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Florida Tech Research Showcase College Series:

College of Engineering

Sustainability of the Environment • Intelligent Systems • Assured Information and Cyber Security • New Space Systems and Commercialization of Space • Communication Systems and Signal Processing

October 2011 - August 2012

Dr. Gordon Nelson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Grace, Associate Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Celine Lang, Dean of Libraries, and Dr. Frederic Ham, Dean of Engineering, were on hand for an Evans Library-sponsored reception to kick off the Florida Tech College of Engineering Research Showcase.

Dr. Gordon Nelson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael Grace, Associate Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Celine Lang, Dean of Libraries, and Dr. Frederic Ham, Dean of Engineering, were on hand for an Evans Library-sponsored reception to kick off the Florida Tech College of Engineering Research Showcase.

College of Engineering (COE) faculty presented an astonishing array of research projects during the launch of the COE Research Showcase on October 21. Some of the items on display include:

  • an autonomous underwater vehicle
  • an autonomous parking car
  • analog and digital spectrographic real-time displays of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and other Bach pieces
  • a voice-only activated elevator simulator (an interactive display)
  • Indian River muck (not an interactive display)
  • 180 g. (that would be 6.35 oz.) of bottom ash combusted from 1 gallon of trash
  • fluid slosh in microgravity
  • GECCO Salter Duck power generation
  • rocket propulsion systems
  • a device timeline that shows the growth of storage capacity and bandwidth that delights us all and offers formidable challenges to information system security
  • and much, much more.

Visitors can view the following informative areas in the first floor of the Evans Library until July 2012.

Sustainability of the Environment

Some of the following components on display in this signature research area include:

  • wireless sensors for measuring wind-borne pressures during hurricanes
  • recycled concrete and asphalt
  • hydrogen storage bed/purifier
  • Indian River muck and
  • GECCO (Green Energy Coastal Collection Operation) "The object of the GECCO project is to create an alternative energy source that is not oil- or gas-dependent."

Ocean Energy GECCO

 

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Accumulator Pelton Wheel Turbine

PowerPoint presentations at the Sustainability of the Environment area give patrons a visual essay of this popular topic.

Sustainability of the Environment Citations

  1. Alavie, A. T. and B. G. Grossman. "Accurate Measurement of Effective Cutoff in Elliptical-Core Fibers." Optics Letters 18.5 (1993): 343. Web.
  2. Alavie, A. T. and B. G. Grossman. "Technique for an Interrupt-Immune Two-Mode Fiber-Optic Strain Sensor" Optics Letters 18.12 (1993): 1007-1009. Web.
  3. Brenner, James R., Gaurav Bhagat, and Pareen Vasa. "Hydrogen Purification with Palladium and Palladium Alloys on Porous Stainless Steel Membranes." International Journal of Oil Gas and Coal Technology 1.1-2 (2008): 109-25. Web.
  4. Farrell, Joseph, and Stephen Wood. "An Automated Purge Valve for Marine Salvage". OCEANS '09 IEEE Bremen: Balancing Technology with Future Needs, May 11, 2009 - May 14, 2009. Web.
  5. Fitzgerald, D. M., G. A. Zarillo, and S. Johnston. "Recent Developments in the Geomorphic Investigation of Engineered Tidal Inlets." Coastal Engineering Journal 45.4 (2003): 565-600. Web.
  6. Haines, Stephanie L., Gary J. Jedlovec, and Steven M. Lazarus. "A MODIS Sea Surface Temperature, Composite for Regional Applications." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45.9 (2007): 2919-27. Print.
  7. Johnson, Kevin B. and Laura A. Brink. "Predation on Bivalve Veligers by Polychaete Larvae." Biological Bulletin 194.3 (1998): 297-303. Print.
  8. Kang, W. J. and J. H. Trefry. "Retrospective Analysis of the Impacts of Major Hurricanes on Sediments in the Lower Everglades and Florida Bay." Environmental Geology 44.7 (2003): 771-80. Web.
  9. LaCasse, Katherine M., S. M. Lazarus, et al. "The Impact of High- Resolution Sea Surface Temperatures on the Simulated Nocturnal Florida Marine Boundary Layer." Monthly Weather Review 136.4 (2008): 1349-72. Print.
  10. Lazarus, Steven M., et al. "Evaluation of Data Reduction Algorithms for Real-Time Analysis." Weather and Forecasting 25.3 (2010): 837-51. Print.
  11. Lazarus, Steven M. and Jennifer Bewley. "Evaluation of a Wind Power Parameterization using Tower Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 110.D7 (2005): D07102. Print.
  12. Lazarus, Steven M., et al. "Real-Time, High-Resolution, Space-Time Analysis of Sea Surface Temperatures from Multiple Platforms." Monthly Weather Review 135.9 (2007): 3158-73. Print.
  13. Liu, J. T., G. A. Zarillo, and C. R. Surak. "The Influence of River Discharge on Hydrodynamics and Mixing in a Subtropical Lagoon." Journal of Coastal Research 13.4 (1997): 1016-34. Web.
  14. McDonald-Buller, Elena C., E. H. Kalajian, et al. "Measurement and Stabilization of Waste-to-Energy Ash - Concrete Expansion in Seawater." Environmental Science & Technology 34.15 (2000): 3211-6. Print.
  15. Militello, A. and G. A. Zarillo. "Tidal Motion in a Complex Inlet and Bay System, Ponce De Leon Inlet, Florida." Journal of Coastal Research 16.3 (2000): 840-52. Web.
  16. Mohajeri, Nahid, James R. Brenner, et al. "TEM-XRD Analysis of PdO Particles on TiO(2) Support for Chemochromic Detection of Hydrogen." Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical 144.1 (2010): 208-14. Web.
  17. Pandit, Ashok and Howell H. Heck. "Estimations of Soil Conservation Service Curve Numbers for Concrete and Asphalt." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14.4 (2009): 335-345. Web.
  18. Pinelli, J. P., et al. "Damage Characterization: Application to Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model." Natural Hazards Review (2011). Print.
  19. Pinelli, J. P., C. S. Subramanian, et al. "Validation of a Probabilistic Model for Hurricane Insurance Loss Projections in Florida." Reliability Engineering & System Safety 93.12 (2008): 1896-905. Print.
  20. Sharaf-Eldeen, Yahya I. "Performance of Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Systems and their Impacts on Electric Utility Loads." Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 2.2 (2010): 21008. Print.
  21. Smith, George L. and Gary A. Zarillo. "Calculating Long-Term Shoreline Recession Rates using Aerial Photographic and Beach Profiling Techniques." Journal of Coastal Research 6.1 (1990): 111-20. Web.
  22. Splitt, Michael E., S. M. Lazarus, et al. "Evaluation of the National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Forecast Product." Weather and Forecasting 25.2 (2010): 511-25. Print.
  23. Subramanian, C. S., J. P. Pinelli, et al. "A Wireless Multipoint Pressure Sensing System: Design and Operation." IEEE Sensors Journal 5.5 (2005): 1066-74. Print.
  24. Tomadakis, Manolis M. "Survival and Relaxation Time, Pore Size Distribution Moments, and Viscous Permeability in Random Unidirectional Fiber Structures." The Journal of Chemical Physics 122.9 (2005): 094711. Web.
  25. Tomadakis, Manolis M."Transport through Random Arrays of Conductive Cylinders Dispersed in a Conductive Matrix." The Journal of Chemical Physics 104.17 (1996): 6893-900. Web.
  26. Tomadakis, Manolis M., H. H. Heck, et al. "Pressure-Swing Adsorption Separation of H2S from CO2 with Molecular Sieves 4A, 5A, and 13X." Separation Science and Technology 46.3 (2011): 428-33. Web.
  27. Tomadakis, Manolis M. and Teri J. Robertson. "Pore Size Distribution, Survival Probability, and Relaxation Time in Random and Ordered Arrays of Fibers." The Journal of Chemical Physics 119.3 (2003): 1741-9. Web.
  28. Tomadakis, Manolis M. and Teri J. Robertson. "Viscous Permeability of Random Fiber Structures: Comparison of Electrical and Diffusional Estimates with Experimental and Analytical Results." Journal of Composite Materials 39.2 (2005): 163-88. Web.
  29. Tomadakis, Manolis M. and Stratis V. Sotirchos. "Effective Diffusivities and Conductivities of Random Dispersions of Nonover- lapping and Partially Overlapping Unidirectional Fibers." The Journal of Chemical Physics 99.12 (1993): 9820-7. Web.
  30. Tomadakis, M. M., and S. V. Sotirchos. "Random Paths in Random Arrays of Cylinders." Radiation Research 135.3 (1993): 302-11. Web.
  31. Trefry, John H., Robert P. Trocine, and Debra W. Woodall. "Composition and Sources of Suspended Matter in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida." Florida Scientist 70.4 (2007): 363-82. Web.
  32. Trefry, John H. and Robert P. Trocine. "Metals in Sediments and Clams from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: 2006-7 VERSUS 1992." Florida Scientist 74.1 (2011): 43. Web.
  33. You, Li, H. H. Heck, et al. "Combined Effects of Dietary Phytoestrogen and Synthetic Endocrine-Active Compound on Reproductive Development in Sprague-Dawley Rats: Genistein and Methoxychlor." Toxicological Sciences 66.1 (2002): 91-104. Web.
  34. Zarillo, G. A. and Kim A. Zarillo. "Combining Geological and Numerical Models to Evaluate Sand Resources of the Northeast Florida Inner Continental Shelf." Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 59 - Proceedings, Symposium to Honor... (2011): 192. Web.

Intelligent Systems

"Social Computing & Complex Networks," "Robotics and Automation," and "Decision Support" are three of the major components reviewed at this location, which houses an autonomous underwater vehicle, an autonomous car, and other captivating items.

Incorporated here is Florida Tech's "Information Characterization & Exploitation" (ICE) Lab. According to ICE researchers, "The ICE Lab focuses on the design and development of intelligent systems for information analysis and exploitation. The core of our processing and exploitation investigations are based on a deep connection between probabilistic models and the underlying mathematical geometry that governs how such models can be analyzed. We are exploring the close connection of our algorithmic approaches to fundamental quantum mechanical laws; ultimately providing physically-motivated, geometrically-interpreted solution frameworks that leverage modern scales of computing to deliver robust engineering solutions…"
- "Mission Statement." Information Characterization & Exploitation. Florida Institute of Technology, n.d. Web. 10 November 2011.

submersible

Decision SupportRobotics and AutomationSocial Computing and Complex Networks

Intelligent Systems PowerPoint

New Space Systems and Commercialization of Space

Florida Tech College of Engineering faculty have won over 3.7 million dollars in external funding for space and rocket-related research projects.

Florida Tech faculty have published over 75 journal and conference papers in the area of space exploration and rocket systems.

space

A very tall rocket bearing the words LOKI Research presides over the New Space Systems and Commercialization of Space area, inviting patrons to peruse the information and artifacts in the adjacent case. Contained within are multiple mechanical rocket parts and instruments designed for these projects along with journals and conference programs, including the "Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 2011" program.

Space Systems Display

Communication Systems and Signal Processing

 

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Patrons visiting this station are encouraged to view spectrographic real-time displays of audio output and the interactive "Voice-only Activated Elevator Simulator GUI." In addition to engaging in this exercise, they can review published materials relating to the topic to understand better the field of communication systems and signal processing.

Communication Systems and Signal Processing PowerPoint

Assured Information and Cyber Security

Assured Information and Cyber Security is defined at this location as "…measures that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation."

cyber

An award for academic excellence, a variety of theses, dissertations, books, and papers by Florida Tech faculty, and a technological timeline of assorted computer components starting with a 1928 IBM punch card (80 characters per card) and ending with a 2009 wireless router (270 million bits per second) are available for viewing.

Assured Information and Cyber Security PowerPoint

College of Engineering Research Showcase Biblography

New Space Systems and Commercialization of Space

  1. Apeloig, J. M., and D. R. Kirk. "Enhanced Specific Impulse for Nuclear Thermal Rockets using Variable Flow Area Channels." International Review of Aerospace Engineering (IREASE) 1.4 (2008): 414. Print.
  2. Ashemimry, Mishaal, and Daniel Kirk. "Analysis of a Grooved-Ring Reactor Concept for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion." International Astronautical Congress 59.1 (2008): 244. Print.
  3. Gutierrez, Hector, and Daniel Kirk. "Experiment for Characterization of the Slosh Dynamics in Microgravity on Board the Experimental Payload Carrier (XPC)." Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference 1.1 (2011): 34. Print.
  4. Kervendal, Ewan A., Daniel R. Kirk, and Reiner B. Meinke. "Spacecraft Radiation Shielding using Ultralightweight Superconducting Magnets." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 46.5 (2009): 982. Print.
  5. Oliviera, Justin M., Daniel R. Kirk, and Paul Schallhorn. "Analytical Model for Cryogenic Stratification in a Rotating and Reduced-Gravity Environment." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 46.2 (2009): 459. Print.
  6. Uranga, A., R. B. Meinke, H. M. Gutierrez, and D. R. Kirk. "Rocket Performance Enhancement with Launch-Assist." International Review of Aerospace Engineering (IREASE) 1.6 (2008): 518. Print.
  7. Vergalla, Michael, Daniel Kirk, Hector Gutierrez, and Garry Livesay. "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Low-Gravity Fluid Dynamics." International Astronautical Congress 59.1 (2008): 86. Print.

Sustainability of the Environment

  1. Ali, Nawazish. Meteoric Groundwater Discharge (MGWD), Nutrient and Salt Transport between a Coastal Aquifer and the Indian River Lagoon. Diss. Florida Institute of Technology, 2011. Web.
  2. El-Khazen, Clovis. Modeling of Water Exchange between the Indian River Lagoon and the Surficial Aquifer in Port St. Lucie, Fl. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 1988. Print.
  3. Martin, Dean F., and Barbara B. Martin, eds. "The Second Indian River Research Symposium." Florida Scientist 53.3 (1990). Print.
  4. Milano, N., and M.M. Tomadakis. "Transport Properties of Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Media." Third International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Conference Proceedings (2010):
  5. Pinelli, J. -P., C. Subramanian, and M. Plamondon. "Wind Effects on Emergency Vehicles." Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 92.7-8 (2004): 663-85. Print.
  6. Pinelli, Jean-Paul, et al. "Hurricane Damage Prediction Model for Residential Structures." Journal of Structural Engineering 130.11 (2004): 1685-91. Print.
  7. Taylor, Walter K., and Henry O. Whittier, eds. "Academy Symposium: Future of the Indian River System." Florida Scientist 46.3/4 (1983). Print.
  8. Tomadakis, Manolis, et al. "Pressure-Swing Adsorption Separation of H2S from CO2 with Molecular Sieves 4A, 5A, and 13X." Separation Science and Technology 46.3 (2011): 428-33. Print.
  9. Trefry, John H., and Robert P. Trocine. "Metals in Sediments and Clams from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: 2006-7 versus 1992." Florida Scientist 74.1 (2011): 43-62. Print.
  10. Windsor, Jr., John G., ed. ""Future of the Indian River Symposium" Revisited." Florida Scientist 70.4 (2007). Print.

Assured Information and Cyber Security

  1. Alkussayer, Abdulaziz. Towards a Secure Software Development Framework Based on an Integrated Engineering Process. Diss. Florida Institute of Technology, 2011. Web.
  2. Atkinson, Timothy James. Changing the Modulus of Secret Sharing, Accessing the Arrays of Secrets, and Building Incentive Mixnets. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2007. Print.
  3. Dotson, Stephen Kirk. MANET Security and Antibodies. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2011. Print.
  4. Ford, Richard, Carrie Gates, and Konstanin Beznosov, eds. "New Security Paradigms Workshop 2010". September 21-23, 2010, Concord, MA. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2010. Print.
  5. Ham, Frederic M., et al. "Reputation Prediction in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks using RBF Neural Networks." 11th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. August 27-29, 2009, London, UK. Springer - Communications in Computer and Information Science. 2009 Volume CCIS 43, 485-494.
  6. Imana, Eyosias Yoseph. A Proactive Defense System for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2009. Print.
  7. Ioannou, Christiana. The Hunt for Viral Processes. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2006. Print.
  8. Kabbani, Nawwar. Evaluating the Capabilities of SOA Testing Tools from a Security Perspective. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2010. Print.
  9. Mathewos, Bereket, et al. "Network Traffic Classification Using a Parallel Neural Network Classifier" CSIIRW 2011: Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop. October 12-14, 2011, Oak Ridge, TN. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2011. Print. [Note: not yet published]
  10. Ondi, Attila, and Richard Ford. "How Good is Good Enough? Metrics for Worm/Anti- Worm Evaluation." Journal in Computer Virology 3.2 (2007): 93-101. Print.
  11. Ondi, Attila. Malicious Mobile Code Related Experiments with an Extensible Network Simulator. Diss. Florida Institute of Technology, 2007. Web.
  12. Oswald, Samuel John. A State-Machine-Based Attack Description Language for the Evaluation of Intrusion Detection Systems. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2009. Print.
  13. Petrussenko, Denis. Incrementally Learning Rules for Anomaly Detection. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2009. Print.
  14. Pryor, Derek Michael. A Modular Framework for Next-Generation Testing and Evaluation of Network Applications. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2009. Print.
  15. Ramamoorthy, Venkatesh. Automatic Design of Feistel Ciphers using Constraint Techniques. Diss. Florida Institute of Technology, 2010. Web.
  16. Reedy, Matthew Taylor. A Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Simulator with Worm Propagation. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2009. Print.
  17. Stimers, James. Discovering a Covert Channel between Virtual Machines Sharing the Same Set of Hardware. MS thesis Florida Institute of Technology, 2008. Print.

Intelligent Systems

  1. Ham, Frederic M., and Ivica Kostanic. Principles of Neurocomputing for Science and Engineering. New York: McGraw- Hill, 2001.
  2. Kargupta, Hillol, and Philip Chan, eds. Advances in Distributed and Parallel Knowledge Discovery. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press/MIT Press, 2000.
  3. Menezes, Ronaldo, Santo Fortunato, Giuseppe Mangioni, and Vincenzo Nicosia, eds. Results of the 2009 International Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet 2009). May 26-27, 2009, Catania, Italy. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Volume 207. Springer, 2009.
  4. Wu, Xindong, Alex Tuzhilin, and Jude Shavlik, eds. Third IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM '03). November 19-22, 2003, Melbourne, FL. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.

Communication Systems and Signal Processing

  1. Beharry, Xerxes Anthony. Phoning Home : Bridging the Gap between Conservation and Convenience. Diss. Florida Institute of Technology, 2010. Web.
  2. Kepuska, Veton, Raymond Sastraputera, and Chic-Ti Shih. "Discrimination of Sentinel Word Contexts Using Prosodic Features." N.d. TS
  3. Kepuska, V. Z. "Wake-Up-Word Recognition." Speech Technologies. Ed. Ivo Ipsic. InTech, 2011. 237. Web.
  4. Kunkle, Arthur, and Veton Kepuska. "Scoring Experiments Using Wake-Up-Word Paradigm on TIMIT Corpus." N.d. TS
  5. Rojanasthien, Pattarapong. Speech Corpus Generation from DVDs of Movie and TV Series. Diss. Florida Institute of Technology, 2010. Web.

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Books, Journals, Articles, eBooks

Resources on display throughout each venue of the College of Engineering Research Showcase are available through the Evans Library's online and print collections.

Primary databases for engineering research provided by the Evans Library include:

  • Engineering Village (Compendex)
  • Web of Knowledge
  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
  • ACM Digital Library
  • Aerospace & High Technology Database
  • Environmental Science & Pollution Management
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • SciFinder

eBook databases include:

  • Access Engineering
  • ENGnetBase
  • Spring eBooks
  • Safari Books Online

Research Guides authored by Evans Library librarians provide additional reference and research resources in all disciplines offered at Florida Tech.

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