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M.B.E. Boslough, G.R. Gladstone, "An Impact Plume Model for Atmospheric Holes in the Far Ultraviolet Dayglow," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 24, pp. 3,117-3,120, 1997.

G.L. Burkhardt, J.L. Fisher, J.S. Stolte, S.R. Kramer, K.L. Cobble, "NDE of Aging Aircraft Structure Using Orthogonal-Axis Eddy Current Probes," Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 16, pp. 1,021-1,027, 1997.

G.L. Burkhardt, J.S. Stolte, C.B. Larsen, "Magnetic Sensor for Measurement of Stainless Steel Cladding Thickness," NDE Performance Demonstration, Planning, and Research, PVP-Vol. 352, NDE-Vol. 16, pp. 51-56, 1997.

Y. Chou, A.M. Polansky, R.L. Mason, "Transforming Non-Normal Data to Normality in Statistical Process Control," Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 133-141, 1998.

D.W. Stewart, T.W. Ryan III, A.C. Matheaus, "NOx Control in Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines -- What is the Limit?" Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Technical Paper Series No. 980174, 1998.

B. Flynn, J. Vallerga, F. Dalaudier, G.R. Gladstone, "Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Measurement of the Local Interstellar Wind and Geocorona via Resonance Scattering of Solar HeI 584 -- Line Emission," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 103, pp. 6,483-6,494, 1998.

L.G. Dodge, K.R. Shouse, J. Grogan, D.M. Leone, K.A. Whitney, P.M. Merritt, "Development of an Ethanol-Fueled Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle," SAE Paper No. 981358, 1998.

L.G. Dodge, J.T. Kubesh, D.W. Naegeli, P.F. Campbell, "Modeling NOx Emissions from Lean-burn Natural Gas Engines," SAE Technical Paper Series No. 981389, 1998.

M.C. Fuerstenau, G. Chi, R.C. Bradt, A. Ghosh, "Increased Ore Grindability and Plant Throughput With Controlled Blasting," Mining Engineering, Vol. 48, No. 12, pp. 70-75, 1997.

J.B. Gary, L.J. Zanetti, B.J. Anderson, T.A. Potemra, J.H. Clemmons, J.D. Winningham, J.R. Sharber, "Identification of Auroral Oval Boundaries from In Situ Magnetic Field Measurements," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 103, No. A3, pp. 4,187-4,197, 1998.

R. Khattree, D.N. Naik, R.L. Mason, "Estimation of Variance Components in Staggered Nested Designs," Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 24, pp. 394-408, 1997.

H. Kwun, K.A. Bartels, J.J. Hanley, "Effects of Tensile Loading on the Properties of Elastic-Wave Propagation in a Strand," Journal of Acoustic Society of America, Vol. 103, No. 6, 1998.

P.A. LaPlante, R.W. Fedors, D.A. Pickett, G. Veni, "Final Plan for Jefferson Proving Ground Performance Assessment," Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA), 1998.

P.A. LaPlante, J.L. Russell, "Review of Site Characterization Information and Request for Additional Information Relative to the Depleted Uranium Impact Area at Jefferson Proving Ground," CNWRA, Madison, Indiana, 1997.

J.A. Leet, T. Friesen, A. Shadbourne, "EGR System Integration on a Pump-Line-Nozzle Engine," SAE Paper No. 980181, 1998.

J.A. Leet, A.C. Matheaus, D.W. Stewart, "EGR's Effect on Oil Degradation and Intake System Performance," SAE Paper No. 980179, 1998.

C. Matz, "Estimating Sparing Quantities: A Spreadsheet Approach," Log-E Communique, Fall 1997.

W.M. Murphy, E.C. Pearcy, R.T. Green, J.D. Prikryl, S. Mohanty, B.W. Leslie, A. Nedungadi, "A Test of Long-Term, Predictive, Geochemical Transport Modeling at the Akrotiri Archaeological Site," Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 245-279, 1998.

C.Y. Na, L.M. Crafton, E.S. Barker, S.A. Stern, "A Search for New Species in Io's Atmosphere," Icarus, Vol. 131, pp. 449-452, 1998.

J.H. Nixon, R.G. Fenske, P. Jenkins, "PUSHER Site Modernization," Australian Defence Force Journal, Fall 1997.

N. Ostgaard, J. Stadsnes, K. Aarsnes, F. Sorass, K. Maseide, M. Smith, J.R. Sharber, "Simultaneous Measurements of X-rays and Electrons During a Pulsating Aurora," Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 148-160, 1998.

J.O. Parra, B.J. Zook, H. Collier, "Utilization of Interwell Seismic Logging for Formation Continuity at the Gypsy Test Site, Oklahoma," The Log Analyst, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 16-25, 1998.

J.D. Prikryl, D.A. Pickett, D.R. Turner, J.L. Russell, "Slag Analysis -- Preliminary Results," CNWRA, 1998.

A.J. Ridley, G. Lu, C.R. Clauer, V.O. Papitashvili, "A Statistical Study of the Ionospheric Convection Response to Changing Interplanetary Magnetic Field Conditions Using the Assimilative Mapping of Ionospheric Electrodynamics Technique," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 103, p. 4,023, 1998.

A.J. Smalley, D.A. Mauney, "Risk-Based Maintenance of Turbomachinery," Proceedings, 26th Turbomachinery Symposium, pp. 177-187, 1997.

S.A. Stern, J.E. Colwell, "Collisional Erosion in the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt," Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 490, p. 179, 1997.

S.A. Stern, J.E. Colwell, "On the Accretion of 100-1,000 km Radius Bodies in the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt," Astronomical Journal, Vol. 114, p. 841, 1997.

S.A. Stern, J.W. Parker, T.H. Morgan, B.C. Flynn, D. Hunten, A. Sprague, M. Mendillo, M.C. Festou, "A Hubble Space Telescope Search for Magnesium in the Lunar Atmosphere," Icarus, Vol. 127, 1997.

D.R. Turner, R.W. Fedors, D.A. Pickett, J.D. Prikryl, J.L. Russell, R.C. Ehlers, "Site Decommissioning Issues Involving Depleted Uranium and Contaminated Slag -- A Literature Review," CNWRA, 1997.

H.A. Weaver, R.D. Feldman, M.F. A'Hearn, C. Arpigny, J.C. Brandt, M.C. Festou, M. Haken, J.B. McPhate, S.A. Stern, G.P. Tozzi, "Observations of Comet Hale-Bopp from the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Ultraviolet Explorer," Science, Vol. 275, p. 1,900, 1997.

S.R. Westbrook, "Automotive Diesel Fuel," American Society for Testing and Materials Standardization News, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 34-39, 1998.

J.R. Winterle, J.L. Russell, "Technical Evaluation Report: Adequacy of Groundwater Characterization for Westinghouse Waltz Mill Facility Rededication Plan," CNWRA, 1997.

M. Womack, S.A. Stern, M.C. Festou, "Millimeter-Wavelength Spectroscopy of CO, HCN, H2CO, and CH3OH in C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)," Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 45, p. 711, 1997.

M. Womack, M.C. Festou, S.A. Stern, "The Heliocentric Evolution of Key Species in the Distantly Active Comet C/1995 01 (Hale-Bopp)," Astronomical Journal, Vol. 144, p. 2,789, 1997.


D.I. Ash, D.A. Mauney, "Predictive Maintenance/Inspection Planning Optimization," National Petroleum Refiners Association Maintenance Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 1998.

K.A. Bartels, "Nondestructive Evaluation of Prestressing Strands with Magnetostrictive Sensors," SPIE International Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Aging Infrastructure and Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas, April 1998.

J. Bishop, R. Link, "He(23S) Distributions in the Upper Thermosphere and Exosphere: An Update on Modeling Capabilities and Comparisons with Recent Observations," Fall Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, California, December 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.

D.L. Buntin, S.W. Dellenback, "Implementation of Real Time In-Vehicle Navigation in San Antonio, Texas, USA," 4th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Berlin, Germany, October 1997.

B.B. Bykowski, C.C. Webb, W.D. DiSilverio, G.J. Bartley, M.N. Ingalls, "Advanced Procedures and Analytical Tools for Meeting SULEV Standards," Eighth Coordinating Research Council (CRC) On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop, San Diego, California, April 1998.

N.S. Cheruvu, K.S. Chan, G.R. Leverant, "In-Service Coating Degradation and Life Prediction," ASM Materials Week, Chicago, Illinois, October 1998.

J.T. Clarke, G.E. Ballester, J.T. Trauger, J.M. Ajello, W.R. Pryor, W.K. Tobiska, J.H. Waite Jr., G.R. Gladstone, L.B. Jaffel, J.E.P. Conerney, J.C. Gerard, "Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Jupiter's Ultraviolet Aurora During Galileo In Situ Measurements," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

A.E. Crouch, G.L. Burkhardt, P. Porter, "In-Line Detection of Mechanical Damage by Sensing Magnetic Properties," Tenth International Pipeline Pigging Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, February 1998.

G. Crowley, R.A. Frahm, A.J. Ridley, J.D. Winningham, J.R. Sharber, R. Link, R.G. Roble, J.M. Russell, "Effects of Diffuse Auroral Precipitation on the Upper Stratosphere and Mesosphere," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

G. Crowley, A.J. Ridley, J.D. Winningham, R. Link, R.A. Frahm, J.R. Sharber, R.G. Roble, A. Richmond, J.M. Russell, "Particle Effects on the Middle Atmosphere Modeled Using the Parallelized TIME-GCM," Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Science Meeting, Pasadena, California, March 1998.

W.D. DiSilverio, B.B. Bykowski, "FLEXER -- An Apparatus to Quickly Screen Aftertreatment and Exhaust Sensor Technologies," Eighth CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop, San Diego, California, April 1998.

M. Dowling, G R. Kahley, K.A. Bartels, "Radiographic Image Processing for Industrial Applications," SPIE International Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Aging Infrastructure and Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas, April 1998.

R.A. Frahm, J.R. Sharber, R. Link, G. Crowley, J.D. Winningham, E.E. Gaines, D.L. Chenette, "Atmospheric Ionization Rates for Electron Distribution Shapes: Kappa and Maxwellian Differences," Fall Annual Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

R.A. Frahm, G. Crowley, J.R. Sharber, J.D. Winningham, R. Link, A.J. Ridley, E.E. Gaines, D.L. Chenette, B.J. Anderson, T.A. Potemra, "A Global Particle Environment Monitor Electron Precipitation Climatology for the Kp Index: Work in Progress," UARS Science Meeting, Pasadena, California, March 1998.

S.G. Fritz, B. McNett, R. Schandelmeier, "Exhaust Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Operating on JP-8 Blended with Used Engine Oil," Spring Automotive Society of Mechanical Engineers -ICE Division Engine Technology Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April 1998.

G.R. Gladstone, B. Fegley Jr., "Lyman Alpha Photochemistry in the Primitive Solar Nebula," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

K.E. Griffin, "Current Status of Active Aeroelastic Wing Program," Aerospace Flutter and Dynamic Council, Phoenix, Arizona, May 1998.

T.A. Grimley, "Multipath and Single-Path Ultrasonic Flow Meter," American Petroleum Institute Committee on Petroleum Measurement Seminar, San Diego, California, October 1997.

T.A. Grimley, "Performance Tests of 12-inch Multipath Ultrasonic Flow Meters," U.S. Department of Energy Natural Gas Conference, Houston, Texas, March 1997.

T.A. Grimley, "Performance Testing of Ultrasonic Flow Meters," The North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop, Kristiansand, Norway, October 1997.

M.N. Ingalls, B.B. Bykowski, "FOCAS -- A New Apparatus for Evaluating the Effects of Poisoning on Catalyst Durability," Eighth CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop, San Diego, California, April 1998.

R. Link, "Response of the Lower Thermosphere to a Gradual Solar Flare," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

R. Link, "Solar Flare Effects on the Lower Thermosphere and Ionosphere," Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, April 1998.

K.A. Lysiak, "NEC Model Results for Shipboard Shielded Crossed Loop Antennas with Scale-Model Range Data," 14th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Monterey, California, March 1998.

K.A. Lysiak, P. Dombowsky, "Comparison of Shipboard HF Transmit Fan Characteristics, NEC Versus Scale-Model Measurements," 14th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Monterey, California, March 1998.

Y. Lu, "Frequency-Mode Selection for Ultrasonic Detection and Characterization of Circumferential Cracks in Pipelines," SPIE International Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Aging Infrastructure and Manufacturing, San Antonio, Texas, April 1998.

D.A. Mauney, "Maintenance Optimization in the ASME Inspection Planning Framework," Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) Conference on "Assuring It's Safe," Edinburgh, United Kingdom, May 1998.

W.M. Murphy, "Geochemistry of High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal at Yucca Mountain, Nevada," Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, February 1998.

A. Nedungadi, "Hybrid Electric Vehicle Modeling and Simulation Toolbox," Annual Electric Vehicle Symposium, EVS-14 Conference, Orlando, Florida, December 1997.

R.W. Nightingale, E.E. Gaines, D.L. Chenette, J.R. Sharber, R.A. Frahm, G. Crowley, R. Link, J.D. Winningham, "The Global Hemispheric Input Power from Electrons During the November 1993 Storm as Determined by the UARS Particle Environment Monitor," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

M.J. Sablik, "Magnetomechanical Hysteresis Modeling and Magnetic Methods of Nondestructive Evaluation," University of Texas, Austin, Texas, February 1998.

M.J. Sablik, D.C. Jiles, "Hysteresis Modeling of Torsional Stress Effects on Magnetization," Condensed Matter Meeting of the American Physical Society, Los Angeles, California, March 1998.

M.J. Sablik, D.C. Jiles, M.R. Govindaraju, "Finite Element Modeling of Creep Damage Effects on a Magnetic Detector for a Seam Weld/HAZ Region in a Steel Pipe," 7th Joint Intermag-MMM Conference, San Francisco, California, January 1998.

M.J. Sablik,Y. Lu, G.L. Burkhardt, "Modeling Magnetoelastic Generation of Elastic Waves in Pipes," 7th Joint Intermag-MMM Conference, San Francisco, California, January 1998.

M.E.G. Schmidt, D.A. Mauney, "Risk-Based Methods and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Handbook," IMECHE Conference on "Assuring It's Safe," Edinburgh, United Kingdom, May 1998.

J.R. Sharber, R.A. Frahm, G. Crowley, A.J. Ridley, R. Link, J.D. Winningham, E.E. Gaines, R.W. Nightingale, D.L. Chenette, W.R. Keith, "The UARS PEM Energetic Particle Climatology -- Status and Applications," UARS Science Meeting, Pasadena, California, March 1998.

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

S. Simescu, G.L. Borman, H. Sasaki, H. Kawamura, "Combustion and Instantaneous Heat Transfer in a Ceramic Diesel Engine," The Fourth International Symposium on Diagnostics and Modeling of Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines, Kyoto, Japan, July 1998.

A.J. Smalley, J.P. Harrell, "Foundation Design," Gas Machinery Research Council, Gas Machinery Conference, Austin, Texas, October 1997.

C.N. Smith, "A Confirming Naval COMINT ES (Communications Intelligence Electronic Surveillance) Network," International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference, Greenwich, London, October 1997, and Symposium on Electronic Warfare Integration for Ships, Aircraft, and Land Vehicles, Ottawa, Canada, October 1997.

R.F. Solberg, H.C. Burghard, "Failure Analysis of an Antenna Assembly," International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, November 1997.

B.S. Spigel, "Recent Evaluations of Plastic Media Blasting on Thin Aluminum and Composite Substrates," Swedish Air Force, Blekinge Air Force Base, Sweden, March 1998.

K.J. Springer, "Vehicle Emissions and Their Impact on Air Quality -- Automotive Technologies Too Powerful to Ignore," Thailand Automotive Technology Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, March 1998.

S.A. Stern, "The Evolution of the Kuiper Disk: 5 Billion B.C. to the Present," University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, March 1998.

S.A. Stern, "The Solar System's Kuiper Disk," Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, Colorado, January 1998.

W.K. Tobiska, W.R. Pryor, J.M. Ajello, C.W. Hord, R.A. West, G.R. Gladstone, "Galileo Ultraviolet Spectrometer Measurements of Jupiter's Upper Atmosphere," AGU Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 1997.

J.F. Unruh, D.J. Fox, "A Study of Rotorcraft Structure-Borne Noise Isolation Using Empirical Component Coupling," American Helicopter Society Technical Specialists' Meeting for the Rotorcraft Acoustics and Aerodynamics, Williamsburg, Virginia, October 1997.

W. Wang, Y.-T. Wu, "Reliability-Based Robust Design," 39th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit, Long Beach, California, April 1998.

C.C. Webb, B.B. Bykowski, "ERIC -- A System to Provide Vehicle Emissions Modification Through Computer Controlled Signal Interception," Eighth CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop, San Diego, California, April 1998.

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

J.J. White, "Emissions from Snowmobile Engines Using Bio-Based Fuels and Lubricants," National Park Service and Montana State University Workshop, Bozeman, Montana, May 1998.

Internal Research Projects

"Application of Advanced Antenna Technology to Interception and Tracking of Narrowband Cellular Communications," J.A. Sills, Q.R. Black.

"Decomposition of Sulfur Hexafluoride by C-4 Explosive," J.R. Scott.

"Development of Magnetostrictive Sensor (MsS) for Plate Inspection," H. Kwun.

"Effect of Water on Soot Formation Chemistry," M.A. Coil, T.W. Ryan, D.W. Naegeli.

"High Resolution Structure in the Sun's Corona: A New Frontier for SwRI Involvement in Solar Eclipse Observations," D.M. Hassler, D.C. Slater.

"Interface and Integration of SwRI Signal Recognition Capability with COTS Signal Search Equipment," Q.R. Black.

"Investigation of Diesel Spray Penetration, Vaporization, and Combustion in a Pilot-Ignited Natural Gas Engine," T.J. Callahan, J.T. Kubesh.

"Near-Real-Time High Latitude Electrodynamics Specification," A.J. Ridley, G. Crowley, C.J. Freitas.

"Structural Reliability Analysis of Interconnect Structures for Deep Sub-Micron Integrated Circuits," S.R. Runnels, H.R. Millwater, R.A. Page.

"Support Request for Computational Science and Engineering Transitional Activities," E.A. Franke, C.J. Freitas, R.L. Murphy, J.D. Winningham.

"Vehicle Emissions Modification Through Computer-Controlled Signal Interception," C.C. Webb.


S. Ariga, "Blowby Pressure Control Above an Oil Control Ring in a Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine," U.S. Patent No. 5,737,999, April 1998.

D.L. Davidson, S.B. Seida, "Biaxial Non-Contacting Strain Measurement Using Machine Vision," U.S. Patent No. 5,726,907, March 1998.

G. Dearnaley, J. Lankford, "Application of Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings to Cobalt-Cemented Tungsten Carbide Components," U.S. Patent No. 5,731,045, March 1998.

G. Dearnaley, J. Lankford, "Medical Implants Made of Metal Alloys Bearing Cohesive Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings," U.S. Patent No. 5,725,573, March 1998.

D.W. Stewart, E.S. Guy, "Two-Way High Pressure Loop, Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve," U.S. Patent No. 5,740,785, April 1998.

J.T. Kubesh, L.G. Dodge, D.J. Podnar, "Method and Apparatus for Controlling Fuel/Air Mixture in a Lean Burn Engine," U.S. Patent No. 5,735,245, April 1998.

D.S. Moulton, D.W. Naegeli, "Diesel Fuel Having Improved Qualities and Method of Forming," U.S. Patent No. 5,746,785, May 1998.

C.H. Parr, "Shock Absorbing Element for a Load Bearing Prosthesis," U.S. Patent No. 5,735,905, April 1998.

S.T. Wellinghoff, "Titanium-Tin-Oxide Nanoparticles, Compositions Utilizing the Same, and Method of Forming the Same," U.S. Patent No. 5,720,805, February 1998.

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