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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.

 

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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