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Dissertations and Theses

 

FY19 

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Daytime Satellite Detection for Persistent Ground-Based Custody. Maj Grant M.Thomas 
  • Digital Holography Efficiency Experiments for Tactical Applications. Maj Douglas E. Thornton
  
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • Computational and Experimental Development of 2D Anisotropic Photonic Crystal Metamaterials. Mr. James A. Ethridge
  • A Focal Plane Array and Electronics Model for CMOS and CCD Sensors In the AFIT Sensor and Scene Emulation Tool (ASSET). Mr. Fernando D. Fernandez
  • A Comprehensive Test Methodology and Physics-Based Camera Model for Characterizing Neuromorphic Imagers. Maj Brian J. McReynolds
  • Unresolved Object Detection Using Synthetic Data Generation and Artificial Neural Networks. Capt Young U. Sinn 

FY18

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • In-Scene Atmospheric Compensation of Thermal Hyperspectral Imaging with Applications to Simultaneous Shortwave Data Collection. Lt Col Cory T. Lane
  • Reconstruction of the 3D Temperature and Species Concentration Spatial Distribution of a Jet Engine Exhaust Plume Using an Infrared Fourier Transform Spectrometer Hyperspectral Imager. Mr. Mason D. Paulec
  • Arrhenius Rate Chemistry Informed Inter-phase Source Terms (ARCIIST) for Macro-Scale Explosive Hydrocodes. Maj Matthew J. Schwaab
  • Evaluation and Quantification of Diffractive Plenoptic Camera Algorithm Performance. Capt Jack A. Shepherd III
 
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • Investigation of Scramjet Flowfield Temperatures at the Boundary Layer with Hyperspectral Imaging.  Ms. Amy M. Kerst
  • Target Detection using Convolutional Neural Networks. Capt Robert P. Loibl
  • Validation of a Midwave Infrared Nighttime Cloud Mask. 1Lt Jeremy A. Mayo-Johnson
  • Three-Dimensional Wall Effects of a Scramjet Cavity Flameholder. 1Lt Evan P. Oren

FY17

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
  • Oblique Longwave Infrared Atmospheric Compensation. Capt Daniel S. O’Keefe
  • Passively Estimating Index of Refraction for Specular Reflectors using Polarimetric Hyperspectral Imaging. Dr. Jacob A. Martin
 
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • The Fresnel Zone Light Field Spectral Imager. Maj Francis D. Hallada
 

FY16

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Laminar Flame Combustion Diagnostics using Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy. Dr. Michael R. Rhoby
 
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • Image-based Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function of Human Skin in the Visible and Near Infrared 2Lt Jeffrey R. Bintz
  • Extracting Preference using Recommender Systems..Capt Ikaika R. Ramos
  • Improving Detection of Dim Targets: Optimization of Moment-based Detection using Statistical Confidence.1Lt Shannon R. Young 

FY15

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Experimental and Theoretical Basis for a Closed-Form Spectral BRDF Model. Maj Samuel D. Butler
 
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • Verification and Validation of Monte Carlo N-Particle 6 for Computing Gamma Protection Factors. CPT William J. Erwin 

FY14

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Automated Synthetic Scene Generation. Maj Ryan N. Givens
 
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • Characterization of Construction Material Properties through Gamma Spectroscopy, X-ray Fluorescence, and Hyper-Spectral Imagery for Background Correction Applications in Nuclear Detection. Capt Jared D. Casebolt
  • An Experimental Evaluation of Image Quality for Various Scenarios in a Chromotomographic System with a Spinning Prism. Capt Kyle J. Dufaud
  • Polarimetric Calibration and Characterization of the Telops Field Portable Polarimetric-Hyperspectral Imager. Capt Joel G. Holder
  • Defining a Methodology for Data Analysis Using Streak Films. Maj Christopher A. Lenyk
  • Modeling Nuclear Weapon Fireballs in DIRSIG. 1 Lt Tyler R. Peery
  • Range Finding with a Plenoptic Camera. 2Lt Robert A. Raynor
  • Comparative Analysis of Reconstructed Image Quality in a Simulated Chromotomographic Imager. Capt Ryan L. Tervo 

FY13

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Development and Characterization of a Chromotomosynthetic Hyperspectral Imaging System. Dr. Randall L. Bostick 
MASTER’S THESES
  • An Inverse Kinematic Approach Using Groebner Basis Theory Applied to Gait Cycle Analysis. Mr. Anum Barki
  • Development of a Spectropolarimetric Capability. Capt Evan J. Carlson
  • Passive Ranging Using a Dispersive Spectrometer and Optical Filters. Mr. Martin A. Jacob
  • Discrimination of Neutral Postures in Computer Based Work. Capt Alanna R. Keith
  • Discrimination between Child and Adult Forms Using Radar Frequency Signature Analysis. Capt Stephanie R. Keith 

FY12

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Characterization and Discrimination of Large Caliber Gun Blast and Flash Signatures.Dr. Bryan J. Steward  
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • 3-D Scene Reconstruction from Aerial Imagery. Capt Jared M. Ekholm 

FY11

 
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS
 
  • Shock Wave Dynamics of Novel Aluminized Detonations and Empirical Model for Temperature Evolution from Post-Detonation Combustion Fireballs. Lt Col J. Motos Gordon
 
MASTER’S THESES
 
  • Remote Quantification of Smokestack Total Effluent Mass Flow Rates Using Imaging Fourier-Transform Spectroscopy. Capt Jacob L. Harley
  • Understanding the Influence of Turbulence in Imaging Fourier-Transform Spectrometry of Smokestack Plumes. Lt Jennifer L. Massman
  • Passive Ranging of Dynamic Rocket Plumes using Infrared and Visible Oxygen Attenuation. Capt Robert A. Vincent

 

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