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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Optimization of a Multi-Layered Target for a Pulsed Power Neutron Source, Zachary D. Bretz

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Applications of a Lightning Proxy to Generate Synthetic Lightning for Use in Physics-Based Image-Chain Models, Bryan G. Castro

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Directionally Sensitive Gamma Imaging Using Rotating Scatter Masks and Inexpensive, Scintillation Detectors, Christopher S. Charles

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Intercomparison of Four Microphysics Schemes in Simulating Persistent Arctic Mixed-Phase Stratocumulus Clouds, Zachary A. Cleveland

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Deep Learning Approach to Multi-phenomenological Nuclear Fuel Cycle Signals for Nonproliferation Applications, Preston J. Dicks

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A Study on the Early Stages of Degradation of Multi-component Alloy Surfaces in Extreme Environments Using the Multi-cell Monte Carlo Method, Tyler D. Dolezal

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Capability Development for Advanced (n,x) Nuclear Data Measurements, Brian G. Frandsen

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Global Sporadic-E Climatological Analysis using GPS Radio Occultation and Ionosonde Data, Travis J. Hodos

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Identification and Characterization of Point Defects in Nonlinear Optical Crystals: Barium Gallium Selenide and Lithium Triborate, Brian C. Holloway

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Verficiation and Validation of Unstructured Meshing Capabilities in MCNP6, Micah C. Jeroutek

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Neutron Spectral Effect on Microelectronic Performance Response, Wade Kloppenburg

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Determination of Vortex Locations in a 2x2 Array of Josephson Junctions for Topological Quantum Computation, Casey L. Kowalski

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Feasibility of Fireball Trail Detection Using Ground-Based GPS Receivers, Ian R. Moffett

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Characterization of Environmental Conditioning of Lithium Hydride Using Spectroscopy and Machine Learning, Ryan E. Pinson

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Methods for Focal Plane Array Resolution Estimation Using Random Laser Speckle in Non-paraxial Geometries, Phillip J. Plummer

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Enabling Rapid Chemical Analysis of Plutonium Alloys via Machine Learning-enhanced Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques, Ashwin P. Rao

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Analysis of Microscopic Carbon Fiber Fragments, Zachary R. Scott

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Modeling Gadolinium Self Powered Neutron Detectors in a Transient Reactor, Alexander L. Q. Spring

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Formulation and Characterization of Fast-Curing Plastic Scintillators with High-Z Loading, Theodore W. Stephens

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Identifying Four Year Average Cloud Field Regimes from World Wide Merged Cloud Analysis Dataset By Way of K-Means Clustering, Stewart G. Almeida

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Development of a Magnetic Confinement Attachment for Enhanced Signal in Handheld Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Soil Analysis, Alfred C. Anderson

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Nonlinear Solution of the Time Eigenvalue of a Fast Burst Reactor Using the Finite Volume Method, Stephen H. Baxter

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A Comparative Evaluation of the Fast Optical Pulse Response of Event-based Cameras, Tyler J. Brewer

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One Dimensional Study of Magnetoplasmadynamic Thrusters for a Potential New Class of Heavy Ion Drivers for Plasma Jet Driven Magnetoinertial Fusion, Patrick M. Brown

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Improvements to Emissive Plume and Shock Wave Diagnostics and Interpretation During Pulsed Laser Ablation of Graphite, Timothy I. Calver

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A Comparison of Sporadic-E Occurrence Rates Using Ionosondes and GPS Radio Occultation Measurements, Rodney A. Carmona Jr.

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Relationship between Solar Energetic Particle He/H Abundance Ratios and Properties of Flares and CMES, Christopher R. Davidson

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Computational Electromagnetic Modeling of Metasurface Optical Devices with Defect Study, Carlos D. Diaz

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Verification and Validation of Radiation Protection Factors from Monte Carlo Simulations, William J. Erwin

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Error Reduction for the Determination of Transverse Moduli of Single-Strand Carbon Fibers via Atomic Force Microscopy, Joshua D. Frey

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Studying the Conditions for Magnetic Reconnection in Solar Flares with and without Precursor Flares, Seth H. Garland

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Correction of Back Trajectories Utilizing Machine Learning, Britta F. Gjermo Morrison

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Analysis of Space to Ground Ladar Performance with Non-Traditional Optics, Prayant P.S. Hanjra

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Error Detection in Quantum Algorithms, Simeon R. Hanks

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Characterization and Analysis of BOMARC Accident Debris, Aaron J. Heffelfinger

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Ab Initio Spectroscopy of Natural and Artificial Fire Contaminants for V/W Band Frequency Signal Absorbance, Matthew B. Husk

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Impendance Probe Payload Development for Space-based Joint Service Collaboration, Brian T. Kay

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Space to High-Altitude Region Adjoint Neutron Transport, Zachary W. LaMere

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Neutron Pulse-Time Extension through Conversion to Positronium, Shawn T. McTaggart

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Characterization of Infrared Metasurface Optics with an Optical Scatterometer, Matthew R. Miller

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Examination of a Lenseless Setup for Reflective Inverse Diffusion of Light, John Nguyen

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Synthetic Lightning Generation Employing Autoregressive-Moving-Average (ARMA) Models, Seth R. Powers

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Characterization of the Spatial Distribution and Evolution of Cerium and Calcium in Laser Produced Plasma, Michael G. Rynders

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Topological Realizations of Entangling Quantum Gates, Adrian D. Scheppe

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Development and Verification of Extreme Space Weather Phenomena Models, Sophia G. Schwalbe

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Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Elemental Assay Data for Nuclear Forensics Analysis, Jason G. Seik

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Comparison of Spatial Precipitation Forecasts with a Satellite Dataset, Andrew C. Siebels

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Dynamic Holography in Resonant Nonlinear Media: Theory and Application, Jonathan E. Slagle

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Improved Out-of-Plane BRDF Measurement and Modeling, Todd V. Small

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Lithium Compound Characterization via Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy, James T. Stofel

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Data Driven Investigation into the Off-Axis BRDF to Develop an Algorithm to Classify Anisotropicity, Anne W. Werkley

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Profiling Atmospheric Turbulence Using a Dynamically Ranged Rayleigh Beacon System, Steven M. Zuraski

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Next-Generation Air Force Weather Metrics via Bayes Cost Analysis, Brandon M. Bailey

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The Design of a Continuous Wave Molecular Nitrogen Stimulated Raman Laser in the Visible Spectrum, Timothy J. Bate

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Modulation of Lightning Occurrence by the Solar Wind, Adam L. Baxter

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Conduction Mapping for Quality Control of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing, Chance M. Baxter

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Enhanced BRDF Modeling Using Directional Volume Scatter Terms, Michael W. Bishop

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Validation of HTS Optical Turbulence Profiling via Sonic Anemometry, Alexander S. Boeckenstedt

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Validation Technique for Modeled Bottomside Ionospheres via Ray Tracing, Kevin S. Burg

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An Assessment of the Spatial Variation of Isotopic Ratios in a CANDU-6 Reactor for Nuclear Treaty Monitoring, Aaron W. Burkhardt

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Spectroscopic Diagnostics for Supersonic Air Microwave Discharges, James E. Caplinger

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Measurement of the 160Gd(p,n)160Tb excitation function from 4 18 MeV, using a stacked foil technique, Ryan K. Chapman

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Characterizing Regime-Based Flow Uncertainty, John L. Fioretti

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Neutron Displacement Damage in Germanium Tin Photodiodes, Nathan J. Gale

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Determining Bulk Aerosol Absorption from Off Axis Backscattering using Rayleigh Beacon Laser Pulses, Julie C. Grossnickle

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Solving Combinatorial Optimization Problems using the Quantum Approximation Optimization Algorithm, Nicholas J. Guerrero

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A Machine Learning Approach to Characterizing Particle Morphology in Nuclear Forensics, Daniel A. Gum

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Neutron Energy Effects on Asteroid Deflection, Lansing S. Horan IV

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A Method for Routine PM2.5 Obsercation and Incorporation into Numerical Weather Prediction, Daniel B. Jagoda

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Laser Induced Thermal Degradation of Carbon Fiber-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Laminates, Joshua A. Key

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Analysis of the Correlation between Re Filament Surface Features and TIMS Performance, Christopher J. Mihal

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Mult-Spectral Imaging of Vegetation with a Diffractive Plenoptic Camera, Tristan R. Naranjo

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Determination and Simulation of the Neutron Spectrum of Nuclear Detonations and Surrogate Sources, Taylor M. Nichols

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Low-Information Radiation Imaging using Rotating Scatter Mask Systems and Neural Network Algorithms, Robert J. Olesen

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The Effect of Aeration Rate and Free-Floating Carrier Media on the Emission of Bacillus globigii in Bioaerosols, Andrew J. Owens

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CN and C2 Spectroscopy on the Pulsed Ablation of Graphite in the Visible Spectrum, Brandon A. Pierce

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Rapid Analysis of Plutonium Surrogate Material via Hand-Held Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Ashwin P. Rao

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Simulation of Sporadic-E Parameters Using Phase Screen Method, Daniel W. Stambovsky

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Detection of Reconnection Signatures in Solar Flares, Taylor R. Whitney

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Localized Effects of Hurricane Michael (2018) on Total Electron Content, Joanna E.S. Williams

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Comparison of the Accuracy of Rayleigh-Rice Polarization Factors to Improve Microfacet BRDF Models, Rachel L. Wolfgang

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Determination of Lithium Isotope Concentration by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Using Chemometrics, Jason C. Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Quantifying Uncertainty of Ensemble Transport and Dispersion Simulations Using HYSPLIT, Daniel W. Bazemore

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Displacement Damage Effects in GeSn Light Emitting Diodes, Kevin K. Choe

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Nonlinear Characterizing of a New Titanium Nitride on Aluminum Oxide Metalens, Michael A. Cumming

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Investigations of Point Defects in KH2PO4 Crystals Using Ab Initio Quantum Methods, Tabitha E. R. Dodson

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Development of a Mixed-Radiation Directional Rotating Scatter Mask Detection System, Bryan V. Egner

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Computational and Experimental Development of 2D Anisotropic Photonic Crystal Metamaterials, James A. Ethridge

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Global Ionosonde and GPS Radio Occultation Sporadic-E Intensity and Height Comparison, Joshua Y. Gooch

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Development of a Model for 11C Production via the 14N(p,α) Reaction Using a GE Pettrace Cyclotron, Amy C. Hall

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Analysis of the Gálvez-Davison Index for Convective Forecasting Over Africa Using the GALWEM, William A. Hanson

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Comparing Dual-Polarization Radar Lightning Forecast Methods across Southwest Utah, Daniel O. Katuzienski

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Point Defects in Lithium Gallate and Gallium Oxide, Christopher A. Lenyk

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Numerical Simulation of Unstable Laser Resonators with a High Gain Medium, Robert L. Lloyd

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Targeted Germanium Ion Irradiation of Aluminum Gallium Nitride/Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors, Melanie E. Mace

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Effects of Sinusoidal Phase Modulation on Signal-to-Noise Ratio in a Digital Holography System, Davin Mao

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The Non-Mechanical Beam Steering of Light in Reflective Inverse Diffusion, Eric K. Nagamine

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Characterization of Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using Microwave Imagery, Amanda M. Nelson

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Nuclear Data Covariance Analysis of an Energy Tuning Assembly for Simulating Nuclear Weapon Environments, Nicholas J. Quartemont

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Enabling Mobile Neutron Detection Systems with CLYC, Matthew C. Recker