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    • Object oriented framework for character animation and design 

      Devoy, Erin (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Three-dimensional computer character animation is becoming more and more prevalent in the entertainment industry. As the demand grows, so does the need for tools that allow animators to create animations quickly. In this ...
    • Observation-based test set generation 

      Cobb, Jeffrey Lee (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      When circuits are manufactured, there are unavoidable defects that occur in a small but significant portion of the products. Input test patterns that can detect these defects are uniquely generated for each circuit in ...
    • Observed temperature and precipitation relationship across the United States analyzed at different timescales 

      Meyer, Scott (2014-09-19)
      Recently, the National Climatic Data Center released the nClimDiv dataset, which is the most consistent for the contiguous United States to date. The data set includes monthly averages of precipitation, maximum temperature, ...
    • Observing Healthcare Interior Environments and the Effect on Patient Behavior 

      Rice, Courtney R. (2010-07-14)
      Healthcare facilities are recognizable as organized, clean, and functional environments that enable health practices to be carried out easily. However, most healthcare facilities do not take into account how design may ...
    • Odd Couplings: Effect of Dyadic Groups on Creativity 

      Armstrong, Trey (2012-04-17)
      Intimate creativity, as defined by Irving and Suzanne Sarnoff, involves two means of fulfillment in life, love and creativity. This research study looks at the interaction between intimate couples and creativity. Individuals ...
    • Of Black Sheep and White Crows: Is Bilinguals’ Memory for Figurative Meaning Language-Specific 

      Pritchett, Lena K (2012-07-11)
      Whereas several studies have examined figurative language comprehension in single language users, there is a relative lack of empirical work on this topic in multiple language users. Seeking to extend the scope of research ...
    • On Acting from Duty 

      Fossee, Jordan Michael (2013-09-24)
      This thesis will argue that, along with reason, emotions play a critical role in both moral and non-moral life. It is argued by Kantian moralists that a moral law can only based in reason, while Aristotelian moralists ...
    • On Liking and Perceived Authenticity 

      Garcia, Adam Cole
      Previous studies in our lab have found that liking is a significant predictor of authenticity (Kelley, Schlegel, Hicks, & Kim, manuscript in prep). The current study seeks to examine whether this relationship holds over ...
    • On the Application of Sudoku to Error Correction in Communication 

      Young, Andrew 1989- (2012-04-22)
      This work provides a detailed analysis of the general Sudoku problem with particular attention given to the first nontrivial case. A formal mathematical model is developed and used to determine several important parameters; ...
    • On the relationship between brightness temperature and thunderstorm evolution 

      Rapp, Anita Denise (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      The impact of tropical precipitation on the global energy budget has long been an important topic of investigation. To more accurately assess large-scale heating, we must first understand the small scale cloud processes ...
    • Online Identification of Power Grid Models Via Synchrophasor Data 

      Wiseman, Benjamin P (2015-09-29)
      Power system dynamics are becoming increasingly complex, as new interconnections are made between systems and more power from renewable resources is integrated into the electric grid. As a result, assessing and maintaining ...
    • ONLINE WINE TOURISM MARKETING EFFORTS OF WINERIES AND CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS IN TEXAS 

      Rasch, Leslie (2008-08-19)
      Wine tourism has become an important driver of business for wineries in many regions around the world, while Texas wine regions are only starting to emerge as important tourism destinations. A study was conducted to ...
    • Operation Jade Helm: A Cultural Analysis of Public Opinion 

      Richey, Haley Jordan (2015-08-17)
      Postmodern sociological theory surfaced in the 1960’s and has remained a dominant field of study among cultural theorists up to present day. Postmodernism serves as the basis for an examination of “collective opinions” in ...
    • OPTICAL BIOPSY: COMPLEMENTING HISTOLOGY WITH NONLINEAR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY 

      Shafer, Christina (2006-08-16)
      Histology, though widely used for cellular imaging, suffers from its destructive nature; cells are not viewed in their natural living environment. Nonlinear optical microscopy (NLOM) has been widely used to view cells in ...
    • Optical Design of a Red Sensitive Spectrograph 

      Martin, Emily 1988- (2012-04-22)
      We present a preliminary design for a red-sensitive spectrograph. The spectrograph is optimized to operate over the 600-1000nm spectral range at a resolution of ~2000 and is designed specifically for the 2.7-m Harlan J. ...
    • Optical Multiplexing for High-Throughput Spectroscopic Analysis. 

      Ahmed, Saadiah (2012-05-03)
      Implantable optical biosensors are being developed as aids for medical monitoring. Such optical biosensors are analyzed for performance in dynamic sensor testing environment. Multi-Frequency Phase Fluorometer (MFPF) is a ...
    • Optical Pick and Place Machine 

      Meissner, Kenith
      The current market does not contain a low-cost machine capable of building optical surface mounted devices (SMDs). This project attempts to design a machine capable of handling optical parts which are highly sensitive ...
    • Optical Wireless Communications System for Secure Information Exchange 

      Graves, Chaance T.
      Currently in our society, many of the devices we use in our daily lives operate within the restricted and crowded Radio Frequency (RF) bandwidths. Overcoming this challenge presents a unique opportunity to utilize the free ...
    • OPTIMAL DESIGN OF HIGHWAY CRASH CUSHIONS 

      Zeng, Hao (2011-04-29)
      Crash cushions are deployed at gores and in front of other fixed objects along the roadway when their proximity to the travelled way poses an unacceptable risk to the travelling public. A crash cushion is intended to act ...
    • Optimal Motion Planning with constraints for mobile robot navigation 

      Pearce, Roger Allan (Texas A&M University, 2013-02-22)
      Motion planning is the process of planning a sequence of motions to move an object from one configuration to another. Recently, randomized techniques known as PRMs have shown great potential for solving motion planning ...