Publications & Patents


POWER, ENERGY AND COMBUSTION 

  • "Energy Sector Market-Based Strategic Opportunities”, Moran, NASA Glenn Research Center, Executive New Business Strategy Document, Jun, 2015.
  • “Energy Trends and Implications on Advanced Technology”, Moran (invited panel moderator & speaker), AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, Jul, 2014.
  • “Bringing Power Down to Earth: Tapping in to NASA’s Capabilities for the Energy Sector”, Moran, YSU Sustainable Energy Forum, Jun, 2013.
  • “Crew Exploration Vehicle -to- International Space Station Interface Requirements”, Moran, NASA Constellation Program System Requirements Review, Sep, 2006.
  • “Thermal-To-Electric Energy Converter for Self-Powered Devices and Harvesting of Waste Heat”, Francisco & Moran, USPTO Disclosure 567060, Dec 17, 2004.
  • U.S. Patent 6,975,060, “Meso-to-Micro-Scaleable Device and Methods for Conversion of Thermal Energy to Electrical Energy”, Styblo, Moran,& Bradshaw, Dec 13, 2005.
  • “Integrated Micro-Power System (IMPS) Development at NASA Glenn Research Center”, Wilt, Hepp, Moran, Jenkins, Scheiman, and Raffaelle, in Micropower and Microdevices, Proceedings Volume 2002-25, The Electrochemical Society, 2003.
  • “Rechargeable Cryogenic Reactant Storage and Delivery System for Fuel Cell Powered Underwater Vehicles”, Haberbusch, Stochl, Nguyen, Culler, Wainright, and Moran, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Workshop, Jun 21, 2002.
  •  “Status and Description of the Waste Heat Exchanger Code for the Brayton Closed Cycle Engine Program”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, May, 1989.
  •  “Improved Cool-Down Method for the Space Power Research Engine Molten Salt System”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, May, 1988.
  •  “Droplet Combustion Experiment Report”, Brace, Haggard, and Moran, Combustion Working Group, Oct, 1986.
  •  “2.2 Second Drop Testing in Controlled Atmospheres”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, Jun, 1987.
  •  “Mechanical Update of the Droplet Combustion Experiment Drop Tower Test Program and Future Considerations”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, Aug, 1986.
  •  “Stress Evaluation of the Particle Cloud Combustion Experiment Flame Tube Transition Section Using NASTRAN Analysis”, Moran, NASA Lewis Engineering report, Nov, 1985.

THERMAL SYSTEMS

  • Engineering Analysis & Modeling with Excel VBA (Version 9.0), Moran, 2017 (available in paperback & kindle formats).
  • "Design and Evaluation of a MEMS-Based Stirling Microcooler” Guo, Gao, McGaughey, Fedder, Moran, Santhanam, Yao, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Nov, 2013, v 135.
  • US Patent No. 7,540,656 B1, “Apparatus for Direct Measurement of Insulation Thermal Performance at Cryogenic Temperatures”, Stochl, Moran & Yeckley, Jun 2, 2009.
  • "Multi-Layer Insulation Test Rig for MLI Design Code Validation", Stochl & Moran, AIAA SPACE 2007 Conference & Exposition, Sep 18, 2007.
  • “Micro-Scale Regenerative Heat Exchanger”, Moran, Stelter, and Stelter, Canada-Europe-USA-Asia (CANEUS) 2004 Conference on Micro-Nano-Technologies for Aerospace Applications, Nov 1-5, 2004.
  • “Microsystem Cooler Development”, Moran, Wesolek, Berhane, Rebello, 2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Aug 16-19, 2004.
  • “Development of a Novel MEMS Stirling Cooler”, Wesolek, Moran, Rebello, Berhane, and Darrin, Inter-Agency Advanced Power Group Meeting, May 18-19, 2004.
  • U.S. Patent 6,385,973, “Micro-Scalable Thermal Control Device”, Moran, May 14, 2002.
  • “Multidisciplinary Analysis of a Microsystem Device for Thermal Control”, Moran, 11th Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop, Aug, 2000.
  • “Micro-Scale Avionics Thermal Management”, 34th International Symposium on Microelectronics (IMAPS), Moran, Oct 9-11, 2001
  • “Thermal Control Subsystem Design for the Avionics of a Space Station Payload”, Moran, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Oct, 1996.
  • “Modifying Spaceborne Computer Drives for Conduction Cooling”, Moran, Electronic Packaging & Production magazine, Vol. 37, No. 11, Aug, 1997.
  •  “Approximation of the Temperature Distribution in a Traveling Wave Tube”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, Feb, 1989.
  •  “EXPL Code Modification for Predicting Interfacial Condensation/Evaporation”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, Feb, 1989.
  • “Pool Boiling Experiment Preliminary Thermal Analysis”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, May, 1987.

 HYDROGEN AND FLUID SYSTEMS 

  • “Cryogenic Fluid Storage Technology Development: Recent and Planned Efforts at NASA”, Moran, JANNAF Joint Propulsion Meeting, Dec 8-12, 2008.
  • “Liquid Hydrogen Sensor Considerations for Space Exploration”, Moran, IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, Feb 7-9, 2006.
  •  “Rotary Fluid Resistance Unit for Exercise and Rehabilitation”, Moran, USPTO Disclosure 56702, Dec 16, 2004.
  • Strategic Competitive Market Analysis: Densified Liquid Propulsion Systems, Moran, Jul, 1999. (available in paperback format)
  • “Densified Propellant Technology: Fueling Aerospace Vehicles in the New Era”, Moran, Haberbusch, and Satornino, 33rd Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, July 7-9, 1997.
  • “Sloshing of Liquid and Slush Hydrogen in a 62 Cubic Foot Spherical Tank: Test Series III”, Moran, McNelis, Kudlac, Haberbusch, NASP TM-1188, Sep, 1994. (Unclassified; Export Controlled - ITAR)
  • “Experimental Results of Hydrogen Sloshing a 62 Cubic Foot (1750 Liter) Tank”, Moran, McNelis, Kudlac, Haberbusch, and Satornino, 30th Joint Propulsion Conference, Jun, 1994.
  • “A Summary of the Slush Hydrogen Technology Program for the National Aero- Space Plane”, McNelis, Hardy, Whalen, Kudlac, Moran, and Tomsik, Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Apr, 1995.
  • “Analysis of Jet Entrainment Mixer Performance in Liquid and Slush Hydrogen for the National Aero-Space Plane”, Haberbusch, Moran, McNelis, and Kudlac, Sep, 1994. (Unclassified; Export Controlled - ITAR)
  • “Slush Hydrogen Densimeter Testing for the National Aero-Space Plane at the NASA Lewis Research Center K-site Facility”, Haberbusch, Cmar, McNelis, Kudlac, and Moran, Mar, 1995. (Unclassified; Export Controlled - ITAR)
  • “Effectiveness of Spray Cooling Using Triple Point Hydrogen for an Equilibrium Ullage Tank Concept”, Kudlac, Moran, McNelis, and Haberbusch, Apr, 1995. (Unclassified; Export Controlled - ITAR)
  • “Analysis of a Bubbler Bar Performance in Slush Hydrogen for the National Aero-Space Plane”, McNelis, Moran, Kudlac, and Haberbusch, Feb, 1995. (Unclassified; Export Controlled - ITAR)
  •  “Enhancements to the FLOW-3D Computer Code for Application to NASP Slush Hydrogen Processes”, Moran, NASP TM-1187, Sep, 1994.
  • “Tests Reveal Centaur Related Slosh Phenomena”, in Research and Technology 1993, Moran, pp 81-82, NASA TM-106376.
  • “Preliminary Data of the Slush Hydrogen Interim Test Article Component Studies at the NASA Lewis Research Center K-Site Facility”, Kudlac, McNelis, Moran, and Haberbusch, Nov, 1993. (Unclassified; Export Controlled - ITAR)
  • “Preliminary Slosh Testing Results with Slush Hydrogen and Enhancements to the FLOW-3D Code for Slosh Analysis”, Moran, 1993 NASP Technology Review, Apr, 1993. (Unclassified; Export Controlled, ITAR)
  • “Nonvented Filling of a Cryogenic Tank”, Chato, Moran, Nyland, and Nakanishi, NASA Tech Briefs magazine, vol. 17, no. 4, Apr, 1993, pp 48-49.
  • “Cryogenic Fluids Technology”, in Research and Technology 1991, pp 109-114, NASA TM-105320.
  • “Hydrogen No-Vent Fill Testing in a 5 Cubic Foot (142 Liter) Tank Using Spray Nozzle and Spray Bar Liquid Injection”, Moran and Nyland, 28th Joint Propulsion Conference, Jul, 1992.
  • “Hydrogen No-Vent Fill Testing in a 34 Liter (1.2 Cubic Foot) Tank”, Moran, Nyland, and Driscoll, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 37B, pp 1257-1264, 1992.
  • “On-Orbit Cryogenic Fluid Transfer Research at NASA Lewis Research Center”, Taylor, Chato, Moran, and Nyland, in Cryogenics, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp 199-204, 1992.
  • “Conceptual Study of on Orbit Production of Cryogenic Propellants by Water Electrolysis”, Moran, 27th Joint Propulsion Conference, Jul, 1991.
  • “No-Vent Fill Technology Makes Strides”, in Research and Technology 1990, pp 100-101, NASA TM-103759.
  • “Initial Experimentation on the Nonvented Fill of a 0.14 m3 (5 ft3) Dewar with Nitrogen and Hydrogen”, Chato, Moran, and Nyland, 5th Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, Jun, 1990.
  • “Liquid Transfer Cryogenic Test Facility - Initial Hydrogen and Nitrogen No- Vent Fill Data”, Moran, Nyland, and Papell, NASA TM-102572, Mar, 1990.
  • “EXPL: A Computer Code for Prediction of Tank Conditions During Slush Hydrogen Pressurized Expulsion Using Gaseous Hydrogen Pressurant”, Tomsik, Hardy, and Moran, NASP CR-1060, Aug, 1989.
  • “NASA-LeRC Slush Hydrogen Analytical Effort”, Hardy, Tomsik, and Moran, 6th National Aero-Space Plane Technology Symposium, Apr, 1989.
  • “Estimates of the Helium Pressurant Requirements for the COLD-SAT Tanker Tank”, Moran, NASA Lewis engineering report, Sep, 1987.