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 2010

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THE CHARACTERIZATION AND ANALYSIS OF IN-VITRO AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURE REPASSIVATION OF Ti-6Al-4V VIA AFM TECHNIQUES, Aaron J. Guerrero

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Modeling and Numerical Investigation of Hot Gas Defrost on a Finned Tube Evaporator Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Oai The Ha

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No-till Vegetable Production at the Cal Poly Organic Farm, Nathaniel Jay Harkleroad

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EPICARDIAL WIRELESS PACEMAKER FOR IMPROVED LEFT VENTRICULAR RESYNCHRONIZATION (CONCEPTUAL DESIGN), Rodney J. Hawkins

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City of Davis Greenbelt Master Plan, Brandon Haydu

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Influence of Material Type, Aggregate Size, and Unconfined Compressive Strength on Water Jetting of CIDH Pile Anomalies, Joseph Carl Heavin

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DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A LIGHT WEIGHT, ENERGY DENSE, READY TO EAT (RTE) BAR, Jacob Wilhelm-Maria Heick

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Anaerobic Co-digestion of Wastewater Treatment Pond Algae with Wastewater Sludge, Daniel Eric Heimel

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Standalone Antenna Demonstration System, Alexander James Hempy

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Terrain Impostors, William Hamilton Hess

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Space Communication Channel Emulation Using Digital and Analog Signal Processing, Tom Hickok

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A COMPARISON OF LIDAR GENERATED CHANNEL FEATURES WITH GROUND-SURVEYED CHANNEL FEATURES IN THE LITTLE CREEK WATERSHED, Ryan M. Hilburn

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Keeping Dirt in its place: Runoff, Sediment Loss, and Cost Effectiveness of Three Erosion Control Practices on Steep Slopes, Michael Hill

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF USER LEVEL SOCKET APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE WITH SOCKET SPLITTING AND MEDIATION, Scott Walter Holzer

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Evaluations of Procedural Justice: Evidence of Group-value Issue Influence in a Planning Context, Thomas W. Hooper

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Effect of feeding Zilpaterol hydrochloride for 20 days to calf-fed Holstein steers with a 3 or 10 day withdrawal period antemortem on carcass characteristics and tenderness, Andrew D. Hosford

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Mixed-Income Housing: Assumptions and Realities, Kimberly M. Hoving

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Modeling the Long Term Effects of Alendronate on Bone Mass Preservation of the Femur with Articular Surface and Total Hip Replacements, Trevor J. Hryce

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State Space Model of a Light Weight Flexible Telescope, Chi-Yeh Hsu

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Process Characterization of the Reactive-Ion Etching of Borosilicate Glass for Microfluidic Channels, Ann Christine Huang

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Improved RF Power Extraction from 1.55um Ge-on-SOI PIN Photodiodes with Load Impedance Optimization, Andrew L. Huard

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TRAFFIC SAFETY INVESTIGATIONS FOR LOCAL AGENCIES, Jacob D. Hudson

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Wave Energy Converter Performance Modeling and Cost of Electricity Assessment, Dmitri Jarocki

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Growth hormone alters components related to differentiation, metabolism and milk synthesis and secretion in MAC-T cells, Tasha Lynn Johnson

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Temperature Affects Adhesion of the Acorn Barnacle (Balanus amphitrite), Laurel A. Johnston

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LATERAL-TORSIONAL VIBRATION OF A SIDE-LOADED ROTOR WITH ASYMMETRIC SHAFT STIFFNESS, Clinton T. Judd

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Consumers and Benefits of Genetically Modified Vegetables, Megan Carter Judge

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Water quality performance of a reciprocating biofilm reactor for treatment of dairy wastewater, Jason Patrick Kane

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Meiotic Insurance: Designing a system to study crossover control in yeast, Kate V. Karfilis

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System Integration and Attitude Control of a Low-Cost Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics Simulator, Ryan L. Kinnett

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St. Jude Medical: ST Monitoring, Anna Marie Kinney

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"Picasso" Interface for Horizon Simulation Framework, Brian E. Kirkpatrick

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CHARACTERIZATION OF INCONEL 718: USING THE GLEEBLE AND VARESTRAINT TESTING METHODS TO DETERMINE THE WELDABILITY OF INCONEL 718, Nathaniel Oscar Knock

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FILID, FAIRIES AND FAITH: The Effects of Gaelic Culture, Religious Conflict and the Dynamics of Dual Confessionalisation on the Suppression of Witchcraft Accusations and Witch-Hunts in Early Modern Ireland, 1533 - 1670, William Kramer

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The Design and Manufacture of a Light Emitting Diode Package for General Lighting, Michael S. Krist

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Development of a Novel Plasmid-based Gene Integration System for Lactobacillus reuteri for the Persistent Treatment of Celiac Disease, Jeremy Keith LaBarge

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A Constant Conduction Angle Biased RF Power Amplifier for Improved Linearization in Class C Operation, Greg LaCaille

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Recommendations for Interdisciplinary Design of Buildings and Other Facilities in Rural East Africa, David A. Lambert

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Novel Inverse Airfoil Design Utilizing Parametric Equations, Kevin A. Lane

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Transportation Energy Analysis for Single-Family Residential Construction in California, Tyler Langley

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EFFECTS OF WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE FUEL TREATMENTS ON FIRE BEHAVIOR AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE KLAMATH MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA, Jonathan A. Large

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Post Disaster Surveys, Thor Liland Larsen

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FRONTAL PLANE HUMERAL ELEVATION EFFECTS ON THE PULLOUT STRENGTH OF SUTURE ANCHORS USED IN ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR, Peter Joshua Larson

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MODELING OF A GYRO-STABILIZED HELICOPTER CAMERA SYSTEM USING NEURAL NETWORKS, Nicholas Joseph Layshot

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Perceptions and Evaluation of an Urban Environment for Pedestrian Friendliness: A Case Study, Elizabeth H. Lee

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RECOMMENDER SYSTEM FOR AUDIO RECORDINGS, Jong Seo Lee

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FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF ICD LEAD SILICONE SOFT-TIPS, Jose J. Lepe

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COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF GREENING AN OLDER MODEST-SIZED HOME, Delilah Zoe Leval

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Nanoindentation of Annealed and As-Sputtered Thin Films of Nickel Titanium Shape Memory Alloys, Matthew Tyson Lewis

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Benchmarked Hard Disk Drive Performance Characterization and Optimization Based on Design of Experiments Techniques, Yu-wei Lin

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Feasibility of manipulating correlated color temperatures with a phosphor converted high-powered light emitting diode white light source, Matthew Michael Little

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Modeling and Simulation of Autonomous Thermal Soaring with Horizon Simulation Framework, Zhenhua Li

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Examining Relationship Interactions of Adult Children of Alcoholics, Diana I. Loera

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MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PITCH CANKER INFECTED AÑO NUEVO STANDS OF MONTEREY PINE, Valerie A. Loe

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Movement of Selected Nearshore Temperate Reef Fishes Along California's Central Coast, Leslie Jaye Longabach

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On the Complexity of Scheduling University Courses, April L. Lovelace

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Quantifying Seismic Risk for Portable Ground Support Equipment at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Joshua Brian Lowe

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SIMULATION OF A DIESEL-HYDRAULIC SERIES HYBRID, Drew Anthony Lozano

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Developing a Source Water Protection Plan for Boron in the San Luis Obispo County Water Supply, Jenny Macartney

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Development of a Proposal for a Program of Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning in a Privately-Owned Commercial Setting, Starlene A. Marshall

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Emerging Trends in Greenhouse Gas Thresholds of Significance for Use Under The California Environmental Quality Act, Nancy E. Mathison

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DepMap: Dependency Mapping of Applications Using Operating System Events, Ryan Matteson

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Determining the Optimum Operating Parameters of a Unipolar PWM Inverter, Michael James McCarty

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HIGH VOLTAGE RESONANT SELF-TRACKING CURRENT-FED CONVERTER, Scott Logan McClusky

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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE CLOSENESS OF A GENETIC ALGORITHM’S CHROMOSOME ENCODING TO ITS PROBLEM SPACE, Kevin McCullough

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Enhanced Cal Poly SuPER System Simulink Model, Matthew Ogden McFarland

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Textured Hierarchical Precomputed Radiance Transfer, Harrison Lee McKenzie Chapter

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Identification of Physical Changes to a Steel Frame, Daniel Eric Means

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Real-Time Visualizations of Ocean Data Collected by the NORUS Glider, Daniel M. Medina

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Investigating Wood Welding Parameters Using a Prototype Welding Machine, Timothy R. Melin

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Artificial Skin Tactile Sensor For Prosthetic and Robotic Applications, Ross James Miller

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Effects of Recycled Water On Landscape Plants, Casey R. Miranda

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An Investigation of Humeral Stress Fractures in Racing Thoroughbreds using a 3D Finite Element Model in Conjunction with a Bone Remodeling Algorithm, Ryan James Moore

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Numerical Examination of Flow Field Characteristics and Fabri Choking of 2D Supersonic Ejectors, Brett G. Morham

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AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY INTO THE RELATIONSHIP OF BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN ANTAGONIST EXPRESSION AND OSTEOCYTE DENSITY BY REGION AND QUADRANT, Scott C. Mosher

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The Effect of Calcified Plaque on Stress within a Fibrous Thin Cap Atheroma in an Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Ellerie Nagy

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Improving Public Health through Urban Design: the case of Delano, California, Adriana C. Neal

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EFFECTS OF CLOUD-INDUCED PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER TRANSIENTS ON POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION, Joel A. Nelson

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A Comparative Study of Three Growing Media and Four Plant Groups Under Extensive Green Roof Conditions in San Luis Obispo, CA, Todd Alan Nelson

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Negative Conductance Load Modulation RF Power Amplifier, Cody R. Neslen

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TIME-TEMPERATURE CURING RELATIONSHIP OF AN ADHESIVE BINDER WITH RICE STRAW, Kevin Ka-Wan Ng

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HTTP 1.2: DISTRIBUTED HTTP FOR LOAD BALANCING SERVER SYSTEMS, Graham M. O'Daniel

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IMPLEMENTATION OF PHYSIOLOGIC PRESSURE CONDITIONS IN A BLOOD VESSEL MIMIC BIOREACTOR SYSTEM, Kevin Mark Okarski Mr.

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Reducing Cluster Power Consumption by Dynamically Suspending Idle Nodes, Brian Michael Oppenheim

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Power Quality Analysis of a Three-Phase Cycloconverter under Variable Operating Conditions, Kevin Palani

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Dietary Protein Intake, Body Composition and Self-Reported Physical Functioning in U.S. Adults, Kerri Beth Parker

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Effects of Reamer-Femoral Component Offset on Cement Mantle Penetration in Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty, Mark Lloyd Paulick

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PHASED ARRAY 802.11g ANTENNA, Allen G. Peters

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Functional Reactive Musical Performers, Justin M. Phillips

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A PILOT STUDY EXAMINING HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS' UNDERSTANDING AND USE OF MOSSTON'S STYLE (S) OF TEACHING, Greg L. Pierce

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Differences in Aerobic Response to Wheelchair Locomotion, David Pomfret

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Development of a Meshless Method to Solve Compressible Potential Flows, Alejandro Ramos

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COMPARISONS OF FISH SPECIES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS OFF THE SOUTH CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA, David E. Rasmussen

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Cotextual Android Education, James R. Reed

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Influence of Irrigation Strategies on the Photosynthetic Rate of Syrah, Daniel Michael Rodrigues

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Rhode Island's Wars: Imperial Conflicts and Provincial Self-Interests in the Ocean Colony, 1739-48, Greg Rogers

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High Resolution Simulation of Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging, Cindy G. Romero

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Clash of Titans: William Randolph Hearst and his Impact on American Foreign Policy During the Interwar Period, Brandon D. Roper

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An Investigation of the Influence of Diaphragm Flexibility on Building Design through a Comparison of Forced Vibration Testing and Computational Analysis, Blake Alan Roskelley

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ST Monitoring on the Programmer for Implantable Cardioverter Devices, Sarina Satya