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Papers

2013

Stefan Jorgensen, Matthew Most, Michael A. Day, and Timothy H. Chung “Multi-UAV Field Experimentation Testbeds: Past, Present, Future.”  EEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).  May 2013

2012

J. Yang, M. Kapolka, and T. Chung, “Autonomy balancing in a manned-unmanned teaming (MUT) swarm attack,” accepted to The 1st International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Application (RiTA), Gwangju, Korea, 2012.

K., Andersson, K., Jones, V., Dobrokhodov, I.I., Kaminer, "Thermal Highs and Pitfall Lows. Notes on the Journey to the First Cooperative Autonomous Soaring Flight," 51^st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, December 10-13, 2012

V., Cichella, I.I., Kaminer, E., Xargay, V., Dobrokhodov, N., Hovakimyan, A., Aquiar, A.M., Pascoal, "A Lyapunov-based approach for Time-Coordinated 3D Path-Following of Multiple Quadrotors," 51^st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, December 10-13, 2012

I.I., Kaminer, E., Xargay, V., Cichella, N., Hovakimyan, A.M., Pascoal, A., Aquiar, V., Dobrokhodov, R., Ghabcheloo, "Time-Critical Cooperative Path Following of Multiple UAVs: Case Studies," Itzhack Y.
Bar-Itzhack Memorial Symposium on Estimation, Navigation, and Spacecraft Control, Haifa, Israel, October 14-17, 2012.

S.Clauss, P. Aurich, S. Brüggenwirth, V. Dobrokhodov, I. Kaminer, A.Schulte: "Design and Evaluation of a UAS combining Cognitive Automation and Optimal Control", Infotech@Aerospace 2012, Garden Grove, California, June 19-21, 2012

Xargay E., Hovakimyan N., Dobrokhodov V.N., Kaminer I.I., Cao C., Gregory I.M., "L1 Adaptive Control in Flight," chapter in Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics Series, AIAA, 2012.

Xargay E., Dobrokhodov V.N., Kaminer I.I., Pascoal A., Hovakimyan N., and Cao C., "Time-Coordinated Path Following of Multiple Heterogeneous Vehicles over Time-Varying Networks," invited paper for IEEE Control Systems Magazine, in Special Issue on UAVs and Controls.

2011

C. Klaus and T. H. Chung, “Optimized Graph Topologies for Probabilistic Search,” in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control, 2011.

S. Carpin, D. Burch, and T. H. Chung, “Searching for Multiple Targets using Probabilistic Quadtrees,” in 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011, pp. 4536-4543.

Lee, D., & Andersson, K. "Hybrid control of long-endurance aerial robotic vehicles for wireless sensor networks." International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 8(2), 101-113. 2011

V. Cichella, E. Xargay, V. Dobrokhodov, I. Kaminer, A. Pascoal, N. Hovakimyan, “Geometric 3D Path-Following Control for a Fixed-wing UAV on SO(3),” in Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, AIAA-2011-6415, 2011.

K. D. Jones,  V. Dobrokhodov,  I. Kaminer, T. Chung, M. R. Clement,  M. Kolsch and R. Zaborowski, "Cooperative Autonomy for the Masses - Fundamental Steps Toward Enabling Complex Multi-Asset Missions with Simple Point-and-Click Tasking," AUVSI Paper No. USNA11-Jones, August 2011.

Dave Jesurun and Grant Sharp "Putting the Fighter Pilot Back in the Air Commandos: Why AFSOC Needs a new Skyraider."  2011 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division Essays.  July 2011

Carrick Longley. “Redefining Intelligence Support in a Resource Constrained Environment” p. 1-12 in JSOU and NIAD SO/LIC Division Essays.  Joint Special Operations University.

2010

Kenneth L. Byers,  Timothy H. Chung, Rachel T. Johnson.  "Modeling and Analysis of Tactical Installation Protection Missions" Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. B. Johansson, S. Jain, J. Montoya-Torres, J. Hugan, and E. Yücesan, eds.

Bordetsky, A. and Netzer D. “Testbed for Tactical Networking and Collaboration”,   International Command and Control Journal, Volume 3, Number 4, 2010.

Hayes-Roth, R. The Rapid Prototyping VIRT Project Team (2010). A Product-Line Architecture for Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. NPS, for USMARCORSYSCOM PG-12.

W. Baer , Multi-Eye Input Experiments for UAV Image Navigation and Control, SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, 5 - 9 April 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Paper #7697-45

Bachmann R.J., Vaidyanathan R., Ifju P.G., Quinn R.D., “Powered Flight and Walking Integrated in a Miniature Vehicle for Aerial and Terrestrial Mobility”, Chapter 18 in Flying Insects and Robots, eds. D. Floreano, J. Zufferey., M. Srinivasan, C. Ellington, Springer Verlag Press, ISBN: 97B-3-540-000

V. Dobrokhodov, I.Kaminer , K. D.Jones and R. Ghabcheloo, “Vision-Based Tracking and Motion Estimation for Moving Targets Using Small UAVs,” accepted for publication in AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics

Issac Kaminer, Antonio Pascol, Anric xargay, Naira Hovakimyan, Chengyu Cao and Vladimir Dobrokhodov.  "Path Following for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using L1 Adaptive Augmentation of Commercial Autopilots" Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. Vol. 33, No. 2, March–April 2010

Bordetsky, A. and Dougan A. Tactical Networking Testbed for Maritime Interdiction Operation Experiments, NATO MIO Training Center Journal, April 2010, Crete, Greece,  pp. 8-12.

Bordetsky, A., Dougan, A., Dunlop, B., and Trombino, D. Maritime Interdiction Operations: Small Craft Detection, NATO MIO Training Center Journal, April 2010, Crete, Greece,  pp. 8-12.

Bordetsky, A. and Bourakov, E. (2010),  Unconventional Tactical Networking, In: Proceedings of the International Conference in Networking and Electronic Commerce, Riva del Garda, Italy

Bordetsky, A. and Mantzouris, G. (2010). Micro and Pico Satellites in Maritime Interdiction Operations, In: Proceedings of 15th International Command and Control Research & Technology Symposium, Santa Monica, CA.

Hayes-Roth, R. The Rapid Prototyping VIRT Project Team (2010). A Product-Line Architecture for Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. NPS, for USMARCORSYSCOM PG-12.

2009

Bachmann R.J., Boria F., Vaidyanathan R., Ifju, P., Quinn R.D., “A Biologically-Inspired Micro Sensor Platform Capable of Aerial and Terrestrial Locomotion”, Mechanism and Machine Theory (MMT), 44, pp 512-526, 2009 

Jones, K.D. and Platzer, M.F., “Design and Development Considerations for Biologically-Inspired Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles,” Experiments in Fluids – Animal Locomotion: Aerodynamics of Flying, Eds. Rockwell, D. and Tropea, C., Springer.

Deok J. Lee, K. Andersson, I. Kaminer, D. P. Horner, and K. D. Jones, "Hybrid Control of Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Robust Wireless Sensor Networking", in Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Aug. 10-13 2009.

Yakimenko, O., Slegers, N., and Tiaden, R., “Development and Testing of the Miniature Aerial Delivery System Snowflake,” Proceedings of the 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, May 4-7, 2009.

Slegers, N., and Yakimenko, O., “Optimal Control for Terminal Guidance of Autonomous Parafoils,” Proceedings of the 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, May 4-7, 2009.

Bourakov, E.A., Yakimenko, O.A., and Slegers, N.J., “Exploiting a GSM Network for Precise Payload Delivery,” Proceedings of the 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, WA, May 4-7 2009.

Hewgley, C.W., and Yakimenko, O.A., “Precision Guided Airdrop for Vertical Replenishment of Naval Vessels,” Proceedings of the 20th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference, Seattle, WA, May 4-7, 2009.

T.H. Chung, M. Kress, and J.O. Royset. "Probabilistic Search Optimization and Mission Assignment for Heterogeneous Autonomous Agents." Proceedings of 2009 IEEE Int'l. Conf. on Robotics and Automation. May 12-16, 2009. Kobe, Japan.

Michael R. Clement, Eugene Bourakov, Kevin D. Jones, Vladimir Dobrokhodov “Exploring Network-Centric Information Architectures for Unmanned Systems Control and Data Dissemination.” Proceedings of the 2009 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference. April 6-9, 2009. Seattle, Washington

Deok J. Lee, K. Y. Kam, I. Kaminer, D. P. Horner, S. P. Kragelund, K. D. Jones, "Wireless  Communication Networks Between Distributed Autonomous Systems Using Self-Tuning Extremum Control", in Proceedings of AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 6-9 2009

W. Baer , Effectiveness Metrics and Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology for Machine-to-Machine Interoperability Standards, SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, 13-17 April, 2009 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Paper # 7352A-25

W. Baer & M. Kolsch Shadow and Feature Recognition Aids for rapid Image Geo-Registration in UAV Vision System Architectures, SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, 13-17 April 2009 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Paper # 7336-41

Lizarraga, M., Elkaim, G., Dobrokhodov, V., Kaminer, I., Kitsios, I. and Jones, K., “Simulink Based Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator for Rapid Prototyping of UAV Control Algorithms”, AIAA Paper No. 2009-1843, Apr. 2009.

V. Dobrokhodov, E. Xargay, I. Kaminer, M. Lizarraga, C. Cao, N. Hovakimyan, I. Gregory, K. Jones, and I. Kitsios, “Preliminary Results of Development, System Integration and Flight Validation of a Metrics Driven L1 Adaptive Control,” AIAA  Paper No. 2009-2053, Apr. 2009.

Bachmann R., Vaidyanathan R., Quinn R.D., “Biologically Inspired Mechanisms Facilitating Locomotion Modality Transfer for Aerial Microrobots”, 24th Bristol International Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAVS) Conference, pp 27.1-27.15, Bristol, UK, April 2009

K.D. Jones, V.N. Dobrokhodov, I.I. Kaminer, D. Lee, E. Bourakov, M.R. Clement,” Development, System Integration and Flight Testing of a High-Resolution Imaging System for Small UAS,” AIAA Paper No. 2009-1637, Jan. 2009.

 2008 

Kress and Royset, “Aerial Search Optimization Model (ASOM) for UAVs in Special Operations,” Military Operations Research, V13 N1 2008.

Platzer, M.F., Jones, K.D., Young, J. and Lai, J.C.S., “Flapping-Wing Aerodynamics: Progress and Challenges,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 9, 2008.

Wolfgang Baer, Todd Ross Campbell, Jesse Campos, and William Powell, “Modeling Terrain for Geo-paring and Casualty Assessment in OneTESS,”  Proceedings Volume 6965,SPIE Defense Security Symposium 2008, Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations III

Kaya, M., Tuncer, I.H., Jones, K.D. and Platzer, M.F., “Optimization of Flapping motion Parameters for Two Airfoils in a Biplane Configuration,” accepted in the AIAA Journal, Nov. 2008

Deok J. Lee, I. Kaminer, V. Dobrokhodov, and K. D. Jones, "Feature Following and Distributed Navigation System Development for a Small UAV using Low-Cost Sensors",”in Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 18-21 2008, AIAA-2008-7237.

V. Dobrokhodov, E. Xargay, I. Kaminer, K. Jones, M. Lizarraga, C. Cao, N. Hovakimyan, I. Gregory, I. Kitsios, “Flight Validation of Metrics Driven L1 Adaptive Control,” AIAA Paper No. 2008-6987, Aug. 2008.

D. Lee, I. Kaminer, V. Dobrokhodov and K. Jones, “Feature Following and Real-Time Navigation for a Small UAV with Application to Target Tracking,” AIAA Paper No. 2008-7237, Aug., 2008.

Richard J. Bachmann, Frank J. Boria, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Peter G. Ifju, Roger D. Quinn. "A biologically inspired micro-vehicle capable of aerial and terrestrial locomotion" Mechanism and Machine Theory.  August 2008. 

Bachmann R.J., Boria F., Vaidyanathan R., Ifju, P., Quinn, R.D., “Adapting to Terrain Through Multiple Modes of Mobility”, 4th International Symposium of Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM), pp198-199, Cleveland, OH, USA, June 2008

Whitcomb C., Vaidyanathan R., Pluta J., Kiihne J., Solitario W., “Architecture Development for an Unmanned Vehicle Sentry System of Systems”, 23rd Bristol International Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAVS) Conference, pp 5.1-5.14, Bristol, UK, April 2008

L. Gezer, R. Broadston, D. Jenn and G. Burgstaller, “Digital Tracking Array Using Off-the-Shelf Hardware,” IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 1, February 2008, p. 108.

2007 

Platzer, M.F. and Jones, K.D., Chapter I - “Concepts of Aero- and Hydromechanics,” Flow Phenomena in Nature – A Challenge to Engineering Design, WIT Press 2007, pp. 5-19.

   - - -. Chapter 5 - “Steady and Unsteady Aerodynamics,” Flow Phenomena in Nature – A Challenge to Engineering Design, WIT Press 2007, pp. 393-400.

   - - -. Chapter 6 - “Unsteady Airfoil Experiments,” Flow Phenomena in Nature – A Challenge to Engineering Design, WIT Press 2007, pp. 531-541.

   - - -. Chapter 7 - “Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle,” Flow Phenomena in Nature – A Challenge to Engineering Design, WIT Press 2007, pp. 698-705.

Mathias Kölsch, “Rapid Acquisition of Persistent Object Textures”, In IEEE Intl. Conf. on Virtual Reality (VR), 2007.

C. Cao, N. Hovakimyan, I. Kaminer, V. Patel, V. Dobrokhodov, Stabilization of Cascaded Systems via  Adaptive Controller with Application to a UAV Path Following Problem and Flight Test Results, In Proceedings of American Control Conference, New York, NY, pp. 1787-1792, 2007.

I. Kaminer, O. Yakimenko, V. Dohrokhodov, A. Pascoal, N. Hovakimyan, C. Cao, A. Young, V. Patel, Coordinated Path Following for Time-Critical Missions of Multiple UAVs via Adaptive Output Feedback Controllers, AIAA 2007-6409, In Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2007.

V. Dohrokhodov, I. Kaminer, K. Jones, I. Kitsios, C. Cao,  L. Ma, N. Hovakimyan, C. Woolsey, Rapid Motion Estimation of a Target Moving with  Time-Varying Velocity, In Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2007.

L. Ma, C. Cao, N. Hovakimyan, C. Woolsey, V. Dohrokhodov, I. Kaminer, Development of a Vision-Based Guidance Law for Tracking a Moving Target with Time-Varying Velocity, In Proceedings of AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2007

V. Dohrokhodov, O. Yakimenko, K. Jones, I. Kaminer, I. Kitsios, E. Bourakov, M. Lizzaraga New Generation of Rapid Flight Test Prototyping System for Small Unmanned Air Vehicles, In Proceedings of AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technology Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2007

I. Kaminer, N. Hovakimyan, V. Patel, C. Cao, A. Young, A. Pascoal, Time-Critical Coordinated Path Following for Multiple UAVs via Adaptive Output Feedback Controllers, In Proceedings of European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, 2007.

Ghabcheloo R., A. Pascoal, C. Silvestre and I. Kaminer, ''Nonlinear Coordinated Path Following Control of Multiple Wheeled Robots with Bidirectional Communication Constraints,'' Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 2007, 21, pp.133-157

Davidson, K., and P. Guest, “Quantifying Environmental Effects on Detection of Targets in the Malacca and Singapore Straits”, paper to be presented at the Fifth Maritime Security Workshop, Singapore, 4-7 December 2007

Bledsoe R., Vaidyanathan R., Durham J., Yun X., “Semi-autonomous Micro Robot Control and Video Relay through Internet and Iridium Networks”, 1st IEEE International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination (ROBOCOM), 4pp (CD-ROM), Athens Greece, Oct. 2007

Guest, P., K. Davidson, M. Jordan, and R. Lind, TNT07 MIO San Francisco Bay, Atmospheric Effects After Action Report, NPS-MR-07-002, 12 October 2007.

Healey, A. J. , Horner, D. P., Kragelund, S. P., Wring, B., Monarez, A., “ Collaborative Unmanned Systems for Maritime and Port Security Operations”,  Invited Paper, Proceedings of the IFAC Conference, Control in Advanced Marine Systems CAMS, September 20-22, 2007, Bol Croatia.

Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., Kragelund, S. P., Wring, B. D., Monarrez A., "High Bandwidth Communications for VSWMCM Operations," Office of Naval Research 2007 End of Year Report, September 30, 2007.

Horner, D. P., Healey, A. J., Kaminer, I. I., Kolsch, M., Kragelund, S. P., Baer, W., Dobrokhodov, V., Jones, K. D., Squire, K. M., Masek, T. D., Monarrez, A., Wring, B. D., "Coordinated Autonomy for Persistent Presence in Harbor and Riverine Environments", Office of Naval Research 2007 End of Year Report, September 30, 2007.

Quinn R.D., Ifju P.G., Bachmann R.J., Vaidyanathan R., “A Small, Biologically-Inspired Vehicle with Hybrid Air-Land Mobility”, Flying Insects and Robots Symposium, pp 44-45, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, Aug., 2007

Guest, P., K. Davidson, and M. Jordan, 2007: Atmospheric Impacts of Marine Interdiction Operations, A poster presented at the 2007 AIAA/Homeland Security Program Committee Science&Technology Conference, Monterey, CA  21 – 24 August, (available by request from the authors)

Jones, K.D., “Bio-Inspired Design of Flapping-Wing Vehicles,” presented at the Symposium on Flying Insects and Robots, Ascona, Switzerland, August, 2007.

Guest, P., K. Davidson, M. Jordan, and R. Lind, 2007: TNT06-4 MIO San Francisco Bay, Atmospheric Effects After Action Report, NPS-MR-07-001, 7 March.

Mariano I. Lizarraga, David M. Ilstrup, Gabriel Hugh Elkaim, and James Davis. "Aerial Photography using a Nokia N95" Computer Engineering.  Fall 2007. 

2006

K.D. Jones and M.F. Platzer “Flapping-wing aerohydromechanics in nature and engineering”, Design and Nature III, WIT Press 2006, pp. 3-11.

Jones K., Boria F., Bachmann R.J., Vaidyanathan R., Ifju P., Quinn R.D., “MMALV – The Morphing Micro Air-Land Vehicle”,  IEEE International Conference of Robotics on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Video Proceedings, VIDEO, pp 5-5, Beijing, China, Oct 2006

Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., "Collaborative Vehicles in Future Naval Missions, Obstacle Detection and Avoidance ", Keynote Paper, Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Modelling and Control of Marine Craft, MCMC, 2006, Lisbon, Portugal, September 20-23, 2006

Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., "Tactical Decision Aids: High Bandwidth Links Using Autonomous Vehicles ", ONR End of Year Report 2006, September 30, 2006

Healey, A. J., Horner, D. P., "Obstacle Detection and Avoidance Using Blazed Array Forward Look Sonar ", End of Year Report, 2006 ONR, September 30, 2006

Dobrokhodov V.N, Kaminer I.I, Jones K.D., Ghabcheloo R.. “Vision-Based Moving Target Tracking Using Mini UAVs,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Keystone, Colorado, August 21-24, 2006

Whitlow, D, Capece, V. R., Jones, K. D., and Platzer, M. F., “Navier-Stokes Computations of the Flow through the NASA-GRC Transonic Flutter Cascade,” AIAA Paper No. 2006-4455, 42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacramento, CA, July, 2006.

Dobrokhodov V.N, Kaminer I.I, Wang I.H , Jones K.D., “Vision-Based Tracking and Position Estimation for Moving targets using Small UAVs,” American Control Conference (ACC 2006), Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 16, 2006.

Ghabcheloo R., A. Pascoal, C. Silvestre, I. Kaminer, ''Coordinated path following control of multiple wheeled robots using linearization techniques,'' International Journal of Systems Science. Taylor & Francis. Vol. 37, N. 6. May 2006. pp. 399 – 414.

Healey, A. J., “Guidance Laws, Obstacle Avoidance , Artificial Potential Functions”, Chapter 3, Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles, IEE Control Series 69, Eds. Roberts and Sutton, March, 2006

Jones, K.D. and Platzer, M.F., “Bio-Inspired Design of Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicles – An Engineer’s Perspective,” AIAA Paper No. 2006-0037, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, Jan. 2006.

 

  2005

Jones, K.D., Bradshaw, C.J., Papadopoulos, J. and Platzer, M.F., “Bio-inspired design of flapping-wing micro air vehicles,” The Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 109, No. 1098, Aug. 2005, pp. 385-393. (Bronze Award Winner for written papers for 2005 – Awards presented at the Sopwith Lecture, London, England, June 2006).

Boria F.J., Bachmann R.J., Ifju P.G., Quinn R.D., Vaidyanathan R., Perry C., Wagener J., “A Sensor Platform Capable of Aerial and Terrestrial Locomotion”,  IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, CN, pp 3959-3964, Aug. 2005

Bachmann R.J. Boria F.J., Ifju P.G., Quinn R.D., Kline J., Vaidyanathan R., “Utility of a Sensor Platform Capable of Aerial and Terrestrial Locomotion”, IEEE/ASME Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Monterey, CA, pp 1581-1586, July 2005

 


Student Work

PhD Dissertations

2011

CDR Charles (Chas) Hewgley, USN.   Autonomous Parafoils: Toward a Moving Target Capability.  Advisor: Dr. Oleg Yakimenko

 

Masters Thesis

2011

June
Capt Jason Bane, USMC Optimal Employment of Early Warning Sensors.  Co-Advisor: Dr. Raymond Buettner & Dr. Karl Pfeiffer

LT Spencer Talley, USN Remotely Triggered Solar Blind Signaling using Deep Ultraviolet (UV) LEDs.  Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel.  Second Reader:  Prof. Richard Harkins

September
Maj Gregory Bamford, USMC USMC Light Air Support for MAGTF.  Advisor:  Dr. Raymond Buettner

Capt Dionisio Cooper, USMC UAS Deployment of Taggant Agents. Co-Advisors:  Dr. Raymond Buettner & Dr. Kevin Jones

Maj Chad Edwards, USMC USMC Applications for Remotely Piloted Vehicles.  Co-Advisor: Dr. Raymond Buettner & Dr. Dan Boger

LT Glenn A. Miller, USN An evaluation of High Resolution Imaging (HRI) payloads for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) for Rapid Precision Target Localization to Provide Information to the Tactical Warfighter.  Advisor: Dr. Kevin Jones.  Co-Advisor: Dr. Raymond Buettner

Javed Niazi, Pakistan Civ Comparative Analysis of Emergency Response Operations. Co-Advisor: Dr. Raymond Buettner & Dr. Dan Boger

Capt Derek Snyder, USMC Organic Counter-Sniper UAS systems.  Co-Advisor: Dr. Raymond Buettner & Dr. Kevin Jones

LT Robert Zaborowski, USN Detection and Tracking of Rigid and Articulated Objects from Aerial Imagery.  Advisor: Dr. Mathias Kolsch.  Co-Advisor: Dr. Christian Darken

 

2010

September
LT Eric Graewert, USN & LT Troy Smith, USN. ** Advisor:  Dr. Raymond Buettner.  (Classified)

Capt Mark Gombo, USMC & Capt Samuel VerPlanck, USMC. *Modular Joint Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems Enabling a Single Platform That Performs Multiple Disparate Missions. Advisor:  Dr. Raymond Buettner

Capt Dan Rockwell, USMC ** Advisor:  Dr. Raymond Buettner.  (Classified)

LT Chris Vann, USN Implementation of Software Programmable Radios to Form ad-hoc Meshed Networks to Enhance Maritime Interception Operations. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Mr. Carl Oros

 

2009

March
Capt David Bieger, USAF, Verification of Buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Target Dectection Capability in Target Acquisition Weapons Software (TAWS)
Advisor: Dr. Peter Guest. Co-Advisor: Dr. Andreas Goroch, NRL.  (Classified) 

Maj Joseph E. Delaney, USMC Managing communications with experts in geographically distributed collaborative networks. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Co-Advisor: Mr. Michael Clement

LCDR J. Michel Ferebee, USCG Maximizing Situational Awareness: Improving Situational Awareness with Global Positioning System Data in the Maritime Environment
Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Co-Advisor: Mr. Eugene Bourakov. Second Reader: Mr. Albert Barreto

LCDR Kent A. Meyer, USN Feasibility Study of Network Operations Center Collaboration to Improve Application Layer Performance. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Second Reader: Lt. Col. Karl Pfeiffer
 

LT Jeffrey S. Olk, USCG Exploring the Lack of Interoperability of Databases within Department of Homeland Security Interagency Environment Concerning Maritime Port Security
Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Mr. Michael Clement

June 
LCDR Scott Gardner, USN Visible-to-SWIR Downconversion and its Application to Individual Identification Friend or Foe (IIFF). Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel
Second Reader: Dr. Peter P. Crooker

Capt Eric Rose, USMC Generation of Mid-Wave Infrared Signature Using Microradiating Devices for Vehicle Mounted Identification Friend or Foe Applications
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel. Second Reader: Mr. Richard M. Harkins

September 
Maj John F. Dobrydney, USMC IPv6 Tactical Network Management. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Mr. Michael Clement

Maj Marlon McBride, USA & Capt Mustafa Masacioglu, Turkish Army.  Control Based Mobile Ad Hoc Networking for survivable, dynamic, mobile Special Operation Force communications. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Mr. Michael Clement

December 
ENS David Taweel, USN, Midnight Sun.  Advisor: Dr. Herschel Loomis.  Second Reader: Dr. David Netzer.  (Classified)

 

2008

March
1st LT Ibrahim Demirel, TuAF Aircraft Pilot Situational Awareness Interface For Airborne Operation of Network Controlled Unmanned Systems (US). Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Co-Advisor: Mr. Eugene Bourakov

Capt Andrew Frey, USAF, Verification of TAWS Target Shell in a Burlap Bag. Advisor: Dr. Peter Guest

LCDR Lauro Luna, USN & LCDR Scott Walker, USN, Frequency Mapping for the Operational Frequency Manager. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Co-Advisor: Mr. Eugene Bourakov

June
ESN Kevin McCadden, USN & ESN Christopher Nigus, USN, Allocation of UAV Search Efforts Using Dynamic Programming and Bayesian Updating. Advisor: Dr. Johannes Royset. Second Reader: Dr. Moshe Kress

September
CPT Sean O'Halloran, USA & LT Derek Rader, USN.  Unmanned Aerial or Ground Vehicle Mounted High Sensitivity Radio Frequency Detector For Improvised Explosive Devices
Advisor: Dr. Lonnie Wilson. Advisor: Mr. Jim Horning

Capt Adrian Adame, USMC & LCDR Bruce Kong.  Performance Management Analysis of IPv6 Sensor On-the-Move Using Commercial Network Management Software
Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Mr. Michael Clement

Maj Brian Conrad, USMC, LCDR Ioannis Tzanos, Helenic Navy. A Conceptual Framework for Tactical Private Satellite Networks. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Second Reader: Mr. Rex Buddenberg

December 
Capt Soh Mun Lok Bernarnd, Singapore Army.  Hardware in the Loop Implementation of Adaptive Vision Based Guidance Law for Ground Target Tracking
Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov. Second Reader: Mr. Kevin Jones

LT James Elmore, USN. Transient Effects of Polymer-Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Their Impact on Individual Identification Friend/Foe. Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel
Second Reader: Dr. Peter P. Crooker

Maj Matt Senn, USMC & Maj James Turner, USMC, Analysis of Satellite Communication as a Method to Meet Information Exchange Requirements for the Enhanced Company Concept.  Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Mr. Joe Welch

 

2007

March
Chris Chung, Civ, Simulation of Radiowave Propagation in a Dense Urban Environment. Advisor: Dr. David C. Jenn. Second Reader: Dr. Donald Z. Wadsworth

LCDR James Gateau, USN, Extending Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Beyond Network Management:  A MIB Architecture for Network Centric Services
Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Dr. Dan Dolk

Capt Themistoklis Papdopoulos, HAF, Probability Modeling of Multi-Type Autonomous Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles Engaging Non-Homogeneous Targets
Advisor: Dr. Moshe Kress. Second Reader: Dr. Kyle Lin

June
Capt Robert H. Bledsoe Jr., USMC, ZigBee/802.15.4Applied to a Biologically Inspired Micro Morphing Air-Land Vehicle (MMALV) and MiniWhegs Vehicles for Autonomous Control and Ad-hoc Networking. Advisor: Dr. Xiaoping Yun. Co-Advisor: Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan. (Restricted)

ENS Michael A. Schenk, USN, Real-Time Implementation of an Asynhronousvision-Based Target Tracking System in an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Advisor: Dr. Isaac Kaminer
Advisor: Dr. Ioannis Kitsios

Capt Patrick Williams, USMC, Development of a Vehicle Based Triggered IFF System. Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel

September
Michael Clement, Civ, A Holistic Management Architecture for Large-Scale Adaptive Networks. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Dr. Karl Pfeiffer

Capt Christopher Griffith, USMC, Unmnanned Aerial Vehicle-Mounted High Sensitivity RF Receiver to Detect Improvised Explosive Devices. Advisor: Dr. Lonnie A. Wilson. Second Reader: Ray A Elliott

Capt Michael McVicker, USMC Effects of Different Camera Motions on the Error in Estimates of Epipolar Geometry between Two Dimensional Images in Order to Provide a Framework for Solutions to Vision Based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). Advisor: Dr. Mathias Kolsch. Advisor: Dr. Kevin Squire

Capt Derek Read, USAF, The Abbott and Costello Effect: or Who’s on What, and What’s Where When? A Human-Centered Investigation of Communication and Situational Awareness of Military Teams using Net-Centric Warfare Systems. Advisor: Dr. Nita Lewis Miller. Second Reader: Dr. Lawrence Shattuck

Maj Daniel Reber, USMC Optimized Routing of Unmanned Aerial Systems for the Interdiction of Improvised Explosive Devices. Advisor:  Dr. Johannes O. Royset
Second Reader: Dr. Robert F. Dell.  MORS/Tisdale Thesis Award

Maj Brian Rideout, USMC & LT James Strickland, USN, Military Application of Networking by Touch in Collaborative Planning and Tactical Environments Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Dr. David Netzer

Maj Christopher Curran, USMC & Maj Randall Simmons, USMC, Mesh Networks Within A Distributed Operations Framework Utilizing IP Based Radios
Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Co-Advisor: LtCol Carl Oros


December

E. Hui, SN Civ, Digital Tracking Array for FM Signals Based on Off-the-shelf Wireless Technologies. Advisor: Dr. David C. Jenn. Second Reader: Mr. Robert D. Broadston

Shay Liang Lee, SN Civ, Tactical Force Protection via UGV-UAV Collaboration. Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov. Advisor: Richard Harkins

Hui Kok Meng, SN Civ, Digital Tracking Array for FM Signals Based on Off-the-Shelf Wireless Technologies. Advisor: Dr. David Jenn. Second Reader: Robert D. Broadston

Capt Gil Nachmani, Minimum-Energy Flight Paths for UAVs Using Mesoscale Wind Forecasts and Approximate Dynamic Programming. Advisor: Dr. Johannes Royset. Second Reader: Dr. Kevin Jones.

LT Johannah Schumacher, USN Time dependent behavior of light emitting polymers for potential Individual Identify Friend or Foe (IIFF) applications. Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel

Choon Hon Teng, SN Civ, Design and Performance Evaluation Study of a Prototype of Tactical Unmanned Vehicles. Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov. Advisor: Dr. Kevin Jones

 

2006

March
CPT Jasur Khakimbaev, UZB Development of Integrated 3D Terrain Maps for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight and Mission Control Support System (FMCSS)
Advisor:  Dr. Wolfgang Baer. Co-Advisor: Mr. Curt Blais. Second Reader: Dr. Kevin Jones

ENS Tim Kinkaid, USN Study of Micro-sized Technology, Micro-Air Vehicles, and Design of a Payload Carrying Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle
Advisors: Dr. Isaac Kaminer & Dr. Kevin Jones

LtCol Donald Stewart, USA & LT Eric Turner, USN, Solutions for Universal Wireless Joint Point Technologies in Tactical Mesh Networks. Advisor:  Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Second Reader:  Eugene Bourakov

Maj Christoforos Zachariadis, GR Operation of Longhaul Non-LOS  Wireless Tactical Networks. Network Evaluation and Network Management. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Second Reader: Maj. Carl Oros

June 
LCDR Curtis James Hickle, USN Wind Tunnel Renovation, Flow Verification and Flapping Wing Analysis. Advisor: Dr. Kevin Jones. Co-Advisor:  Dr. Garth Hobson

September
LTJG Berat Levent Gezer, TuN Multi-beam Antenna for Radar, Communications and UAV Tracking Based on Off-the-Shelf Wireless Technologies. Advisor: Dr. David C. Jenn
Second Reader: Mr. Robert D. Broadston

George Stvroulakis.  Rapidly Deployable, Self-Forming, Wireless Networks for Maritime Interdiction Operations.  Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky, Eugene Bourakov.  

LT Thomas Haines, USN & CAPT Mike McFerron, USMC, Light Reconnaissance Vehicle. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader: Dr. Dave Netzer

LtCol Tim Lamb, USA Future Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Flight and Mission Control Support System (FMCSS) Design. Advisor: Dr. Wolfgang Baer
Co-Advisor: Mr. Edward Fisher

Maj John Glass, USAF & Maj Kent Landreth, USAF.  Extending the Tactical Horizon: Networking Aircraft to Enable Persistent Surveillance and Target Development for SOF.  Advisor: Dr. Dave Netzer. Second Reader: Dr. Frank Giordano.

Capt Glen Henton, USMC & apt Justin Swick, USMC, Applying Tactical mesh and broad band Clonghaul networking technologies to the USMC Distributed Operations (DO) Platoon. Advisor: LtCol Carl Oros. Co-Advisor: Mr Rex Buddenberg

December
Capt Ohad Berman, IAF, Modeling Cognitive and Tactical Aspects in Hunter-Killer Missions. Advisor: Dr. Moshe Kress. Advisor:  Dr. Kyle Lin. Second Reader: Dr. Patricia Jacobs

Chin Chee Kian, SN Civ Experimental Investigation of Pitch Control Enhancement to the Flapping Wing Micro Air Vehicle. Advisor: Dr. Kevin Jones
Second Reader: Dr. Chris Brophy

Seng Chuan Lim, SN Civ Computational Investigation of Flapping-Wing Propulsion for a Micro Air Vehicle. Advisor: Dr. Kevin Jones. Second Reader: Dr. Chris Brophy

LT Kyle Matthew, USN,  IEDs and CONOPS in Iraq. Advisor: Dr. Lonnie A. Wilson. Second Reader: Dr. David Tucker

Marianna Verett, Civ,  Performance and Usage of Biometrics in a Testbed Environment for Tactical Purposes. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Second Reader:  Dr. Dave Netzer

 

 2005

March
LT Stephen Burdian, USCG & LCDR Jadon Klopson, USCG Collaborative Applications Used in a Wireless Environment at Sea for Use in Coast Guard Law Enforcement and
Homeland Security Missions.  Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Reader: Glenn Cook

LT Joseph Herzig, USN An Analysis of the Feasibility of Implementing Ultra Wideband and Mesh Network Technology in Support of Military Operations.
Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Reader:  Prof. Glenn Cook

CPT Konstantinos Karapetsas, HAF, Building a Simulation Toolkit for Wireless Mesh Clusters and Evaluating the Suitability of Different Families of Ad Hoc Protocols for the Tactical Network Topology. Co-Advisors: Dr. Alex Bordetsky & Dr. Bert Lundy 

LT Greg Milicic, USN An Analysis of Hardware Requirements for Airborne Tactical Mesh Networking Nodes. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky; Second Reader: Eugene Bourakov

Oliver Tan, Civ, Singapore, A Multi-Agent System for Surface Contact Intent Tracking. Advisor: Dr. John Hiles

LT Peter Hakewessell, USN & LT Jonathan Kaltwasser, USN, SolarwindsORION Data Collection to support TNT Network Monitoring and Analysis. Advisor:  Dr. Alex Bordetsky

June
LT Shawn Johnson, USN &Maj Jeff Thiry, USMC,  Directed Study, IS4800 Advanced Study in Information Systems – Plan, design and install a Deployable Network Operations Center (DNOC) at McMillan Airfield, Camp Roberts CA, in support of TNT and field experimentation. Professor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Customer: Dr. David Netzer

LT Shawn Johnson, USN Deployable Network Operations Center. Professor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Customer: Dr. David Netzer

CPT Brian A. Dixon, USMC & CPT William T. Felts, USMC, Design and Implementation of a Networked Architecture Utilizing Capabilities Discovery and Resource Aggregation
Advisors: Dr. Gurminder Singh & Mr. John Vitalich

LT Sherrill D. Stamey II, USN Secure Authentication of Images for Global Communications (SAIGC). Advisor: Dr. Gurminder Singh & Mr. Arijit Das

September
ENS James Ackerman, USN Analysis and Design of Vision Based Target Position Estimate Filters. Advisor: Dr. Isaac Kaminer & Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov

MAJ Ward T. Blacklock III (Trey), USA  RFID Solution for Total Asset Awareness. Advisor:  Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Reader: Eugene Bourakov

Capt Francisco Caceres, USMC & Capt Brad Swearingin, USMC. An Analysis of 802.11/16 Technologies as part of the Tactical Internet. Advisor:  Dr. Rex Buddenberg; Second
Reader: Maj. Carl Oros

Maj Karl Hill, USMC & LCDR Gerard Salazar, USN, Simulation Modeling of Network Attack. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky; Second Reader: Mr. Steve Iatrou

Maj Jeff “Gimp” Thiry, USMC Directed Study, IS4800 Advanced Study in Information Systems – Planning and Execution of TNT 05-4. Professor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky

LT Chris Marvin, USN 802.16 OFDM Rapidly Deployed Network For Near-real-time Collaboration Of Expert Services In Maritime Security Operations. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Advisor: Dr. Dave Netzer

Capt Mike McFerron, USMC & Capt Justin Rumps, USMC, Directed Study, IS4800 Advanced Study in Information Systems – LRV Network Communications Integration.
Professor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Customer: Dr. David Netzer

LCDR Bill Parrish, USN & LT Dan Tovar, USN, Tactical Wireless Networking In Coalition Environments: Implementing an IEEE 802.20 Wireless End-User Network Utilizing FLASH-OFDM to Provide a Secure Mobile Extension to Existing WAN.  Advisor:  Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Co-Advisor:  James Ehlert

Capt Justin Rumps, USMC & Maj Jeff “Gimp” Thiry, USMC, Light Reconnaissance Vehicle. Advisor:  Mr. Glenn Cook. Second Reader: Dr. Alex Bordetsky

LT Brad Rose, USN Cooperative vision Based Control of Small UAV’s. Advisor: Dr. Isaac Kaminer. Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov

Capt Koichi Takagi, USMC Applied Warfighter Ergonomics: A Research Method for Evaluating Military Individual Equipment. Advisor: Dr. Nita Lewis Miller. 
Second Reader: Dr. Nick Dew

ENS Todd. Trago, USN Network Based Control of Small UAV’s. Advisors: Dr. Isaac Kaminer & Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov

December
LCDR Mitchell Bradley, USN, Transport Imaging for the Study of Quantum Scattering Phenomena in Next Generation Semiconductor Devices. Advisor: Dr. Nancy Haegel

LT Tom Brashear, USN, Development of Inertial Tracking Devices. Advisor: Dr. Isaac Kaminer & Dr. Vladimir Dobrokhodov

 

2004

March
LCDR Jack Fay, USN, Fleet Network Operations with Decision Support and Augmented Reality Technologies. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky

LT Jim Nasman, USN, Deployed Virtual Consulting: The Fusion of Wearable Computing, Collaborative Technology, Augmented Reality and Intelligent Agents to Support Fleet Aviation Maintenance. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky. Advisor: Dr. Gurminder Singh

LT Dave Van Brunt, USN & LT Al Seeman, USN, Operationalizing a Scalable, Reconfigurable Mobile Network Operation Center (NOC) for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Security Research and Development. Advisor:  Brian Steckler; Second Readers: Dr. Alex Bordetsky and Dr. Robert Broadston

June
LT Manny Corderovilla, USN Management of Defense Switched Network VoIP Technology in Support of Information and Decision Pre-eminence to Network Centric Warfare.
Advisors: Dr. Brian Steckler and Dr. Alex Bordetsky

Captain Gil Garcia, USMC & Captain Dave Joseforsky, USMC, Transformational Communications Architecture for the Common Aviation Command & Control System (CAC2S); Unit Operations Center (UOC); and Command & Control on-the-move Network Digital Over-The-Horizon Relay (CONDOR). Advisor: Dr. Bill Kemple.  Second Reader: Brian Steckler

1LT Kristina Jeoun, USAF, Network Operations Center Facilitator. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky; Second Reader: LCDR Russell Gottfried

CW2 Chris Manuel, USA,  MAJ Rick Murphy, USAF & MAJ Ken Paxton, USAF, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Network. Advisor:  Dr. David Netzer; Second Readers: Dr. John Arquilla and Dr. Alex Bordetsky

ENS Pamela M. Stefanski, USN Implementation of Ultra-Wideband Technology for Concealed Weapons Detection in Homeland Security and Military Applications.
Advisor:  Dr. Jovan Lebaric; Second Reader: Dr. Richard Adler

Marinos Dermentzoudis, Establishment of Models and Data Tracking for Small UAV Reliability. Advisor:  LCDR Russell Gottfried

ENS Aaron Woolsey Information Exchange Architecture for Integrating Unmanned Vehicles into Marine Missions. Advisor: LCDR Russell Gottfried

September
LCDR Eric Bach, USN &LCDR Marc Fickel, USN, Mesh Networks Operation. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky

LT Ryan Blazevich, USN Wireless, Long-Haul Multipath Networks. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky; Second Reader: Dr. Dan Boger

LCDR Sean Cooney, USN Computer Network Operations (CNO) Paradigm Support:  Transforming Expectations into Reliable and Manageable CNO Processes.
Advisor: Dr. Dan Boger; Second Reader: Jim Ehlert

MAJ Carl L. Oros, USMC, 802.11b WLAN Denial of Service Attacks: In the Lab & In the Littoral. Advisors: Dr. Ray Buettner and Brian Steckler; Second Reader: John McEachen

LCDR Axel Schumann, GE, Navy Airborne Ubiquitous Surveillance and Monitoring Network. Advisors: Dr. Alex Bordetsky and Dr. David Netzer

December
LT Reco Aikens, USN VoIP in ISR Networks. Advisor: Dr. Alex Bordetsky

LT Brian Harp, USN, METOC Sensor Networking via Iridium Satellite System for SOF Unit Situational Awareness. Advisor:  Dr. Alex Bordetsky; Second Reader: Dr. Davidson

 

2003

December 
LT Jeffrey Lock, USN & LT John Weber, USN, Cost Analysis for the Development and Operation of a Mobile Wireless Research Facility. Advisors: Brian Steckler, Dr. George Thomas, Dr. Juliette Webb

 

2002

December
LT Joseph C. Butner, IV Experimental Analysis of Integration of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Naval Special Warfare Operations Forces. Advisor: Dr. Dave Netzer
Co-Advisor: Dr. Phil DePoy

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