results," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

J.H. Waite, G.R. Gladstone, W.S. Lewis, S.W. Bougher, T.E. Cravens, P. Drossart, "The Physical Basis for a Jovian Thermospheric GCM," 28th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the AAS, Tucson, Arizona, October 1996.

J.D. Winningham, C.A. Gurgiolo, N.H. Stone, K.H. Wright, "Energetic Electrons Observed on TSS-1R, Their Dependence on Spacecraft Voltage and Relationship to Tether Current," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

K.H. Wright, N.H. Stone, J.D. Winningham, C. Bonifazi, "Ion Outflow from the TSS Satellite Plasma Sheath," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

M. WŁest, J.L. Burch, D.T. Young, M. Huddleston, D.L. Dempsey, B.L. Giles, J.E. Nordholt, H. Balsiger, A. Johnstone, E.G. Shelley, "Upflowing Ions in the Southern Auroral Zone Observed With TIDE and TIMAS on the POLAR Spacecraft," Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1996.

Internal Research Projects

"Analysis of Biological Fluids Using Light Scattering," J.F. Maguire, A.L. Orvis, M.A. Miller, X. Zhao

"Capability Expansion in Suborbital F/EUV Research" S.A. Stern, J. Parker, D.C. Slater

"Cramer-Rao Bound Analysis for Arbitrary Antenna Geometry," R.L. Johnson

"Critical Evaluation of SwRI Engine Cycle Simulation Code Against Various Engine Testing Data," H. Zhang

"Demonstration of a Small, Mobile Observatory for Imaging of Time-Critical and Time-Dependent Astronomical Phenomena," D.C. Slater, D.C. Boice, T.L. Booker

"Development of Advanced Unstructured-Grid CFD Code for Engine Design Applications," Y. Lai

"Development of an Automated System for Interactive Courseware Production and Management," C.S. Bartoli, K.C. Golas, J.T. Anderson

"Development of a Fuzzy Logic Model for Continuous Estimating Changes in Cardiac Output from Blood Pressure Waveform," J. Ling, X. Zhao

"Development of an Intuitive Logistical Query and Interchange Software Product," P.J. Breaux, D.T. Lincoln, A.M. Crockett, S.H. Rodgers, E.D. Harloe

"Development of a Miniature Fiber Optic Raman Spectrograph for Planetary Landers," M.P. WŁest, D.C. Slater, R.H. Hill

"Development of Technique for GC/MS Characterization and Quantitation of Exhaust Emissions from Alternatively Fueled Vehicles," P.M. Merritt, K.A. Whitney

"Evaluation of the European Single-Burning Item (SBI)," M.L. Janssens

"Evaluation of Laser-Generated Ultrasonic Inspection Technology for Application to Aerospace Inspection Requirements," G.M. Light, Y. Lu

"Exploratory Research and Development of a Passive Fire Extinguishing Trash Can Liner System," K.R. Farmer

"Interaction of Guided Wave Propagation in Pipes with Welds and Defects," Y. Lu, H. Kwun

"Investigation of Compressed Audio Voice Recognition Technologies for Telecommunications Applications," M. Raschke

"Investigation of Computer and Communications Technologies for Mobile Video Teleconferencing Applications," E.S. Kinkler, T.J. Warnagiris

"Investigation of Mechanisms to Provide Collaborative Manipulation of Spatial Data in a Heterogeneous Environment," S.R. Johns, T.J. Barton, M.J. Meadows

"Investigation of Periodontal and Skeletal Material and Structural Changes in a Genetically Altered Mouse Strain," J. Lankford

"Kuiper Belt Object Recovery: A Quick-Look Effort in Preparation for External Proposals," J. Parker, H.F. Levison, W.J. Merline

"NMR Study of Hydrogel," Q. Ni, J.D. King

"A New DF Wideband Interface," J.H. Nixon

"Numerical Modeling for Shipboard Array Design," J.E. Hipp, K. Lysiak

"Optimization of Unlicensed Wireless Communication," T.J. Warnagiris

"A Parallel Hybrid Vehicle - Modeling and Implementation," A. Nedungadi

"A Quick Look at the Physics and Control of Magnetic Noise in Magnetic Sensing Devices," M.J. Sablik

"A Smart-Antenna Technology Development for Adaptive Blind Signal Copy," J.A. Sills, J.H. Nixon, R.L. Johnson

"Simulation of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation," A. Minachi

"Synthesis and Characterization of LC Monomers for Dental Restorative Applications," S.T. Wellinghoff "Techniques for Bootstrap Generation of Skywave Array Manifolds," J.E. Hipp, K.T. Roberson

"Viscoelastic Finite-Difference Time-Domain Modeling in Two Dimensions," B.J. Zook, J.O. Parra

Patents

S. Ariga, J. Lee , "Variable Preload System for Valve Springs," U.S. Patent No. 5,558,054, 9/24/96

C.K. Baker, S.T. Wellinghoff, M.R.A. Ram , "Selective Electrochemical Detector for Nitric Oxide and Method," U.S. Patent No. 5,580,433, 12/3/96

J.R. Compton, J.L. DeLaCruz , G.S. Schmid, "Self-Correcting Autocalibrating Vapor Pressure Analyzer," U.S. Patent No. 5,563,339, 10/8/96

G. Dearnaley , "Methods for Increasing Structural Integrity of Polymers and Polymers Treated by Such Methods," U.S. Patent No. 5,594,041, 1/14/97

G. Dearnaley , "Treatments to Reduce Frictional Wear Between Components Made of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and Metal Alloys," U.S. Patent No. 5,593,719, 1/14/97

G.R. Leverant , "Diffusion Barrier for Protective Coatings," U.S. Patent No. 5,556,713, 9/17/96

D.W. Naegeli , M.E. Crane, "Exhaust Gas Combustor," U.S. Patent No. 5,584,178, 12/17/96

G.M. Light , C.M. Teller, "Wall Thickness and Flow Detection Apparatus and Method for Gas Pipeline," U.S. Patent No. 5,587,534, 12/24/96

H.W. Schlameus , "Encapsulated Active Materials and Method for Preparing Same," U.S. Patent No. 5,601,761, 2/11/97

D.C. Winter, R.E. Harris, K.S. Honeyager , "High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator and Respiratory Measurement System," U.S. Patent No. 5,555,880, 9/17/96

Published in the Spring 1997 issue of Technology Today®, published by Southwest Research Institute. For more information, contact Joe Fohn.

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