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(34) Selected Research Projects

  • January 2011—December 2013, "Electrical Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates at Penn State University, Renewal," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • October 2010—September 2013, "MRI: Development of a Wirelessly-Connected Network of Seismometers and GPS Instruments for Polar and Geophysical Research," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • July 2012—March 2013, "Variable Isp Ionic Liquid Electric Thruster," (Sponsor: Air Force SBIR Program Phase I joint with ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.).
  • September 2009—February 2013, "Energy Harvesting: Energy Harvesting on Spacecraft using Electrodynamic Tethers," (Sponsor: AFOSR).
  • January 2010—December 2012, "Software Defined Radio (SDR) System Architecture Design Tool," (Sponsor: Harris RF Communications Division).
  • July 2012—October 2012, "Electrodynamic Tether Propulsion Study," (Sponsor: NASA MSFC through Tethers Unlimited, Inc.).
  • August 2012—September 2012, "Advanced Software Defined Radio Waveform Capability," (Sponsor: Air Force Research Laboratory).
  • October 2007—September 2012, "Wireless Sensors for Instrumented Thermal Protection Systems," (Sponsor: NASA Constellation University Institutes Program).
  • January 2012—June 2012, "Alternative Energy Sources," (Sponsor: Harris RF Communications Division).
  • January 2011—December 2011, "Inductively-Powered Self-Recharging Battery System," (Sponsor: Harris RF Communications Division).
  • January 2010—December 2011, "Next-generation magnetic flowmeter for characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion," (Sponsor: Air Force STTR Phase II Program joint with ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.).
  • January 2008—August 2011, "Electrical Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates at Penn State University, Renewal," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • May 2007—August 2011, "Where is the Turbopause? Instabilities, Generation and Development of Turbulence in the 100-km Region," (Sponsor: NASA).
  • March 2011—December 2010, "Audio Over Low Rate Communication Channel," (Sponsor: Harris RF Communications Division).
  • June 2008—December 2010, "Broadband vibration power harvesting for encrypted wireless sensor systems," (Sponsor: Navy STTR Phase II Program joint with KCF Technologies, Inc.).
  • July 2010—December 2010, "Energy Harvester Powered Wireless Sensors for Extreme Temperature Environments," (Sponsor: Dept. of Energy).
  • July 2010—December 2010, "Opportunistic Power Harvesting for Submarine Wireless Sensors," (Sponsor: ONR).
  • August 2008—August 2010, "HyPASS--Hypersonic Plasma Adaptive Sensor System," (Sponsor: Air Force SBIR Phase II Program jointly with ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.).
  • March 2009—December 2009, "Modular ORS-Compatible Software-Defined Transceiver System for Space and Near-Space Platforms (A08-141)," (Sponsor: Army STTR Program (Phase I and Option) joint with Star-H Corporation).
  • January 2009—September 2009, "Next-generation magnetic flowmeter for characterizing the dynamic behavior of novel energetic materials for space propulsion," (Sponsor: Air Force STTR Phase I Program joint with ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.).
  • January 2007—March 2009, "Nanosat 5: NittanySat," (Sponsor: AFOSR).
  • July 2007—August 2008, "Tablet PC Use, Diffusion Patterns, and Impact on Learning in Technology and Engineering Classrooms: An Integrated Task-Technology Fit and Social Learning Perspective," (Sponsor: Microsoft Research).
  • June 2007—May 2008, "Tablet PCs by Design," (Sponsor: HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative--2007 USA Leadership Grant).
  • August 2006—March 2008, "Broadband vibration power harvesting for encrypted wireless sensor systems," (Sponsor: Navy STTR Program (Phase I and Option) joint with KCF Technologies, Inc.).
  • January 2003—December 2007, "Electrical Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates at Penn State University," (Sponsor: NSF).
  • January 2007—July 2007, "Low Intrusive Fiber Optic-Plug for TPS Materials," (Sponsor: NASA SBIR Phase I Program jointly with ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.).
  • August 2006—July 2007, "RF Propagation Modeling Survey and Enhancement," (Sponsor: Army CERDEC).
  • July 2005—June 2007, "Integrating Systematic Creativity throughout the Engineering Curriculum," (Sponsor: NSF CCLI).
  • June 2006—May 2007, "Tablet PCs by Design," (Sponsor: HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative--2006 Higher Education Edition).
  • April 2006—March 2007, "Wireless Sensors on Secure ZigBee Networks," (Sponsor: PA Cyber Security Commercialization Initiative Phase 2).
  • August 2006—February 2007, "Broadband vibration power harvesting for encrypted wireless sensor systems," (Sponsor: Navy STTR Program).
  • March 2004—December 2006, "SPIRIT: Student Projects Involving Rocket Investigation Techniques," (Sponsor: NASA).
  • January 2006—July 2006, "Arc Suppression Coatings," (Sponsor: NASA SBIR Phase I Program jointly with ElectroDynamic Applications, Inc.).
  • January 2006—May 2006, "Security Considerations for ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks," (Sponsor: Technology Collaborative (Pittsburgh, PA)).
 

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