• Constitutionalism and the Foundations of the Security State 

    Rana, Aziz (The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, 2014-01)
    Scholars often argue that the culture of American constitutionalism provides an important constraint on aggressive national security practices. This article challenges the conventional account by highlighting instead how ...
  • Constitutive modeling of viscoelastic behavior of bituminous materials 

    Motamed, Arash (2012-12)
    Asphalt mixtures are complex composites that comprise aggregate, asphalt binder, and air. Several research studies have shown that the mechanical behavior of the asphalt mixture is strongly influenced by the matrix, i.e. ...
  • Constrained attitude guidance and control for satellites 

    Kjellberg, Henri Christian (2014-12)
    To satisfy the requirements of small satellites with attitude control requirements, a guidance, navigation, and control module was designed at the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory. However, these small satellites tend to have ...
  • Constrained evolution in numerical relativity 

    Anderson, Matthew William (2004)
    The strongest potential source of gravitational radiation for current and future detectors is the merger of binary black holes. Full numerical simulation of such mergers can provide realistic signal predictions and enhance ...
  • Constrained relative entropy minimization with applications to multitask learning 

    Koyejo, Oluwasanmi Oluseye (2013-05)
    This dissertation addresses probabilistic inference via relative entropy minimization subject to expectation constraints. A canonical representation of the solution is determined without the requirement for convexity of ...
  • Constrained traffic equilibrium : impact of electric vehicles 

    Jiang, Nan, Ph. D. (2012-08)
    In many countries across the world, fossil fuels, especially petroleum, are the largest energy source for powering the socio-economic system and the transportation sector dominates the consumption of petroleum in these ...
  • Constraining fracture permeability by characterizing fracture surface roughness 

    Al-Johar, Mishal Mansour (2010-12)
    Open and connected fractures, where present, control fluid flow and dominate solute transport. Flow through fractures has major implications for water resource management, underground waste repositories, contaminant ...
  • Constraining fundamental physics with cosmology 

    Flauger, Raphael Manfred (2009-08)
    It is shown in three examples that future cosmological data may allow us to constrain fundamental physics in interesting ways. The first example illustrates that correlations in the polarization of the cosmic microwave ...
  • Constraining The Ly Alpha Escape Fraction With Far- Infrared Observations Of Ly Alpha Emitters 

    Wardlow, Julie L.; Malhotra, Sangeeta; Zheng, Z.; Finkelstein, Steven L.; Bock, J.; Bridge, Carrie; Calanog, J.; Ciardullo, Robin; Conley, A.; Cooray, Asantha; Farrah, D.; Gawiser, Eric; Gronwall, Caryl; Heinis, S.; Ibar, E.; Ivison, Rob J.; Marsden, G.; Oliver, S. J.; Rhoads, J.; Riechers, D.; Schulz, B.; Smith, A. J.; Viero, M.; Wang, Lifan; Zemcov, M. (2014-05)
    We study the far-infrared properties of 498 Ly alpha emitters (LAEs) at z = 2.8, 3.1, and 4.5 in the Extended Chandra Deep Field-South, using 250, 350, and 500 mu m data from the Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey ...
  • Constraining the Surface Inhomogeneity and Settling Times of Metals on Accreting White Dwarfs 

    Montgomery, M. H.; Thompson, S. E.; von Hippel, Ted (2008-10)
    Due to the short settling times of metals in DA white dwarf atmospheres, any white dwarfs with photospheric metals must be actively accreting. It is therefore natural to expect that the metals may not be deposited uniformly ...
  • Constraint prioritization for efficient test generation using Korat 

    Kulkarni, Amresh Vishveshvar (2007-12)
    A key problem in software testing is generating a set of test cases which check for a variety of behaviors of a given software system. For testing programs that take inputs that are structurally complex it is imperative ...
  • Constraint-based real-time scheduling for process control 

    Song, Jianping (2010-05)
    This research addresses real-time task scheduling in industrial process control. It includes a constraint-based scheduler which is based on MSP.RTL, a tool for real-time multiprocessor scheduling problems with a wide variety ...
  • Constraints from mantle xenoliths on the geodynamic evolution of Earth’s upper mantle 

    Byerly, Benjamin Lee (2014-05)
    Geophysical studies identify a region of slow seismic velocity mantle beneath the central Rio Grande rift that potentially represents a region of hot asthenospheric mantle that has replaced destabilized lithosphere. We ...
  • Constraints on algal biofuel production 

    Beal, Colin McCartney (2011-05)
    The aspiration for producing algal biofuel is motivated by the desire to replace conventional petroleum fuels, produce fuels domestically, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Although, in theory, algae have the potential ...
  • Constraints on Circumstellar Material Around the Type Ia Supernova 2007af(1,2) 

    Simon, Joshua D.; Gal-Yam, Avishay; Penprase, Bryan E.; Li, Weidong; Quimby, Robert M.; Silverman, Jeffrey M.; Prieto, Carlos Allende; Wheeler, J. Craig; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Martinez, Irene T.; Beeler, Daniel J.; Patat, Ferdinando (2007-12)
    Patat et al. recently inferred the existence of circumstellar material around a normal Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) for the first time, finding time-variable Na I D absorption lines in the spectrum of SN 2006X. We present ...
  • Constraints on infant speech acquisition : a cross-language perspective 

    Gildersleeve-Neumann, Christina Elke (2001-08)
    This study explored the relative contributions of child-internal production factors and perceptual influences from the ambient language on early speech-+ acquisition. Research has suggested that both articulatory complexity ...
  • Construct bias in the differential ability scales, second edition (DAS-II) : a comparison among African American, Asian, Hispanic, and White ethnic groups 

    Trundt, Katherine Marie (2013-08)
    Intelligence testing has had a relatively long and controversial history, beginning with what is generally considered the first formal measure of intelligence, the Binet-Simon Scales (1916). Questions regarding possible ...
  • Constructal trees : micro-fabrication techniques and experimental methodology 

    Berg, Sean Michael (2010-12)
    This report discusses the use of micro-fabrication techniques for creating experimental test sections containing trees of micro-finned conducting pathways, also referred to as constructal trees, for cooling a heat generating ...
  • Constructing a Continuous Phase Time History from TDMA Signals for Opportunistic Navigation 

    Pesyna, Kenneth; Kassas, Zaher; Humphreys, Todd (Constructing a Continuous Phase Time History from TDMA Signals for Opportunistic NavigationIEEE/ION PLANS Conference, 2012-04)
    A technique is developed for reconstructing a continuous phase time history from the noncontinuous phase bursts of time division multiple access (TDMA) signals. A continuous phase time history facilitates exploitation of ...
  • Constructing a regional building culture in Greater Yellowstone : potentials and limitations 

    Swearingen, Marshall John (2011-05)
    What are the potentials and limitations of constructing a regional building culture in and around Bozeman, Montana? Starting with the theories of architectural regionalism, this thesis takes a pragmatic approach to ...