Publications

AFRL Scholars contribute to significant research during their internships, and some collaborate with their mentors to publish in scientific journals or other notable works. A selection of publications that AFRL Scholars have co-authored are included below.

If you are an AFRL Scholar and have authored a publication, please share the details with us so that we can include it here. afrlscholars@epo.usra.edu

  • Ard, S. G., Johnson, R. S., Melko, J. J., Martinez, O., Shuman, N. S., Ushakov, V. G., . . . Viggiano, A. A. (2015). Spin-inversion and spin-selection in the reactions of FeO+ + H2 and Fe++ N2O. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17(30), 19709–19717. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp01418b
  • Ard, S. G., Melko, J. J., Ushakov, V. G., Johnson, R., Fournier, J. A., Shuman, N. S., . . . Viggiano, A. A. (2014). Activation of methane by FeO+: Determining reaction pathways through temperature-dependent kinetics and statistical modeling. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118(11), 2029–2039. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp5000705
  • Arthur, N. A., & Foster, J. E. (2017). Characterization of a cylindrical ring-cusp ion source with electrically isolated magnet rings. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 35. https://doi.org/10.1116/1.4976746
  • Banet, M. T., Spencer, M. F., Raynor, R. A., & Marker, D. K. (2016). Deep-turbulence wavefront sensing using digital-holographic detection in the off-axis image plane recording geometry. Optical Engineering, 56(3). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.oe.56.3.031213
  • Banet, M. T., Spencer, M. F., Raynor, R. A., & Marker, D. K. (2016). Digital holography wavefront sensing in the pupil-plane recording geometry for distributed-volume atmospheric aberrations. Proceedings from 9982: Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII, SPIE Optical Engineering and Applications Conference, 2016, San Diego, CA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235462
  • Bell, Z. I., Chen, H., Parikh, A., & Dixon, W. E. (2017). Single scene and path reconstruction with a monocular camera using integral concurrent learning. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). https://doi.org/10.1109/cdc.2017.8264199
  • Bochove, E., Neschke, B., Nair, N., Delgado, P., & Braiman, Y. (2015). Phase dynamics of high radiance fiber laser arrays with active phase control. Proceedings from Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, SPIE LASE Conference, 2015, San Francisco, CA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080538
  • Chan, N., & Mitra, S. (2017). Verified hybrid LQ control for autonomous spacecraft rendezvous. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8263854
  • Chan, N., & Mitra, S. (2017). Verifying safety of an autonomous spacecraft rendezvous mission. EPiC Series in Computing, 48, 2017, 20-32. https://doi.org/10.29007/thb4
  • Chen, H., Bell, Z. I., Licitra, R., & Dixon, W. E. (2017). A switched systems approach to vision-based tracking control of wheeled mobile robots. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). https://doi.org/10.1109/cdc.2017.8264384
  • Dorethy, T., Kumar, V., & Gudimetla, V. S. R. (2012). Characterization of optical turbulence using CFD analysis. Paper presented at 15th Directed Energy Symposium Directed Energy Education Workshop, 2012, Albuquerque, NM. Limited distribution.
  • Dreyer, E.R., Grier, B.J., & McNamara, J.J. (2018). Towards characterization of relevant fidelity modeling of loads for maneuvering hypersonic vehicles. Paper presented at 2018 AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1207
  • Ferguson, D. C., Hoffmann, R. C., Cooper, R. J., & Hughes, J. A. (2017). 1997-2002 solar array string failures revisited. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54(3), 542-553. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A33637
  • Footdale, J. N., Banik, J. A., & Sanders, J. (2016). Design and deployment testing of the multi-arm radial composite (MARCO) reflector antenna. Paper presented at 2016 3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-0700
  • Fournier, J. A., Shuman, N. S., Melko, J. J., Ard, S. G., & Viggiano, A. A. (2013). A novel technique for measurement of thermal rate constants and temperature dependences of dissociative recombination: CO2+, CF3+, N2O+, C7H8+, C7H7+, C6H6+, C6H5+, C5H6+, C4H+, and C3H3+. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 138(15), 154201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4801657
  • Franquiz, F. J., Munoz, J. D., Udrea, B., & Balas, M. J. (2018). Optimal range observability maneuvers of a spacecraft formation using angles-only navigation. Acta Astronautica. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.02.003
  • Franquiz, F. J., Udrea, B. (2018). Validation of optimal range observability trajectories for proximity operations of a satellite formation about an uncooperative RSO. Paper presented at 2018 Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0220
  • Gaebler, J. A., Axelrad, P., & Schumacher, P. W. (2017). Boundaries on range-range-constrained admissible regions for optical space surveillance. Proceedings from Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, 2017, Wailea-Maui, HI.
  • Gallegos, A., Ranasinghe, N., Ni, J., & Sandoval, E. (2014). Lg attenuation in the central and eastern United States as revealed by the EarthScope Transportable Array. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 402, 187–196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.01.049 
  • Hafer, W. T., Reed, H. L., Turner, J. D., & Pham, K. (2014). Initial and feedback solutions for orbital pursuit evasion using homotopy method. Paper presented at 2014 34th Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Breckenridge, CO.
  • Hafer, W. T., Reed, H. L., Turner, J. D., & Pham, K. (2015). Sensitivity methods applied to orbital pursuit evasion. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 38(6), 1118-1126. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.g000832
  • Henney, C. J., Hock, R. A., Schooley, A. K., Toussaint, W. A., White, S. M., & Arge, C. N. (2015). Forecasting solar extreme and far ultraviolet irradiance. Space Weather, 13(3), 141-153. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014sw001118
  • Ho, A., George, A., & Gordon-Ross, A. (2016). Improving compression ratios for high bit-depth grayscale video formats. Paper presented at 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference. https://doi.org/10.1109/aero.2016.7500799
  • Ho, A., Shea, E., George, A., & Gordon-Ross, A. (2017). Comparative analysis of parallel OPIR compression on space processors. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference. https://doi.org/10.1109/aero.2017.7943765
  • Kahler, S. W., Arge, C. N., & Smith, D. A. (2016). Using the WSA model to test the parker spiral approximation for SEP event magnetic connections. Solar Physics, 291(6), 1829-1852. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-016-0934-x
  • Kaufman, E., Lovell, T. A., & Lee, T. (2016). Minimum uncertainty JPDA filters and coalescence avoidance for multiple object tracking. The Journal of Astronautical Sciences, 63(4), 308-334. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40295-016-0092-2
  • Lawn, M., Ton, C., & Baldwin, M. Spacecraft formation flying using sliding mode control with nonsingular terminal sliding surface. Paper to be presented at 2018 American Control Conference, June 2018.
  • Licitra, R. A., Bell, Z. I., Doucette, E. A., & Dixon, W. E. (2018). Single agent indirect herding of multiple targets: A switched adaptive control approach. IEEE Control Systems Letters, 2(1), 127-132. https://doi.org/10.1109/lcsys.2017.2763968
  • Lovelly, T. M., & George, A. D. (2017). Comparative analysis of present and future space-grade processors with device metrics. Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 14(3), 184-197. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.I010472
  • Lozano Jimenez, D. A., Kumar, V., & Gudimetla, V. S. R. (2017). Investigating metrics based on phase variance for atmospheric turbulence effects on a 10km laser beam propagation path. Proceedings from Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, 2017, Wailea-Maui, HI.
  • Lujan, D., Clark, E., & Lovell, T. A. Optimizing satellite orbital geometrics for geolocation using RF localization. Paper to be presented at 2018 American Astronomical Society Conference.
  • MacDonald, G. A., Henney, C. J., Diaz Alfaro, M., Gonzalez Hernandez, I., Arge, C. N., Lindsey, C., & McAteer, R. T. J. (2015). Active region morphologies selected from near-side helioseismic data. The Astrophysical Journal, 807(1), 21. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/807/1/21
  • Machuzak, S., & Jayaweera, S. K. (2016). Reinforcement learning based anti-jamming with wideband autonomous cognitive radios. Paper presented at 2016 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC). https://doi.org/10.1109/iccchina.2016.7636793
  • Malone, M. C., Morath, C. P., Fahey, S., Klein, B., Cowan, V. M., & Krishna, S. (2015). Progress towards vertical transport study of proton-irradiated InAs/GaSb type-II strained-layer superlattice materials for space-based infrared detectors using magnetoresistance measurements. Proceedings from Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments IX, SPIE Optical Engineering and Applications, 2015, San Diego, CA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2188405
  • Manoussakis, A., Abudayyeh, O. K., Gapp, N. D., & Wilt, D. M. (2016). Screen printed metal matrix composite contacts for crack tolerant solar cells. Paper presented at 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). https://doi.org/10.1109/pvsc.2016.7750115
  • McCall, P. D., Naudeau, M. L., & Adjouadi, M. (2014). Debris characterization techniques via unresolved long-wave infrared imaging from a space-based platform. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 8(1), 084989. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.jrs.8.084989
  • McCall, P. D., Naudeau, M. L., Andrian, J. H., Barreto, A., Rishe, N., & Adjouadi, M. (2013). Space-based characterization of debris in low-earth orbit via LWIR imaging. Paper presented at 2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC.
  • McCall, P. D., Naudeau, M. L., Farrell, T., Sorge, M. E., & Adjouadi, M. (2013). Sensor model for space-based local area sensing of debris. Proceedings from Infrared Imaging Systems:  Design, Analysis, Modeling and Testing XXIV, SPIE Infrared Imaging Systems Conference, 2013, Baltimore, MD. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017890
  • McCall, P. D., Naudeau, M. L., Sorge, M. E., Farrell, T., & Adjouadi, M. (2013). Rapid orbital characterization of local area space objects utilizing image-differencing techniques. Proceedings from Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VI, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, 2013, Baltimore, MD. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2017888
  • McCall, P. D., Sharples, R., Naudeau, M. L., & Adjouadi, M. Thermal modeling of space debris via finite element analysis. Proceedings from Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, 2013, Wailea-Maui, HI.
  • Melko, J. J., Ard, S. G., Johnson, R. S., Shuman, N. S., Guo, H., & Viggiano, A. A. (2014). Temperature-dependent kinetics of charge transfer, hydrogen-atom transfer, and hydrogen-atom expulsion in the reaction of CO+ with CH4 and CD4. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118(37), 8141–8146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp500591h
  • Mohamed, A. A., Jayaweera, S. K., & Machuzak, S. (2017). Multi-agent reinforcement learning based cognitive anti-jamming. Paper presented at 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). https://doi.org/10.1109/wcnc.2017.7925694
  • Mohamed, A. A., Machuzak, S., Jayaweera, S. K., & Lane, S. (2016). Replicated Q-learning based sub-band selection for wideband spectrum sensing in cognitive radios. Paper presented at 2016 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC). https://doi.org/10.1109/iccchina.2016.7636732
  • Monzel, W. J., Hoff, B. W., Maestas, S. S., French, D. M., & Hayden, S. C. (2015). Dielectric breakdown of additively manufactured polymeric materials. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22(6), 3543-3549.  https://doi.org/10.1109/tdei.2015.005199
  • Nair, N., Bochove, E. J., Aceves, A. B., Zunoubi, M. R., & Braiman, Y. (2015). Resonator modes and mode dynamics for an external cavity-coupled laser array. Proceedings from Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVII, SPIE LASE Conference, 2015, San Francisco, CA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2080569
  • Neff, C., Eslton, E., Burfeindt,  M., Crane, N., & Schrand, A. (2018). A fundamental study of printed ink resiliency for harsh mechanical and thermal environmental applications. Additive Manufacturing, 55, 156-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2018.01.009
  • Nguyen, H. K., Mankowski, J., Dickens, J. C., Neuber, A. A., & Joshi, R. P. (2017). Model predictions for atmospheric air breakdown by radio-frequency excitation in large gaps. Physics of Plasmas, 24(7), 073505. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4990699 
  • Nguyen, H. K., Mankowski, J., Dickens, J. C., Neuber, A. A., & Joshi, R. P. (2017). Monte Carlo analysis of field-dependent electron avalanche coefficients in nitrogen at atmospheric pressure. Physics of Plasmas, 24(12), 124501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5004995
  • Nguyen, H. K., Mankowski, J., Dickens, J. C., Neuber, A. A., & Joshi, R. P. (2018). Calculations of secondary electron yield of graphene coated copper for vacuum electronic applications. AIP Advances, 8(1), 015325. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019360
  • Nystrom, E., & Murray-Krezan, J. (2015). Distributions of debris as measured by the NASA-WISE instrument. Proceedings from 9469: Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VIII, SPIE Defense and Security Conference, 2015, Baltimore, MD. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2178212
  • Pehrson, N. A., & Banik, J. (2018). Folding approaches for tensioned precision planar shell structures. Paper presented at 2018 AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-1439
  • Petersen, J., Twagirayezu, F., Borges, P. D., Scolfaro, L., & Geerts, W. (2016). Ab initio study of oxygen vacancy effects on electronic and optical properties of NiO. MRS Advances, 1-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/adv.2016.405
  • Schonfeld, S. J., White, S. M., Henney, C. J., Arge, C. N., & McAteer R. T. J. (2015). Coronal sources of the solar F10.7 radio flux. The Astrophysical Journal, 808(1). https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/808/1/29
  • Schonfeld, S. J., White, S. M., Hock-Mysliwiec, R. A., & McAteer, R. T. J. (2017). The slowly varying Corona. I. Daily differential emission measure distributions derived from EVE Spectra. The Astrophysical Journal, 844(2), 163. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa7b35
  • Smith, S. M., Rhodes, M. J., Taft, B. S., & Ardelean, E. V. (2017). Experimental investigation of flow induced vibrations of an oscillating heat pipe. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 31(4), 871-877. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.t5020
  • Smith, S. M., Taft, B. S., & Moulton, J. (2014). Contact angle measurement for advanced thermal management technologies. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 5. https://doi.org/10.5098/hmt.5.6 
  • Sparapany, M.J., & Grant, M.J. (2018). The geometric adjoining of optimal information in indirect trajectory optimization. Paper presented at 2018 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0851 
  • Stevens, K. A., Smith, S. M., & Taft, B. S. Statistical variation in oscillating heat pipe performance. Journal article, expected publication TBD.
  • Sweeny, B. C., Ard, S. G., McDonald, D. C., Martinez, O., Viggiano, A. A., & Shuman, N. S. (2017). Discrepancy between experimental and theoretical predictions of the adiabaticity of Ti+ + CH3OH. Chemistry – A European Journal, 23(49), 11780-11783. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703002
  • Taft, B. S., & Rhodes, M. (2017). Experimental investigation of oscillating heat pipes under direct current and pulse width modulation heating input conditions. Applied Thermal Engineering, 126, 1018-1022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.02.064
  • Taft, B. S., Laun, F. F., Smith, S. M., & Hengeveld, D. W. (2015). Microgravity performance of a structurally embedded oscillating heat pipe. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 29(2), 329-337. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.t4151
  • Volle, K., Rogers, J., & Brink, K. (2016). Decentralized cooperative control methods for the modified weapon-target assignment problem. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 39(9), 1934-1948. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.g001752
  • Volle, K., Rogers, J., & Brink, K. (2016). Scalable cooperative control algorithms for the weapon target assignment problem. Paper presented at 2016 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-2106