Since November 1, 2008, students submitting Master’s theses and project reports are required to submit their work in electronic format to DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Prior to November 1, 2008, deposit of printed copies of master's theses was required. To locate a thesis written before November 1, 2008, please search the Kennedy Library catalog using the terms "Cal Poly master's thesis."

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Theses/Project Reports from 2009

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General Direction Routing Protocol, Sean Michael Lydon

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Feeding Phishers, Nicholas J. Lynch

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FRP CONFINED REINFORCED CONCRETE CIRCULAR CROSS SECTION SEISMIC APPLICATIONS, Jeffrey G. Lyon

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Performance of a Catch Basin Filter and Leachate from Biocidal Media for Stormwater Treatment, Ryan Scott MacLure

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An Assessment of Indoor Infiltration Parameters for Black Carbon from Residential Wood Combustion and the Spectral Dependence of Light Absorption for Organic Carbon, Christopher John Malejan

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AFFINE REGION TRACKING AND AUGMENTATION USING MSER AND ADAPTIVE SIFT MODEL GENERATION, Matthew James Marano

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Moving Towards Self-Reliance: Living Conditions of Refugee Camps in Lebanon and Opportunities for Development, Dana Masad

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The Fruiting and Berry-Chemistry Responses of Zinfandel Grapes to Cluster Thinning, Cameron John Mauritson

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Temperature Influence and Heat Management Requirements of Microalgae Cultivation in Photobioreactors, Thomas Hagen Mehlitz

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A VISCOELASTIC RESPONSE FROM THIN METAL FILMS DEPOSITED ON SILICON FOR MICROSYSTEM APPLICATIONS, Steven L. Meredith

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A System for Natural Language Unmarked Clausal Transformations in Text-to-Text Applications, Daniel Miller

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A SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE LIFT AND DRAG FORCES OF A SPINNING GOLF BALL HELD FIXED WITHIN A WIND TUNNEL, Ryan R. Miller

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COMPARISON AND DESIGN OF SIMPLIFIED GENERAL PERTURBATION MODELS (SGP4) AND CODE FOR NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, ORBITAL DEBRIS PROGRAM OFFICE, Nicholas Z. Miura

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Effectiveness of Thermal Oxidation in Relation to Anterior Cervical Plates, Katherine A. Miyashiro

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Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of an Extreme Aspect Ratio HALE UAV, Bryan J. Morrisey

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Internet-Scale Reactive Routing and Mobility, Daniel B. Nelson

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Rayleigh Flow of Two-Phase Nitrous Oxide as a Hybrid Rocket Nozzle Coolant, Lauren May Nelson

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EFFECT OF STARTER CULTURES ON LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS SURVIVAL AND GENE EXPRESSION IN YOGURT, Elizabeth W. Ng

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS AND LIFE PREDICTION FOR SMALL WIND TURBINE BLADES: A WOOD LAMINATE CASE STUDY, Christopher James Nosti

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ETHNIC IDENTITY AND SENSE OF SCHOOL BELONGINGNESS: BEHAVIORS AND BELIEFS OF IMMIGRANT HISPANIC STUDENTS AND PARENTS, Francisco B. Ortiz

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Prestressing Concrete with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers, Skye M. Orvis

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A UNIFIED RESOURCE PLATFORM FOR THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SCALABLE WEB APPLICATIONS, Russell Palmiter

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NOVEL CURRENT-FED BOUNDARY-MODE PARALLEL-RESONANT PUSH-PULL CONVERTER, Jonathan David Paolucci

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Automation in CS1 with the Factoring Problem Generator, Joshua B. Parker

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STT EVENT STREAM FEATURE TO ASSIST SOFTWARE TESTING OF IMPANTABLE DEVICES IN ST. JUDE MEDICAL, Yong J. Park

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An Investigation of E-glass Structure with Different Filler Material under Vibration and Bending Loading, John R. Parra

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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) Scaffolds for Vascular Tissue Engineering and the Advancement of an In Vitro Blood Vessel Mimic, Tiffany Richelle Pena

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Agricultural Buffer Criteria for the City of Arroyo Grande, Laura A. Pennebaker

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INFLUENCE OF CROP LOAD ON FRUIT COMPOSITION USING PINOT NOIR GRAPES, Patrick G. Phelan

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Impacts of Delayed Drawdown on Water Quality and Aquatic Biota in Seasonal Wetlands of the Grassland Ecological Area, Los Banos, California, Kyle Nathan Poole

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A Study of the Seismic Performance of Early Multi-Story Steel Frame Structures with Unreinforced Masonry Infill, Kristin Potterton

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An Approach Based On Wavelet Decomposition And Neural Network For ECG Noise Reduction, Suranai Poungponsri

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Outcomes Associated with Outward Bound and NOLS Programs: A Means-End Study, Daniel Thomas Pronsolino

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REMOVAL OF BORON FROM PRODUCED WATER BY CO-PRECIPITATION / ADSORPTION FOR REVERSE OSMOSIS CONCENTRATE, Imran Yusuf Rahman, Yarrow Nelson, and Tryg Lundquist

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A FLIGHT SIMULATION STUDY OF THE SIMULTANEOUS NON-INTERFERING AIRCRAFT APPROACH, Brian H. Reel

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TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL WITH ANT COLONY OPTIMIZATION, David T. Renfrew

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Validation of Linearized Flight Models using Automated System-Identification, Keith Eric Rothman

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Sensor Integration for Low-Cost Crash Avoidance, Stephane M. Roussel

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Restoration of A. fasciculatum at Rocky Canyon Granite Quarry, San Luis Obispo, CA, Catherine L. Roy

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Harmonic Analysis of a Static VAR Compensated Mixed Load System, James David Ruckdaschel

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ANALYSIS & DESIGN OF IMPROVED MULTIPHASE INTERLEAVING DC-DC CONVERTER WITH INPUT-OUTPUT BYPASS CAPACITOR, Rudi Rudianto

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IMPACT OF WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON GRAPEVINE GROWTH, YIELD COMPONENTS, PLANT AND ARTHROPOD ABUNDANCE, AND CARABID SEED PREDATION IN PASO ROBLES VINEYARD, paolo sanguankeo

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Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Simulated in MATLAB, Matthew Schlutz

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Hyperspectral Image Compression Using a Two-Stage KLT, Seton S. Schroeder

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Techniques for triggering germination of Adenostoma fasciculatum in revegetation projects at Rocky Canyon Quarry, Stephanie B. Scolari

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A Study of Dempster-Shafer's Theory of Evidence in Comparison to Classical Probability Combination, Scott J. Seims

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EFFECT OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON TEXTURE, COMPOSITION AND APPLICABILITY OF HIGH PROTEIN DAIRY FOOD, MAULIK SHAH

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Tall Fescue (Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) S.J. Darbyshire) Cultivar Performance in the Central California Coastal Region, Seril Shimizu

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DESIGNING A MICROBIAL PROLYL PEPTIDASE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF CELIAC DISEASE, Matthew J. Shurtleff

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THE INFLUENCE OF INCENTIVES OFFERED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PRIVATE DEVELOPERS OR LAND OWNERS ON THE RATE OF BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT, Erik Benjamin Simon

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Design and Control Considerations for a Skid-to-Turn Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Tanner Austin Sims

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BUILDING AN OPERATIONAL DATA STORE FOR A DIRECT MARKETING APPLICATION SYSTEM, Chad Smith

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LASER SCANNING CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY (LSCM): AN APPLICATION FOR THE DETECTION OF MORPHOLOGICAL ALTERATIONS IN SKIN STRUCTURE, Shea C. Smith

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The Effect of Random, Blocked, and Transition Practice Schedules on Children’s Performance of a Barrier Knockdown Test, Gregory C. Snider

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THE ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF HUMAN TISSUE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MELANOMA SKIN CANCER, Glenn Cameron Stante

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MECHANICAL SIMULATION OF ARTICULAR CARTILAGE BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS, Kevin Matthew Stewart

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IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT TWO CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST VINEYARDS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON SOIL FERTILITY, Dawn M. Stimson

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CHANGING PORTRAYALS OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK IN HAWAIIAN EDUCATION, Christopher Aaron Straub

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MECHANISMS FOR TEMPORAL CHANGE IN PHYTOPLANKTON COMPOSITION IN SAN LUIS OBISPO BAY CALIFORNIA, marc t. tognazzini

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Energetic Path Finding Across Massive Terrain Data, Andrew N. Tsui

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Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification of Wastewater Using a Silicone Membrane Aerated Bioreactor, Kirk Hjelte Waltz

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Facility Power Usage Prediction with Artificial Neural Networks, Sunny Wan

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ASSESSING NEAR-FIELD OUTDOOR CONCENTRATION VARIABILITY FROM RESIDENTIAL WOOD SMOKE COMBUSTION SOURCES, Courtney E. Ward

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Mount San Jacinto State Park Visitor Attributes, Preferences, and Perceptions, Katherine Elizabeth Wassenberg

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A Highly Abstracted Method of FPGA-Based Development for Secondary Surveillance Radar Transpond Detection, James Penn Watt

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BOTTOM-UP ONTOLOGY CREATION WITH A DIRECT INSTANCE INPUT INTERFACE, Charles C.H. Wei

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Development of a laboratory protocol for the micropropagation of Monterey pines (Pinus radiata), Año Nuevo stand, Karen E. Wells

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A Neural Network Approach to Border Gateway Protocol Peer Failure Detection and Prediction, Cory B. White

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MIMICKING FIRE FOR POST-MINING RESTORATION SUCCESS, Katherine M. Wilkin

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Digital Circuit Wear-out due to Electromigration in Semiconductor Metal Lines, Gregory Ross Wilkinson

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The Benefit of Foliar Applied Copper Fertilizer on Romaine Lettuce grown in low Copper Soils of The Coastal Santa Maria, California, Emmy R. Williams

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Fatigue of Masonry Walls with CFRP Applied Externally for Out-of-Plane Loads, Joseph Louis Williams

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Performance Based Analysis of Steel Buildings, Matthew Joseph Williams

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Investigation of the Geotechnical Properties of Municipal Solid Waste as a Function of Placement Conditions, Wilson W. Wong

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Latent Semantic Web Service Discovery and Composition Framework, (Winnie) Yuki Yick

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Arteriogenic Revascularization Does Not Induce Vascular Function Impairment, Matthew David Yocum

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Frances Marion and Mary Pickford, Christopher Scott Zeidel

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ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF CONTINUOUS INPUT CURRENT MULTIPHASE INTERLEAVED BUCK CONVERTER, Sean Michael Zich

Theses/Project Reports from 2008

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Two-Dimensional Computer-Generated Ornamentation Using a User-Driven Global Planning Strategy, Dustin Robert Anderson

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CFD as Applied to the Design Of Short Takeoff and Landing Vehicles Using Circulation Control, Tyler M. Ball

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A Risk Management Tool for the Reverse Supply Chain Network, Sheeva Banisalam

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Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Mammary Epithelial Cell Growth, Megan M. Barry

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Microwave Signal Generation Using Self-Heterodyning of a Fast Wavelength Switching SG-DBR Laser, Michael A. Bernacil

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Green Neighborhood Standards from a Planning Perspective: A LEED for Neighborhood Deelopment (LEED-ND) Case Study, Elissa R. Black

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Analysis and Design of Interleaving Multiphase DC-to-DC Converter with Input LC Filter, Kevin Thomas DelRosso

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DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION: CONSUMERS’ AND CITY PLANNERS’ PERCEIVED BARRIERS TO INTEGRATING LARGE-SCALE RETAIL INTO THE DOWNTOWN, Jennifer M. Donofrio

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Design Patterns go to Hollywood: Teaching Patterns with Multimedia, Adam Dukovich

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Fabrication and Testing of Non-Volatile Memory Using Chalcogenide Glass Thin Film, William Porter Dunn

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The Effects of a Vegetarian Diet on Iron Status in Female Students, Kimberly G. Englehardt

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Drop Impact Reliability Testing Lead-Free Chip Scale Packages, Andrew Farris

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An Exploration of Hole Filling Algorithms, Eric Firestone

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Bioflocculation for Control of Wastewater Pond Microalgae, Daniel Thomas Frost

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Bone Mass Preservation and Fracture Risk Assessment with Bisphosphonate Therapy During Spaceflight, Christopher Gardina

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A Coupling-Complexity Metric Suite for Predicting Software Quality, Christopher L. Gray

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A Vitreoretinal Surgery System Fluidics Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Jennifer Ann Grega

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Investigating Sense of Community and Academic Success in First Year College Students in the Department of Natural Resources Management, Kenneth Michael Hackman

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Design and Verification of a Sterile Incubator Volume for Maintaining Post-Deposition Cell Viability for Cell Printing Processes, Emily Hakun

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The Effects of Bisphosphonates on Bone Remodeling: Analysis of Microdamage Targeting by BMUs, BMU Velocity and Crack Surface Density, Daniel Wayne Hale

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Automotive Suspension Parameter Estimation Using Smart Wireless Sensor Technology, Samuel Chase Hoffman

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Predicting the Seismic Behavior of the Dywidag Ductile Connector (DDC) Precast Concrete System, Elizabeth Mary Kenyon