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Passive Ranging Of Dynamic Rocket Plumes Using Infrared And Visible Oxygen Attenuation, Robert Anthony Vincent 2011 Air Force Institute of Technology

Passive Ranging Of Dynamic Rocket Plumes Using Infrared And Visible Oxygen Attenuation, Robert Anthony Vincent

Theses and Dissertations

Atmospheric oxygen absorption bands in observed spectra of boost phase missiles can be used to accurately estimate range from sensor to target. This work compares two oxygen absorption bands in the near-infrared (NIR) and visible (Vis) spectrum, centered at 762nm and 690 nm, to passively determine range. Spectra were observed from static tests of both surface-to-air missile simulators at 405m range and a full-scale solid rocket motor at 900m range. The NIR O2 band provided range estimates accurate to within 3% for both tests, while the Vis O2 band had range errors of 77% and 15 %, respectively. A ...


Analysis Of Interband, Intraband, And Plasmon Polariton Transitions In Silver Nanoparticle Films Via In Situ Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, S. A. Little, R. W. Collins, S. Marsillac 2011 Old Dominion University

Analysis Of Interband, Intraband, And Plasmon Polariton Transitions In Silver Nanoparticle Films Via In Situ Real-Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, S. A. Little, R. W. Collins, S. Marsillac

Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications

The dielectric function of Ag nanoparticle films, deduced from an analysis of in situ real-time spectroscopic ellipsometry (RTSE) measurements, is found to evolve with time during deposition in close consistency with the film structure, deduced in the same RTSE analysis. In the nucleation regime, the intraband dielectric function component is absent and plasmon polariton behavior dominates. Only at nuclei contact, does the intraband amplitude appear, increasing above zero. Both intraband and plasmon amplitudes coexist during surface smoothening associated with coalescence. The intraband relaxation time increases rapidly after surface smoothening is complete, also in consistency with the thin film structural evolution.


Local Fractional Functional Analysis And Its Applications, Yang Xiao-Jun 2011 China University of Mining & Technology

Local Fractional Functional Analysis And Its Applications, Yang Xiao-Jun

Xiao-Jun Yang

Local fractional functional analysis is a totally new area of mathematics, and a totally new mathematical world view as well. In this book, a new approach to functional analysis on fractal spaces, which can be used to interpret fractal mathematics and fractal engineering, is presented. From Cantor sets to fractional sets, real line number and the spaces of local fractional functions are derived. Local fractional calculus of real and complex variables is systematically elucidated. Some generalized spaces, such as generalized metric spaces, generalized normed linear spaces, generalized Banach's spaces, generalized inner product spaces and generalized Hilbert spaces, are introduced ...


Local Fractional Laplace’S Transform Based Local Fractional Calculus, Yang Xiaojun 2011 China University of Mining & Technology

Local Fractional Laplace’S Transform Based Local Fractional Calculus, Yang Xiaojun

Xiao-Jun Yang

In this paper, a new modeling for the local fractional Laplace’s transform based on the local fractional calculus is proposed in fractional space. The properties of the local fractional Laplace’s transform are obtained and an illustrative example for the local fractional system is investigated in detail.


Fundamentals Of Local Fractional Iteration Of The Continuously Nondifferentiable Functions Derived Form Local Fractional Calculus, Yang Xiaojun 2011 Feng Gao

Fundamentals Of Local Fractional Iteration Of The Continuously Nondifferentiable Functions Derived Form Local Fractional Calculus, Yang Xiaojun

Xiao-Jun Yang

A new possible modeling for the local fractional iteration process is proposed in this paper. Based on the local fractional Taylor’s series, the fundamentals of local fractional iteration of the continuously non-differentiable functions are derived from local fractional calculus in fractional space.


Local Fractional Integral Transforms, Yang X 2011 China University of Mining & Technology

Local Fractional Integral Transforms, Yang X

Xiao-Jun Yang

Over the past ten years, the local fractional calculus revealed to be a useful tool in various areas ranging from fundamental science to various engineering applications, because it can deal with local properties of non-differentiable functions defined on fractional sets. In fractional spaces, a basic theory of number and local fractional continuity of non-differentiable functions are presented, local fractional calculus of real and complex variables is introduced. Some generalized spaces, such as generalized metric spaces, generalized normed linear spaces, generalized Banach’s spaces, generalized inner product spaces and generalized Hilbert spaces, are introduced. Elemental introduction to Yang-Fourier transforms, Yang-Laplace transforms ...


Applications Of A 3-D Cfb Model On Oxycombustion, Gasification And Calcinator In Calcium Looping, Kari Myöhänen, Timo Hyppänen, Markku Nikku, Matti Koski, Jarno Parkkinen 2011 Lappeenranta University of Technology

Applications Of A 3-D Cfb Model On Oxycombustion, Gasification And Calcinator In Calcium Looping, Kari Myöhänen, Timo Hyppänen, Markku Nikku, Matti Koski, Jarno Parkkinen

Kari Myöhänen

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Termodynamika Procesowa (Dla Me Aparatura Procesowa) Ćw., Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2011 Wroclaw University of Technology

Termodynamika Procesowa (Dla Me Aparatura Procesowa) Ćw., Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

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The Analysis Of Heat Transfer In A Gas-Gas Heat Exchanger Operated Under A Heat-Recirculating Mode, Mariusz Salaniec, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2011 Wroclaw University of Technology

The Analysis Of Heat Transfer In A Gas-Gas Heat Exchanger Operated Under A Heat-Recirculating Mode, Mariusz Salaniec, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

The present paper presents the analysis of heat transfer in a gas-gas heat exchanger operated in a heat-recirculating mode.


An Overview Of Technologies For Upgrading Of Biogas To Biomethane, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2011 Wroclaw University of Technology

An Overview Of Technologies For Upgrading Of Biogas To Biomethane, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

The present contribution presents an overview of technologies available for upgrading of biogas to biomethane. Technologies under study include pressure swing adsorption (PSA), high-pressure water wash (HPWW), reactive absorption (RA), physical absorption (PA), membrane separation (MS) and cryogenic separation (CS).


Influence Of Energy Policy On The Rate Of Implementation Of Biogas Power Plants In Germany During The 2001-2010 Decade, Izabela Chasiak, Wojciech M. Budzianowski 2011 Wroclaw University of Technology

Influence Of Energy Policy On The Rate Of Implementation Of Biogas Power Plants In Germany During The 2001-2010 Decade, Izabela Chasiak, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

Wojciech Budzianowski

The current article describes energy policy tools, which caused intensive development of biogas-based power generation in Germany during the 2001-2010 decade. The German system of financial support to biogas power plants is presented in details. It is shown that in Germany, i.e. in a country characterised by similar climate and potentials to renewable energy to Poland, biogas power plants cover 10,7% of electricity demands in 2010, while all renewable energy sources cover only 5,4% of electricity demands. It is emphasised that under favourable Polish energy policy, the development of biogas energy can be very rapid.


Colossal Negative Magnetoresistance In Dilute Fluorinated Graphene, X. Hong, S. -H. Cheng, C. Herding, J. Zhu 2011 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Colossal Negative Magnetoresistance In Dilute Fluorinated Graphene, X. Hong, S. -H. Cheng, C. Herding, J. Zhu

Xia Hong Publications

Adatoms offer an effective route to modify and engineer the properties of graphene. In this work, we create dilute fluorinated graphene using a clean, controlled, and reversible approach. At low carrier densities, the system is strongly localized and exhibits an unexpected, colossal negative magnetoresistance. The zero-field resistance is reduced by a factor of 40 at the highest field of 9 T and shows no sign of saturation. Unusual staircaselike field dependence is observed below 5 K. The magnetoresistance is highly anisotropic. These observations cannot be explained by existing theories, but likely require adatom-induced magnetism and/or a metal-insulator transition driven ...


Resonant Photoemission Of Rare Earth Doped Gan Thin Films, S. R. McHale, J. W. McClory, J. C. Petrosky, J. Wu, R. Palai, Yaroslav B. Losovyj, Peter A. Dowben 2011 Air Force Institute of Technology

Resonant Photoemission Of Rare Earth Doped Gan Thin Films, S. R. Mchale, J. W. Mcclory, J. C. Petrosky, J. Wu, R. Palai, Yaroslav B. Losovyj, Peter A. Dowben

Peter Dowben Publications

The 4d → 4f Fano resonances for various rare earth doped GaN thin films (RE = Gd, Er, Yb) were investigated using synchrotron photoemission spectroscopy. The resonant photoemission Fano profiles show that the major Gd and Er rare earth 4f weight is at about 5–6 eV below the valence band maximum, similar to the 4f weights in the valence band of many other rare earth doped semiconductors. For Yb, there is very little resonant enhancement of the valence band of Yb doped GaN, consistent with a largely 4f14 occupancy.


Establishing Building Recommissioning Priorities And Potential Energy Savings From Utility Energy Data, Kevin P. Hallinan, Philip Brodrick, Jessica Northridge, J. Kelly Kissock, Robert J. Brecha 2011 University of Dayton

Establishing Building Recommissioning Priorities And Potential Energy Savings From Utility Energy Data, Kevin P. Hallinan, Philip Brodrick, Jessica Northridge, J. Kelly Kissock, Robert J. Brecha

Physics Faculty Publications

An energy reduction program for commercial buildings is implemented for a SW Ohio natural gas utility. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that historical utility data for individual building customers, along with knowledge of pertinent building information (square footage, year built, number of floors, height of floors, wall construction type, and use type) available in county auditor databases, could be used to identify the best candidate buildings for recommissioning in terms of energy savings and simple payback. A study is completed for all natural gas customers of a utility in Montgomery and Clinton counties in Ohio. A total ...


Understanding Student Pathways In Context-Rich Problems, Pavlo Antonenko, John Jackman, Piyamart Kumsaikaew, Rahul Marathe, Dale Niederhauser, Craig Ogilvie, Sarah Ryan 2011 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Understanding Student Pathways In Context-Rich Problems, Pavlo Antonenko, John Jackman, Piyamart Kumsaikaew, Rahul Marathe, Dale Niederhauser, Craig Ogilvie, Sarah Ryan

Sarah M. Ryan

In this paper we investigate the ways that students' problem-solving behaviors evolve when solving multi-faceted, context-rich problems within a structured, computer-based learning environment. During the semester, groups of two or three students worked on several problems that required drawing on more than one concept and, hence, could not be readily solved with simple "plug-and-chug" strategies. The problems were presented to students in a data-rich, online problem-solving environment that tracked which information items were selected by students as they attempted to solve the problem. The students also completed a variety of tasks, like entering an initial qualitative analysis into an online ...


Targeting Residential Energy Reduction For City Utilities Using Historical Electrical Utility Data And Readily Available Building Data, Kevin P. Hallinan, J. Kelly Kissock, Robert J. Brecha, Austin Mitchell 2011 University of Dayton

Targeting Residential Energy Reduction For City Utilities Using Historical Electrical Utility Data And Readily Available Building Data, Kevin P. Hallinan, J. Kelly Kissock, Robert J. Brecha, Austin Mitchell

Physics Faculty Publications

Energy use data for the eight-year period 2003–2010 was analyzed for over 1200 single family residences in Village of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Electricity, natural gas, residential building, and weather databases are merged to permit determination of the energy intensity of each home in the village. The energy use intensity for each home is disaggregated into weather independent and weather dependent electric and natural gas use. This use is compared to typical baseline, cooling, and heating energy use for the region. From this comparison, priority homes are identified for energy reduction investment. Collective potential low cost energy reduction is estimated ...


Characterization Of Rf Resonators Made Of Biodegradable Materials For Biosensing Applications, Clémentine M. Boutry, Hengky Chandrahalim, Christofer Hierold 2011 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Characterization Of Rf Resonators Made Of Biodegradable Materials For Biosensing Applications, Clémentine M. Boutry, Hengky Chandrahalim, Christofer Hierold

Faculty Publications

In this paper we present the characterization by galvanic coupling (direct contact) of radio-frequency (RF) driven RLC resonators made of different biodegradable materials, including biodegradable metals and new biodegradable conducting polymers. An equivalent electrical circuit is proposed based on the RLC resonator geometry and material properties. The Matlab modeling and the finite elements HFSS simulations are in good agreement with the measurements, and allow to extract the loaded and unloaded parameters of the RLC resonators for different materials.


Schottky Barrier Formation At The Au To Rare Earth Doped Gan Thin Film Interface, S. R. McHale, J. W. McClory, J. C. Petrosky, J. Wu, R. Palai, Yaroslav B. Losovyj, Peter A. Dowben 2011 Air Force Institute of Technology

Schottky Barrier Formation At The Au To Rare Earth Doped Gan Thin Film Interface, S. R. Mchale, J. W. Mcclory, J. C. Petrosky, J. Wu, R. Palai, Yaroslav B. Losovyj, Peter A. Dowben

Peter Dowben Publications

The Schottky barriers formed at the interface between gold and various rare earth doped GaN thin films (RE = Yb, Er, Gd) were investigated in situ using synchrotron photoemission spectroscopy. The resultant Schottky barrier heights were measured as 1.68 ± 0.1 eV (Yb:GaN), 1.64 ± 0.1 eV (Er:GaN), and 1.33 ± 0.1 eV (Gd:GaN). We find compelling evidence that thin layers of gold do not wet and uniformly cover the GaN surface, even with rare earth doping of the GaN. Furthermore, the trend of the Schottky barrier heights follows the trend of the rare earth ...


Parametric Study On Instabilities In A Two-Layer Electromagnetohydrodynamic Channel Flow Confined Between Two Parallel Electrodes, P. Dinesh Sankar Reddy, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Sang Woo Joo, Ashutosh Sharma, Shizhi Qian 2011 Old Dominion University

Parametric Study On Instabilities In A Two-Layer Electromagnetohydrodynamic Channel Flow Confined Between Two Parallel Electrodes, P. Dinesh Sankar Reddy, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Sang Woo Joo, Ashutosh Sharma, Shizhi Qian

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications

Instabilities in a two-phase electromagnetohydrodynamic (EMHD) flow between a pair of parallel electrodes are explored. A linear stability analysis has been performed based on a coupled Orr-Sommerfeld system generated from the conservation laws. The study shows the presence of a finite-wave-number EMHD mode of instability in addition to the two commonly observed instability modes in the pressure-driven two-layer flows, namely, the long-wave interfacial mode arising from the viscosity or density stratification and the finite-wave-number shear flow mode engendered by the Reynolds stresses. This extra EMHD mode originates from the additional stresses generated by the Lorenz force acting at the liquid ...


Modeling And Tuning Of Musical Percussive Beams, Eric Laukkanen 2011 University of Puget Sound

Modeling And Tuning Of Musical Percussive Beams, Eric Laukkanen

Summer Research

Standard vibraphone bars consist of aluminum beams which are traditionally tuned with an arched undercut, for the purpose of aligning the musical overtones harmonically. The acoustical effect of various progressions of undercuts on aluminum bars was studied using both an aluminum bar and a finite element computer model. The spectral signature of the aluminum bar was examined with a spectrum analyzer, and the corresponding eigenmodes were imaged with an electronic speckle pattern interferometer. These methods were used to analyze the changes in natural frequencies of the bar as matter was removed from various locations. Additionally, the aural character of each ...


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