Accession Number:

ADA402759

Title:

Phillips Laboratory Scholar Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 28 May 1993-28 May 1998

Corporate Author:

NORTHEAST CONSORTIUM FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION PORT ROYAL VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The USAF Phillips Laboratory Scholar Program provided research opportunities for qualified doctorate-level engineers and scientists to work in the laboratory either at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., or at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Twenty-seven scholars participated during the period of the contract, including four during the period 1 July 1997-28 May 1998. Dr. Sean Carey used UV extinction data to investigate the properties of interstellar dust grains and used data from the Midcourse Space Experiment MSX to investigate the structure of infrared-dark clouds. Dr. Brian Kane used data from the Five Colleges Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Infrared Space Observatory ISO to investigate the structure and kinematics of Bok globules, which are small, isolated, star-forming clouds in our galaxy. Dr. Anthony Midey measured rate constants for ion-molecule reactions, using a high-temperature flowing afterglow HTFA apparatus. Dr. Susan Triantafillou adapted the lattice Boltzmann LB computational method to the prediction of atmospheric phenomena, including cloud development and turbulent eddies. Results of these research efforts are described in the individual contributions of the Scholars to this final report.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE