Our Publications

*Not all publications were authored while personnel were Roccor employees. Rights in listed works may be subject to third-party copyrights.

High-Strain Composites & Smart Materials

  • Rose, T., K. Medina, W. Francis, K. Kawai, A. Bergan, and J. Fernandez. (2019) “Viscoelastic Behaviors of High Strain Composites.” AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference.
  • Rose, T., Sharma, A., Seamone, A., López Jiménez, F., and Murphey, T., (2018) “Carbon Unidirectional Composite Flexure Strength Dependence on Laminate Thickness”, American Society of Composites 33rd Annual Technical Conference.
  • Cox, K., Rahim, N. A. A., and Davis, M., (2018) “Exploring the Behavior of Self-Deployable Composite Booms Using High Definition Fiber Optic Sensing” European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing.
  • Cox, K., and Medina, K., (2018) “An Investigation of Inner Flange Buckling in Furlable Composite Booms,” in Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 33rd Technical Conference.
  • Medina, K., Rose, T., Murphey, T., (2018) “Initial Investigation of Time Dependency on Failure Curvatures of FlexLam High Strain Composites,” American Society of Composites 33rd Technical Conference.
  • Medina, K., Rose, T., and Murphey, T., (2017) “Initial Investigation of Time Dependency on Failure Curvatures of FlexLam High Strain Composites”, American Society of Composites Forum. 
  • Murphey, T. W., Francis, W. H., Davis, B. L., Mejia-Ariza, J., Santer, M., Footdale, J. N., Warren, P. A. (2015) “High Strain Composites,” 2nd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, Kissimmee, FL. 
  • Francis, W. H., et al (2015). “High Strain Composite Slit Tubes for Roll-Out Structures.” 2nd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, Kissimmee, FL.
  • Francis, W. H., et al. (2007). “Elastic Memory Composite Microbuckling Mechanics Closed-Form Model with Empirical Correlation,” 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.
  • Hulse, M. J., et al (2007). “Nonlinear Effects in Unidirectional Elastic Memory Composite Material.” 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.
  • Francis, W., et al (2006). “A review of classical fiber microbuckling analytical solutions for use with elastic memory composites,” 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.
  • Campbell, D., et al (2005). “Elastic Memory Composites: An Enabling Technology for Future Furlable Space Structures,” 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.

Deployable Space Structures

  • Davis, B., et al., (2019) “Development of a High Strain Composite Tip-Rolled De-Orbit Sail; Technology Review and Story of Flight Integration,” AIAA SciTech Conference.
  • Cox, K., Medina K., (2019) “Scalability of Triangular Rollable and Collapsible Booms,” AIAA SciTech Conference.
  • Cox, K., Davis, B., VanHalle, R., and Francis, W., (2018) “Flight Build of a Furled High Strain Composite Antenna for CubeSats,” AIAA SciTech Conference.
  • Davis, B., VanHalle, R., Cox, K., Francis, W., (2018) “Mechanism Design & Flight Build of Furled High Strain Composite Antenna for CubeSats,” 44th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium.
  • Davis, B., et al., (2018) “Planning for End-of-Life Satellite Disposal: The Story of a High Strain Composite Tip-Rolled De-Orbit Sail,” Presented at 32nd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites.
  • Murphey, T. W., Turse, D., and Adams, L. (2017), “TRAC Boom Structural Mechanics,” 4th AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference.
  • Davis, B., Lake, M., (2016) “Development of Compact Mechanically Driven Systems for High Strain Composite Slit-Tubes,” 43rd Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium.
  • Davis, B. L., & Francis, W. H. (2015). High Performance Electrical Conductors in Composite Slit-Tube Booms. AIAA Scitech Conference.
  • Davis, B. L., et al (2014). Big Deployables in Small Satellites Conference on Small Satellites. In 28th AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites.
  • Lake, M. S., Peterson, L. D., and Mikulas, M. M. (2006), “Space Structures on the Back of an Envelope: John Hedgepeth’s Design Approach,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Vol. 43, No. 6.
  • Francis, W. H., et al (2004), “Development of an EMC Self-Locking Linear Actuator for Deployable Optics,” 45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.
  • Lake, M. and Campbell, D., (2004). “The Fundamentals of Designing Deployable Structures with Elastic Memory Composites.”  Presented at the 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference.
  • Francis, W. H., et al. (2003), “Development and Testing of a Hinge/Actuator Incorporating Elastic Memory Composites,” 44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.
  • Lake, M. S.; et al (2002).  “A Rationale for Defining Structural Requirements for Large Space Telescopes,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 39, No. 5.
  • Lake, M. S. (2001). “Launching a 25m Space Telescope: Are Astronauts a Key to the Next Technically Logical Step After NGST?”  Presented at the IEEE Aerospace Conference.
  • Lake, M. S.; et al (2000). “Mechanism Design Principles for Optical-Precision, Deployable Instruments.”  Presented at the 41st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference.

Satellite Power Systems

  • Turse, D., et al., (2019) “Design, Analysis and Testing of a Composite Beam Roll-Out Array (COBRA) for Small Satellites,” Presented at AIAA SciTech.
  • Campbell, D. et al (2016), “Next Generation Solid-State Rechargeable Batteries for Spacecraft Power” Presented at the 2016 Space Power Workshop.
  • Lake, M. S. et al (2016) “Robust, Highly Scalable Solar Array System,” Presented at AIAA SciTech.
  • Pearson, Chris, Thwaite, C., Russel, N. (2005) “Small Cell Lithium-Ion Batteries: The Responsive Solution for Space Energy Storage,” 3rd AIAA Responsive Space Conference.

Satellite Systems & Architectures

  • Pearson, C., McGaugh, P., et al (2015), “Real-time tactical space asset tracking” presented at the 13th Reinventing Space Conference, Oxford, UK.
  • Pearson, P, Stender, et al (2015) “Rideshare and the Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle: the Key to Low-cost Lagrange Point Missions” presented at the Small Satellite Conference.
  • Chris Pearson, Andrea Bennetti, Rob Spurrett., (2006) “Advances in Battery Technology Relevant For Planetary Probes,” Fourth Annual International Planetary Probe Workshop, Pasadena, CA.
  • Pearson, C., Thwaite, C. and Russel, N. (2004) “The Use of Small Cell Lithium-Ion Batteries for Small Satellite Applications,” Presented at the SmallSat Conference.
  • Wu, K. et al (1996).  “Multi-Criterion Preliminary Design of a Tetrahedral Truss Platform.”  Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 33, No. 3.
  • Heard, W. L. and Lake, M. S. (1994).  “Neutral Buoyancy Evaluation of Extravehicular Activity Assembly of a Large Precision Reflector.”   Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 31, No. 4.

Thermal Management & Fluid Flow

  • Isaacs, S. A. (2019) “Computational Modeling and Optimization of Flat and Small-Scale Vapor Chambers,” PhD Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado.
  • Saldana, M. (2017) “Development of a lightweight thermal capacitor panel for thermal control of CubeSat applications” CubeSat Developers Workshop.
  • Saldana, M. (2017) “Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of a FlexCool Thermal Strap for Directed Energy System Thermal Management” DE Systems Symposium.
  • Saldana, M. (2019) “Enabling Ultra-High Discharge Battery Systems with Advanced Thermal Management” DE Science and Technology Symposium.
  • Saldana, M. (2019) “Advanced Thermal Architectures for CubeSats (ATACS)” CubeSat Developers Workshop.
  • Saldana, Mario H., et al. (2016), “Comparative Kinetic Analysis of Ethane Pyrolysis at 0.1 and 2.0 MPa.” Energy & Fuels 30.1: 9703-9711.
  • Saldana, Mario H., et al (2016). “Investigation of n-pentane pyrolysis at elevated temperatures and pressures in a variable pressure flow reactor.” Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 118: 286-297.
  • Hulse, M. et al (2015), “Two-Phase Thermal Management for Next-Generation High Power Systems.” Advancements in Thermal Management 2015, August 5-6, Denver, CO.

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