Articles

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Toward Directed Energy Planetary Defense (with Philip Lubin, Johanna Bible, Jesse Bublitz, Josh Arriola, Caio Motta, Jon Suen, Isabella Johansson, Jordan Riley, Nilou Sarvian, Deborah Clayton-Warwick, Jane Wu, Andrew Milich, Mitch Oleson, Mark Pryor, Peter Krogen, Miikka Kangas, and Hugh O'Neill), Optical Engineering (2014)

Asteroids and comets that cross Earth’s orbit pose a credible risk of impact, with potentially...

 

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Calculating Ellipse Overlap Areas (with Mohcine Chraibi), Computing and Visualization in Science (2014)

We present an approach for finding the overlap area between two ellipses that does not...

 

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The Transient Optical Sky Survey data pipeline (with Elena Hadjiyska, Philip Lubin, Scott Taylor, Rory Hartong-Redden, and Joshua Zierten), New Astronomy (2013)

The Transient Optical Sky Survey (TOSS) is an automated, ground-based telescope system dedicated to searching...

 

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Algorithms for Sensor Chip Alignment to Blind Datums, Journal of Electronic Imaging (2006)

The sensor element of an imaging system should be mounted into its housing in such...

 

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Modern Spectral Climate Patterns in Rhythmically Deposited Argillites of the Gowganda Formation (Early Proterozoic), Southern Ontario, Canada (with Robert Giegengack and Haralambos N. Kritikos), Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2003)

Rhythmically deposited argillites of the Gowganda Formation (ca. 2.0–2.5 Ga) probably formed in a glacial...

 

Patents

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Sensor Calibration Systems and Methods for Infrared Cameras (with George Speake, Nuwan Nagahawatte, Richard M. Goeden, Ted Takagi, Robert Ernst, Joseph Kostrzewa, John Graff, Russell Granneman, Michael Kent, Neela Nalam, Stephen Lyon, Barbara Sharp, Pierre Boulanger, Neil Cuteliffe, TIm Martin, and Ted Hoelter), United States Patent Number: 8,378,290 (2013)

Systems and methods directed to calibration techniques for infrared cameras are disclosed for some embodiments....

 

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Filtering Systems & Methods for Infrared Image Processing (with Nicholas Högasten and Nuwan Nagahawatte), United States Patent Number 8,189,050 (2012)

Systems and methods are disclosed herein to provide filtering techniques for image processing applications. For...

 

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Calibration Systems and Methods for Infrared Cameras (with Russell Granneman, Nuwan Nagahawatte, Richard M. Goeden, Ted Takagi, Robert Ernst, Joseph Kostrzewa, John Graff, George Speake, Michael Kent, Neela Nalam, Stephen Lyon, Barbara Sharp, Pierre Boulanger, Neil Cutcliffe, Tim Martin, and Ted Hoelter), United States Patent Number: 8,049,163 (2011)

Systems and methods directed to calibration techniques for infrared cameras are disclosed. For example, a...

 

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Automated Systems and Methods for Testing Infrared Cameras, United States Patent Number: 8,004,564 (2011)

Systems and methods are disclosed herein to provide automated testing on infrared image data to...

 

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Fabrication Method for Adhesive Pressure Bonding Two Components Together with Closed-Loop Control (with James P. McDonald, Arthur V. Schweidler, and Lloyd D. Ingle), United States Patent Number: 6,802,918 (2004)

Two components are bonded together in a bonding apparatus using a bonding medium of malleable...

 

Conference Proceedings

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DE-STAR: Phased-Array Laser Technology for Planetary Defense and Other Scientific Purposes (with Philip Lubin, Johanna Bible, Jesse Bublitz, Josh Arriola, Caio Motta, Jon Suen, Isabella Johansson, Jordan Riley, Nilou Sarvian, Jan Wu, Deborah Clayton-Warwick, Andrew Milich, Mitch Oleson, Mikka Kangas, Mark Pryor, and Peter Krogen), Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VII Proceedings: San Diego, CA (2013)

Current strategies for diverting threatening asteroids require dedicated operations for every individual object. We propose...

 

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Directed Energy Planetary Defense (with Philip Lubin, Johanna Bible, Jesse Bublitz, Josh Arriola, Caio Motta, Jon Suen, Isabella Johansson, Jordan Riley, Nilou Sarvian, Deborah Clayton-Warwick, Jane Wu, Andrew Milich, Mitch Oleson, Mikka Kangas, Mark Pryor, and Peter Krogen), Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VII Proceedings: San Diego, CA (2013)

Asteroids and comets that cross Earth’s orbit pose a credible risk of impact, with potentially...

 

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Relativistic propulsion using directed energy (with Johanna Bible, Isabella Johansson, and Philip M. Lubin), Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VII Proceedings: San Diego, CA (2013)

We propose a directed energy orbital planetary defense system capable of heating the surface of...

 

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Transient Optical Sky Survey Automated Telescope System (with Elena Hadjiyska, Philip Lubin, and Scott Taylor), Proceedings of SPIE (2008)

We describe the optical design of a sky survey system comprised of small aperture telescope...

 

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Additional Algorithms for Sensor Chip Alignment to Blind Datums, Proceedings of SPIE (2006)

Alignment of the sensor focal plane array (FPA) to optical components is a critical design...

 

Book Chapters

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Sclerosponges: Potential High-Resolution Recorders of Marine Paleotemperatures (with Charles W. Thayer), Geological Perspectives of Global Climate Change (2001)

Sclerosponges have great potential as seawater temperature recorders. These animals precipitate their skeletons in carbon...

 

Unpublished Papers

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Radiometric Clocks, Statistics (2008)

This paper provides and introduction to radioactivity, and how geologists exploit radioactive decay to determine...

 

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Spatial Interpolation of Point Rainfall Data by Kriging, Statistics (1999)

In Earth science research, climatic conditions can have significant effects on dynamic processes. For example,...