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       Remote Sensing Center Thesis Research

       
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150. Target Material Detection and Image Classification Using Near and Shortwave Infrared (NIR/SWIR) and Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI)
Cody Lanning, Remote Sensing Intelligence
December 2013
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


149. LIDAR Point Cloud and Stereo Image Point Cloud Fusion
Paul L. Basgall, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2013
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


148. MODTRAN Radiance Modeling of Multi-angle Worldview-2 Imagery
Samuel I. Marshall, Space Systems Operations
September 2013
Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
Second Reader: Fred A. Kruse


147. Visible–Near Infrared (VNIR) and Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Spectral Variability of Urban Materials
Kenneth G. Fairbarn, Jr., Remote Sensing Intelligence
March 2013
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


146. Aerosol Optical Depth Effects on Hyperspectral Image Classification in an Arid Environment
Aaron E. Smith, Remote Sensing Intelligence
March 2013
Thesis Advisor: Charlene Sailer
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


145. Detecting and Characterizing Night Lights Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imagery
Jeremy P. Metcalf, Remote Sensing Intelligence
December 2012
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: Chris Elvidge, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center


144. Using Multi-Angle WorldView-2 Imagery to Determine Ocean Depth near Oahu, Hawaii
Krista R. Lee, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
Second Reader: Fred A. Kruse


143. Time Series Analysis of Vegetation Change Using Hyperspectral and Multispectral Data
Spencer A. Wahrman, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: Dar A. Roberts, University of California-Santa Barbara


142. (Classified)
Steven D. Terry, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012


141. (Classified)
Jason C. Suckstorff, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012


140. (Classified)
Ralph R. Shoukry, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012


139. Detection of Subpixel Submerged Mine-Like Targets in WorldView-2 Multispectral Imagery
Michelle R. Sandersfeld, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
Second Reader: Charlene T. Sailer


138. Evaluation of Sun Glint Removal Algorithms for High-Spatial Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery
Chad I. Miller, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
Second Reader: Fred A. Kruse


137. Urban Classification Techniques Using the Fusion of LiDAR and Spectral Data
Justin E. Mesina, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
Second Reader: Fred A. Kruse


136. (Classified)
Christina M. Mayberry, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012


135. Multi-Frame Object Detection
Michael J. Laielli, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Mathias Kölsch
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


134. Visualizing IEDs: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis in the Sangin District of Helmand Province
Amanda L. Jones, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Charlene Sailer
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


133. Spectral Unmixing Applied to Desert Soils for the Detection of Sub-Pixel Disturbances
Jessica Howard, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


132. (Classified)
Russell H. Hoole, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012


131. Utilization of Hyperspectral Data for Identification of Moored and Floating Naval Mines
Jennifer Hesse, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: Richard D. Williams


130. Exploration of Data Fusion between Polarimetric Radar and Multispectral Image Data
William D. Hall, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: Brett Borden


129. (Classified)
Mallory E. DeCoster, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012


128. Comparison Of Classification Methods In An Arid Environment
Catherine A. Darby, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Charlene Sailer
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


127. An Exploratory Spatiotemporal Analysis of Improvised Explosive Device Incidents in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Stephanie L. Cox, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Charlene Sailer
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


126. Detection of Spatially Unresolved (Nominally Sub-Pixel) Submerged and Surface Targets Using Hyperspectral Data
Christopher Burt, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
Second Reader: David Trask


125. Improving Identification of Area Targets by Integrated Analysis of Hyperspectral Data and Extracted Texture Features
Corey F. Bangs, Remote Sensing Intelligence
September 2012
Thesis Advisor: Fred A. Kruse
Second Reader: R.C. Olsen 


       124. Automating Identification of Roads and Trails Under Canopy Using LiDAR
       Charles F. Harmon III, Space Systems Operations and Remote Sensing Intelligence
       September 2011
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Kristen Tsolis


       123. Evaluation of LiDAR for Automating Recognition of Roads and Trails Beneath Forest Canopy
       Steven L. Muha, Space Systems Operations
       September 2011
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Cajun James


       122. Coastal Bathymetry Using Satellite Observation in Support of Intelligence Preparations of the Environment
       Kenneth B. Myrick II, Space Systems Operations
       September 2011
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Jamie MacMahan


       121. (Classified)
       
Joshua R. Nagtzaam, Space Systems Operations
       September 2011


       120. (Classified)
       Cory N. Scott, Space Systems Operations
       September 2011


       119. Disturbance Detection in Snow Using Polarimetric Imagery of the Visible Spectrum
       David C. West, Applied Physics
       December 2010
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: David M. Trask


       118. High Spatial Resolution Bidirection Reflectance Retrieval Using Satellite Data
       Cecelia L. McConnon, Space Systems Operations
       December 2010
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: J. H. Newman


       117. Predicting Soil Strength with Remote Sensing Data
       Jon T. Wende, Space Systems Operations
       September 2010
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: C. Bachmann


       116. (Classified)
       N. Marciano, Space Systems Operations
       
September 2010


       115. Coastal Bathymetry Using 8-Color Multispectral Satellite Observation of Wave Motion (with movie)
       Coastal Bathymetry Using 8-Color Multispectral Satellite Observation of Wave Motion (without movie)
       Bradley L. McCarthy, Remote Sensing Intelligence
       September 2010
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Fred A. Kruse


       114. Utility of Satellite LiDAR Waveform Data in Shallow Water
       Neal Battaglia, Applied Physics
       June 2010
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: David M. Trask


       113. NDVI and Panchromatic Image Correlation Using Texture Analysis
       David A. Jablonski, Space Systems Operations
       March 2010
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: David M. Trask


       112. Simulating Full-Waveform LiDAR
       Angela M. Kim, Applied Mathematics
       September 2009
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Carlos F. Borges
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       111. (Limited Distribution)
       Christopher A. Jones, Space Systems Operations
       September 2009


       110. The Use of Commercial Remote Sensing in Predicting Helicopter Brownout Conditions
       Christine Kay Rabaja, Space Systems Operations
       September 2009
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: David M. Trask


       109. Point Density Effects on Digital Elevation Models Generated from LiDAR Data
       Richard L. Duldulao, Applied Physics
       June 2009
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: David M. Trask


       108. Polarimetric Imaging for the Detection of Disturbed Surfaces
       Michael E. Eyler, Applied Physics
       June 2009
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: R. Harkins


       107. Depth Derivation from the WorldView-2 Satellite Using Hyperspectral Imagery
       Michael J. Loomis, Jr., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
       March 2009
       Thesis Advisor: Philip A. Durkee
       Thesis Co-advisor: R.C. Olsen


       106. Investigating the Effects of Higher Spatial Resolution on Benthic Classification Accuracy at Midway Atoll
       Richard K. Arledge, Space Sytems Operations
       Ervin B. Hatcher, Space Systems Operations and Information Technology Management
       September 2008
       Thesis Advisor: Daria Siciliano
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Glenn Cook


       105. Assessing Accuracy in Varying LiDAR Data Point Densities in Digital Elevation Maps
       Brian C. Anderson, Space Systems Operations and Applied Physics
       September 2008
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: James H. Newman


       104. The Uses of a Polarimetric Camera
       Phillip Smith, Space Systems Operations
       September 2008
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: R. Harkins


       103. Extracting Hidden Trails and Roads Under Canopy Using LiDAR
       Apostolos Karatolios, Applied Physics
       Prokopios Krougios, Applied Physics and Electronic Warfare Systems Engineering
       December 2008
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Co-Advisor: David C. Jenn


       102. The Use of Commercial Remote Sensing in Predicting Helicopter Brownout Conditions
       Anthony Davis, Space Systems Operations
       September 2007
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Dave Trask


       101. Identifying Roads and Trails Hidden Under Canopy Using LiDAR
       Fermin Espinoza, Space Systems Operations
       Robb E. Owens, Space Systems Operations
       September 2007
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Mark C. Abrams


       100. Assessing the Ability of Hyperspectral Data to Detect Lyngbya Spp.: A Potential Biological Indicator for Presence of Metal Objects in the Littoral Environment
       James R. Blankenship, Space Systems Operations
       December 2006
       Thesis Advisor: Daria Siciliano
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       99. Depth Analysis of Midway Atoll Using QuickBird Multi-Spectral Imaging Over Variable Substrates
       Mark A. Camacho, Space Systems Operations
       September 2006
       Thesis Advisor: Daria Siciliano
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       98. A Commercial Architecture for Satellite Imagery
       Christopher J. Didier, Space Systems Operations
       September 2006
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Alan D. Scott


       97. Hyperspectral Imaging Using Ultraviolet Light
       Michael A. Porter, Astronautical Engineering
       December 2005
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Christopher Brophy


       96. Analysis of Foveon Multi-Spectral Sensor for Counter-Camouflage, Concealment and Deception Applications
       Devon C. Nugent, Applied Physics
       December 2005
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Gamani Karunasiri


       95. Vegetation Identification with LiDAR
       Michael F. Helt, Space Systems Operations
       September 2005
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Alan A. Ross


       94. Detection and Characterization of Temporal Phenomena with High Resolution Satellite Imagery
       Brian A. Young
       September 2005


       93. Satellite Bathymetry: A Performance Assessment [Distribution Restricted]
       Roland E. Clark, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
       June 2005
       Thesis Advisor: Philip A. Durkee
       Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


       92. Remote Sensing of Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Using the Lineate Imaging Near-Ultraviolet Spectrometer (LINUS)
       Sing Soong Khoo, Systems Engineering (EW)
       March 2005
       Thesis Advisor: Richard M. Harkins
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       91. Multi Angle Imaging with Spectral Remote Sensing for Scene Classification
       Sunyaruk Prasert, Information Technology Management
       March 2005
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: William J. Welch


       90. Detecting Near-UV And Near-IR Wavelengths with the Foveon Image Sensor
       Cheak Seck Fai, Combat Systems Technology
       December 2004
       Thesis Advisor: Gamani Karunasiri
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       89. Principal Components Based Techniques for Hyperspectral Image Data
       Leonidas Fountanas, Applied Physics
       December 2004
       Thesis Advisor: Christopher Olsen
       Second Reader: Daphne Kapolka


       88. Single-Pass Detection and Measurement of Cyclic Rotational Phenomena with High-Resolution Satellite Imagery
       Andrew Riter, Space Systems Operations
       September 2004


       87. Utilizing Synthetic Aperture Radar to Predict Helicopter Brownout
       Mitchell Rios, Space Systems Operations
       September 2004


       86. Investigation of Outer Length Scale in Optical Turbulence Using an Acoustic Sounder
       Jeffrey T. Douds, Space Systems Operations
       September 2004
       Thesis Advisor: D. L. Walters
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       85. Detecting and Measuring Temporal Phenomenon with High Resolution Satellite Imagery
       Andrew J. Hittner, Space Systems Operations
       September 2003
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Richard Harkins


       84. Texture Analysis of High Resolution Panchromatic Imagery for Terrain Classification
       Matthew Humphrey, Applied Physics
       June 2003
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Alan A. Ross


       83. Passive Detection of Gases in the Atmosphere. Case Study: Remote Sensing of SO2 in the UV Using LINUS
       Anastasios G. Halvatzis, Physics
       December 2002
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Richard M. Harkins


       82. Design and First Operations of the Lineate Imaging Near-Ultraviolet Spectrometer (LINUS)
       Jean Gray, Applied Physics
       December 2002
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Richard Harkins


       81. 3D Visualization of an Invariant Display Strategy for Hyperspectral Imagery
       Kang Suk Kim, Applied Physics and Computer Science
       December 2002
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Donald P. Brutzman


       80. Spectral Polarimetric LWIR Analysis
       G. M. Bonitz, Space Systems Operations
       December 2002


       79. Target Detection in LWIR Spectral Imagery
       K. L. Olson, Applied Physics (Space Systems Engineering)
       December 2002


       78. Remotely Sensed Density Measurements of Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide Plumes Using a Spectral Long Wave Infrared Imager
       A. G. Mares, Space Systems Operations
       Sept 2002
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Paul G. Lucey


       77. Scene Classification Using High Spatial Resolution Multispectral Data
       Jamada J. Garner, Applied Physics
       June 2002
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: David Trask


       76. (Classified) 
       A. Faust, 
       June 2002


       75. (Classified) 
       H. Dantzler,
       June 2002


       74. Terrain Categorization Using Multitemporal Infrared Imagery
       Julie M. Alfieri, Space Systems Operations
       June 2001


       73. Terrain Categorization Using Multitemporal Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
       James G. Reese, Space Systems Operations
       June 2001


       72. Design and Development of the Image Scanner for Lineate Imaging Near Ultraviolet Spectrometer (LINUS)
       Richardo C. Kompatzki, Applied Physics
       December 2000
       Thesis Advisor: D. Scott Davis
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       71. Evaluation of the Statistics of Target Spectra in Hyperspectral Imagery (HSI)
       Joel C. Robertson, Systems Engineering
       September 2000
       Thesis Advisor: J. Scott Tyo
       Second Reader: R.C. Olsen


       70. Feasibility Study on the Utilization of Satellite Infrared Imagery in the Detection of Submarine Generated Signals
       Scott R. Diaz, Space Systems Operations
       September 2000
       Thesis Co-Advisor with Alan Ross


       69. Non-Imaging Detection and Tracking of Mobile Targets
       Nathan E. Sukols, Space Systems Operations
       September 2000


       68. Visual and Near-Infrared Imagery Using NVIS
       David R. Perry, Space Systems Operations
       September 2000
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Alan Ross


       67. Applications of Thermal Hyperspectral Imagery for Specific Material Identification
       Kyle P. Higgins, Space Systems Operations
       September 2000


       66. Prototype Design for NPSAT Visible Imager
       Michael J. Robison, Astronautical Engineering
       June 2000
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Brij N. Agrawal


       65. Terrain Categorization Using Multispectral and Multitemporal Imagery
       Michael T. Lisa, Applied Physics
       June 2000


       64. The Potential Impact of Hyperspectral Imagery on Amphibious Warfare Planning
       Keith W. Maly, Scientific and Technical Intelligence
       December 1999
       Thesis Advisor: William K. Krebs
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       63. Operation and Calibration of the NPS Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (NUVIS) in the Detection of Sulfur Dioxide Plumes
       Stephen A. Marino, Applied Physics
       December 1999
       Thesis Advisor: David S. Davis
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       62. Sensor Fusion for Terrain Categorization
       Peter N. Shepard, Systems Technology (Scientific and Technical Intelligence)
       December 1999


       61. Shallow Water Bathymetry at Lake Tahoe from AVIRIS Data
       Thomas M. Fisher, Air-Ocean Sciences
       December 1999
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Pierre-Marie Poulain


       60. The Short Wave Infrared Signature of Volcanic Ash: Remote Detection and Characterization
       Stephen A. Finney, Ph. D, Physics
       September 1999


       59. (Classified)
       J. Keane
       September 1999


       58. Oceanographic De-Glinting Techniques for Hyperspectral ASW
       James A. Novak, Physical Oceanography
       September 1999


       57. Remote Sensing support of Tomahawk Land Attack Missile Strike Combat Assessment
       James R. Ronka, Space Systems Operations
       September 1999


       56. Sensor fusion with National Technical Means (tentative title)
       C. S. Seitz, Space Systems Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering
       December 1998


       55. Target Detection and Classification at Kernel Blitz 1997 Using Spectral Imagery
       Jeffrey D. Sanders, Applied Physics
       December 1998
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: David D. Cleary


       54. (Classified)
       M. Stubblefield,     
       December 1998


       53. Change Detection Analysis with Spectral Thermal Imagery
       Richard J. Behrens, Space Systems Operations
       September 1998
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: David D. Cleary


       52. The Exploitation of Overhead Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Support of Naval Special Warfare
       Christopher A. Dunbar, Space Systems Operations
       June 1998


       51. (Classified)
       R. Robson
       June 1998


       50. Naval Infrared Imagery Exploitation
       Karl D. Deans, Space Systems Operations
       September 1997


       49. A Signal Processing Perspective of Hyperspectral Imagery Analysis Techniques
       Marcus Stavros Stefanou, Electrical Engineering
       June 1997
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Roberto Cristi


       48. The Utility of Hyperspectral Data to Detect and Discriminate Actual and Decoy Target Vehicles
       Steven M. Bergman, Systems Technology (Scientific and Technical Intelligence)
       December 1996
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: David D. Cleary


       47. Bathymetry from Hyperspectral Imagery
       L. Douglas Stuffle, Physics
       December 1996
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Newell Garfield


       46. Analysis of Hyperspectral Data Using Polarimetric Characteristics
       David Scott Petri, Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       December 1996
       Thesis Advisor: D. D. Cleary
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       45. Thermal Imagery Spectral Analysis
       Brian H. Collins, Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       September 1996
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       44. Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems
       Charles J. Cassidy, Engineering Acoustics
       September 1995
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       43. Survey of PDP Data from PMG DELTA III
       Chia-Hwa Chi, Applied Physics
       June 1995
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       42. Fusion of Synthetic Aperture Radar Data and Visible Imagery from SIR-C
       Andrew G. Hartigan, Applied Physics
       June 1995
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       41. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications in Littoral Regions
       Jean-Pierre Bolat, Space Systems Engineering
       June 1995


       40. Synthetic Exploitation of Remote Sensing Data in Support of Littoral Warfare
       Julie M. LaPoint, Space Systems Engineering
       June 1995


       39. Hyperspectral Imagery Analysis Using Neural Network Techniques
       Mark M. Gautreaux, Applied Physics
       June 1995
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: D. Walters


       38. Global Evaluation of Spectral Sensor Microwave/Imager Ocean Surface Wind Speed Retrieval Algorithms for the Period September 1991 – April 1992
       Willam A. Hesser, Applied Physics
       June 1995
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: M. C. Colton


       37. An Analysis of Hyperspectral Imagery Data Collected During Operation Desert Radiance
       Matthew E. Fay, Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       June 1995
       Principal Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Terry Alfriend


       36. Spectral Mixing of Camouflaged Targets
       John W. Chandler, Applied Physics
       Suzanne E. Lyon, Applied Physics
       December 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       35. Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics Visualization of Target Detection
       Mehmet Gorgulu, Applied Physics
       Mustafa Yilmaz, Applied Physics
       December 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: David R. Pratt


       34. Validation of Special Sensor Microwave/Imager Ocean Surface Wind Retrievals in Equatorial Regions
       Elton G. Sayward, Applied Physics
       December 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: M. C. Colton


       33. Space Tether - Radar Data Processing
       Wayne A. Brewster, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics
       September 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Thesis Co-Advisor: Ralph Hippenstiel


       32. Radar Observations of Field-Aligned Plasma Propagations Associated with NASA'S PMG Experiment
       Darren M. Olson, Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       September 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       31. Electrodynamic Behavior of PMG-DELTA
       Chung-Jen Chang, Engineering Acoustics
       June 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Second Reader: Suntharalingam Gnanalingam


       30. Meteor Burst Communication with Artificial Trails
       Tommy H. Smith, Systems Technology (Command, Control, and Communications)
       June 1994
       Principal Advisor: R.C. Olsen
       Associate Advisor: Dan C. Boger


       29. First Principles Used in Orbital Prediction and an Atmospheric Model Comparison
       Brian E. Bowden, Astronautical Engineering
       June 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       28. Thermospheric Modeling Accuracies Using F10.7 and Ap
       John J. Adler, Physics
       December 1993
       Thesis Advisor: I. M. Ross
       Thesis Co-Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       27. Space Experiments Aboard Rockets: SPEAR III
       James H. Morris, Applied Physics (Space Systems Engineering)
       March 1994
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       26. Spectral and Polarimetric Analysis of Hyperspectral Data Collected by an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter System
       Melissa Sturgeon, Systems Technology [Space Operations]
       September 1993
       Thesis Advisor: Philip A. Durkee


       25. Electron Beams at Geosynchronous Orbit
       Raymond C. Gaw, Physics
       September 1993
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       24. Ionospheric Photoelectrons Measured at Geosynchronous Orbit
       John S. Laszakovits, Physics
       June 1993
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       23. Detailed Analysis Case Studies of Trapped Plasmas at the Earth's Magnetic Equator
       Eric S. Lantto, Physics
       June 1993
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       22. Design and Evaluation of Ion Source for Satellite Charge Control
       Michael E. Melvin, Physics
       June 1992
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       21. Survey of Spacecraft Charging Behavior for the Geosynchronous Satellite 1989-046
       David P. Fiely, Physics
       March 1992
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       20. On the Consequences of Bi-Maxwellian Distributions on Parallel Electric Fields
       Lewis J. Scott, Physics
       December 1991 
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       19. Survey of Trapped Plasmas at the Earth's Magnetic Equator
       Peter G. Braccio, Physics
       December 1991
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       18. Investigation of Deep Dielectric Charging and Subsequent Currents on Geosynchronous Spacecraft
       Donald S. Smith, Physics
       December 1991
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       17. Comparison of Alkali Ion Emitters
       Dean A. Gant, Physics
       December 1991
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       16. Satellite Anomalies and Electrostatic Surface Discharges
       Yan Chun Wong, Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       September 1991
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       15. Arcjet Plume Ionization Effects on Exposed Solar Array Conducting Surfaces
       Richard W. Evert, Physics
       September 1991
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       14. Satellite Charge Control with Lithium Ion Source and Electron Emission
       Chong Soo Ryu, Physics
       December 1990
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       13. Determination of SPEAR-1 Rocket Body Potential During High-Voltage Experiments
       Thurston Van Horn, Physics
       June 1990
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen     


       12. Lithium Ion Source for Satellite Charge Control
       Tae Ik Song, Physics
       June 1990
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen     


       11. Dielectric Charging as a Catalyst to the Formation of Potential Barriers on Synchronous Orbit Satellites
       Maude E. Young, Physics
       March 1990
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       10. Physical Processes in Hollow Cathode Discharge
       Hwang-Jin Han, Physics
       December 1989
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       9. Hollow Cathode Plasma Source Characteristics
       Young-chul Park, Physics
       December 1989
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       8. Definition Study and Model for a Tethered Sounding Rocket
       Sang Il Yoon, Physics
       December 1988
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       7. Design of an ELF/VLF Satellite for Under the Ice Submarine Communications
       Gary C. Thompson, Space Systems Operations
       September 1988
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       6. Ions Generated on or Near Satellite Surfaces
       Christopher W. Norwood, Physics
       June 1988
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       5. Ion Gun Operations at High Altitudes
       Paul Werner, Physics
       June 1988
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       4. Ion Gun Generated Electromagnetic Interference on the SCATHA Satellite
       Leonard E. Weddle, Physics
       December 1987
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       3. Survey of the Air Force P78-2 (SCATHA) Satellite Plasma Wave Data During Electron Gun Operations
       Donald R. Lowery, Physics
       December 1987
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       2. Observations of a Hydromagnetic Wave in the Earth's Magnetosphere
       John W. Patterson, Physics
       December 1987
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


       1. Project Skylite: A Design Exploration
       William J. Welch, System Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       Mark F. Landers, System Technology (Space Systems Operations)
       September 1987
       Thesis Advisor: R.C. Olsen


      
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