This collection includes Honors in the Major (undergraduate) Theses completed in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Records for print-only, retrospectively scanned, and electronic works are included—digital copies are included where available.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Extrapolation Techiques for Very Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of a Ni-base Superalloy, Brian R. Daubenspeck

In-situ stress measurements of EB-PVD thermal barrier coatings using synchrotron x-ray diffraction under thermo-mechanical loading, Rene Orlando Diaz

A novel approach for extending delay time in surface acoustic wave devices, James R. Humphries

Characterization of the mechanical behavior of a twill dutch woven wire mesh, Steven M. Kraft

An automatic medication management system for independently living healthcare patients, Corey McCall

Stress concentration factors for v-notched plates under axisymmetric pressure, Nathan J. Mutter

Measurements and modeling of transpiration cooling, Greg A. Natsui

Persistent military satellite communications coverage using a cubesat constellation in low earth orbit, Jacqueline M. Nelson

Rate handling methods in variable amplitude fatigue cycle processing, Ryan O'Kelley

A step toward evolving biped walking behavior through indirect encoding, Randal S. Olson

E-ternally yours : the case for the development of a reliable repository for the preservation of personal digital objects, Lesley L. Peterson

Real time rendering and modifiction of scenes with complex materials, Christopher M. Pugh

A comparison of kansa and hermitian RBF interpolation techniques for the solution of convection-diffusion problems, Erik Rodriguez

Analysis and enhancement of the LDMOSFET for safe operating area and device ruggedness, Jason B. Steighner

Recognition of predicted time series using chaotic and geometric features, David Leary Thomas

Pressure losses experienced by liquid flow through straight PDMS microchannels of varying diameters, Darrel W. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

An optimal, low-cost design for small wind turbine converters applied to charging batteries, Jonathan Baker

The design and manufacturing of scandia-ceria stabilized zirconia ceramics for use as electrolyte material in solid oxide fuel cells, Glenn E. Bean

A framework for blind signal correction using optimized polyspectra-based cost functions, Steven W. Braeger

Dance evolution : interactively evolving neural networks to control dancing three-dimensional models, Greg A. Dubbin

Digital control algorithms : low power wind turbine energy maximizer for charging lead acid batteries, Christopher Hamilton

An efficient method for the optimization of viscoplastic constitutive model constants, Erik A. Hogan


Numerical solution of the two-phase incompressible navier-stokes equations using a gpu-accelerated meshless method, Jesse Kelly

The ambient sound engine : a tool built for improving interactive and improvisational performance, Christopher L. Kidwell

Exploring the effectiveness of 3D file browsing techniques for file searching tasks, Anamary Leal

Introduction of grand solar belt of America : combinatorial optimization using genetic algorithms, Roberto; Miguez

Effects of electrode microstructure and electrolyte parameters on intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (ITSOFC) performance, Edward J. Naimaster

Bottle water storage location and its impact on microbiogical quality, Hilary R. Palmer

Analysis of the orbit lowering and attitude control performance of a magnetic coil-augmented gossamer sail, John Robinson

Heat transfer augmentation in a rectangular duct characterized by an impinging jet inlet : design of experiment, Carson D. Slabaugh

Dual polarized miniaturized antennas, Rhonessa I. Villegas

Using FPGAs to perform embedded image registration, Brandyn A. White

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Neat drummer : computer-generated drum tracks, Amy K. Hoover

Cooling techniques for advanced gas turbines, Stephanie Kersten

Modeling and analysis of reverse recovery in PiN power diodes in series, Matthew M. Landowshi

A study of mutual coupling as an alternative feed method in phased array antennas, Justin J. Luther

Development of an experimental setup for the study of film pulsation effects on film cooling effectiveness, Jan H. Marsh

Design and computational analysis of aerodynamics in an annular cascade, William J. McDonald

Next generation heat transfer fluids : experimental study of nano-oxide and carbon nanotube suspensions in water, Denitsa Milanova

Varactor-based reactive network design for ESPAR phased array and antenna applications, Paul Jeffrey Nelson

Computational analysis of alternative aortic bypass for left ventricle assistant device (LVAD), Andres F. Osorio

Stormwater pollution control using Black and Gold media, Brian Rivera

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Automatically Determining Consequences of Unexpected Events, Brian Becker

Implementation and Experimentation with C4.5 Decision Trees, Jason Beck


A user interactive calibration program for an object tracking system using a triaxial accelerometer, Richard A. Elliott

Modeling the Complex Refractive Index of CdxZn1-xo by Spectrophotometric Characterization: An Evolutionary Approach, Matthew Falanga

Energy extraction using maximum energy harvesting control as a refinement over maximum power point tracking on an energy harvesting backpack, Venceslav Gaydarzhiev

Analysis of high speed radially rotating high-temperature heat pipes, Luis O. Gonzalez

Temporal Abstract Behavioral Representation Model, Rachel Mansfield

A Study of Knowledge Management within Lockheed Martin Corporation, Jonathan Nichols

A Scalable and Efficient Outlier Detection Strategy for Categorical Data, Enrique Ortiz

Wakeboards : correlation of cognitive and analytical data on fins, Ramon J. Rosquete

Design, Implementation, and Validation of an Experimental Setup for Closed-Loop Functional Electrical Stimulation Applications, Sarah Steinmetz

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

A Library of Functions in C++ for Building and Manipulating Large Graphs, Heather Cash

A Meshless Method Approach for Solving Coupled Thermoelasticity Problems, Salvadore Gerace

A Preliminary Study of New Anchorage Designs for Strengthening RC Beams with Externally Bonded FRP Composite Materials, Zachary Haber

Experiments with K-Means, Fuzzy c-Means and Approaches to Choose K and C, Sui Hong

Detail Preserving Filters for Impulsive Noise Removal in Color Images, Simon Jelavic

Probalistic Stress Rupture Life Analysis of Turbine Blades, Sameer Khan

Scale Space Based Grammar for Hand Detection, Jan Prokaj

Averaged Model of a Three-Port Solar Power Converter, Justin Reese

Pedestrian detection in EO and IR video, Vladimir Reilly

Detection, Segmentation, and Pose Recognition of Hands in Images, Christopher Schwarz

Development of a Novel Membrane Process for the Immediate Production of Drinking Water from Varying Quality Aqueous Sources, Erica Stone

Interactive E-learning and Problem for Electrical Circuits, Najlae Yazghi

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Intention Recognition in a Strategic Environment, Cameron Akridge

Human Silhouette Segmentation for Automatic Recognition of Armed Robbery, Jaime Dever

Analysis of Electron Wave Scattering by Nano Grating Structure, Shaohua Lin

A Device for the Measurement of Head Loss across Pipe Coupons, David MacNevin

Dynamic Voting Schemes to Enhance Evolutionary Repair in Reconfigurable Logic Devices, Corey Milliord

Hilbert Space Filling Curve (HSFC) Nearest Neighbor Classifier, John Reeder

Grass Mapping: Realistic Real Time Grass Rendering, Eric Risser

Design of a LQR Controller for a Quad-Rotor Vehicle, Ollie Rodriguez

Case Consistency in Case-Based Reasoning, Bryan Rosander

A Hands-on Method of Instruction for Feedback Control Systems and Mechatronics, Matthew Sherman

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Toward the Design of an Emotion-like State Generator for a Robotic Office Assistant, Eric Baumer

Gait Based Recognition, Ankur Datta

Verification of the Incidence Angle Dependence within the Satellite Microwave Radiative Transfer Model, RadTb, Christopher Ekberg

A Laplace Transform Boundary Element Method Approach to the Solution of Large-Scale Transient Heat Conduction Problems, Kevin Erhart

A Dynamic Simulation of Trajectory and Attitude Stabilization for a Solar Sail Mission to Study the Asteroid Vesta, Brian Fein

Broadband Rectifying Antenna Design for Low Power Applications, James Ginn

A DSP Algorithm for Multi-Channel Maximum Power Point Tracking in Photovoltaic Systems, Rebecca Hayman


Directory-based Cache Coherence in SMTp Machines without Memory Overhead using Sparse Directories, Anton Kiriwas

Object tracking in low frame-rate video sequences, Alfred K. Levy


Modeling and Analysis of Solar Arrays for Grid Connected Systems with Maximum Power Point Tracking, Adje Mensah

Enhancement of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion Through High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Marin Racic

Design of a Monolithic Bipolar Junction Transistor Amplifier in the Common Emitter with Cascaded Common Collector Configuration, Luis Rodriguez

A Hybrid of Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms for Controlling Mobile Robots, James Secretan

Path planning for N- degrees of freedom in a confined space represented by N- dimensions using approximate cell decomposition for hypercubes to graph node traversal to calculate the optimal path (gNND*), Gary Stein

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Neural algorithms for EMI based landmine detection, Matthew C. Draper

Software Development for Wireless Communication between Mobile Robots and Handheld Devices, Frank Goergen

Simulation and interpretation for a voice-activated traffic information system, Martin Mennicke

Indoor Air Quality Measurements, Mariam Rahmani

Improving Computational Efficiency in Context-Based Reasoning Simulations, Roberto Sanchez

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Design of a high effectiveness ceramic micro-channel heat recuperator for micro-turbine application, Bradley Gene Carman

Modeling of acoustic phenomena in computer generated forces, John Patrick Durning

Packet loss in the cognitive packet network, Michael Gellman

Implementing quality in the healthcare industry, Martha Sist

Using voicexml to provide real-time traffic information, Viet Trinh

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

The electromigration behavior of single crystal copper, Catherine Marie Contino