Papers & Patents
POWER, ENERGY AND COMBUSTION
“Sustainable Power (and Water) for a Growing World”, Moran (invited speaker), CWRU Great Lakes Energy Institute, Oct, 2018.
“Energy Systems With No Carbon Footprint: Hydrogen Energy Storage”, Moran, Isotherm Energy, May, 2016.
"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.
US patent pending, “Universal Heat Exchanger for Densification, Zero Boil-off and Liquefaction”, Moran, Mar 15, 2018.
Engineering Analysis & Modeling with Excel VBA (Version 9.0), Moran, 2017 (paperback format).
"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.
“Solar Powered Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engine Pulse Tube Cryocooler”, Haberbusch, Chinh, Moran, Mar 22, 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 OTHER FLUID SYSTEMS
“Xenon Refueling: Receiver System Concept for PPE or Space Tug”, Nov, 2018 (whitepaper for client)
NASA KSC Launch Complex 39B Liquid Hydrogen Dewar Integrated Refrigeration and Storage System, Moran, Isotherm Energy, Dec, 2017.
“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 (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.