Recent Submissions

  • The Influence of Layout on Degradation of the Appalachian Trail 

    Meadema, Peter Fletcher (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-13)
    This research investigates the influence of layout and design on the severity of trail degradation. Previous trail studies have been restricted by relatively small study areas which provide a limited range of environmental ...
  • Analysis of Post-Sandy Single-Family Housing Market in Staten Island, New York 

    Borate, Aishwarya Bharat (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-13)
    Recent hurricanes have made it clear that housing is the single greatest component of all losses in terms of economic value and buildings damaged. Housing damage resulting from floods has increased in the United States, ...
  • Assessment of the Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity of Fingerstick δ¹³C as an Added Sugar Biomarker in Adolescents: A Controlled Feeding Study Approach 

    Liu, Sarah Victoria (Virginia Tech, 2017-05-22)
    An estimated 20.5% of adolescents ages 12 – 19 years were obese (≥95th percentile of BMI-for-age) in 2011 – 2014. Consumption of added sugars (AS) has been linked with adverse effects on weight and cardiovascular disease ...
  • Determination of the Capacity Building Framework that Support a Collaborative Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program 

    Schwartz, Olivia Rae (Virginia Tech, 2017-05-22)
    Over half of U.S. adults, roughly 117 million individuals, suffer from at least one preventable chronic disease, such as obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Epidemiological studies ...
  • Non-migrating tides in the Martian thermosphere 

    Kumar, Aishwarya S. (Virginia Tech, 2018-08-02)
    Previous studies have identified longitudinal structures associated with non-migrating tides in observations of the upper neutral atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrometer (IUVS) observations of the upper ...
  • Live Work Studios: A Continuation of Cady's Alley 

    Williams, Rachel Ione (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-06)
    The boundary between public and private dwelling presents a complex architectural problem in that it must provide separation and transition, exposure and closure, privacy and interaction, and embodiment and orientation. ...
  • Support Group Design for Parents of Children with Severe Developmental Disabilities 

    Steward, Sarah Rachelle (Virginia Tech, 2017-05-12)
    Parents of children with severe developmental disabilities face a variety of unique circumstances as they raise a child who requires specialized care. Accessing the support of other parents of children with developmental ...
  • Impact of Juice Clarification Processes on Chemical Composition of Hard Cider 

    Ma, Sihui (Virginia Tech, 2016-07-11)
    Cider production volume has increased over 800% in the past 5 years in North America. This rapid growth of the cider industry coupled with traditional craft approach to cider making necessitates increased research on apple ...
  • Design, Deployment and Performance of an Open Source Spectrum Access System 

    Kikamaze, Shem (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-01)
    Spectrum sharing is possible, but lacks R & D support for practical solutions that satisfy both the incumbent and secondary or opportunistic users. The author found a lack of an openly available framework supporting ...
  • Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Magneto Hydrodynamic Propulsion for Ocean Vehicles 

    Bansal, Parth (Virginia Tech, 2018-11-01)
    The concept of Magneto-Hydrodynamic (MHD) propulsion can be used to implement a propeller-less propulsion system for marine vehicles. The basic principle behind MHD is to use the (Lorentz) force produced by the interaction ...
  • Safe Harbor: An Exploration in Lunar Habitation 

    Gahres, Cameron James (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-31)
    Whether it be through accident, conquest, or expedition, humanity has long held an innate desire to root itself in new environments that challenge us. The sky has proven to be no limit, the 20th century has shown that the ...
  • Redefining Suburbia 

    Albert, Laura (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-31)
    Suburban housing is a building type and form of development that has been neglected by many architects. Architects are responsible for designing only two percent of suburban residences. This means that the profession has ...
  • On Demand Mobility Cargo Demand Estimation 

    Rimjha, Mihir (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-30)
    Recent developments in the shipping industry have opened some unprecedented trade opportunities on various levels. Be it individual consumption or business needs, the thought of receiving a package on the same day or within ...
  • Credential Theft Powered Unauthorized Login Detection through Spatial Augmentation 

    Burch, Zachary Campbell (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-29)
    Credential theft is a network intrusion vector that subverts traditional defenses of a campus network, with a malicious login being the act of an attacker using those stolen credentials to access the target network. ...
  • Architecting IoT-Enabled Smart Building Testbed 

    Amanzadeh, Leila (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-29)
    Smart building's benefits range from improving comfort of occupant, increased productivity, reduction in energy consumption and operating costs, lower CO2 emission, to improved life cycle of utilities, efficient operation ...
  • Simultaneous Three-Dimensional Mapping and Geolocation of Road Surface 

    Li, Diya (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-23)
    This thesis paper presents a simultaneous 3D mapping and geolocation of road surface technique that combines local road surface mapping and global camera localization. The local road surface is generated by structure from ...
  • Confrontation 

    Wang, Bo (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-18)
    Abstract This work seeks a sense of confrontation through constructing walls against the mountain landscape. The thesis document demonstrates this confrontation through four schemes: a bridging wall with courtyards and ...
  • On Background 

    Knight, Matthew Scott (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-17)
    By dexterity, unbind walls of stone. There is no shrill scream, but rather the quiet enjoyment of joining the supportive forms of invisible culture. Premonitions, apparitions, illusions, allusions, and relationships make ...
  • Development of a Support-Vector-Machine-based Supervised Learning Algorithm for Land Cover Classification Using Polarimetric SAR Imagery 

    Black, James Noel (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-16)
    Land cover classification using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data has been a topic of great interest in recent literature. Food commodities output prediction through crop identification, environmental monitoring, and ...
  • A CMA-FRESH Whitening Filter for Blind Interference Rejection 

    Jauhar, Ahmad Shujauddin (Virginia Tech, 2018-10-16)
    The advent of spectrum sharing has increased the need for robust interference rejection methods. The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band is soon to be occupied by LTE waveforms and License Assisted Access (LAA) ...

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